two singles, guitarist Paul Bowen was replaced by Pat Gribben,
an old school friend of Terry Sharpe. They changed their name
to Tango Brigade and released a final single, "Donegal,"
before splitting up. Terry gigged with The Angelic Upstarts,
before demoing some of Pat's songs in order to get a publishing
deal. This deal was quickly followed by a record deal with Chrysalis,
and joined by wife Eileen, they realised they had the makings
of a band. They were the first signings of Simon
Fuller, the manager behind Annie Lennox, Brian Kennedy and
the Spice Girls to name but a few.
album was released in 1985 on Chrysalis, entitled "Theodore
And Friends." (It was later re-released as The Adventures,
with a slightly different track listing.) The first two singles
were Another Silent Day and Send My Heart. The album
was promoted on a world tour as support slot for 80's giants Tears
For Fears but after the album wasn't as successful
as hoped, the band took a sabbatical to rethink their approach.
after splitting with Chrysalis and joining WEA Elektra, they released
what was to be their most successful album, The Sea of Love.
The single Broken Land went to Number 20 in the UK singles
charts and even higher in other countries. It also topped Radio
1's chart as the most played single of 1988 in the UK. On the
back of this came another tour, this time with Fleetwood Mac.
The tour included shows all over Europe and culminated in a gig
in Wembley stadium.
1990 saw the release of Trading Secrets With The Moon (WEA
Elektra), probably their best album in the eyes of fans. However
the album had no instant singles,unlike The Sea of Love, which
featured not only Broken Land, but One Step From Heaven
and Drowning In The Sea Of Love as well, which were the
cornerstones of the album. As a result of this, the album failed
to make it in the charts and they subsequently split with Elektra
to sign to Polydor.
The Adventures released their final album, Lions and Tigers
and Bears (named by Pat and Eileen's second daughter.) They
had recently switched to Polydor and had also moved back to Belfast.
Singles from the album included Monday Monday (a cover
of the fantastic Mamma's and Pappa's classic,) Your
Greatest Shade of Blue and Raining All Over The World.
The sales failed to build on the Sea of Love success
and the band stop recording together and touring.
however played a few gigs since. These included The West Belfast
Festival (1997), The Empire, Belfast (1998 & 1999), and BelFest,
Morrisons (2000). They are at present recording material, with
the possibility of a new release.