In the Summertime
Pearl Avenue is Joel Parkes and Simon Laffy. Joel Parkes is a Universal Music Publishing songwriter and performer who wrote '8th World Wonder'. This song was performed by Kimberley Locke and went to #1 on Billboard's Singles Charts. The Dance re-mix went to #1 on Billboard's Dance Singles Charts as well. Simon Laffy is a London DJ and producer who also works with Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook and Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen in the new band Man Raze. Joel and Simon are long time friends who decided to combine melody and dance grooves to come up with a unique hybrid of contemporary club grooves and pop melody. Joel is the vocalist and Simon is the producer and groove-meister. The result is a sound that runs from hard dance floor attack to chillout dreamy grooves. This is Pearl Avenue's debut release. Their debut full length album, Everybody Wants A Piece Of Heaven, will be released on Derrida Records in 2008.