The Colourfield were a British band formed in 1984 in Manchester, when former The Specials and Fun Boy Three frontman, Terry Hall, joined up with ex-The Swinging Cats members Toby Lyons and Karl Shale. Despite all three of them originating from Coventry, they made their homebase in Manchester.
In January 1984 the band released their first single “The Colourfield” which just missed making the top 40. In the summer they released “Take” as their second single, which did not come close to their debut six months earlier. The next single would be the one that would land them on the charts, “Thinking of You” released in January of 1985, and would make it all the way to number 12 and featured Katrina Phillips on vocals. This would be their only charting single. The final single released days before their debut album came out was “Castles in the Air” which did nothing. They soon disbanded in 1987.
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