Country: United Kingdom and Norway
Musical genre(s): Pop, pop rock, dance-pop
Years of experience: 1998-2002, 2009-present
Members (since 2009): Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read and Ben Adams
The group “a1” formed in 1998 by Paul Marazzi (founder and now former member) after meeting with manager Tim Byrne. Auditions took place and the three members Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read and Ben Adams were chosen. Their first record came out in 1999 entitled Here We Come. Their second album The A List was was also quite successful, which features two number one hits Take on Me and Same Old Brand New You. In 2002, the third album Make It Good is released, which was the last album prior to Paul Marazzi leaving the band.Soon after, the group breaks up, and the members lead separate careers.
In 2009, the three remaining members Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read and Ben Adams make a comeback, without Marazzi,. They reunite, and release two albums since then: Waiting For Daylight (2010) and Rediscovered (2012). Recently, A1 made an appearance for a documentary by the itv2 channel entitled The Big Reunion along withs bands as Eternal, and 5th Story.
Waiting For Daylight
In this album, there are some of the songs that have dance pop from their earlier hit from the late 90s and early 2000s such as songs “It Happens Everyday” and “Nothing in Common” . However, they incorporated a new musical sound to this album and are transitioning from the dance pop music that I remember. Here are two songs that demonstrate the new sound, which I enjoy are the following “Don’t Wanna Lose You Again” and “Six Feet Under”. The few ballads such as “Good Things Bad People” and “Waiting for Daylight” are also examples of songs with a new musical style.
To be continued…
Originally written: June 16, 2015