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Andy Bell

Biography

The soaring falsetto of Andy Bell combined with infectious electronic melodies of Vince Clarke to put Erasure being among the most commercially successful techno-pop acts of the era. Born Apr 25, 1964, in Peterborough, Britain, Bell was among over 40 candidates who in 1985 taken care of immediately a blind advertisement in a United kingdom music weekly searching for a singer; on the audition, he uncovered the advertisements was positioned by synth pop pioneer Clarke, famed for his prior stints as an associate of Depeche Setting and Yazoo. Bell’s effective rendition of “Who Requirements Love LIKE THIS?” therefore impressed Clarke that Erasure was shaped at that moment, and months afterwards the same tune became the duo’s debut one. Among the initial openly gay superstars in pop, Bell’s gender-bending flamboyance and high-pitched vocals demonstrated the perfect go with to Clarke’s moody persona and buoyant popcraft. Although their 1986 debut LP Wonderland was a industrial and important disappointment, with 1988’s The Innocents Erasure have scored a set of American pop strikes, “Stores of Appreciate” and “JUST A LITTLE Respect.” While both 1989’s Outrageous! and 1991’s Chorus topped the United kingdom charts, the development of grunge reduced dance-pop’s immediate charm, and following outings seemed to small notice beyond their core viewers. In 2005, Bell produced the announcement that he’d been HIV positive since 1998. Two albums made an appearance that season, Erasure’s Nightbird and his initial single record, Electric powered Blue. Five energetic years for the music group kept Bell from his single profession until 2010, when his club-oriented record nonstop came. Three even more Erasure albums made an appearance before Bell came back to his single profession in 2014, this time around in the moderate of theater. Presuming the part of Torsten, a “polysexual semi-immortal,” Bell premiered his theatre piece Torsten the Bareback Saint at that year’s Edinburgh Fringe Event. A soundtrack recording was also released in 2014, while 2016 noticed the type revived around the recording Torsten the stunning Libertine.

Quick Facts


Full Name Andy Bell
Profession Disc jockey, Singer, Songwriter, Remixer
Education University of St Andrews
Nationality English
Spouse Stephen Moss
Music Groups Oasis, Beady Eye, Ride, Hurricane #1, Gay Dad
Music Songs A Little Respect, Oh L'Amour, Always, Love to Hate You, Blue Savannah, Sometimes, Chains of Love, Who Needs Love, Take a Chance, Ship of Fools, Chorus, Stop!, It Doesn't Have to Be, Drama!, The Circus, Victim of Love, Lay All Your Love On Me, I Love Saturday, Breath of Life, You Surround Me, Run To The Sun, Love You To The Sky, Star, Fingers & Thumbs, Solsbury Hill, Be With You, Make It Wonderful, I Could Fall in Love With You, Heavenly Action, Don't Say Your Love Is Killing Me, Breathe, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Albums Torsten the Beautiful Libertine, Torsten the Bareback Saint, Electric Blue, Non-Stop, Chorus, I Say I Say I Say, The Circus, The Violet Flame, Erasure, Light at the End of the World, Other People's Songs, From Moscow to Mars, Hits! The Very Best Of Erasure, Abba-esque, Crackers International, Breathing Love, True Original, iPop, Variance - The 'Torsten the Bareback Saint' Remixes
Movies Erasure: The Tank, the Swan and the Balloon: Live, Erasure: On the Road to Nashville, Merchants of Venus, Global Addiction, Thrillbillies Double Wide, Erasure: Live at Royal Albert Hall, Freeride Revolution, Oasis: Morning Glory: Classic Album Under Review, Erasure Sanctuary: The EIS Christmas Concert 2002


