Note this is the REAL DEAL – not a tribute act!!!
ABC are an English new wave group that first came to prominence in the early 1980s. Their 1982 debut album, The Lexicon of Love, was a UK number one and they achieved ten UK and five US Top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990. The band, now essentially singer Martin Fry, continues to tour and released their eighth studio album, Traffic, in 2008.
THe Cristians had their first five singles all made the Top 40 in Britain, and their debut album The Christians (1987) entered the UK Albums Chart at number 2. It eventually sold over a million copies. The highest-placed single from this album was “Ideal World”, which reached number 14 in the UK Singles Chart.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTV5FvNCbhk - ABC – When Smokey Sings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7_zfivvmwU - The Christians – Ideal WorldAt: