Julie Forsyth and Dominic Grant met on November 8th 1974.
They both answered an advert in the NME music paper and auditioned for a new girl/boy group that was to be formed.
The name of the group was 'Guys 'N' Dolls.
Their first single was released in March 1975 and called, 'There's a Whole Lotta Loving'. The single was a huge hit & they
followed it with ‘You don’t have to say you love me’. They toured constantly and enjoyed massive success.
One of the highlights being supporting Frank Sinatra at the New Festival Hall.
In 1980 Dominic & Julie had their first child, a Son, Luke. He was on tour with them from the age of two weeks old.
Punk came into fashion so they made a quick exit & decided to leave England and move to Holland as they had many hits
in the Benelux, 'You’re my World' was No.1 for 9 weeks which was then followed by a string of hits.
In 1985 the group stopped so Julie & Dominic decided to go it alone as a duo, 'Grant & Forsyth' .
The first couple of years were a struggle but in 1988 things changed & it proved to be a defining year for Grant & Forsyth
when they made their first mark on the charts with the hit recording of the Walker Brother's classic
'The sun ain't gonna shine anymore', mixed with The Ronettes 'Be my Baby'. Spike Milligan even appeared in the video!
Julie also found success as a song writer, writing a song called 'Go' which came second in the Eurovision Song Contest,
sung by Scott Fitzgerald, losing by one point to the Swiss entry, sung by the then unknown Celine Dion 1990 was a turning point.
Their first album, ‘Country Love Songs' went platinum in Holland. This huge success was followed by a string of
'Country Love Songs' albums all of which earned gold & platinum status.
At this time they where blessed with their second child, a little girl, Sophia, another one for the touring bus!
To date, Julie & Dominic have sold over 4 million albums in the Benelux alone, making them the most successful husband and wife
singing duo in Europe. Johnny Cash met up with them in Amsterdam & thanked them for ‘Keepin it Country in Europe ’!
EMI released a comprehensive 3CD retrospective entitled 'The Platinum Country Collection', which was only released in the Benelux.
A few years ago they recorded an album in Nashville called ‘Road to Nashville’ full of traditional Country songs.
They have embarked on many ‘Theatre tours, which is, they say, their ‘favourite thing to do’, and also perform
for numerous corporate events.
The duo took time out while Dominic concentrated on his Art. He has become a very successful Sculptor.
So here we are in 2016...
They were called, by Don Mescall , a very successful songwriter, (he’s worked in Nashville for many years & has had covers
with Back Street Boys, Lonestar, Rascall Flats, ect…) who said ‘I’ve got a cheesy song here, but it's great & I think you
Guys are the only ones who can sing it’! He proceeded to sing the song down the phone accompanying himself on the guitar.
Well, they loved the ‘Cheesyness’ & thought it was a great way to celebrate their 30 years as a Country Duo so recorded
‘KEEP IT COUNTRY’ which has been mixed in Nashville by Bobby Terry, who was recently involved with the
Willie Nelson / Merle Haggard Album. They have an empathy with Merle Haggard as he wrote their very first Country hit
'Somewhere Between' .
‘KEEP IT COUNTRY’ is a feel good Country song that will make you smile…. Just what we all need!
To accompany the single they have put together a wealth of well known classic Country songs to produce a 20 track Album.