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Breathe was an English pop\rock band from the 1980s. The band (who were childhood friends from Hampshire, England) that attended the Yateley School together) originally consisted of five people and were called Catch 22.

After bassist Phill Harrison left to join the fire brigade, the band was down to a quartet which consisted of singer David Glasper (born on January 4, 1965 in Cardigan, Mid Wales), guitarist Marcus Lillington (born on February 28, 1967 in London), drummer Ian “Spike” Spice (born on September 18, 1966) and bass guitarist Michael “Mick” Delahunty.

In 1984, Breathe began working on demos which were later introduced to the personnel from Siren Records which led to them getting a record deal with A&M Records.
R-1893973-1418775982-9430In 1985, the band released their debut single “Don’t Tell Me Lies” which originally peaked at #77 on the U.K. Singles chart, but after their debut album was released, the single was re-issued and peaked at #45 on the U.K. Singles chart in 1989.

In the United States, the song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.
R-964595-1290433732In 1987, Breathe released their second single “Hands to Heaven” became their biggest hit to date, peaking at #4 on the U.K. Singles chart and also peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary chart.
R-747080-1367061159-4725In April of 1988, the band released their debut album “All That Jazz” which peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 and #22 on the U.K. Albums chart.

During that same year, Michael left the band, leaving David, Marcus & Spike to promote the album & singles as a trio.
R-3530193-1334068816The third single from the album “Jonas” was only released in the United Kingdom and managed to peak at #60 on the U.K. Singles chart.
R-1343313-1211295981The album’s fourth single “How Can I Fall” became another pop hit for Breathe, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart for 2 weeks in November of 1988. In the U.K., the song peaked at #48 on the U.K. Singles chart.

The last two singles from the album “Any Trick” and “All This I Should Have Known” didn’t chart at all.
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In August of 1990, Breathe released their sophomore album “Peace of Mind” which peaked at #116 on the Billboard 200, but failed to chart in the United Kingdom.
R-4783548-1375387730-4332The first single from the album “Say Hello” peaked at #87 on the U.K. Singles chart.
R-2368413-1368628038-3849The follow-up single “Say a Prayer” fared better in the United States, where it peaked at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, but peaked at a low #93 on the U.K. Singles chart.
R-3832615-1346171049-7130The last single released from the album “Does She Love That Man” peaked at #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #17 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart.

Due to lack of record label promotion, Breathe later disbanded. In 2000, Ian “Spike” Spice passed away.

These days, Marcus Lillington & former member Phill Harrison perform together in a band called Stroke the Toad. Marcus also works at a web design firm called Headscape and co-hosts a web design podcast on Boagworld.com.

In the last few years, David Glasper made some demos on YouTube and as of 2012, he was playing music in southeast Asia. It’s unknown what Michael Delahunty is up to these days since leaving the band.

To see the music video for “Don’t Tell Me Lies,” go to:

To see the music video for “Hands to Heaven,” go to:

To see the music video for “Jonah,” go to:

To see the music video for “How Can I Fall,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Any Trick,” go to:

To see the music video for “All This I Should Have Known,” go to:

To see the music video for “Say Hello,” go to:

To see the music video for “Say a Prayer,” go to:

To see the music video for “Does She Love That Man?”,” go to:

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