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The Proclaimers

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The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for their songs "Letter from America" and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" which became the theme song to the film Benny & Joon. The song became most famous after the group re-released the single in late 2004 as I Would Walk Five Hundred Miles (To See A Team Of Kevin Kyles) in homage to the Sunderland and Scotland international striker.

Formed in 1983, the band leapt to public attention after an appearance on UK popular music programme "The Tube" on Channel Four; "Letter From America" peaked at number 3 in the UK singles chart, while the album "This is the Story" went gold. The follow-up album "Sunshine on Leith" featured "I'm Gonna Be..." and "I'm on My Way" (later further popularised by its use in the soundtrack of the film "Shrek").

The brothers are also famous fans of Edinburgh-based football club Hibernian F.C..

Discography

  • This is the Story (1987)
  • Sunshine on Leith (1988)
  • Hit the Highway (1994)
  • Persevere (2001)
  • The Best of The Proclaimers 1987-2002 (2002)
  • Born Innocent (2003)

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