They subsequently formed Fairground Attraction, together with Simon Edwards (guitarrón – a Mexican acoustic bass guitar) and Roy Dodds (drums & percussion).In 1988 the band signed to RCA/BMG records and released their first single, "Perfect", which became a UK number one, winning best single at the 1989 BRIT Awards.In 1984, Reader returned to the UK from Paris, where she had been working as a singer for the composer Vladimir Cosma.Through her contact with the brass section session players The Kick Horns in London, she signed a contract with EMI, and recorded two singles with the disco group Outbar Squeek. Nevin, a guitarist and songwriter from the band Jane Aire and the Belvederes to write for her and they recorded two songs as The Academy of Fine Popular Music.is a Scottish singer-songwriter, known both for her work with Fairground Attraction and for an enduring solo career.She is the recipient of three BRIT Awards and has topped both the album and singles charts.
Of the twelve founding members of the club five were known to Robert Burns, two of whom were close friends of the poet. Nevertheless, Hunter spent his spare time using his workmates as sitters and in 1831 launched the Kilmarnock Drawing Academy (wound up a year later due to the cholera epidemic), leading to a mention of him in the local press as "a devoted student of Titian". John Kelso Hunter, though without any formal tuition in painting, painted scores of individuals in the West of Scotland (and several beyond) and a number of works were accepted for exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. even night visits to the town jail to cheer up the unfortunate inmates.
“Within two minutes the fire service, ambulance and police all turned up. One man I spoke to was just sitting down and in tears and he was shaking. “Another young man had cuts all over his arm and blood all the way down it.
He was holding it in the air to try and stop the bleeding.
The Scottish and Local History Library is located on the first floor of the Carnegie Library in Ayr.
We hold a wealth of free resources for anyone who is researching their family tree or studying the local history of the area.