Deacon Blue are a Scottish pop rock band formed in Glasgow during 1985. They will be making their Wickham debut by closing the evening on Saturday 7th August. The line-up of the band consists of vocalists Ricky Ross & Lorraine McIntosh, keyboard player James Prime and drummer Dougie Vipond. The band released their debut album, Raintown in 1987. Their second album, When the World Knows Your Name (1989), topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks, and included “Real Gone Kid” which became their first top ten single in the UK Singles Chart.
The band split in 1994 but five years later they held a reunion gig which led on to a new album, Walking Back Home. Since then they have continued to perform and record new music. In February 2021, they released their tenth studio album entitled Riding on the Tide of Love to commercial success in both the UK and their native Scotland.
As of 2020, Deacon Blue’s total album sales stood at seven million, with twelve UK top 40 singles, along with two number one albums in both the UK and Scotland.