Andy Bell rose to fame in the mid-80s as the lead singer of famed synth-pop duo Erasure with Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yazoo). They are currently in their 30th Anniversary year and have, to date, sold over 20 million albums worldwide – 5 of which were No.1 in the UK; they have also had 17 Top Ten UK singles. Personally, Bell took part in several charity recordings – many supporting AIDS-related projects – and sang the role of Montresor in the opera The Fall of the House of Usher in 1991. He released his first solo album Electric Blue in 2005, followed by a second, Non-Stop, in 2010. A collaboration with dance duo Shelter resulted in the album ‘iPop’ being released in 2014. Andy was also one of the headline acts of the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival in 2014 with his critically acclaimed one-man show ‘Torsten, The Bareback Saint'. Flamboyant dance-pop icon Bell is openly gay and publicly announced being HIV positive in 1998.