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(1985 – 1990)

Living in a Box were a British pop trio from the 1980s (formed in 1985). The members were Richard Darbyshire (vocals and guitar), Marcus Vere (synths) and Anthony Critchlow (drums).

They are perhaps best known for their eponymous debut single, and it is the only single of theirs to have charted in the United States, reaching #17 on the Billboard Chart. In their home country they enjoyed more success, releasing their self-titled debut album in 1987 and a follow-up album, Gatecrashing, in 1989,. In addition to their debut single, they scored a total of five Top 40 hits including Blow The House Down, Room In Your Heart and Scales Of Justice. They were also moderately successful in Germany and France.

Artistic differences, as well as changes to their label Chrysalis, caused the band to break up in 1990 before their third LP could be released. Richard Darbyshire went on to pursue a solo career.


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  • PearlSkin

    I can't get enough of this band either. I have listened to all their songs. Very under rated and I am baffled why cr** like Bros were bigger than them. Richard Darbyshire was absolutely gorgeous.

    3 Mar 1:34am Reply
  • Amrabart

    can't get enough of this group

    4 Feb 12:42pm Reply
  • jano678

    some things will be goe.

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Cylob

    So they're playing the pub circuit now then! "I'm a Playin' in a Pub".

    24 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BlackRoseKilla

    Touch Sensitive ;) Sweet 80s pop... I like (Y) Richard Darbyshire is cute

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
  • ThisDominon

    Living in a box came on in the pub last night, made me nostalgia

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • samurayanjo

    muito bom

    26 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mikell1

    It(He,She) will sail always to extract deep mas of the ROCK and pop

    20 Mar 2009 Reply
  • macsumner

    Room In Your Heart is a definite guilty pleasure. So was Blow the House Down.

    4 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Musikhamster

    <<<==== bei der Musik tanzt sogar der Hamster

    9 Oct 2008 Reply
  • fanntastic

    am i living in a cardboard box.. helll yeah!! this song rules.

    30 Dec 2007 Reply

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