Living in a Box

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Tags: 80s pop british synthpop dance new wave Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Sheffield, England-based pop band comprised Richard Darbyshire (8 March 1960, Stockport, Cheshire, England; vocal/guitars, ex-Zu Zu Sharks), Marcus Vere (b. 29 January 1962; keyboards) and Anthony Critchlow (drums). Their first single, the self-referential, ‘Living In A Box’ was a UK Top 10 and US Top 20 hit in the spring of 1987 and further successes followed over the next two years, most notably, ‘Blow The House Down’ and ‘Room In Your Heart’. Meanwhile, vocalist Darbyshire guested on Jellybean’s Jellybean Rocks The House. Having enjoyed a hit album with their self-titled debut, the band consolidated their success with Gatecrashing. However, they sundered in 1990 as their chart fortunes declined. Darbyshire subsequently launched an abortive solo career with Virgin Records. He enjoyed more success as a songwriter for other acts.

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