Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond, OBE (born 9 July 1957)[1] is an English singer. Almond first began performing and recording in the synthpop/new wave duo Soft Cell where he became known for his distinctive soulful voice and androgynous image. He has also had a diverse career as a solo artist. His collaborations include a duet with Gene Pitney on the 1989 UK number one single "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart".[2] Almond's career spanning over four decades has enjoyed critical and commercial acclaim, and he has sold over 30 million records worldwide.[3] He spent a month in a coma after a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2004 and later became a patron of the brain trauma charity Headway.[4]

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Marc Almond
Almond performing in 2008
Background information
Birth namePeter Mark Sinclair Almond
Born (1957-07-09) 9 July 1957 (age 65)
Southport, Lancashire, England
OriginLeeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Genres
OccupationsSinger, songwriter
Years active1976–present
Labels
Websitemarcalmond.co.uk
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He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2018 New Year Honours for services to arts and culture.[5]