Graham McPherson (born 13 January 1961), better known as Suggs, is an English singer, actor, former radio DJ, TV personality, and most famous as the frontman of the band Madness.
After Madness' reformation for Madstock! in 1992 and 1994, Suggs went to work on his first solo album with the production help of acclaimed reggae producers Sly and Robbie. In 1995 The Lone Ranger was released on WEA and peaked on the UK album charts at # 14.
The first single to be released from the album was a cover of The Beatles song "I'm Only Sleeping" entering the UK Top Ten at # 7. The video featured appearances from Madness bandmates Mike Barson and Chas Smash. This was followed by "Camden Town", a homage to his favourite part of London which reached # 14 in the UK. In December of that year, Suggs released The Christmas E.P. featuring his song "The Tune" (written by Mike Barson) plus covers of "Sleigh Ride" and "Alright" by Supergrass. In 1996, the third single from the album, a version of the Simon and Garfunkel classic "Cecilia", became his most successful release, entering the U.K charts at # 4 and selling in excess of 500,000 copies. The final single to be released from the album was "No More Alcohol", charting at # 24.
In 1997, Suggs recorded the song "Blue Day" for Chelsea FC with Chelsea players. It was the official song for the team for the FA Cup, which Chelsea eventually won. The song reached # 22 in the UK charts.
In 1998, Suggs released his second solo album The Three Pyramids Club on Warner Music, which was produced by Steve Lironi. The first and only single to be released was "I Am" charting at # 38. The song was also featured on the soundtrack to The Avengers. The album includes a collaboration with ragga artist General Levy and the trombone talents of ska legend Rico Rodriguez.
After his brief solo career, Suggs returned to work with Madness on their first original album in 14 years. Wonderful was released in 1999 and was followed by the covers album The Dangermen Sessions Vol. 1 in 2005. In 2009, Madness released The Liberty of Norton Folgate which reached # 5 in the UK Album Charts.
Suggs - The Platinum Collection was released on 30 July in 2007 on Warner Music, featuring a selection of his best tracks from his two solo albums along with "Blue Day" and a remixed version of "Cecilia".
In 2008, Suggs contributed vocals to a cover of 'Hang Out The Stars In Indiana' to the soundtrack for The Edge of Love composed by Angelo Badalamenti. Suggs also has a cameo in the movie singing the track.