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Linx (band)

Linx was a British soul/funk band consisting of David Grant, Bob Carter (keyboards), Andy Duncan (drums), Canute Edwards (guitar), Peter Martin (bass) (aka Sketch) and Junior Giscombe (backing vocals). After its first hit in 1980, the band slimmed down to a duo of Grant and Martin.[1] They had six entries on the UK Singles Chart from mid 1980 until mid 1982.[2] The band's biggest success was "Intuition," which reached number 7 in early 1981.[2] Other hits included "You're Lying" and "So This is Romance." Linx also contributed to the influential C81 compilation cassette released by New Musical Express magazine in 1981.

Bass player Sketch played a variety of bright funk styles that typified the band's sound. He is the uncle of British comedian and TV personality Richard Blackwood. Bob Carter and Andy Duncan were session musicians who were known for their contribution to Hazel O'Connor's Breaking Glass album and movie.

Linx split in early 1983, although there were indications that this was going to happen in 1982 as well. Grant went on to have a number of solo hits.[1] More recently, he was featured as a vocal coach on the BBC TV show Fame Academy. Martin joined the band 23 Skidoo.[3]

Contents

  • Discography 1
    • Singles 1.1
    • Albums 1.2
  • References 2

Discography

Singles

Release date Single title UK Singles Chart[2] position[4]
September 1980 "You're Lying"
15
March 1981 "Intuition"
7
June 1981 "Throw Away the Key"
21
September 1981 "So This is Romance"
15
November 1981 "Can't Help Myself"
55
July 1982 "Plaything"
48

Albums

Release date Album title UK Albums Chart position[2][4]
March 1981 Intuition
8
October 1981 Go Ahead
35

References

  1. ^ a b Carrieanddavidgrant.co.uk
  2. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 323.  
  3. ^ Allthingsdeep.com
  4. ^ a b Chartstats.com
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