Modern Romance


The Modern Romance Story

In 1981, a 23-year-old, enthusiastic Andy Kyriacou, joined an unknown band called Modern Romance. Within a short period of time the single “Everybody Salsa” was shooting up the UK charts. One invite to appear on Top Of The Pops later and the band was on the way to becoming a household name.

Over the next 4 years, the band had several more UK hits, attaining Silver and Gold status albums. Their unique style of Salsa influenced Pop attracted fans from all over the world, resulting in hits in Italy, Spain, France, Greece, Holland, Sweden, with a No.1 single in the Far East and even a Gold album in South America!

The band went their separate ways in 1986.

Several years later Andy contacted Dave Jaymes, founder member and owner of the name, with a view to dusting off the cobwebs. Following this meeting, Andy relaunched the band in 1999 and he hasn’t stopped working since.

With the desire for 80’s music reaching new levels in recent times, Modern Romance have appeared in countless radio, tv and press interviews. They have performed live at huge shows, to very appreciative audiences. Although Andy has long been accepted as the face of Modern Romance, for which he admits he will be eternally grateful, he points to his ubiquitous band members and their skilled input – some having performed with Jessie J, Van Morrison, Level 42, Jamiroquai, Peter White, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and a host of others. He is the first to point out that they more than hold their own, musically.

In 2019 Modern Romance released their first single since the 80’s – a song written by Andy, called “Rhythm Is My Lover”. Later that year, a new recording of “Tarzan Boy” was released in the USA, with the re-mix storming into the US dance charts.



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