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Del Amitri Biography

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Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Years Active: 1983-present
Genres: Pop Rock, Power Pop, Adult Contemporary

Del Amitri is a Scottish pop-rock guitar band, formed in Glasgow, Scotland in 1983. The band grew out of Justin Currie's Jordanhill College School band and came together after teenager Currie placed an advertisement in the window of a music store asking for people who could play to contact him. The band was formed with the original line-up of Currie (bass and vocals), Iain Harvie (lead guitar), Bryan Tolland (guitar) and Paul Tyagi (drums). Currie and Harvie are the only members of the band to remain present throughout its history – they are also the main songwriters of the group.

Despite having had several Top 10 albums in the UK, the group has never managed a Top 10 single in the UK Singles Chart, although they did achieve one Top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.