Pet Shop Boys (named after a group of friends that worked in a pet shop) formed in London in August 1981 in an electronics shop.
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe shared a passion for dance music and synthesizers, and so, decided to start a band. A meeting with producer Bobby "O" Orlando in 1983, led to Orlando producing their first single "West End Girls". A second release of "West End Girls" in 1986 (produced by Stephen Hague) became an international chart-topper, and set the duo's debut LP, Please, up for massive success. Just one year after the immense success of their debut LP, Tennant and Lowe released Actually, which contained two top ten hits; "It's a Sin" and "What Have I Don’t To Deserve This?", (a duet featuring Dusty Springfield.
Their catchy and cheeky music, along with their forward thinking way of modern dance pop, has helped their music last through the decades and into the modern day. In 2019, Pet Shop Boys continue to release material and tour.