1987 departure of Tim Havard (bass) and Guy Gausden (drums) leaves original founders Jon Marsh (voice, keys) and Steve Waddington (guitar).
A trip to NYC then discovery of seminal club Shoom changes everything.
1988 sign to WEA as a poster-fodder pop group, but experience a seismic shift in direction.
Their 1st club track Acid Love on promo 12” within months.
The 3rd was 'Sun Rising' summer ’89, their first hit single.
1990 'Hello' - Top 20 and TOTP.
The album Happiness, a distillation of the fun, optimism, and energy of the 88/89 (acid) house scene released to great acclaim.
Steve left in 1991; Jon continued recording as The Beloved, with Helena Marsh as co-writer/co-producer.
Their 1st release, early 1993 was Sweet Harmony - a major hit record worldwide. Both single and the accompanying album Conscience were their biggest selling releases. A further album - X - with singles 'Satellite' and Deliver Me arrived in 1996.
Jon produced remixes as The Beloved, several releases under alias (on JBO & NRK), and a full time dj career until 2006.
“I can’t split up with myself so I think of it as hibernation”.