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#Fact
1 In the music video for the song "Crazy", a diagram is often seen on the neon, cyberpunk landscape. It is the "Tree of Life" from the mystical tradition of Kabbalah.
2 Erasure won the the Brit Award for British Group in 1989.
3 Lead singer and lyricist for synth pop band Erasure, along with Vince Clarke.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The D Train 2015 writer: "A Little Respect"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 2014 TV Movie performer: "A Little Respect"
Looking TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game writer: "A Little Respect"
¿Quién dice que es fácil? 2007 writer: "A Little Respect"
D.E.B.S. 2004 writer: "A Little Respect" - as Andrew Bell
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction 2002 writer: "Stop"
Scrubs 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's My Party 1996 writer: "Weight of the World", "Chains of Love"
Top of the Pops 1988-1995 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1992-1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Heaven's a Drag 1994 writer: "Star"
Coneheads 1993 performer: "No More Tears Enough Is Enough"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990-1991 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dick Tracy 1990 performer: "Looking Glass Sea" / writer: "Looking Glass Sea"
Sounds of the 80s 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The D Train 2015 writer: "A Little Respect"
Guapas 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 2014 TV Movie performer: "A Little Respect"
Looking TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
SingStar '80s 2007 Video Game writer: "A Little Respect"
¿Quién dice que es fácil? 2007 writer: "A Little Respect"
D.E.B.S. 2004 writer: "A Little Respect" - as Andrew Bell
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Rules of Attraction 2002 writer: "Stop"
Scrubs 2001 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's My Party 1996 writer: "Weight of the World", "Chains of Love"
Top of the Pops 1988-1995 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Stars in Their Eyes 1992-1995 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Heaven's a Drag 1994 writer: "Star"
Coneheads 1993 performer: "No More Tears Enough Is Enough"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1990-1991 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Dick Tracy 1990 performer: "Looking Glass Sea" / writer: "Looking Glass Sea"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Söndagsöppet 2000 TV Series Erasure
Merchants of Venus 1998 Porno Director
Söndagsöppet 2000 TV Series Erasure
Merchants of Venus 1998 Porno Director

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Erasure: The Tank, the Swan, and the Balloon - Live! 1992 Video documentary
Erasure: The Tank, the Swan, and the Balloon - Live! 1992 Video documentary

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Divine 2013 Documentary special thanks
I Am Divine 2013 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mastermind 2014 TV Series Himself - Contestant
The Wright Stuff 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 2014 TV Movie Himself - Special Guest Singer
This Happened: Claudia Brucken Live at the Scala 2012 TV Movie Himself
Popstar to Operastar 2011 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself - Audience Member
A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus 2011 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Himself
Shining Through: Behind the Scenes at True Colors 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Erasure: On the Road to Nashville 2007 Video documentary Himself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Zibb 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
Kiki and Herb Reloaded 2005 Himself
Stars in Their Eyes 2005 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1986-2005 TV Series Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2003 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself
Top Ten 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Camp Christmas 1993 TV Movie Himself - Host
Erasure: Pop! The First Twenty Hits! 1992 Video Himself
Erasure: The Tank, the Swan, and the Balloon - Live! 1992 Video documentary Himself
Brit Awards 1989 1989 TV Special Himself
Big World Cafe 1989 TV Series Himself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1989 TV Movie Himself
Going Live! 1988 TV Series Himself
Tocata 1986-1987 TV Series Himself
Erasure: Live at the Seaside 1987 Video Himself
Roland Rat: The Series 1986 TV Series Himself
Mastermind 2014 TV Series Himself - Contestant
The Wright Stuff 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
Our Gay Wedding: The Musical 2014 TV Movie Himself - Special Guest Singer
This Happened: Claudia Brucken Live at the Scala 2012 TV Movie Himself
Popstar to Operastar 2011 TV Series Himself - Contestant / Himself - Audience Member
A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus 2011 TV Series Himself
Loose Women 2009-2011 TV Series Himself
Live from Studio Five 2010 TV Series Himself
Queens of British Pop 2009 TV Series Himself
Shining Through: Behind the Scenes at True Colors 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Queens of Disco 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Erasure: On the Road to Nashville 2007 Video documentary Himself
Girls and Boys: Sex and British Pop 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Zibb 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast 2005 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2005 TV Series Himself
Kiki and Herb Reloaded 2005 Himself
Stars in Their Eyes 2005 TV Series Himself
Top of the Pops 1986-2005 TV Series Himself
Today with Des and Mel 2003-2005 TV Series Himself
The 100 Greatest Christmas Moments 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Never Mind the Buzzcocks 2003 TV Series Himself
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself
Top Ten 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1997 TV Series Himself
Camp Christmas 1993 TV Movie Himself - Host
Erasure: Pop! The First Twenty Hits! 1992 Video Himself
Erasure: The Tank, the Swan, and the Balloon - Live! 1992 Video documentary Himself
Brit Awards 1989 1989 TV Special Himself
Big World Cafe 1989 TV Series Himself
The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 1989 TV Movie Himself
Going Live! 1988 TV Series Himself
Tocata 1986-1987 TV Series Himself
Erasure: Live at the Seaside 1987 Video Himself
Roland Rat: The Series 1986 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series Himself
Essential Music Videos: Classic '80s 2004 Video short Himself - Erasure (segment "Chains of Love") (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1987 TV Series Himself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2015 TV Series Himself
Essential Music Videos: Classic '80s 2004 Video short Himself - Erasure (segment "Chains of Love") (uncredited)
Top of the Pops 1987 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 Our songs are nonsense. And life is nonsense.
2 Being HIV-positive does not mean that you have AIDS. My life expectancy should be the same as anyone else's, so there's no need to panic.


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