"The Proclaimers" are a Scottish band composed of identical twins Charlie and Craig Reid. They are best known for their songs "Letter from America" and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" which became the theme song to the film ''Benny & Joon'', and to the charity event the Terry Fox Run, as well as a Labatt's Blue commercial.
Formed in 1983, the Auchtermuchty pair leapt to public attention after a January 1987 appearance on UK popular music programme "The Tube" on Channel Four; "Letter From America" peaked at number 3 in the UK singles chart, while the album ''This is the Story'' went gold. The follow-up album ''Sunshine on Leith'' featured "I'm Gonna Be..." and "I'm on My Way" (later further popularised by its use in the soundtrack of the film "Shrek").
The brothers are also famous fans of Edinburgh based football club Hibernian F.C.. "Sunshine on Leith" is played at every home match and the refrain from "I'm Gonna Be..." is played when Hibernian score. They are also well known as supporters of Scottish independence and have at various stages of their lives been activists for the Scottish National Party. Many of their songs reflect their political views, such as "Letter Fr...