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Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). The two grew up in bad neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. Their debut album, The War Report, was released in 1997 while Noreaga was serving another prison sentence.
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Their debut album, The War Report, was released in 1997 while Noreaga was serving another prison sentence. Coles became a journalist for the Times Literary Supplement and Catholic Herald. The two grew up in bad neighborhoods in Queensbridge and LeFrak City, and met each other in jail in 1992. They split in 1988 and Somerville began a solo career. Capone-N-Noreaga is a rap act that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago). In 1987 they released an album called Red which featured a cover version of Gloria Gaynor's hit Never Can Say Goodbye, which the Communards took to Number 4. MTV biography (http://www.mtv.com/bands/az/capone_noreaga/bio.jhtml). Later that year The Communards had another Top 10 hit with the single So Cold the Night.
It featured Sarah-Jane Morris as a co-vocalist. The following year they had their biggest hit with an energetic cover version of Thelma Houston's soul classic Don't Leave Me This Way which spent four weeks at number one and became the UK's biggest selling single of 1986. The band had their first UK Top 20 hit in 1985 with the piano-based single You Are My World. Jimmy was renowned for his falsetto (high pitched) singing style, and the fact that he was openly gay.
Though mainly a pianist, Coles played a number of instruments and had been seen previously performiong the clarinet solos on the Bronski Beat hit It Ain't Necessarily So. They formed in 1985 after singer Jimmy Somerville left his earlier band Bronski Beat to team up with classically-trained musician Richard Coles. The Communards were a British pop duo of the 1980s. Communars 08.jpg.
For the French political activists, see communards.. This article is about the pop group The Communards.