Here, we have a look at all the Showaddywaddy songs and also check out their albums too.  Showaddywaddy had a great run in the charts with 23 top 40 singles in the UK.

 

How Showaddywaddy Formed

 

The band were formed in 1973 by amalgamating two bands who both played at the same pub in Leicester. Both bands had similar tastes in music. This is why Showaddywaddy uniquely has 2 vocalists, 2 drummers, 2 guitarists and 2 bassists.

The band consisted of Dave Bartram (born 23 March 1952, Leicester) and Buddy Gask (born William George Gask, 18 December 1945, Leicester) on vocals.

Russ Field (born James Lewis Russell Field, 1 September 1949, Berwick-upon-Tweed) and Trevor Oakes (born Trevor Leslie Oakes, 9 September 1946, Leicester) on guitars.

 

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Al James (born Geoffrey Betts, 13 January 1946, Leicester)  and Rod Deas (born 13 February 1948, Scarborough) on Bass.

Romeo Challenger (born 19 May 1950) and Malcolm Allured (born 27 August 1945, Leicester)   on drums.

Their first single released in 1974 was called ‘Hey Rock and Roll’ (a song written by the band) and reached number two in the UK charts. They went on to have great success covering old 50s and 60s songs like ‘Three Steps To Heaven’, Heartbeat, ‘Under The Moon Of Love‘ (previously done by Curtis Lee in the 60s) the band’s only number one song.

 

 

Showaddywaddy Songs – The Singles

  1. Hey Rock And Roll (1974) (2)
  2. Rock ‘N’ Roll Lady (1974) (15)
  3. Hey Mister Christmas (13)
  4. Sweet Music (1975) (14)
  5. Three Steps To Heaven (1975) (2)
  6. Heartbeat (1975) (7)
  7. Heavenly (1975) (34)
  8. Trocadero (1976) (32)
  9. Under The Moon Of Love (1976) (1)
  10. When (1977) (3)
  11. You Got What It Takes (1977) (2)
  12. Dancin’ Party (1977) (4)
  13. I Wonder Why (1978) (2)
  14. A Little Bit Of Soap (1978) (5)
  15. Pretty Little Angel Eyes (1978) (5)
  16. Remember Then (1979) (17)
  17. Sweet Little Rock ‘N’ Roller (1979) (15)
  18. A Night At Daddy Gee’s (1979) (39)
  19. Why Do Lovers Break Each Others Hearts? (1980) (22)
  20. Blue Moon(1980) (32)
  21. Multiplication (1981) (39)
  22. Footsteps (1981) (31)
  23. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp-a-Bomp-a-Bomp (1982) (37)

 

 

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Showaddywaddy Songs – The Albums

  1. Showaddywaddy (1974) (9)
  2. Step Two (1975) (7)
  3. Trocadero (1976) (41)
  4. Greatest Hits (1976) (4)
  5. Red Star (1977) (20)
  6. Greatest Hits 1976-1978 (1978) (1)
  7. Crepes & Drapes (1979) (8)
  8. Bright Lights (1980) (33)
  9. The Very Best Of Showaddywaddy (1981) (33)
  10. Gold (2019) (15)

 

The band continue to tour with only one original member, the drummer Romeo Challenger.  Andy Pelos is on vocals/guitar he has been with the band since 2012, David Graham on saxophone/guitar has been with the band since 2020. He was previously with the band from 2009-2011 playing saxophone. Tom Bull has been playing on bass guitar since 2020, Billy Shannon was added on guitar/vocals in 2021 and finally Sam Holland on guitar/drums also joined in 2021.

 

I hope you enjoyed this look at all the Showaddywaddy Songs. Leave a comment and let me know your favourite Showaddywaddy song. Perhaps you have seen them in concert, how did it go? Let me know below.

 

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