A Flock Of Seagulls was started by Mike Score in 1980 in Liverpool. The name was taken from The Stranglers song “Toiler on the Sea”,. The inaugural line-up of the band featured Mike, who was previously a hairdresser, on keyboards and lead vocals.
A Flock Of Seagulls are an English new wave and synthpop band Mike Score Keyboards, Vocals, and his brother Alister “Ali” James Score Drums, with most famous line-up consisting of the Score brothers along with Francis Lee “Frank” Maudsley Bass, and Paul Reynolds Guitar.
They began to release singles through Jive Records.
The Group released their debut single `Talking` (Produced by Nelson), on Bill Nelson`s Cocteau label. They were then signed to major label Jive, distributed through CBS records, where they released their second single `Telecommunication` The single was also produced by Nelson and became a club hit. Their third release was the EP `Modern love is Automatic`. Originally released as a 4 track EP on both 7” and 12”, the 12” edition was soon reissued adding `Telecommunication`.
This 5 track EP was also their first release in the US. In 1982, the groups fourth single `I Ran (So Far Away)`, produced by Mike Howlett, the former bass player of the band Gong, became a worldwide hit, reaching number 1 in Australia and the Top 10 in both the US and New Zealand. Their debut album and another single, `Space age Love Song`, were both also successful. In late 1982, the band finally found major success in their home country with “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)`, the first single from their next album Listen, which reached the Top 10.
Later the band was praised for having broken the ground for other musical acts during the advent of the video music area, but as it turned out, 1982 was the year of their commercial success.
The group had a string of international hit singles including “I Ran (So Far Away)” 1982, “Space Age Love Song” 1982, “Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)” 1982, and “The More You live, the More You Love” 1984. The became notable in the 1980`s for their video for “I Ran (So Far Away)”. The band has also won a Grammy Award.
Brothers Mike and Ali Score decided that they wanted to base the band out of Philadadelphia, Pennsylvania. With past success in the USA, both brothers thought leaving the UK and a new life in America was a perfect solution. With the popularity of first two albums and the name “A Flock Of Seagulls” still having some equity, they had 4 straight sell-out shows in Philadelphia.
Now the band is looking forward in coming back to your event!