The House of Love

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

After a short spell with the ill-fated, glam rock-inspired Kingdoms, vocalist and guitarist Guy Chadwick (21 March 1956, Hanover, Germany) teamed up with drummer Pete Evans (b. 22 October 1957, Swansea, Wales), guitarist Terry Bickers (b. 6 September 1965, Fulham, London, England), bass player Chris Groothuizen (b. New Zealand) and vocalist/guitarist Andrea Heukamp to form UK band the House Of Love. Throughout 1986, the quintet played at small pubs and despatched a demo tape to Creation Records, which, after constant play in the office, attracted the attention of label head Alan McGee. He financed the recording of their debut single, the sparkling ‘Shine On’, which was released in May 1987 (the song eventually became a Top 20 hit when a re-recorded version was released three years later). The follow-up ‘Real Animal’ sold relatively poorly and, after touring extensively under tough conditions, Heukamp decided to leave the band (her time with the...

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