Our Daughter’s Wedding was a synthpop\new wave music trio from New York that consisted of singer\keyboardist Keith Silva, Layne Rico (who played the synthesizer) and Scott Simon (who played the bass-synth & saxophone). They took their name from a section in a greeting card display.
Originally, the group played punk rock music until 1978. In 1979, they reformed the group, using rhythm machines and synthesizers.
In 1980, Our Daughter’s Wedding released their debut single “Nightlife.” It’s unknown how or if the single made the charts at all.
A year later in 1981, the trio released their second single “Lawnchairs” which attracted attention on college radio and in dance clubs in major cities in the United States. Due to the positive reception of the song, Our Daughter’s Wedding was signed to the EMI America record label.
When “Lawnchairs” was re-released, it peaked at #49 on the U.K. Singles chart and #31 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
During that same year, Our Daughter’s Wedding released a 12-inch EP called “Digital Cowboy.”
Their third single “Target for Life” peaked at #44 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
In 1982, Our Daughter’s Wedding released their debut album “Moving Windows.” It’s unknown how or if the album charted on the Billboard 200.
The duo’s fourth single “Elevate Her” peaked at #61 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Club Play chart.
The follow-up singles from the album “Auto Music” and “Track Me Down” didn’t appear to make a lot of impact on the charts.
Our Daughter’s Wedding toured with The Psychadelic Furs for a year and after that, they disbanded in 1984, but released a single “Take Me” during that same year.
In 2012, they resurfaced and released an EP called “Life’s a Party.” These days, it’s unknown what they’re up to these days or if they’re still active in the music business.
To see a fan-made video for “Lawnchairs,” go to:
To see the music video for “Nightlife,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Elevate Her,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for Target For Life,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Auto Music,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Take Me,” go to: