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Embrace Biography

This Pop-Rock band based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire ENGLAND, began its existence in 1991, when a pair of brothers decided to form a Goth-oriented act; two years later, lead vocalists + guitarist Danny and lead guitarist Richard McNamara changed musical direction and recruited bassist Steven Firth and drummer Mike Heaton to complete the line-up.

During 1996, they recorded and released their first single, "All You Good Good People" on Fierce Panda Records. The following year saw the release of a couple of EPs and two more singles, "Fireworks" and "One Big Family", on the new label Hut Recordings that re-released their debut single. This time, "All You Good Good People", became a top 10 hit in U.K. chart.
The band's debut album, "The Good Will Out", was released in the summer of 1998 going to #1 in Britain and spawning another hit single in "Come Back To What You Know".

After the addition of keyboardist Mickey Dale as a full time member, Embrace returned in late 1999 with the single "Hooligan" in advance of their second LP, "Drawn From Memory" which arrived the following spring and rose to #8 on the Official U.K. chart but quickly fade out of the spotlight.

2001's "If You've Never Been" reached the #9 position on the British Albums chart and included the top 20 single "Wonder"; both the last two albums received mixed reviews from critics and fans alike.

Embrace re-emerged in September of 2004 with their fourth album, "Out Of Nothing", which went straight to #1 in Britain thanks to the first single, "Gravity" written by Chris Martin of Coldplay.

"This New Day", the band's latest offering, followed in June 2006.


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