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Glasgow, United Kingdom (2001 – present)

Speedway are a Scottish pop rock group who were formed in 2001 by Jill Jackson (lead vocals) and Jim Duguid (drums) in Glasgow, United Kingdom. The band accquired two more members in that same year, in the shape of bassist Tom Swann from Edinburgh and guitarist Dan Sells, and signed with Innocent Records in 2002, the label home to Blue and Atomic Kitten. The band supported the former on their UK tour in early 2003, and played a number of university gigs as well, and they were noted for playing one song in particular the Christina Aguilera 1999 hit Genie In A Bottle, and as a result, in September 2003, it became their first single as a double-a-side, with another song, Save Yourself and hit #10 in the UK singles chart.

Their second single, Can’t Turn Back hit #12 in February 2004, by which point the music industry were citing them as a modern day Pretenders because of their unique pop rock sound which had a feminine touch courtesy of Jill. Their third single, In & Out, hit #33 in June, and their album Save Yourself was released just after Can’t Turn Back came out, sadly, it didn’t achieve as well as expected. Speedway thus left Innocent Records after their first UK tour.

Jill Jackson is also known for dating Fame Academy Winner Alex Parks and they performed two songs - Don’t Let It Get To You, and Stuble - in March 2005, in Bedford

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  • CitizenOfPanem

    So sad that they never made a second album. :-(

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • chbstrm

    awesome band. are there any live tracks floating around? xxxxxxxxx

    30 May 2009 Reply
  • Victoria58

    I used to like them. :) I don't understand why they weren't very sucessful.

    10 Feb 2008 Reply
  • placebojunkie

    check out Jill Jackson's solo stuff!

    7 Dec 2007 Reply
  • EvZeo

    i can't understand why they disapear..... love their album.

    27 Aug 2007 Reply
  • jadedingenue

    Are there any other covers of that song? lol, theirs is great, though. :)

    17 Jul 2007 Reply
  • seraph_nz

    They did the best cover of Genie In A Bottle ever.

    7 Nov 2006 Reply
  • tiffsback

    brilliant album, Jill Jackson the singer, has a myspce account and is still going strong, check her out! x

    18 Oct 2006 Reply
  • placebojunkie

    will never get over them

    25 Aug 2006 Reply
  • edejong

    so underrated but o so good :]

    24 Aug 2006 Reply

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