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Origin:
London, U.K.
Decades:
1995-1999, 2002-2005

3 Colours Red were a rock band from the United Kingdom. They achieved their biggest chart success at the end of the 1990s, along with other Britrock bands such as Ash and Feeder. The band was named by sticking a pin in a London listings magazine, Time Out. It landed randomly on an advertisement for the concluding part of the Polish film director Krzysztof Kieślowski's, Three Colors, trilogy. They went on to record two UK Top 20 albums, and six Top 40 singles.Fox Soccer Channel currently feature their 1997 hit "Copper Girl" as background music when announcing scores and goal summaries at half time and full time. In 1995, it was suggested by a mutual friend that guitarist Chris McCormack (ex-Forgodsake/Gunslinger) should contact the Birmingham based singer/bassist Pete Vuckovic (ex-Diamond Head) to start a band. Both had recently left their previous bands and were looking for something new, McCormack made the call and they decided to work on some songs together. Due to location they spent the following months trading four track recordings and developing song ideas via post, until they had enough material to record a demo, they soon moved to London and began putting a band together.

They were guided by producer/manager Terry Thomas and Gina Walters (Warner Chappell Music). Walters introduced the band to Thomas, he managed them as well as produced the demos that secured their early recording contracts.

McCormack is the younger brother of Danny McCormack, ex-bassist in The Wildhearts, another British rock band who had already achieved commercial success, and with whom 3 Colours Red would play some of their first concert. Ben Harding had been a founder member of Senseless Things, whilst Vučković's stint with Diamond Head had galvanised his songwriting, and Keith Baxter's drumming with Skyclad provided the band with backbone.

Fierce Panda Records released their first single, "This Is My Hollywood" published by Warner Chappell Music. The band signed to Creation Records, after Alan McGee, Creation's founder and discoverer of Oasis, said that 3CR were the "most exciting band since the Sex Pistols".

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