The Proclaimers

The Proclaimers are a Scottish rock duo formed in 1983 by twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid, who were born on 5 March 1962.[1] They came to attention with their 1987 single "Letter from America", which reached No. 3 in the United Kingdom, and the 1988 single "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", which topped charts in Australia,[2][3] Iceland and New Zealand.[4] The Proclaimers have sold over 5 million albums worldwide.[5][6]

The Proclaimers
The Proclaimers on stage in 2005
Background information
Born (1962-03-05) 5 March 1962 (age 59) (twins)
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
OriginAuchtermuchty, Fife, Scotland
Genres
Instruments
Years active1983–present
Labels
Websiteproclaimers.co.uk
MembersCharlie Reid
Craig Reid
Backing Band
Steven Christie
Clive Jenner
Garry John Kane
Zac Ware

First active from 1983 as an acoustic duo,[1] the Proclaimers moved toward band-oriented rock in later works. The Proclaimers' style draws from a diversity of influences, including country, folk,[7][8] and punk rock.[9] Their playing range has included roots rock,[10] alternative rock[11] and folk rock,[12] and their music is typified by their Scottish accents.[7] The Proclaimers often tour internationally,[7] and have released 11 studio albums since 1987, the most recent being 2018's Angry Cyclist, as well as three compilation albums and a DVD.