Huge ’90s dance act looks unrecognizable 30 years later after its big number one hit, but can you guess who it is?
He was part of a major dance act in the 90s and released a particularly famous song that topped the charts for four weeks.
But this music star, 57, looks unrecognizable 30 years after he reached number one with a shock of silver hair and a slightly more mature face.
When the hit went to number one in 1994, it happened a year after the original release reached the top 30.
Other songs released included UR The Best Thing and Shoot Me With Your Love, but can you guess who it is?
It’s Peter Cunnah of D:Ream whose voice was behind all those belters, including Things Can Only Get Better.
A world of difference: this ’90s star looks unrecognizable with a head of silver hair and a slightly more mature face, but can you guess who it is?
That’s right! It’s Peter Cunnah of dance act D:Ream whose voice has been behind a bunch of huge belters including Things Can Only Get Better
While his appearance may have changed, his voice certainly has not, as the band have an upcoming gig at Butlins, alongside Peter Andre and girl band Cleopatra.
Despite the fact that the record made them a fortune and even formed part of Tony Blair’s new Labor election campaign in 1997, Peter has some reservations about it.
He told the Belfast Telegraph in 2022: ‘I now have a love-hate relationship with that song. It’s certainly been my meal ticket, but Tony Blair is basically a walking war criminal.
“I’ve heard people say that it affects my work, that I’m somehow complicit, which I find very hurtful.”
Although Peter is the face of the band, some might argue that he is not its most famous member.
That title could easily go to Brian Cox, the former keyboardist, now better known for his TV science shows.
Before entering academia, Brian was deep in the music scene, spending time with D:Ream, although he didn’t feature on their most famous anthem.
The band earned a Brit Award nomination in the 1990s, but went on hiatus in the late 1990s and early 1990s.
Iconic: Peter was in his twenties when he shot to fame with D:Ream and invested in real estate in the short time the money started rolling in
Famous face: Although Peter is the lead singer band, some might argue that the most famous member is Brian Cox, the former keyboardist, who is now better known for his TV science programs (pictured far left)
A bit of a difference: Brian is now an English physicist and professor of particle physics. While he played the keyboard musician, he didn’t play on the band’s most famous anthem
Good times: Sixteen years ago, Peter and bandmate Al met the group again and created the album ‘In Memory Of…’, to which Brian Cox contributed, but simply as a session musician
However, Peter remained in the music scene and wrote songs for pop acts such as Steps and A1.
He even lent his vocals to Chicane’s Top 40 song Love on The Run in 2003.
In 2008, Peter and bandmate Al Mackenzie decided to reunite the group.
They created the album ‘In Memory Of…’, to which Cox contributed, but simply as a session musician.
In January this year, the band posted a photo of someone’s hands behind a computer, presumably working on a production, as they captioned the photo: ‘What is this? Yes, we are back in the studio working on new songs for the next album.’