Modern Romance

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s

Biography

From the remnants of UK punk band, the Leyton Buzzards, crawled singer Geoffrey Deanne (10 December 1954, London, England) and bass player David Jaymes (b. 28 November 1954, Woodford, Essex, England). After becoming involved in the London club scene (alongside luminaries like Steve Strange), they formed a company called Business Art Productions with manager Brian O’Donoughue. Signed to WEA Records, they released ‘Tonight’. This flopped, so in late 1980, Jaymes and Deanne formed a new line-up featuring Deanne and Jaymes, the latter’s brother Robbie (b. 3 October 1962; keyboards), Paul Gendler (b. 11 August 1960; guitar) and Andy Kyriacou (b. 19 April 1958; drums, ex-Linx; Central Line). John Du Prez (b. 14 December 1946, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England) also featured on trumpet. Through their club connections they came across the Latin-American music salsa, which was set to be all the craze in the summer of 1981. They quickly recorded...

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