Spray (band)
Spray is a 21st century synthpop
Synthpop is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. It was prefigured in the 1960s and early 1970s by the use of synthesizers in progressive rock, electronic art rock, disco and particularly the "Kraut rock" of...

 duo from England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

, consisting of Jenny McLaren and Ricardo Autobahn
Ricardo Autobahn
John Matthews better known by his stage name Ricardo Autobahn is an English producer, songwriter and musician.Matthews is a member of the bands Spray and the Cuban Boys, who are most famous for their "pass off" UK Christmas hit "Cognoscenti Vs. Intelligentsia"...

. Following the demise of their previous band, the Cuban Boys
Cuban Boys
The Cuban Boys are a British band and production team, currently composed of Skreen B and Ricardo Autobahn; the band formerly also included B.L. Underwood and Jenny McLaren . Their music is characterised by fast electronic beats, heavy reliance upon samples and the repetition of the words "The...

 (famous for their Hamster Dance record and John Peel
John Peel
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE , known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest-serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004...

 sessions), McLaren and Autobahn released the album Living In Neon on Ninthwave Records
Ninthwave Records
Ninthwave Records is a U.S. synthpop record label founded in 2001.-History:Ninthwave Records is an independent record company specializing in electronic pop. It was founded in 2001 as part of Lexicon Magazine but was made a separate company upon the magazine's demise...

 in the USA. This was followed in 2003 by the extended single "I Am Gothic". A new album, Children of a Laser God was released online in 2006, along with the single "Run With Us
Run With Us
"Run With Us" is the theme song for the 1980s TV show The Raccoons. The song was originally recorded by Steve Lunt for the first season but was later covered by and is more associated with Lisa Lougheed and included on her first album Evergreen Nights, as well as being heard at the end of every...

", a cover of the theme tune of the popular 1980's cartoon The Raccoons
The Raccoons
The Raccoons is a Canadian animated television series which was originally broadcast from 1985 to 1991 with four preceding television specials beginning in 1980. The series was created by Kevin Gillis, and produced at Atkinson Film-Arts first-hand from 1984 to 1985, then at Hinton Animation Studios...

with the Michael Trenfield remix as the main single accompanied with the original version and remixes from JKZ, Absorb, FMU and Diskowarp.
After a hiatus, the duo returned in 2010 with the single 'Everything's Better With Muppets', accompanied by a popular YouTube video containing excerpts from The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show is a British television programme produced by American puppeteer Jim Henson and featuring Muppets. After two pilot episodes were produced in 1974 and 1975, the show premiered on 5 September 1976 and five series were produced until 15 March 1981, lasting 120 episodes...

 lipsynching with the song.

Amongst other projects, Spray have been partially responsible for Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
Glen Travis Campbell is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television.During his 50 years in show...

's 2002 return to the top of the charts with the "Rhinestone Cowboy" remake, top 40 kids band the Barndance Boys
Barndance Boys
The Barndance Boys was a musical formation made as a country and folk novelty act in 2003. It was the brainchild of John Matthews to collect band kids in a fun band churning dance music...

, and the European hit "The Woah Song" by DJ Daz. McLaren has a successful sideline in vocalising club/dance records, and Autobahn in soundtracks and commercials. The band has also had one of their singles, "I Am Gothic," appear in the Xbox
The Xbox is a sixth-generation video game console manufactured by Microsoft. It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February 22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe and is the predecessor to the Xbox 360. It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console...

 game Dance Dance Revolution Ultramix 3.

In 2006 Autobahn co-wrote and produced the UK's Eurovision entry, "Teenage Life
Teenage Life
"Teenage Life" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, which was sung by Daz Sampson in English.On 4 March 2006, Sampson had won the BBC show Making Your Mind Up with the song "Teenage Life", which was written and produced with John Matthews from the Cuban Boys, who were...

", with his long-term collaborator Daz Sampson
Daz Sampson
Darren "Daz" Sampson is a British dance music producer, musician and singer-songwriter.Up until 2006, when he represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, Sampson was best known for his commercial dance music, often reworkings of older songs as a solo act and as a member of various...



  • Living In Neon
    Living In Neon
    Living in Neon is British Synthpop band, Spray's first full length album.-Track listing:# Living in Neon -Main Titles 3:03# Child of the 80s 3:25# I Am Gothic 3:41# Spaced 3:46# I Kill with My Car 3:10# Comeback 3:48...

  • Children Of A Laser God (2006)

  • "I Am Gothic" (Remix Project) (2003)
  • "Run With Us" (2006)
  • "He Came With The Sleigh" (Christmas 2007)
  • "Singing For England 2010" (Summer 2010)
  • "Everything's Better With Muppets" (Autumn 2010)
  • "We're Nihilists, Not Stylists (EP)" (Summer 2011)

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