"KISS ME" HITS BIG SCREEN
January 13, 1999 -- Sixpence's record label Squint Entertainment capped off 1998 by inking a deal that positions Sixpence's
single "Kiss Me" as the feature song in the upcoming Miramax film She's All That. Trailers
for the movie, which also feature a clip of the song, are currently playing in theaters and on television.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters on January 29. There are no plans for a soundtrack, but the band
recently filmed a new video for "Kiss Me" in L.A. The new version features clips of the film mixed with
footage of the band and will be released to MTV and other outlets within the next few weeks.
ANOTHER EVENTFUL WEEK
January 28, 1999 -- On Sunday evening, Jan. 31, tune in to the Sixpence cybercast at LiveConcerts.com. The next night (Feb. 1) the single "Kiss Me" will be featured on NBC's Movie of the Week
Vanished Without A Trace at 8 p.m. Central.
VH1, SHE'S ALL THAT PUT SIXPENCE IN SPOTLIGHT
January 28, 1999 -- Not only did Sixpence recently perform a six-song set at the VIP party following the
Hollywood premiere of Miramax's She's All That, but VH1 also followed the band throughout the evening to collect
footage and an interview for the cable music channel's "Inside Track" segment. Sixpence's song "Kiss Me" is positioned as the lead single for the movie, which opens
nationwide this Friday, Jan. 29. The segment featuring Sixpence is scheduled to air sometime during the
first week in February (stay tuned for further details). Meanwhile, the new video for "Kiss Me," which features She's All That stars Freddie
Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook, is airing periodically on VH1. Prinze and
Cook introduced the band as they took the stage, with Prinze stating, "This is a
real pleasure to introduce this band. They are my favorite group right now, and without
a doubt are the best new band on the scene. I have their album in my car's CD player,
and I have it in the player at my house. As a matter of fact, I think I need to manage
this band. Please welcome Sixpence None the Richer." Other celebrities in attendance for the
performance included country singer LeAnn Rimes, NYPD Blue star Rick Schroder, Buffy
the Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar, Stewart Copeland (former drummer of The Police),
and Sabrina the Teenage Witch star Melissa Joan Hart.
SIXPENCE CONFIRMED FOR CONAN O'BRIEN
January 29, 1999 -- Sixpence has been confirmed to perform "KISS ME" on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien,"
Tuesday, February 9th. The program begins on NBC at 12:30 a.m. Eastern.
SIXPENCE TO PLAY TWO POPULAR DAYTIME TALK SHOWS
February 11, 1999 -- Sixpence is scheduled to appear on the talk show "Donny & Marie" this Tuesday, February 16. The band filmed the
show in L.A. on February 5. Meanwhile, Sixpence's appearance on "Live! with Regis & Kathie Lee" has been confirmed for Friday, March 5. The band was
originally scheduled to perform their hit single "Kiss Me" on February 5th, but "programming changes" caused the
show to reschedule the appearance.
SIXPENCE TO PLAY "THE TONIGHT SHOW"
March 5, 1999 -- Hours after Sixpence performed "Kiss Me" on "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee," the band's label
has announced that Sixpence has been confirmed for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on Friday, March 19.
In other TV news, singer Leigh Nash will host VH1's "Women First" program on Tuesday, March 9. This 30-minute
show airs at 10 a.m. (Eastern)/9 a.m. (Central), and then again at 4 p.m. (Eastern).
"KISS ME REVISITS "DAWSON'S CREEK"
March 18, 1999 -- Next Wednesday, March 24, the "Dawson's Creek" episode featuring the single "Kiss Me" will air once again.
This corrects an inaccurate air date previously reported on this web site. The show airs on the Warner Bros. network
at 8 p.m. (EST)/7 p.m. (CST) in most markets--check local listings for more information. Meanwhile, "Kiss Me"
has already been included on the "Dawson's Creek" soundtrack scheduled for release in late April. In related news, the motion picture She's All That,
which also features "Kiss Me," has grossed over $55 million at the box office and the single continues to climb the sales and airplay charts.
SIXPENCE CHATS AT LAUNCH.COM
March 18, 1999 -- On Friday, March 19, the same day the band plays "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Sixpence will be the guests of an
internet chat at Launch.com. The chat is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. (Pacific)/5:30 p.m. (Eastern). For more information, visit Launch.com.
"KISS ME" GOES GOLD
March 25, 1999 -- The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified Sixpence None the Richer's single "Kiss Me" as "gold." Gold status is given to an album or
single that sells over 500,000 units. Meanwhile, "Kiss Me" will drop from #5 to #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 in the upcoming April 3 issue. The drop comes despite
continued increases in both sales and airplay, which allow the single to retain its "with a bullet" status on the chart.
