Belouis Some (born Neville Keighley, 12 December 1959) is a British new wave musician. He had hits in the 1980s with "Some People", "Round Round" (produced by Bernard Edwards, which appeared on the soundtrack album to the film Pretty in Pink), plus "Imagination" which also achieved success on the European and UK Singles Chart, and can be heard in the films Ghost Chase (Hollywood-Monster) and The Business. "Some People" and "Imagination" also charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1985.
Keighley attended Dulwich Prep London and Royal Russell School in London, England. He started performing as Belouis Some in 1983 and was signed to Parlophone releasing his first album, Some People, in 1985. After initial production in London, the album was produced by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero in New York. Guitarist Carlos Alomar arranged and played on the sessions along with Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson, Dave Lebolt, Jimmy Maelen, Carmine Rojas, Lenny Pickett, Chester Kamen, Robin Clark and Earl Slick. The video for the first single release, "Imagination", was directed by Storm Thorgerson and caused controversy as it contained full frontal nudity. The video for the second single, "Some People", also directed by Thorgerson, was used as a Swatch television advertisement in the U.S.
Belouis Some's contribution to the Pretty in Pink soundtrack, "Round Round", propelled him towards audiences outside of the clubs. After worldwide chart success and extensive touring, including a support slot on Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 1985 US tour, the single "Imagination" was re-issued in 1986 and became a hit in the UK. Both "Some People" and "Imagination" were remixed several times.
In August 1986, he appeared at Knebworth on a bill supporting Queen, with Big Country and Status Quo.
In late 1986, Belouis Some recorded his second album, Belouis Some, in New York, produced by Gary Langan and Guy Fletcher.Pete Townshend and Julian Lennon made guest appearances on the record.
"Let It Be with You" and "Animal Magic" were both US Hot Dance Club Play hits.
In 1989, Belouis Some formed The Big Broadcast. The band toured the UK playing small venues and clubs.
In 1993, Belouis Some released the album Living Your Life on BMG Records. The album was produced in London by Geoff Dugmore and Nigel Butler. Musicians included Karl Hyde, Steve Barnacle, Peter Oxendale, and J.J. Belle.
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