Shy is an English band formed in 1980 in Birmingham and originally composed of Tony Mills, Steve Harris, Paddy McKenna, Mark Badrick and Alan Kelly.
Group which released a first album "Once bitten...Twice..." in 1983, album which will be a great success. Success esteem which allows them to be noticed by several labels including RCA Records, label which signs them shortly after.
It was precisely with this label that they released their new album "Brave the storm" in 1985, an album which saw them clearly rise in power thanks to the large-caliber single "Hold on (To your love)".
New album "Excess all areas" two years later in 1987, album of the consecration which will produce the biggest success of all their discography with the single "Break down the walls". Despite this notorious success, RCA Records decided to separate from the group, which then moved to MCA.
New album "Misspent youth" in 1989, album which will not really know the same level of success as its predecessor. Just like the other albums that will be released later. Repeated poor performances which will see the group gradually disappear from the radar and inexorably ...
To discover or rediscover.
Discography (among others ...) :
Deep water 1983
Think of me 1983
Hold on (To your love) 1985
Brave the storm 1985
Young heart 1987
Break down the walls 1987
Just love me 1988
Give it all you’ve got 1989
Broken heart 1990
It’s only rock’n’roll 1994
Let the hammer fall 1999
Maybe tonight 1999
When you need someone 1999
1983 ... the trend is given from the start : it will beat up and loud ! But we can already see that the melodic inspiration is there too. Rather a good omen for the rest of the events ...
1983 ... a beginning of career which shows a more than obvious potential, it is clear. This group has talent and the following years will allow them to prove it !
1985 ... especially since they are good in all areas ! After an empty year 1984, here they are back in this year 1985 in a more than certain form with the key to an absolutely sumptuous Intimist title. MA-GIC !
1985 ... or the art of going from one extreme to another. After the finesse, the beating as a rule ! On a track that spins at the speed of light. Pure metal !
1985 ... even if it beats hard, the group shows track after track a know-how more than obvious. The inspiration is there and allows to produce titles of certain quality
1987 ... new air hole in 1986. Nothing to worry about because they are once again in great shape on this title. But that's without counting on what will follow !
1987 ... the BIG year of the group because here comes THE title of the consecration ! They sign here quite simply the biggest success of all their discography and at the same time offer themselves a direct ticket for posterity. MAS-TER-FUL !
1987 ... a sequel which will not be able to match the previous steamroller but which holds the road anyway. The group has perfect control over its destiny and it shows. Especially it can be heard !
1988 ... come on, a little finesse doesn't hurt, quite the contrary. Especially since they are particularly effective in this area !
1989 ... the end of the decade under the sign of boosting, it is clear. But in the field of Metal, it is very rare for groups to change their tone along the way ...
1990 ... the group passes the course of the following decade but not sure that this decade 90 is as favorable to them as the decade 80. It is the future which will say it ...
1994 ... unfortunately, even if the production of titles will remain consistent, the level of success will drop somewhat. Hard law of the trade ...
1994 ... and yet when we see what they are still capable of producing, it is clear that they still have some under the pedal ...
1999 ... the air holes are more and more violent with this time a pure and simple disappearance of the radars for 5 years. This does not prevent them from coming back in full force at the end of the decade ...
1999 ... and here they are, delivering another beautiful Intimist track, one more ! A title which literally floats in the air and which once again demonstrates a know-how in this field among the best of the moment, it is undeniable !
1999 ... a year 1999 particularly rich in titles because the group will release no less than 2 albums that year. Quantity and quality, what more could you ask for !
1999 ... the end of the decade on the hats of the wheel but while avoiding going off the road, a great feat. The adventure will continue for the next decade, but that's another story ...