"Teenage Fanclub" are a Scottish alternative rock band from Bellshill, near Glasgow, formed in 1989.
Teenage Fanclub are revered by power-pop fans for their devotion to chiming, Byrds-esque guitars and harmony vocals. They are also known affectionatly as "The Fannies" and "The Bellshill Beach Boys"
Songwriting duties are shared between the three permanent members of the group:
* Norman Blake,
* Raymond McGinley, and
* Gerard Love.
In concert, they usually alternate between the three songwriters (whom all sing lead vocals on their own songs). Despite the prevalence of harmonies on the album versions of songs, only Blake sings harmony in concert.
There have been a succession of drummers, including:
* Francis MacDonald (a prime-mover in the C86 scene, later of the BMX Bandits), the drummer in the original lineup, and in a later period
* Brendan O’Hare (later of the Telstar Ponies and Mogwai), and
* Paul Quinn, who was later replaced by the returning Francis MacDonald.
Keyboardist Finlay MacDonald (no relation to Francis MacDonald) has also been a member.
Teenage Fanclub emerged from the Glasgow C86 scene. Their sound is reminiscen...
|years active||1989–Present (time)|
|music genre|| Alternative rock|
|current members||Norman Blake (Scottish musician)|
|past members|| Brendan O’Hare|
Paul Quinn (drummer)