Darey, Matt

Born as Matthew Jonathan Darey on November 29, 1968, Matt Darey first came to prominence in the 1990’s when he started creating remixes for various artists including Mark Morrison, Gina G and Erasure. He also made remixes for Kim Wilde: he created dub and vocal remixes for Breakin’ Away, Heaven and Shame.

Through the 90’s whilst developing his sound on the underground Matt was also writing, producing and remixing tracks that were crossing over from the club into the mainstream charts. He pioneered the Trance genre in 1994 with tracks like ‘Point Zero’. Alongside his electronic club sounds, producing more epic soundscapes like ‘Red skin’ for video games and movie soundtracks.

Darey wrote and produced the raga house track by Orgasmatron entitled ‘Rock the Disco’, which was released on Universal Records in 1996.

Matt’s music inspired many artists who drive the EDM scene today with many citing him as a major influence on their careers with his innovative productions. Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, Above and Beyond, Armin Van Buren and many more all influenced at some stage of their careers by Matt’s innovative productions.
Matt continued to explore new fusions of genres with his band Urban Astronauts project in 2007. Also appealing to the mainstream with compilations including the best selling Euphoria series with over 3 million albums sold in the UK and the Nocturnal series on Koch records USA.
At the end of 2015, he made the decision to change his stage name to Matt Nouveau, due to the deeper style of music he produces now.

DJ ADK featuring Linda

DJ ADK is the pseudonym of Arjan van Midden, a Dutch DJ. He made a cover version of You Came in 2007. The vocals on this version were recorded by an unknown singer, who is named Linda. His track was remixed by Vorwerk, who released a cover version of the same song the year before.

At the time of the release of this cover, DJ ADK was the resident DJ at Manebrug, a night club in Lopik (Netherlands).

Darling Waste

Darling Waste began in Cleveland, Ohio. Chasing the dream to New York City, Darling Waste evolved into a 4-piece band and hit the road. After eight years, over 600 DIY shows in 11 countries, the band has built a fiercely loyal army of devoted fans. The band consists of Lance Waste (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards), Madeline Hoyle (guitar, bass), Donnie Talbott (drums), Gianni Appicciafuoco (guitar) and Kelli Stilgenbauer (bass).

They have released nine albums between 2012 and now. One of them was the album ‘Say the words’ (2013), which included a cover version of Kids in America.

DuBerry, Steve

Steve DuBerry is a British Grammy Award nominated songwriter and record producer, co-writer of Tina Turner’s ‘I don’t wanna fight’ (along with Lulu and her brother Billy Lawrie). DuBerry has also written and produced material for Blue, Jackie Jackson, Simon Webbe, Paulini, Chris De Burgh, Heather Small, Joe Cocker, Liberty X, Cliff Richard, and Marvin and Tamara.

He has also composed and produced numerous television titles, including Football Italia, World Rally, Channel 4’s Horse Racing and FA Cup Soccer.

DuBerry has sold in excess of 10 million records worldwide, has received 5 BMI awards, an Ivor Novello Award nomination, a Grammy Award nomination, and has received a BMI 2 Million Play award.

Together with Ricky Wilde he wrote the song Game Over for Kim’s 2006 album Never Say Never.

Dolan Davies, Emily

Born in London on 4 June 1987, Emily Dolan Davies was raised by parents who encouraged her to play instruments, but none of them really ‘clicked’ until she went to a drum club at age 11. She started taking private lessons and played with every band and musician possible inside of school. After her A-levels she started playing drums with different bands.

Her first professional touring experience happened when she was 20 years old, with The Hours. She spent 2 years touring around the world. Highlights of those 2 years include playing with Bono of U2, recording an album with The Hours (See The Light), produced by Flood (U2, Nine Inch Nails) collaborating with Damien Hirst on the artwork and shooting a video with Tony Kaye.

In 2010 she joined Bryan Ferry to record on his album Olympia which was released October 2010 on Virgin Records, and to join his corporate band for 3 years. The next year she joined trip-hop artist Tricky on his his ‘Mixed Race’ world tour for a year followed by a UK tour and festival run with Cher Lloyd in 2012. 2013 was spent touring with XFactor artist Janet Devlin around the UK promoting her debut album Hide and Seek as well as with Jazz artist Emilia Mitiku promoting her album I Belong To You. 2014 brought her gigs playing with Becky Hill of ‘The Voice’ fame and she toured the US and Asia with Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey, as well as recording The Darkness’ 4th studio album, ‘Last Of Our Kind‘, which she toured prior to its release in June 2015.

