This Dublin-based, six-piece melodic rock group comprised Paul Quinn (lead vocals), Dave Gooding (guitar), Jim Phillips (guitar), P.J. Smith (keyboards), Jon Angel (bass) and Ray Fearn (drums). Together they impressed Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliot, who took over production on their debut album and helped them to secure a contract with London Records. The record company’s public relations team subsequently launched an impressive and expensive campaign on their behalf. They supported Thunder on their ‘Backstreet Symphony’ tour in 1990 and were generally well received by the press. Paul Quinn’s voice oozed emotion, but their material failed to stamp its own identity. Accusations of hype followed, and the band quietly dissolved a year later. Gooding later joined the mid-90s hard rock group b.l.o.w.
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