Country Great Britain
Belouis Some (born Neville Keighley, 12 December 1959) is a British New Wave musician. He had hits in the 1980s with "Some People", "Round Round", (produced by Bernard Edwards, which appeared on the soundtrack album to the film Pretty in Pink), plus "Imagination" which also achieved success on the European and UK Singles Chart, and can be heard in the films Ghost Chase and The Business. "Some People" and "Imagination" also charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1985. He had a large following in South Africa where he had three Top 20 hits.
Keighley attended Royal Russell School, Surrey, England and, as Belouis Some, released his first album, Some People, in 1985. It was produced by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero in New York. Carlos Alomar arranged and played on the sessions along with Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson and Earl Slick. The video for the first single release "Imagination", was directed by Storm Thorgerson, causing controversy as it contained 'full frontal' nudity. The video for the second release "Some People", also directed by Thorgerson, was used as a Swatch television advertisement in the U.S.
Belouis Some's contribution to the Pretty in Pink Soundtrack, "Round Round", propelled him towards audiences outside of the clubs and was produced by Edwards. After worldwide chart success and extensive touring, "Imagination" was re-issued in 1986, and became a hit in the UK. Both "Some People" and "Imagination" were subjected to several remixes. In August 1986, he appeared at Knebworth on a bill including Queen, Big Country, and Status Quo.
In 1987, Belouis Some recorded his second album, Belouis Some in New York, produced by Gary Langan and Guy Fletcher. With songs arranged by Carlos Alomar, musicians included Geoff Dugmore, Chester Kamen and 'The Borneo Horns'. "Let It Be with You" and "Animal Magic" were both U.S. Hot Dance Club Play hits.