No Sweat (band)

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No Sweat were an Irish rock band, active during the late 1980s and early 1990s. They are best remembered for their single, "Heart and Soul" (produced by the Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott), which topped the Irish Singles Chart for two weeks in June 1989.

The group had two further Irish hits the following year with "Tear Down the Walls" (#4) and "On the Edge" (#11). 1990 also saw the release of their self-titled debut album, which was produced by Keith Olsen for Pogo Logo Corp., and was recorded at the Goodnight L.A. studio in Van Nuys, California, United States.

"Heart and Soul" and "Tear Down the Walls" were released as singles in the United Kingdom, with both enjoying minor success in the UK Singles Chart. The former spent four weeks in that chart, peaking at #64, whilst "Tear Down the Walls" peaked at #61.[1]

Their guitarist, Dave Gooding, became the vocalist for blues-rock band b.l.o.w. with former members of Little Angels.

The keyboard player PJ Smith moved to Los Angeles where he pursued a songwriting and performing career with bands like: Toe, Clock.


  • Paul Quinn - lead vocals
  • Connor McKeon - lead vocals
  • John "Harv" Harbinson - lead vocals
  • Dave Gooding - guitars, backing vocals
  • Jim Phillips - guitars, backing vocals
  • Jon Angel - bass, backing vocals
  • P.J. Smith - keyboards, piano, computer, tambourine, backing vocals
  • Eddie Fincher - drums
  • Ray Fean - drums, percussion
  • Declan Morell - drums

Album track listing[edit]

  1. "Heart and Soul" *
  2. "Shake"
  3. "Stay" *
  4. "On the Edge"
  5. "Waters Flow" **
  6. "Tear Down the Walls"
  7. "Generation"
  8. "Lean On Me"
  9. "Stranger"
  10. "Mover" ***

Album personnel[edit]

  • Paul Quinn (lead vocals)
  • PJ Smith (keyboards & vocals)[2]
  • Jim Phillips (guitars & vocals)
  • Jon E. Angel (bass)
  • David Gooding (guitars & vocals)
  • Ray Fean (drums)
  • Jimmy Crichton (keyboard programming)
  • James Kottak (additional drums)
  • Michael Sadler (backing vocals)
  • Tim Pierce (additional guitars) *
  • Claudia Fontaine (backing vocals) **
  • Shelley Buckspan (backing vocals) **
  • Johnnie Edwards (slide guitar) ***


  1. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 396. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  2. ^ "P J Smith homepage". Retrieved 18 April 2012.

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