Marc Almond

Marc Almond (OBE) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell. He has also had a diverse career as a solo artist.

In 1989 he collaborated with Gene Pitney on the UK number one single “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart”.

He has sold over 30 million records worldwide. He became a patron of the brain trauma charity Headway after spending a month in a coma after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004.

After High School he attended college specialising in Performance Art and later attended Leeds Polytechnic where he did a series of performance theatre pieces. It was here he met David Ball with whom he would form the duo ‘Soft Cell’.

He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to arts and culture.

Backing Tracks – Days Of Pearly Spencer … Something’s Gotten Hold Of My Heart

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