In Embrace were an English new wave band formed in Leicestershire in 1981. They released two albums before splitting up in 1987.
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The band was formed in Leicestershire in 1981 by Gary Knight (vocals,keyboards, guitar) and Cameron Lindo (guitar,keyboards,vocals). As a duo they released their debut EP, Initial Caress, on Glass Records in May 1982. Their next release was the "Sun Brings Smiles" single in February 1983, which preceded the album Passion Fruit Pastels, released the following month.
Lindo left, to be replaced by former Religious Overdose member Richard Formby. Adding bassist Steve Rees, former Sinatras drummer Joby Palmer and singer Claire Johnson, the band's second album of the year, Too, was released in October. In the years that followed the lineup changed several times, with Knight the only constant member, and other members including Peter Becker of Eyeless in Gaza. After two singles for Cherry Red Records, the band's final album, Songs About Snoggin', was due for release in 1987 by Glass, but was shelved after a financial dispute between the label and producer John Rivers.
Formby was later a member of Spectrum and The Jazz Butcher. Palmer went on to play in Eyeless in Gaza.Guitarist Clive Dove played guitar and bass for many other bands including Russian For Money , Alan Is Bad, The Mockingbirds and The Elijah Craig Band (in which he played double bass.)He has also played for several other bands.
The band's recordings for Cherry Red appeared several times on compilations released by the label, including five tracks on A Fine Day...and a Brilliant Evening: Cherry Red Rarities 1983-1985, a split album with Jane and Barton and Grab Grab the Haddock released in 2003.