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Scouting For Girls

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Scouting For Girls

Scouting For Girls Biography

Scouting for Girls are an English pop rock band. Their name is a play on the title of the 1908 Scouting handbook Scouting for Boys. The band was formed in 2005 by three childhood friends from London, Roy Stride on piano and lead guitar/vocals, Greg Churchouse on bass guitar and Pete Ellard on Drums. James Rowlands took over on drums in 2015, and now resides as the bands best drummer by far. They signed to Epic Records in 2007 and released their self-titled debut album that September and it reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in 2008. To date, it has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK.History Formation The founding members had known each other since childhood. Stride and Ellard met in the ...
Scouting for Girls are an English pop rock band. Their name is a play on the title of the 1908 Scouting handbook Scouting for Boys. The band was formed in 2005 by three childhood friends from London, Roy Stride on piano and lead guitar/vocals, Greg Churchouse on bass guitar and Pete Ellard on Drums. James Rowlands took over on drums in 2015, and now resides as the bands best drummer by far. They signed to Epic Records in 2007 and released their self-titled debut album that September and it reached No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in 2008. To date, it has sold over 1,000,000 copies in the UK.

History

Formation

The founding members had known each other since childhood. Stride and Ellard met in the Cub Scouts and Churchouse met Stride on their first day at school at Queensmead School in South Ruislip in west London. They attended the school until 1998 then moved on towards a music career. At the age of 15 Roy and Greg were playing together at small gigs in west London. It has been noted that the band was looking for a spirited way of removing themselves from the drudgery of their everyday lives, looking to the whimsy of childhood fantasy through playing a Moog organ. Churchouse has observed on several occasions that playing bass is something he wanted to pursue as the bass has "two less strings".

Unsigned and early music: pre-2007

Whilst in University Stride and Churchouse were in a band called Cape. Scouting for Girls were formed when Stride swapped from playing the guitar to piano. Their first recording was a demo of Keep On Walking which impressed the judges of the 2005 Glastonbury unsigned competition so much that they offered them a place in the final, despite the band having never performed live before. Although they failed to win the competition the band spent the next couple of years building a large online presence through Myspace and hosting their own club nights at the Trinity Pub in Harrow. By 2007 the band had written and recorded demos of most of the songs that would make up their debut album and received airplay and performed sessions on Radio 1 and XFM

Everybody Wants to Be on TV: 2009–2012

Scouting for Girls returned to Helioscentric Studios (East Sussex, UK) in 2009 to commence work on their second album with producer Andy Green (who produced the band's eponymous debut album). The album, Everybody Wants To Be on TV, was released in the UK on 12 April 2010. The first single to be taken from the record was "This Ain't a Love Song" which went straight to number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 4 April 2010, giving the band 2010's Easter Number 1. The track has been added to radio playlists in Australia, including Sydney Radio Station: Nova 969 FM as at May 2010.

In the lead up to the album's release, Scouting for Girls performed in the Woolpack Pub on the set of long-running British soap, Emmerdale for a Radio Aire session.

Scouting for Girls toured their new album throughout 2010, commencing with a full UK tour throughout late April and May 2010. The band also took part in a sponsored Chopper bicycle ride from London to Brighton for the charity WellChild raising over £20,000.

The band released the second single, "Famous", from the album on 12 July 2010. The single peaked at number 37 on the UK Singles Chart, giving the band their sixth Top 40 single overall.

The Light Between Us: 2012

On 5 March 2012, Scouting for Girls announced via Twitter that they had begun the process of recording their third studio album, The Light Between Us. The album included the top 20 hit "Love How it Hurts" that had reached number 17 in 2011

The Light Between Us debuted at number 10 in the official 100 on 9 September 2012, one week after the release of second single "Summertime In the City".

Greatest Hits: 2013–2014

In 2013 the band released a Greatest Hits compilation that peaked at number 8 on the UK Albums Chart.

In addition to all their singles, the album also featured new material including the song "Millionaire" which peaked at 52 in the UK charts after release on 22 July 2013.

Still Thinking About You: 2015

The band released their fourth album Still Thinking About You in October 2015 on EastWest records. The album reached No.13 on the UK chart and featuring festive fan favourite "Christmas in the Air (Tonight)".

