is an internationally acclaimed and successful artist. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide and is an icon and influence to a generation of musicians. He shot to fame in the early 1980s after collaborating with David Ball to form the ‘electro duo’ Soft Cell. They recorded four albums and had a number of top ten hits including the international classic ‘Tainted Love’. After parting amicably from Soft Cell in 1984 Marc Almond has pursued a musical career as a solo artist. He is now the UK’s leading torch singer.