SIXPENCE GOES WEST WITH LILITH FAIR
April 27, 1999 -- Sixpence will be among the artists present when the Lilith Fair begins its summer tour of North America this July. Dates and artists for this, the third and final year of the tour, were announced today
at a press conference. Sixpence will be with the tour for eight consecutive west coast dates--from the Fair's opener in Vancouver, BC, on July 8 to the Los Angeles show on July 17. For specific dates, see the Pro Tour
section. For more information on the Lilith Fair, visit www.lilithfair.com.
SIXPENCE SET TO PLAY "THE LATE SHOW"
May 5, 1999 -- After already tackling "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" earlier this year, Sixpence is now
scheduled to perform on "The Late Show with David Letterman." The appearance has been confirmed for Tuesday, July 6, just two days
before the band helps kick off the Lilith Fair in Vancouver, B.C. (see story below).
In other news: In charts to be released this week, "Kiss Me" will be ranked #1 on both the Billboard Monitor chart (tracking airplay) and the Gavin CHR/Pop chart (the chart upon which
Casey Kasem's Top 40 countdown is based).
SIXPENCE, "KISS ME" ARRIVE IN U.K.
May 19, 1999 -- In support of the May 17 release of "Kiss Me" in the U.K., the members of Sixpence journeyed across the Atlantic this week to formally introduce themselves to Britain. In addition to a live show Tuesday (May 17) at the Cafe De Paris in Leicester Square, the
band was scheduled to appear earlier this week on several television shows (including "T4," "This Morning," and "Big Breakfast"). Meanwhile, "Kiss Me" is already storming up the U.K.'s Pepsi Chart, checking in at #20 this week. Helping to fester the buzz surrounding Sixpence is this Friday's (May 21) U.K. release of the movie She's All That. Also, Sixpence's self-titled
album is tenatively scheduled for U.K. release June 14. For more information on Sixpence's U.K. activities, be sure to visit James Stewart's Sixpence U.K. Information Centre.
In stateside news: In addition to their July 6 "The Late Show with David Letterman" performance, Sixpence has been scheduled to perform on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" Tuesday, July 20... If you missed Sixpence's appearance at #1 on Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" countdown last weekend, you still have a chance to redeem yourself. The single remains at the top spot for this weekend's countdown (May 22-23) as well.
"KISS ME" HITS #1 IN U.K., AUSTRALIA
June 14, 1999 -- After slowly but steadily climbing to the top of U.S. airplay charts earlier
this year, Sixpence's "Kiss Me" has rocketed to the top of charts in both the U.K. and Australia. Last week "Kiss
Me" was the most played song in the U.K., while the single topped Australia's Aria singles sales chart. On Aria's album sales chart, the soundtrack Songs from Dawson's Creek, which features "Kiss Me," dropped from the top
spot to #2 this week. Meanwhile, Sixpence is off to Europe for a promotional tour which coincides
with the release of the single there, as well as the U.K. release of the band's self-titled album. In
U.S. chart news, "Kiss Me" remains at #6 on Billboard's Hot 100 for the second week in a row.
SIXPENCE'S SELF-TITLED ALBUM CERTIFIED "GOLD"
June 16, 1999 -- Sixpence None the Richer's self-titled Grammy-nominated album has been
ceritified "Gold" by the Recording Industry Association of America. Squint Entertainment has shipped over 500,000 units of Sixpence None the Richer,
which continues to build on the success generated by the #1 smash hit, "Kiss Me."
"KISS ME" REQUESTED FOR BRITISH ROYAL WEDDING
June 18, 1999 -- Earlier today a representative of Prince Edward's family contacted Sixpence's record label, Squint Entertainment, requesting permission to use Sixpence's single "Kiss Me"
during the BBC telecast of Prince Edward's June 19 royal wedding to Sophie Rhys-Jones. The ceremony is to take place at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. If all goes as planned, "Kiss Me" will be played twice during the telecast: first, as the
couple exits the cathedral after the marriage ceremony, and again at the conclusion of the telecast during a ceremony montage and the production credits. In the United States, the BBC's coverage will be carried live by The Discovery Channel/The Learning Channel, beginning at 11 a.m. Eastern Saturday and ending at approximately at 1:30 p.m.
"KISS ME"/ROYAL WEDDING UPDATE
June 28, 1999 -- The estimated 200 million viewers who tuned in to see Britain's Prince Edward wed Sophie Rhys-Jones on Saturday, June 19, also heard Sixpence's "Kiss Me" play as the BBC's telecast closed with a montage of the ceremony. The song was included in the international telecast after a representative of
England's royal family contacted the band's U.K. label affiliate, Elektra, less than 24 hours before the ceremony.
