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Saturday, 23 February, 2002, 11:30 GMT
Wrexham band up for Grammy award
The group shot to fame with Rhythm Is A Mystery
A Wrexham dance group are preparing to fly out to Los Angeles on Sunday in the hope of scooping one of the music industries most prestigious awards.

K-klass have been nominated for a Grammy - described as the musical equivalent of an Oscar - in the Best Remixed Recording, Non Classical category.

This opens many doors for K-klass just being nominated is a huge achievement

Carl Thomas, K-klass

They are the first Welsh group ever to be shortlisted in this category.

Andy Williams, Carl Thomas, Russ Morgan and Paul Roberts, based in north Wales, shot to fame in 1991 with the chart topping single Rhythm Is A Mystery.

This latest nomination follows K-klass' successful remixing of the American release of Samantha Mumba's "Baby Come Over."

The band are hoping the event will have a positive impact on their career.

Group member Carl Thomas said: "This opens many doors for K-klass just being nominated is a huge achievement.

"We are hoping to meet lots of people in the business and hopefully forge some strong relationships with a lot of record companies and gain some work as well."

The Grammys cover all genres of music in 100 categories.

The band will be up against stiff competition with E-smoove, Danny Tenaglia, Steve 'Silk' Hurley and Deep Dish all hoping for the same award.

Major Acts

In the past decade a host of major acts have recruited the services of K-kclass.

They include New Order, Blondie, Cher, Janet Jackson and The Corrs.

Andy and Carl from Wrexham teamed up with Paul and Russ from Chester, after meeting at the Hacienda Club in Manchester during the 1980s.

The four will fly to the United States on Sunday for the award ceremony at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on 27 February.

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