The group consisted of musicians Mark Gamble, Cassius Campbell and record producers Mark Brydon and Robert Gordon. Their second single "Walking On Sunshine" was a club hit in 1992, and peaked at #71 in the UK Singles Chart. Ruth Joy was the featured vocalist. Brydon went on to have continued success with a variety of other projects within house/dance music. The most notable of these was as the producer of The Funky Worm, who had a Top 40 hit in the UK Singles Chart in 1988, with "Hustle (To The Music)". However, Brydon's biggest success came from the mid-1990s onwards with vocalist Róisín Murphy, as the producer of Moloko. Gordon was also well known within Sheffield's music scene, and was the co-producer of Forgemasters, "Track With No Name", one of the seminal tracks of the Yorkshire Bleeps and Bass scene. Gordon was also a co-founder of Warp Records, until leaving the label acrimoniously in 1991.
"House Arrest", a sample based dance track, reached #3 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1987 and January 1988. Alongside similar releases by artists such as Bomb the Bass and S'Express, "House Arrest" is considered a pioneering example of British house music. It has since been licensed to numerous compilation albums.
In 1989, Ruth Joy (real name Ruth Joy Oram) launched a solo career, releasing the single "Don't Push It" (UK #66) (backed with "Gimme Your Love") on MCA Records. Both tracks were produced by Mantronik. She followed it up with the single "Soul Power", and in 1991 she released "Feel" (UK #67). All of these tracks, plus some additional ones, ended up on her 1992 album, Pride And Joy.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 308. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 217. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 291. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
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