SIXPENCE PREPARES TO RELEASE NEXT SINGLE
June 28, 1999 -- Sixpence began work on the video for "There She Goes"--the follow-up single to the international hit "Kiss Me"--today in San Francisco, CA. The band is scheduled to spend a total of three days shooting the video, which is
being directed by the band's longtime friend Brandon Dickerson. Meanwhile, "There She Goes" should begin popping up on U.S. radio stations during the first week of July, coinciding with Sixpence's July 6 performance of the song on "Late Night with David Letterman."
Originally written and recorded by The La's in 1991, "There She Goes" has been a fixture in Sixpence's live show for over a year. The studio version, which
was mixed by Tom Lord-Alge, ships to radio stations tomorrow. Subsequent versions of the band's self-titled album will include "There She Goes" as the 13th track.
"THERE SHE GOES": SIXPENCE SETS OUT FOR LILITH FAIR
July 7, 1999 -- After making two national television appearances in less than 12 hours, Sixpence will head for Vancouver, British Columbia, to help kick off
the 1999 Lilith Fair tour tomorrow. The band officially debuted their latest single, "There She Goes," last night on "Late Night with David Letterman," and, in a rare
occurrence for musical guests, vocalist Leigh Nash was called over to chat with Letterman in the closing minutes of the show. Sixpence followed that appearance with a performance of
the single this morning on the talk show "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee." The appearance was the band's second on the show, and Leigh and the band conversed with both hosts about
the band's success and the upcoming Lilith Fair appearances. Sixpence will be performing on the first eight stops of the Lilith Fair, as the touring event makes its way from Vancouver to Los Angeles.
Incidentally, on both "Letterman" and "Live!" the band also played their previous single "Kiss Me" as bumper music leading to commercial breaks.
SINGLE GAINS MOMENTUM
July 21, 1999 -- Only two weeks after its official debut on "Late Night with David Letterman," the single "There She Goes" is the #1 most added song on the AAA radio format and the #2 most added on the Modern Rock format. In addition to the "Letterman" appearance, Sixpence has been spending the past two weeks performing on eight West Coast Lilith Fair dates, playing the single on the television shows "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," and paying a promotional visit
to Mexico City. And the band's schedule doesn't ease up anytime soon: Today they depart for a 13-day promotional tour in Japan.
SIXPENCE FEATURED ON DICK SOUNDTRACK
July 21, 1999 -- Sixpence will be featured on the forthcoming Dick motion picture soundtrack performing a cover of ABBA's "Dancing Queen" (RealAudio clip). The album, which will be released next Tuesday (July 27), features nine #1 hits from '70s by artists like Jackson 5, Elton John, and Carly Simon; Sixpence's take on the ABBA disco classic is the only non-'70s track included. Says Sixpence's Matt Slocum, "It was a pleasure to get inside the song 'Dancing Queen,' let it infect us, and create our own version." Although "Dancing Queen" is part of the movie soundtrack, there are no plans to release it as a single or to service it to radio. You can still request Sixpence, however, by calling your local radio stations and asking for the band's current single, "There She Goes." For more information on Dick--which hits theatres August 4--visit Sony's Web site.
MTV, VH1, & M2 TO ADD "THERE SHE GOES" VIDEO
July 28, 1999 -- According to Squint Entertainment's L.A. offices, the cable music channels MTV, VH1, and M2 will all soon be adding the video for Sixpence's current single, "There She Goes." M2 was slated to immediately add the video to its rotation, while MTV is scheduled to debut "There She Goes" on "120 Minutes" (midnight E/P) this Sunday night, August 1. The following day, VH1 will put the video "into custom rotation."
SIXPENCE RETURNS FROM FAR EAST
August 13, 1999 -- Last week Sixpence None the Richer completed a 15-day promotional tour of Japan, the Philippines, Korea, and Singapore. Currently the band is in the midst of a much-deserved break from the road, but their schedule resumes August 26 with a performance on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." The band's promotional tour consisted of radio and television appearances as well as interviews and concert performances. As Cristina Biyo reports from Manila, Sixpence was held to a tight and busy schedule on their visit to the Philippines. On Friday, July 30, Leigh Nash and Matt Slocum spent the morning on a four-radio-station tour for interviews, followed that with a midday press conference, and the band finished the evening with a 45-minute performance at a club named Zu. The following day they were guests on a noontime show called "Eat Bulaga"; at 6 p.m., they performed a half-hour gig for a capacity crowd at the SM Megamall; later that evening, they taped another guest performance for a TV show; and at 11:30 p.m., the guys returned to the hotel while Leigh stayed for a short sitdown chat at another live TV show. "Kiss Me" reached #1 on the airplay charts in both Japan and the Philippines--two of the nine countries in which the single has hit the top of the charts.