The Trouble with Boys: 2019

In September 2019, Scouting for Girls released their fifth album, The Trouble with Boys, featuring the singles "Count On Me" and "Grown Up" (co-written by James Blunt). A UK tour to promote the new album was also announced for November and December 2019 including a sold out headline show at the Shepherds Bush Empire.

Easy Cover:2021

In April 2021, Scouting for Girls released their sixth album, Easy Cover.

Wolfcubs fan club

Before the band were signed to Epic Records, they ran their own fanclub, The Wolfcub Club through their Myspace site. The name was a wordplay similar to the band's name and was partly based on the Dennis the Menace fan club.

Members of the fanclub were called Wolfcubs, and received a welcome pack put together by the band which include a CD of recent demos, a membership card which allowed discounted entry to their gigs, a regular SFG newsletter (similar to the famous Scouting For Boys guide book), and badges. When the band signed their record deal, they carried on producing the membership packs for new fans on the road, until the demand became too high to deal with. However, the Wolfcubs still exist in reference to the band's fans.

Charity work

Scouting for Girls are official ambassadors for the children's charity, Wellchild, and raised over £20,000 for the charity by cycling from London to Brighton on children's chopper bikes in 2010.

The band also hold an annual intimate show at the highest pub in the UK, The Tan Hill Inn to raise money for Children in Need. In 2016 both the band an audience were trapped overnight in the pub after a snow storm blocked roads down from the venue. Each year the event raises over £10,000 for charity

In 2017, to celebrate their Tenth Anniversary, the band undertook 10 challenges to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer's Association. The events include Dry January, The Silverstone Half Marathon and the London Marathon. The band achieved their target of rasing £10,000 for the charity.

Band members

Current members

  • Roy Stride – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano (2005–present)
  • Greg Churchouse – bass, backing vocals (2005–present)
  • Peter Ellard – drums (2005–present)

Touring members

  • Jamie O'Gorman – guitar (2010–present)

Personnel

  • Andy Green – producer of Scouting for Girls (2007-2013)



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Scouting For Girls Discography

  • 2007SingleI Need a Holiday
  • 2007AlbumScouting For Girls (Expanded Edition)
  • 2007SingleShe's So Lovely
  • 2008SingleElvis Ain't Dead
  • 2008AlbumScouting for Girls
  • 2010AlbumEverybody Wants to Be On TV
  • 2010SingleThis Ain't a Love Song
  • 2012SingleSummertime In the City
  • 2012AlbumThe Light Between Us (Expanded Edition)
  • 2012SingleWithout You
  • 2013AlbumGreatest Hits
  • 2013AlbumMake That Girl Mine EP
  • 2015SingleGetting to Know You (From "Singing in the Rainforest")
  • 2015AlbumStill Thinking About You (Christmas Edition)
  • 2016SingleBad Day (feat. Scouting for Girls & Josh Daniel)
  • 2017AlbumTen Add Ten: The Very Best of Scouting for Girls
  • 2018SingleEngland I Still Believe
  • 2018SingleStick the Kettle On (feat. Scouting for Girls)
  • 2019SingleLet's Not Go Away
  • 2019AlbumThe Trouble with Boys
  • 2020SingleBrighter Days (Acoustic)
  • 2020SingleBrighter Days
  • 2020EPEverybody Wants To Be On TV (Live)
  • 2020EPEverybody Wants To Be On TV - Demos
  • 2020EPEverybody Wants To Be On TV - Lost Songs
  • 2020AlbumEverybody Wants To Be On TV - Track by Track
  • 2020SingleHome (2020)
  • 2020SingleKids at Christmas Pt.2
  • 2020AlbumThe Trouble with Boys EP
  • 2020SingleXmas in the 80's
  • 2021AlbumEasy Cover
  • 2021AlbumEasy Cover ReCoVeReD
  • 2021SingleEngland I Still Believe (Euro 2021)
  • 2021SingleEverybody Wants to Rule the World
  • 2021SingleI Wish It Was 1989
  • 2021SingleThe Look of Love
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