The Rembrandts will be there for you at the Robin 2 in July

THE Rembrandts cannot avoid being best known as the creators of I’ll Be There For You – theme song for the US TV show Friends.

The duo of Phil Solem and Danny Wilde have much more about them than that one song.

They began their journey with a meeting at a party while both were making their names in the American music scene.

The bonded over a mutual love of David Bowie, Roxy Music and Cheap Trick and worked together in the band Great Buildings which released its only album in 1981.

They went separate ways but kept in touch and The Rembrandts was born in 1989 with their distinctive vocal harmony sound modelled on The Everly Brothers.

Their first single reached no.14 on the Billboard chart and they produced three albums by 1995, the last with Rolling Stones producer Don Smith.

Despite breaks and other projects the duo continued to collaborate under the Rembrandts name.

The latest release, their first studio album in 18 years, is called Via Satellite and will be available in August.

The Rembrandts will be playing live at The Robin 2 in Bilston on Thursday July 11 with support from new wave band A Flock of Seagulls.