Andrew Roachford (born 22 January 1965) is a British singer-songwriter and the main force behind the band Roachford, who scored their first success in 1989 with the hits "Cuddly Toy" and "Family Man". He has also had a successful solo career.
Andrew Roachford was born in London. The band was formed in 1987, the line-up featuring Andrew Roachford (born 22 January 1965, vocals, keyboards, percussion), Chris Taylor (born 26 November 1964, drums), Hawi Gondwe (born 30 July 1964, guitars) and Derrick Taylor (born 13 January 1965, bass guitar). By 1988 the band were touring, supporting acts such as Terence Trent D'Arby and The Christians. Shortly afterward, a seven-album recording contract with Columbia was signed. They went on to have a string of success throughout the 1990s, becoming Columbia's biggest-selling UK act for ten years.
Permanent Shade of Blue is the third album by British band Roachford, released in 1994. The album was certified double-platinum in Australia, where it reached number 2 in the ARIA Charts.
The record is pure bliss, full of upbeat, uptempo, major-key confections. Sure, the lyrics don’t make a lot of sense, but they don’t have to when the song is so catchy.