After the break-up of Nine Below Zero in 1982, Dennis Greaves saw an opportunity to fulfil other sides of his musical passion and decided to form a soul group named The Truth.
Relying on the soulful sound of the Hammond organ, two guitars, drums and bass, the band signed to WEA in the summer of 1982.
By the following summer, the band had notched up two Top 20 singles, Confusion (Hits Us Every Time) and A Step in the Right Direction. In 1984 the band signed to I.R.S. and released their first album, Playground, a classic soul/pop record.
The Truth headed for the States where they toured for two years and subsequently recorded their second album Weapons of Love. The single of the same name reached the American Billboard charts.
More touring followed in the US and one of their songs (Edge of Town) featured in the hit TV show Miami Vice.
Returning to the UK in 1989, The Truth recorded their third album, Jump, on I.R.S before splitting in 1990 due to musical differences.
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