Modern Romance emerged in the summer of 1981, and achieved 8 UK hit singles, and three albums. Appearances on all the major UK TV entertainment shows of the time, including “The Russell Harty Show”, “Des O’Connor Tonight”, & “The Kenny Everett Show”, were a regular occurrence, as were slots on Top of the Pops, and various Royal Variety Performances.
Modern Romance were extremely popular on an international level. Amongst the countries to be drawn to the Latin sound for which the band became known, were: Spain, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and Greece.
In the Far East, the single “Walking in the Rain” reached No.1. The album “Adventures in Clubland” was No.1 in Venezuela, for which the band received a gold disc. They also achieved success in various other parts of Latin America. The single “Can You Move” reached No. 1 in the U.S. dance charts. Their performance in Tokyo was captured on video, and released as: “Modern Romance – Live in Tokyo” and is still a much sought after video today.