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Truth, The

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.

truth55By 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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Dennis Greaves
Vocals, guitar
Chris Skornia
Keyboards
Mick Lister
Guitar, vocals
Gary Wallis
Drums
Brian Bethell
Bass
Richard Parfitt
Bass
Allan Fielder
Drums
Rowan Jackson
Drums
Antony Harty
Bass
Mickey Roberts
Keyboards
Paul Fox
Keyboards
Pat Mastelotto
Drums
John Pierce
Guitar
John Van Tongeren
Keyboards
Mick Lister
Guitar, vocals