Members are Sergio Della Monica, Alex Neri, Domenico GG Canu, Marco Baroni, Alex Uhlmann and Alessandro Sommella (the Ghost extra member), in addition to a series of guest singers in collaboration, like Dan Black, Sally Doherty, Raiz and John Graham. Alex Uhlmann joined as the band’s latest lead singer in November 2010.
Their first single, “Chase the Sun”, reached number five on the UK Singles Chart in 2001. The song has enjoyed a rise in popularity ever since Sky Sports began using it during its coverage of the Professional Darts Corporation’s major tournaments. The crowds in the venues are encouraged to chant and sing along to the song during the commercial breaks of matches, and the song has a cult following amongst darts fans. The song is also known to be chanted by supporters at the games of Australian football clubs Newcastle Jets and Adelaide United, as well as being the second half opening theme for the English Football League Championship team, Sheffield Wednesday. English Championship Football team, Watford F.C. also use the song for a goal song after they score a goal. English Super League team Wigan Warriors are known to use the song following a successful drop-kick. The Melbourne spring racing carnival used the song during promotional TV advertisements during the mid to late 2000s.
Their second single, “Inside All the People”, reached no. 9 in the Italian singles charts, but did better on the European dance charts. Their third single was “Who Said (Stuck In The UK)” which also gained significant commercial success. Their 2007 single release, “Static”, appeared on FIFA 08.
They are also remixers, with their highest-profile work to date being New Order’s “Waiting for the Sirens’ Call”.
In May 2006 they became the first musical group to release a single exclusively as a mobile phone download, with the release of “Stop Me” on the mobile network 3.
In 2009 they released the single, “Lemonade”, which is featured on their album Planet Funk.
During the autumn 2010 the single “Weightless” is due for release in Europe and the US. The song is a cooperation between Planet funk and the swedish artist Emilia de Poret.
Their forthcoming album “The Great Shake”, featuring the new lead singer Alex Uhlmann, is set to release during the summer of 2011. The first single, “Another Sunrise” will be released in Italy in May 2011.
Edited by PlanetFunkBand on 30 Apr 2011, 23:17
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