Jon Sortland and Brian Belier accidentally became a band while singing Duran Duran’s ‘Rio’ at a Karaoke bar in San Francisco’s Japantown. When they woke up from their whiskey hangovers they realised it hadn’t been a dream, the people in the bar (all five of them) had cheered for them, and they had stumbled on their calling.
Duran Duran are the final headliners for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020. One of the most iconic and ground-breaking bands to come out of the UK in the past four decades, Duran Duran will close this year’s BST Hyde Park in London’s greatest outdoor venue on Sunday 12th July. They are a group that defined a generation and continue to prove themselves timeless, always innovating and reinventing, while remaining ahead of the curve.
Born in London and raised in Newcastle, singer songwriter anna Ross has been known primarily as Duran Duran’s backing vocalist since 2005, where she has sung to tens of thousands of people in sold-out arena tours around the world. Anna is on stage throughout the show, and duets on ‘Come Undone’, ‘Pressure Off’, and ‘Last Night In The City’ with lead singer Simon Le Bon’, and is now taking centre stage as a solo artist in her own right, with her new single and music video, ‘Karman Line’, the follow up to her first release, ‘First Day’.