Folk rock with punk energy from Scotland
Strikingly individual, twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have over the years enjoyed huge success across the globe as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit, and sing-along raucousness of their songs and their extensive touring has enlightened and entertained fans new and old. The Proclaimers have carved out a niche for themselves in the netherworld where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. In the process they have enjoyed gold and platinum singles and albums in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Born in Leith in 1962, Craig and Charlie grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall, and Auchtermuchty in Fife. At home, they listened to early rock 'n' roll and country greats such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Merle Haggard and Hank Williams. At school they played in punk bands and formed The Proclaimers in 1983. Since then they've realeased ten albums, had songs like "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" reach classic status, and returned to the studio recently to record "Let's Hear It for the Dogs." Not as well known stateside as they should be, The Proclaimers are folk-rock royalty! California singer-songwriter Jenny O. is tonight's special guest.