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Any Trouble were a British rock band originating from Crewe, England. Founding members were Clive Gregson, Chris Parks and Tom Jackson. Soon after, Mel Harley and Phil Barnes completed the line up. After Tom Jackson left, the band was fronted by Clive Gregson (b. 4 January 1955, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester, England. The remaining four were the first Any Trouble line-up to record. Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages None official English de facto Capital None official London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Manchester is a city in the United Kingdom, famous for being the worlds first industrial city and considered by many to be UKs second city [1][2]. It is a centre of the arts, the media and big business. ...

Any Trouble signed to Stiff Records and their first release "Where Are All The Nice Girls" was perhaps their most successful. The album was produced by John Wood (Fairport Convention etc.) and the band gained instant notoriety for gaining a Melody Maker front cover with a gushing article by Alan Jones. In some ways the band's career never recovered from this early rush of success and Gregson's singing was unfairly compared to that of Elvis Costello.

Endless touring and the release of a second fine album "Wheels In Motion" didn't seem to be furthering their career and by 1984 the band had moved to EMI after an ignominious exit from Stiff. By now the line-up consisted of original members Gregson and Barnes with the addition of Andy Ebsworth on drums and Steve Gurl on keyboards. Two albums followed (including the impressive double album "Wrong End Of The Race" ) but even the might of EMI couldn't give the band the success that many felt they deserved.

After a solo album of his own Clive Gregson joined Richard Thompson's road band for a time before continuing an extended solo career.


Band members

  • Clive Gregson (Vocals/Guitar)
  • Chris Parks (Guitar)
  • Mel Harley (Drums)
  • Phil Barnes (Bass)
  • Martin Hughes (Drums)
  • Steve Gurl (Keyboards)
  • Andy Ebsworth (drums)

Where are they now

  • Clive Gregson is still a full time musician, working in America
  • Chris Parks is now working in the UK as a software programmer
  • Phil Barnes worked producing music videos for bands such as Oasis, now produces TV adverts
  • Andy Ebsworth is now a music tech college tutor in Croydon, London.

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  • Where Are All The Nice Girls (1980)
  • Wheels In Motion (1981)
  • Live At The Venue (1981)
  • Any Trouble (1983)
  • Wrong End Of The Race (1984)
  • Girls Are Always Right - The Stiff Years (2002)

See also

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Any Trouble (297 words)
ANY TROUBLE have reformed for an album with the resurgent STIFF RECORDS, (now owned by ZTT), with a release date of SEPTEMBER 10th 2007.
Entitled ‘ That Sound’, it is accompanied by a promo clip shot at Any Trouble’s recent comeback concert by a world-famous video director languishing under the pseudonym of BIF RYDBERG.
Entitled ‘LIFE IN REVERSE’, it was recorded with original producer JOHN WOOD (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Squeeze), who also helmed the first Any Trouble album (‘Where Are All The Nice Girls?’), which of course was released on Stiff.
Any Trouble, MP3 Music Download at eMusic (658 words)
Any Trouble was an underappreciated bright spot on Stiff Records, a label which had no shortage of talented artists.
After a brief moment as a folky trio, by 1976 Any Trouble changed to a four-piece rock group, speeding up their repertoire in response to the punk movement -- by this point the lineup was Gregson (vocals/guitar), Chris Parks (guitar), Phil Barnes (bass), and Mel Harley (drums).
Essentially a new band, the four-piece recorded Any Trouble in 1983.
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