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Martyn Ware

Martyn Ware was born and raised in Sheffield. His first success was as a founding member of the popular British synth-pop group The Human League. He left after two albums which achieved cult success (and shortly before they released their definitive album Dare). He then went on to greater success when he founded Heaven 17, who released the popular ... See full bio »

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Trainspotting Soundtrack
Sliver Soundtrack
Night Shift
Night Shift Soundtrack
Electric Dreams
Electric Dreams Soundtrack


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 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diana Moran (2016) ... (writer: "Temptation" - uncredited)
 2015 Top of the Pops: The Story of 1980 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled")
 2012 London Calling (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fuck Art Let's Dance (2012) ... (writer: "Penthouse and Pavement" (uncredited), "Temptation")
 2010 Worried About the Boy (TV Movie) (writer: "Empire State Human")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.87 (2010) ... (performer: "Do They Know It's Christmas?")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Penthouse and Pavement")
 2003 Verschwende deine Jugend (writer: "Being Boiled")
 2001 Made in Sheffield (Documentary) (writer: "Being Boiled", "Circus of Death", "Empire State Human", "The Future Tapes")
 2001 The Office (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Girl (2001) ... (writer: "Don't You Want Me" - uncredited)
 1996 Trainspotting (lyrics: "Temptation") / (music: "Temptation")
 1993 Sliver ("Penthouse and Pavement")
 1993 The Magic of David Copperfield XV: Fires of Passion (TV Special) (producer: "Dance Little Sister")
 1984 Electric Dreams (writer: "Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry", "Chase Runner")
 1982 Night Shift (writer: "Penthouse and Pavement" - as B.E.F)
 1982 Summer Lovers (writer: "Play")
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Heaven 17

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I'm a believer that people should understand the artistic vision behind a work, which shows the difference between a credible artist and someone who is just doing it for the money. There are still people who create successful, worthwhile material but there are less concept albums around now, which is sad. When I was growing up, the album, artwork and holding the vinyl was very important. See more »

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