One Step Behind is a Madness tribute band from London, UK. They were formed by former Verulam School schoolmates, drummer Kieran McAleer and bass player Sean Kelly in 1993. The original seven-piece 1993 line-up was; Ian Soulsby, vocals, Andrew Hoye backing vocals & Nutty Dancing, John O'Neil, sax, Paul Cooper keyboards, Dave Jeffries, guitar, Sean Kelly, bass and Kieran McAleer, drums. The band played its first ever gig at The Venue in New Cross in South-East London in the summer of 1993. The frontman, Ian Soulsby, has appeared on Stars in Their Eyes with his own interpretation of Suggs on 10 June 1995. They have appeared on many TV shows, including Good Morning Summer (BBC1) and Ant & Dec's SMTV show (ITV). They tour extensively all over the UK, even as far as the Shetland Islands, and have travelled to such countries as Greece, Cyprus, Zante, Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Germany. The current line up features Ian on vocals, Brendan Phipps on keyboard, Tim Love on guitar, Edwin Pearson on bass, Duraid Alkazraji on drums and Mike Brown on saxophone. Many of the artists that have been in One Step Behind over the years have gone on to forge successful music careers in their own right. Founder member, and drummer Kieran McAleer left the band after nine years, in 2001, and is now a Production Sound Mixer in the film and television industry. His first success, immediately after leaving One Step Behind, was to work on the BBC2 comedy-drama, How Do You Want Me? (written by Men Behaving Badly writer, Simon Nye), which won the Bafta Award for Best New Comedy, in 2001. He also plays drums once again, with his former band, The Dilemmas, and also with newly re-formed, 1980's Mod popsters, The Truth, with original line-up members, Dennis Greaves, Mick Lister, Brian Bethell and Chris Skornia. In 2012 he joined ex-"Makin' Time" chanteuse, Fay Hallam, on drums, on tour in Italy, and now occupies the drum stool with Fay, full-time. He also appears occasionally, as dep for Russ Baxter, in ex-"Prisoners" bassist, Allan Crockford's psychedelic freakbeat combo, "The Galileo Seven" One Step Behind released a live album, entitled Absolutely Both, recorded at JB's in Dudley, West Midlands in 1996. This included a studio-recorded cover-version of the theme to children's TV show Rainbow, as well as the only original track the band ever recorded, "Market Trader". The lyrics of this song were written by Kieran McAleer, with the music coming from the band's then bassist Edwin Pearson and guitarist Shaun Connelly. The song waxed lyrical about characters who worked on Walthamstow Market, close to where the all three of the song's writers lived at the time. In 2006 the band appeared at the BBC Proms in the Park celebrations in front of 50,000 people and a TV audience of millions.
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