The Proclaimers are a Scottish band composed of identical twin brothers, Charlie and Craig Reid
(born 5 March, 1962, in Leith, Scotland). They are probably best known for the songs "Letter from
America", "I'm On My Way" and "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)".
Craig Reid and Charlie Reid were born in Leith in 1962, and grew up in Edinburgh, Cornwall and Auchtermuchty.
After several punk rock bands at school they formed The Proclaimers in 1983.
The pair came to public attention when an Inverness based fan sent their demo to the British band The Housemartins,
who were impressed enough to invite the Proclaimers on their 1986 UK tour. The exposure of the tour won them a January
1987 appearance on the UK pop music television programme The Tube on Channel...