Not depending solely on touring commitments, she decided to set up an online drumming studio. Via her own website emilydrums.com she provides drum tracks for whoever requires them.

In 2018 she joined Kim Wilde’s band as one of two drummers, alongside Jonathan Atkinson, during the Here Come The Aliens Tour. Recordings of this tour appear on the album Aliens Live.

Different Story

Song written by Kim Wilde, Frederick Thomander and Anders Wikström.
Tenth track on the album Here Come the Aliens.

Kim about ‘Different Story’

‘Different Story’ was written with Swedish writers Epicentre, that’s Frederick and Anders, who I love writing songs with. We came up with this defiant pop song which really says ‘just let me get on with it, please don’t chip in with what you think I should be doing. How many people in your life do you know keep telling you how to live it? It’s really annoying isn’t it? (1)


Drums: Jonathan Atkinson
Guitar: Neil Jones
Keyboards, guitar: Ricky Wilde
Backing vocals: Kim Wilde & Ricky Wilde

Interview sources

(1) Track by track video, YouTube, 23 March 2018


So you made your mind up, got it figured out,
Think you know better, better than you think that I do,
But I do.. yeah I do.

Live your own life make your decisions,
I promise not to judge you when I don’t understand what you do,
You do.. and you do.

I’ve got a different story to tell, and I’m not falling,
For all the lies that you want to sell, hey..
So just leave me to live,
I don’t need you to give me advice on the way I must live my life.
I’ve got a different story to tell.

I’m no angel I know I’m not a sinner,
And some days I’m a winner,
The rest I’m just the best I can do,
And I do.. yeah I do.

I’ve got a different story to tell, and I’m not falling,
For all the lies that you want to sell, hey hey..
So just leave me to live,
I don’t need you to give me advice on the way I must live my life.
I’ve got a different story to tell.

No more opinions, no more lies,
Just get off my back this is all despise,
I’m telling you, no no no no!
Oh no..

I’ve got a different story to tell.

I’ve got a different story to tell.

Divine (the)

Another compilation album released by EMI Records, this time on the EMI Plus label. It contains all the singles released between 1981 and 1983, with the exception of Child come away. The 14 tracks are taken from all three of Kim’s albums which she recorded for RAK Records in 1981, 1982 and 1983.


The album contains the tracks Love Blonde, Dancing in the Dark, Kids in America, Chequered Love, Cambodia, Water on Glass, Our Town, Boys, Everything We Know, Sing It Out For Love, View From a Bridge, Sparks, 2 6 5 8 0 and Young Heroes.


‘The Divine’ was released on CD only.
See this page in the discography.

Duran Duran

Book with many glossy colour pictures of Duran Duran through the Eighties. It charts their story with text in chapters.
A picture of Kim and Simon Le Bon is featured on one half page.

Release date: 1 January 1984
Written by: William Simmons
Publisher: Octopuss Books
Number of pages: 64
ISBN: 070642252X

Duncan, Andy

Andy Duncan performed percussion on Thought It Was Goodbye. He went on to record tracks with, amongst others, Andrea Bocelli, Cathy Dennis, Difford & Tilbrook, Enya, Nick Heyward, Private Lives and Seal.

Dumas, Joshua

Composer, filmmaker, writer, performer, based in Chicago, IL (USA), working in multiple media. His music includes film scores, opera, theatre, installation and performance.

In 2011, to pay medical bills, he released an album called ‘Broken leg duets’ via the Bandcamp website. The album included a cover version of Kim Wilde’s Kids in America, recorded with Katy Albert.

Dream Sequence

Song written by Ricky and Marty Wilde. Fifth track of the album Catch as Catch Can. In the last verse of the song, Kim’s younger sister Roxanne is mentioned.

During the Snapshots & Greatest Hits Tour, the intro from ‘Dream Sequence’ was used at the start each concert, supported by video images from Kim’s childhood.


There are three versions of ‘Dream Sequence’: the album version, the instrumental demo and the ‘In Reverse’ version.

Cover versions

There are no cover versions of ‘Dream Sequence’, but there is an alternate version of the track called Shadows Across the Floor.

Ricky about Dream sequence

I was really just experimenting with a new synth I had just acquired, a Roland Jupiter 8, and it all came amazingly quickly. I wanted it to sound as different to a Kim Wilde track as possible, so it kindof turned out to be a little ‘out there’ but we loved writing and recording it.


