British pop-rock team “Scouting for Girls” was founded in 2005 in London. The original lineup included: the singer, guitarist, keyboardist - Roy Stride, the percussionist Peter Ellard and the bassist Greg Churchouse. The name of the collective is a simple play of words. The name of the team comes from the name of Robert Baden-Powell’s book “Scouting for Boys”. After the musicians met in the circle of the Boy Scouts, they decided to create a team and began to give concerts in the pub in Harrow. Soon they recorded a demo ”Heartbeat” and sent it to different record labels.
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In 2007, their demo came to Nick Raphael from Epic Record. Subsequently, the band made a deal with the company “Epic UK” (subdivision of Sony BMG), and has begun their work on writing down of their debut disc.
The first track of the group, “She's So Lovely” was issued in August 2007 and it stayed in the Top 10 of the UK National charts for 6 weeks. Not a bad result for the group without a famous name? The disc with the same title “Scouting for Girls” was issued in 2007 and became three times platinum. The compositions “Elvis Is not Dead”, “It's Not About You”, “She's So Lovely”, “Wish I Was James Bond” and “Heartbeat” have become hits.
During the same period of time the team kicked off their debut EP “It's Not About You”, which caught on the 38th chart of the UK Singles. The second studio disc “Everybody Wants to Be on TV” was let out in 2010. The climbed to the 2nd place of the British charts of albums and has acquired a gold status in the UK. The latest album of the band “Still Thinking about You” appeared in 2015.