- Journey South
Infobox musical artist
Name = Journey South
Background = group_or_band
Genre = Pop/Rock
Years_active = 2005-present
Sony-BMG(2006 - 2007) ANCA(2007 - )
Journey South are a musical duo originating from
Middlesbrough, England, consisting of brothers Carl and Andy Pemberton. They initially performed in pubs and clubs throughout Great Britainfor over eight years prior to achieving third place fame on the British television talent show, "The X Factor" in 2005. The duo have stated that Bon Jovi, U2and Mary J Bligehave been influences for their work.
28 December 2005edition of the TeessideEvening Gazette [ [http://icteesside.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0001head/tm_objectid=16526883&method=full&siteid=50080&headline=journey-south-set-to-record-album-name_page.html Journey South set to record album] ] reported that Journey South received five record contract offers and have signed with the one they 'wanted to work with most'. This was later confirmed to be Sony-BMG, the label on which they released their debut album, "Journey South", on March 20, 2006. Andy Abraham, Chico Slimaniand Shayne Wardhave also been signed up by this record company.
26 March2006, their debut album entered the UK album chart at No 1 selling 216,000 albums in its first week, beating the first album by fellow "X Factor" finalist Andy Abraham. Also their first week sales were higher than Shayne Ward's ("The X Factor" winner) first album which sold 201,000 even with the help of a single for promotion. Journey South released their first single on 19 June 2006. It was a double A-sidefeaturing their cover of Ocean Colour Scene's "The Circle" and a re-recorded version of "Desperado".
Journey South's second album was released on
22 October 2007along with a single "What I Love About Home" a week earlier. This single due to an alleged printing error was chart ineligible. Their second album to be released was called 'Home' reached only number 43. In February 2008 a second single "Reconcile Our Love" was released and failed to chart.
Andy and Carl Pemberton who make up the duo Journey South decided to leave Sony BMG and Simon Cowell on amicable terms in August 2007 and opened their own record label ANCA which both the two singles "What I Love About Home", "Reconcile Our Love" and the album "Home" have been released on.
"The X Factor" performances
Something About the Way You Look Tonight" ( Elton John) - 15 Oct
* "Desperado" (
The Eagles) - 22 Oct
Angel of Harlem" ( U2) - 29 Oct
* "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - 5 Nov
Livin' on a Prayer" ( Bon Jovi) - 12 Nov
* "Angels" (
Robbie Williams) - 19 Nov
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" (U2) - 26 Nov
Candle in the Wind" (Elton John) - 03 Dec
* "Bad Day" (
Daniel Powter) - 03 Dec
* "Let it Be" (
The Beatles) - 11 Dec
* "You're in my Heart" (
Rod Stewart) - 11 Dec
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" ( Elton John& George Michael) - 17 Dec
* "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" - 17 Dec
* "Let it Be" (The Beatles) - 17 Dec
The Circle/ Desperado" (June 2006)
What I Love about Home" ( October 15 2007)
Reconcile Our Love" February 2008
Andy Abraham- Series 2 "X Factor" Runner Up
Chico Slimani- Series 2 "X Factor" Fifth Place Contestant
* [http://www.journey-south.co.uk/ Journey South website]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/tees/content/image_galleries/journeysouth_gallery.shtml See Journey South perform at BBC Tees]
* [http://www.myspace.com/journeysouthsite Journey South Official Myspace]
* [http://www.bebo.com/journeysouthuk Journey South Official on Bebo]
* [http://www.bebo.com/journey-south00 Journey South Official on Bebo]
* [http://www.tagworld.com/journeysouth Journey South Official on Tag World]
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