Drums: Trevor Murrell
Keyboards, bass, guitar, Linn programmes, synclavier, backing vocals: Ricky Wilde
Produced by Ricky Wilde
Engineer: Pete Schwier, Will Gosling, Simon Schofield, Keith Fernley


“Goodnight. Rox, I’ll see you in the morning.”

Shadows across the floor
Memories fading in
Voices are far away
Now it can all begin

“New York are on the phone
They want you here today”
“Was it a fashion show?”
“Sorry they wouldn’t say”

There’s a world full of dreams
Lying on a pillow
There’s a world no-one knows
Wrapped up in her mind
(It’s all imagination)

Now she is back in school
(It’s the revolution)
Staring at broken glass
(Do what we want you to)
Flicking the flies away
(Total autonomy)
Watching the trains go past

Fighting the Indian war
Cochise is closing in
Now she can touch his face
Riding so close to him

There’s a world full of dreams
Lying on a pillow
There’s a world no-one’s seen
Living in her mind

Sailing across a sea
Images on a screen
Watching the boats go by
Red merging into green

Roxanne don’t run away
(You’ve been naughty girl)
I told you not to go
(Stay in the garden)
Why do you run away?
Mommy will worry so

“That’s right, this was all their land – right across the horizon, as far as you can see. Well, they were made to move on to other areas. Why? Well, I suppose ‘cos we were stronger, and we wanted the land. No, I know it doesn’t make it right. That’s how it was.”

Donovan, Jason

Born 1 June 1968 in Australia, Jason Donovan started his carreer in the mid-80’s when he accepted the part of Scott Robinson in the Australian daily soapserie ‘Neighbours’. He played alongside Kylie Minogue, who played the part of Charlene Ramsey. They left the series after 4,5 years, to pursue singing careers.
Both Kylie and Jason were contracted by the producerstrio Stock, Aitken & Waterman. Jason launched his carreer when he sang a duet with Kylie, who had already had a few hit singles in 1988.
This duet, called ‘Especially for You’, stormed the charts worldwide in the spring of 1989, and paved the way for a successful solo carreer for Jason. He enjoyed many top 10 hits in the United Kingdom, including charttoppers like ‘Too Many Broken Hearts’, ‘All Around the World’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’ and ‘Sealed With a Kiss’, a cover of the Bobby Vinton song.
After three albums and one greatest hits compilation Jason decided to focus on acting and performing in musicals. He performed in films like ‘Shadows of the Heart’, ‘Blood Oath’ and ‘Rough Diamonds’, and the musicals ‘Camelot’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘The Rocky Horror Show’.

Jason sang a duet with Kim Wilde for an anniversary show for Amnesty International called ‘The big 30’ on December 28, 1991. They performed the track Harvest for the World together.

Donovan later admitted that by 1995 he had a serious drug problem, taking around three grams of cocaine a day. In early 1995, he attended model Kate Moss’s 21st birthday party at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, where he suffered a drug overdose. It took him several years to become ‘clean’, but he has been drug-free since his first child was born, daughter Jemma in March 2000. He continued to act on stage and television, and had a role in the medical-legal television drama MDA (2003–05), on Australia’s ABC network. Since 2003, Donovan has also lent his voice to the Buzz! series of quiz video games.

In late 2004, he was headlining in the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He finished his original run on 13 March 2005, but was then invited back from June onwards to play in the final two months of the show, until its closure on 4 September 2005. Following this, he has toured the UK performing a few gigs and returned to the stage in January 2006 to star in a UK tour of Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Sweeney Todd’. After this, he returned to Melbourne to star in David Eldrige’s Australian transfer of the London drama ‘Festen’.

In March 2012, Donovan released a new album of cover versions, ‘Sign of Your Love’,  which peaked at number 36 in the UK Albums Chart. Later that year he toured the UK and Europe in a new version of Jeff Wayne’s ‘War of the Worlds’, playing Parson Nathaniel.

Since 2015, Donovan has presented ‘Jason Donovan’s 80s Rewind’ (known as All 80s from 2015 to 2017) on Heart Radio, which airs on Sunday evenings from 7 pm until 10 pm. In 2016, Donovan toured the UK with his ‘Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits Tour’.

In April 2019, both Jason Donovan and Kim Wilde recorded commercials for Cadbury Darkmilk chocolate.