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Background information
Origin London, UK
Genres Britpop
Labels EastWest, China Records, Eagle Records, Koch Records (US)
Years active 1997-2002
Past members Louis Eliot
Jonny Bull
Julian Taylor
Pete Cuthbert
Toby Hounsham
Anthony Christmas

Rialto were a Britpop band of the late 1990s. They released their self-titled debut album in 1998, and Night on Earth in 2002.

The band were a support act for Duran Duran in 1998.

Background informationEdit

Rialto grew from the remains of the band Kinky Machine, which featured singer Louis Eliot and guitarist Jonny Bull. Kinky Machine released two albums, their self-titled debut in 1993 and Bent in 1995.

In 1997, Bull and Elliot, along with the Julian Taylor, drummer Pete Cuthbert, and Toby Hounsham, rejoined and formed Rialto. Later that year they released their first singles, "When We're Together" and "Untouchable". The latter was re-released in January 1998 and entered the Top 20 in the UK chart. Despite the anticipated arrival of their self-titled debut album, East West Records dropped them. Instead China Records released the band's debut album on 13 July 1998.

The six-track Girl on a Train EP followed two years later, receiving accolades from NME and Q magazines. By the time Rialto gathered to make a second album, Hounsham and Christmas had left the group leaving them as a four-piece. The band finally released their second (and final) album in March 2002; Night on Earth.

Past membersEdit

  • Louis Eliot - lead vocalist, guitar, songwriter
  • Jonny Bull - guitar, programming, backing vocals, producer
  • Julian Taylor - bass, backing vocals and trumpet
  • Pete Cuthbert - drums
  • Toby Hounsham - keyboards
  • Anthony Christmas - drums
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