The Corrs
The Corrs Comprising three sisters and one brother of the Corr family -- vocalist Andrea, drummer Caroline, violinist Sharon and guitarist/keyboard player Jim -- the Corrs blend the music of their Irish background with contemporary pop/rock and occasional use of synthesizers. The quartet formed in 1991, and was confined to regional popularity in Ireland until 1994, when the American ambassador to the country invited the Corrs to perform at the 1994 World Cup in Boston. The attraction led to a support slot on Celine Dion's 1996 tour, which the group joined just after an appearance at that year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. The Corrs' debut album Forgiven, Not Forgotten (released on Lava/Atlantic in America) became internationally popular, but nowhere more so than their homeland, where the LP's four-times-platinum status made it one of the most popular debuts by an Irish group. Talk on Corners followed in 1998, and was reissued in expanded form early the following year. Andrea Corr, who had made a small appearance in the 1991 film The Commitments, returned to acting five years later with a role in Evita. The group returned to the studio and produced a fourth album in 2000, In Blue. VH1 Presents the Corrs: Live in Dublin was released in 2002 while the band took a break. Caroline had a baby and Andrea appeared on the In America soundtrack, performing vocals on the Bono/Gavin Friday-penned "Time Enough for Tears." A new version of the Oscar-nominated song appeared on the Corrs' 2004 return, Borrowed Heaven. Home arrived in 2005, followed by All the Way Home: A History of the Corrs in 2006. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide