The Adventures

Formed 1984. Disbanded 1993.

Biography

The Adventures are a Northern Irish rock group, formed in Belfast in 1984.

The band later moved to London where they signed to Chrysalis Records and released their first single in 1984. Following their debut album released a year later the group moved to Elektra Records and scored their biggest hit, "Broken Land". The song was written by guitarist Pat Gribben and reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart, and was also the most played song on BBC Radio 1 in 1988.[citation needed]

The band were actively recording and touring from 1984 up until 1993, and despite the backing of Simon Fuller, The Adventures never achieved a significant commercial breakthrough. In recent years, the band have reformed to play low key live gigs and festivals in Belfast, although no further studio recordings have been made.

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