The Dream Academy


The Dream Academy was an English band consisting of Nick Laird-Clowes (singer, guitarist, songwriter), Kate St. John (multi-instrumentalist), and Gilbert Gabriel (keyboardist) with a unique sound combining folk rock and electronic music that became famous during the mid 1980s. Best known in the U.S. for the haunting and nostalgic ballad, "Life In A Northern Town" (1985), other hits include the hypnotic "The Love Parade" (1986).

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Life In A Northern Town (1985)
  • The Love Parade (1986)

Pop charts debut year: 1985

Years active: 1983-1991, 2014

Genres: Alternative pop, folk rock, new wave

Labels: Warner Bros., Reprise, Blanco y Negro Records


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