MATT SLOCUM EXPLAINS PURPLE DOOR CANCELLATION
August 13, 1999 -- From Sixpence's Matt Slocum: "To whom it may concern, there have been a number of emails received regarding Sixpence's cancellation of their appearance at the Purple Door festival this year, so here's some clarification. First, the festival was booked with a 30-day out clause, due to our anticipation of possible exhaustion, and therefore we did not break our word or any agreement between the festival organizers or promoters. Secondly, this has been a whirlwind year for us, and much of our physical, emotional, and spiritual resources have been seriously tapped. We are only human, and we need rest and solitude to recharge from time to time. Otherwise you burn out, or 'lose your salt,' and that does nobody any good. We simply needed a break. I hope that our fans and supporters can understand our decision. Sincerely, Matt Slocum."
"KISS ME" INCLUDED ON "MORNING BECOMES
August 13, 1999 -- Beginning September 7, Mammoth Records will be releasing a series of compilation albums which feature the best in-studio performances recorded during Nic Harcourt's popular "Morning Becomes Eclectic" radio show. Among the selections included on the first release will be a live version of "Kiss Me," performed by Sixpence during the band's September 17, 1998, appearance on the show. The 17-track set also features live music from: Joe Henry, Beth Orton, Mercury Rev, Morcheeba, Cake, Air, Pink Martini, Freestylers, Buffalo Daughter, John Martyn, Lyle Lovett, Semisonic, Edna Swap, PJ Harvey, Angelique Kidjo, and Brad Meldhau. The Los Angeles-based National Public Radio station KCRW-89.9FM, which broadcasts "Morning Becomes Eclectic," was the first to play "Kiss Me" in L.A.
HAL LEONARD PUBLISHES SIXPENCE SONGBOOK
September 3, 1999 -- Fans and musicians longing for Sixpence sheet music will be pleased to learn that the Hal Leonard Corporation, the world leader in the music print industry, has produced a songbook for the band's self-titled album. The folio includes piano, guitar, and vocal parts for 12 of the 13 songs on the Grammy-nominated album, including the singles "Kiss Me" and "There She Goes." ("Puedo Escribir" is not included in the songbook.) The folio, which should be available in music stores this month, is expected to retail for $14.95 (US). A six-page booklet featuring piano and vocal parts for "Kiss Me" has also been produced by Hal Leonard, and is expected to retail for $3.95 (US). For more information on these items and where to find them in your area, visit the Hal Leonard web site.
SQUINT OFFERS FREE "THERE SHE GOES" SINGLE TO PURCHASERS OF ORIGINAL VERSION OF SELF-TITLED ALBUM
September 10, 1999 -- For a limited time, consumers who purchased versions of Sixpence's self-titled album prior to the inclusion of "There She Goes" can now redeem a free copy of the single from Squint Entertainment. "There She Goes"--the band's current single--was not included on original pressings of the gold-selling album; earlier this year, however, the album was reissued to include the song as the 13th track. Find out more about this limited-time redemption offer at the Spy Promotions website.
SONICNET TO HOST SIXPENCE VIDEO CHAT
September 17, 1999 -- This Monday, September 20, SonicNet and Yahoo! Chat will host a Sixpence video chat online. The chat is scheduled to begin at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific and will feature a live acoustic performance from the SonicNet studio. To participate, or for more information, visit SonicNet.
MORE SIXPENCE SONGS HIT NETWORK TV
October 27, 1999 -- After seeing "Kiss Me" featured in a motion picture and numerous television programs, Sixpence is now finding prime-time success with other songs from their self-titled album. The track "I Can't Catch You" was featured in tonight's episode of new FOX network series "Get Real," while the band's current single, "There She Goes," is slated to be featured in an upcoming episode of the ABC series "SPORTSNIGHT" (air date to be announced).
In other news: There are only a handful of dates left in Sixpence's fall tour with Better Than Ezra and Jeremy Toback, which concludes in Miami on October 30. During the tour--which kicked-off in Philadelphia on September 15--Sixpence has augmented its traditional five-piece setup with keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden and a string section comprised of Jacob Lawson (violin), James Johnston (violin), and Joseph Pagan (viola). The band has also been playing new material each night, inserting songs like "Stronger," "Paralyzed," "Melody of You," "Dizzy," and "Train Wreck" into the set list. Sixpence has also been telling audiences of plans to begin recording a new album in early 2000, with a tentative fall 2000 release date. Meanwhile, the band's current single "There She Goes" climbs to #36 on Billboard's Hot 100, #8 on Billboard's Adult Top 40, #11 on R&R's CHR/Pop chart, and #9 on VH1's Video Countdown.
EMAIL THE BAND
HALL OF FAME