Love and Money are a rock/soul/funk band formed in 1985 in Glasgow, Scotland. The band was formed by three former members of Friends Again (singer-songwriter and guitarist James Grant, drummer Stuart Kerr and keyboardist Paul McGeechan) along with bassist Bobby Paterson, who replaced Friends Again’s Neil Cunningham and who had been a member of Set the Tone, a band previously signed to Island Records in 1983
The 1988 follow-up album Strange Kind of Love (which featured Toto’s Jeff Porcaro on drums following the departure of Kerr, as well as Rick Derringer and an uncredited appearance from Donald Fagen) was overseen by Steely Dan producer Gary Katz and featured the hit Halleluiah Man which helped to establish a sizeable following for the band, this single was a minor hit in UK (#63) but was more successful in Continental Europe and in Oceania, reaching the Top 50 (and sometimes the Top 40) in 1989; just missing the Top 20 in Italy. Strange Kind of Love and Jocelyn Square also charted, although they did not break into the Top 40.
The band toured to promote Strange Kind Of Love, including the United States and Japan and garnered support slots with Tina Turner, Simply Red and BB King. Part of the band’s performance at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness was filmed for BBC Scotland’s Sounds of Eden programme. A half-hour set from the band also featured on the Night Network television show and they performed the Strange Kind Of Love single on Wogan.
Strange Kind of Love, which has sold in excess of 250,000 copies worldwide, was re-released in April 2010 with added demos and new sleeve notes from James Grant, Paul McGeechan and Gary Katz.
1. Halleluiah Man
2. Shape Of Things To Come
3. Strange Kind Of Love
4. Axis Of Love
5. Jocelyn Square
6. Walk The Last Mile
9. Up Escalator