Golden Oldies: Sixpence None the Richer

It is pleasant to refresh our memory about some personalities, bands, groups… Influences that have marked moments, situations and contexts of our lives and inspired us somehow. I’ve been reminding myself a lot lately of the American band Sixpence None The Richer. Join me on this little journey throughout time and delight yourself with one of the greatest Pop Rock bands ever!!

The Christian band with influences from the 1960s “British Invasion” as well as Alternative Rock, Classic rock and Melodic rock styles was formed in 1992 by the vocalist Leigh Nash and the guitarist Matt Slocum. Their first two albums were released in 1994 and 1995, but the heyday of Sixpence’s success came only in 1997 with the release of the single “Kiss Me”, booming in the US and the world, marking the personality of the Pop Rock style of the late 1990s. Other songs that became famous are “Breathe Your Name“, 2002 (Divine Discontent album), and the remakes of “There She Goes” in 1997 (original of the 1988 English band The LA’s) and “Don’t Dream It’s Over” in 2002 (1986 original of the New Zealand band Crowded House). Their main songs have become tracks of great films such as She’s All That, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Not Another Teen Movie, besides a few series – Dawson’s Creek, Gilmore Girls and Smallville.

The band announced its end in February 2004, and its two main members moved on in different paths – Leigh Nash invested in his solo career and Matt Slocum formed a new group. Delighting the fans, in November 2007 Nash and Slocum decided to resume their musical bonds and restart the band. They announced their new tours in 2008, recorded a few more EP’s and compilations and did not stop until 2012, when they released the album Lost in Transition. However, since 2014 there are no reports of the band’s activities – tours, shows and recordings of their works.

We, the fans, are guardians of all the legacy left by Sixpence None The Richer – we listen, listen again, remember, we miss them, we enjoy them, we live the emotion.