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MEMBERS: Eliot Sloan, Jeff Spence, Eddie Hedges, C.P. Roth, and Tony Clark
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "I Believe" (1995)
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BIGGEST LP: Home (1995)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "We never wanted to be a straight, mainstream 'rock' or 'pop' band, we really like to tap into the different types of music we enjoy." - Eliot Sloan, Blessid Union Of Souls

 
TIMELINE

Blessid Union Of Soulsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls consists of Eliot Sloan (vocalist and piano), Jeff Spence (guitarist and background vocalist), Eddie Hedges (percussionist), C.P. Roth (keyboardist), and Tony Clark (bassist) and hail from Cincinnati. The band members have been playing together in various configurations since the mid 1980s. When they finally formed Blessid Union Of Souls, they recorded a demo which caught the attention of EMI Records. The band says their sound is influenced by country-blues combined with 70s soul and southern rock.

1995... # 5 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 40 with "Oh Virginia."

March
Blessid Union Of Souls - Homebutton.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls' first LP, Home, was released and gave the band two Top 5 hits: "Let Me Be The One" and "I Believe." With the band's success, they embarked on an 18 month tour across the U.S.
button.gif (123 bytes) The song "
I Believe" was honored at the annual ASCAP Awards for being the fourth most played song of 1995.

April
Blessid Union Of Souls - "I Believe" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 10 with "I Believe."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 40 with "
Let Me Be The One."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the
Top 10 with "Let Me Be The One."
Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute To Carole King compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls contributed the track, "Way Over Yonder," to the Carole King tribute LP, Tapestry Revisited.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls could be heard on the soundtrack to
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls with the song, "It's Alright."

December
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Home was certified gold.

1996... # 57 Singles Artist of the Year

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 40 with "All Along."

1997... # 62 Singles Artist of the Year

May
Blessid Union Of Souls LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) After touring, Blessid Union Of Souls released their second LP, Blessid Union Of Souls.
button.gif (123 bytes) The track "
I Wanna Be There" hit the Top 40 and became their third Top 10 hit. The band also continued to gain a greater fanbase with their romantic lyrics and harmonizing sound.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 10 with "I Wanna Be There."

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The band hit the Top 40 with "
Light In Your Eyes"

1998... # 101 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union shortened their name (temporarily) and hit the
Top 10 with "Light In Your Eyes." The band donated proceeds from that single to Give Kids The World, which grants wishes to terminally ill children and their families.

1999... # 29 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Blessid Union Of Souls - Walking Off The Buzzbutton.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union released a new LP, Walking Off The Buzz.
button.gif (123 bytes) The first single, "
Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" hit the Top.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union of Souls hit the
Top 10 with "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)."

November
Blessid Union Of Souls - "Hey Leonardo" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 40 with "Standing On The Edge Of The Earth."

2000... # 93 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 10 with "Standing On The Edge Of The Earth."

2001... # 120 Singles Artist of the Year

February
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button.gif (123 bytes) Blessid Union Of Souls hit the Top 40 with "Storybook Life."

button.gif (123 bytes) # 118 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.





LPs
Blessid Union Of Souls - Home Home
Released: March, 1995
US: Gold
Billboard peak: # 78
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "I Believe" - "Let Me Be The One" - "All Along" - "Oh Virginia" - "Nora" - "Would You Be There" - "Home" - "End Of The World" - "Heaven" - "Forever For Tonight" - "Lucky To Be Here"
Blessid Union Of Souls LP Blessid Union Of Souls
Released: May, 1997
Billboard peak: # 127
Tracks: "I Wanna Be There" - "Jelly" - "Light In Your Eyes" - "Scenes From A Coffee House (You'll Always Be Mine)" - "Hold Her Closer" - "My Friend" - "Where We Were Before" - "It's Your Day (Bronson's Song)" - "Humble Star" - "When She Comes" - "Peace And Love"
Blessid Union Of Souls - Walking Off The Buzz Walking Off The Buzz
Released: April, 1999
Billboard peak: # 143
Tracks: "Last Day" - "That's The Girl I've Been Telling You About" - "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" - "Standing On The Edge Of The Earth" - "Stone Glass Window" - "If She Couldn't Sleep" - "South Hampton Avenue" - "What Have I Got To Lose" - "Rest Of My Life" - "Walking Off The Buzz" - "Real Good Friends" - "Revolution"
Blessid Union Of Souls - The Singles The Singles
Released: February, 2001
Billboard peak: # 178
Tracks: "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" - "...And The She Hit Me" - "Storybook Life" - "I Believe" (Punky Irie Mix) - "That's The Girl I've Been Telling You About" - "Standing On The Edge Of The Earth" - "Brother My Brother" - "Light In Your Eyes" - "Let Me Be The One" - "Oh Virginia" - "I Wanna Be There" - "All Along" - "Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me For Me)" (live) - "I Believe" - "Rev It Up"
 
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