Dennis Greaves & The Truth

Where Are They Now?

Dennis Greaves

Dennis still plays with Nine Below Zero

Please Check out the Nine Below Zero website for information & News

Dennis also took part in the Steve Marriott Memorial 20 April 2001

Mick Lister

Since The Truth split up, Mick has been a songwriter and producer, penning 4 songs on the BAD COMPANY album, COMPANY OF STRANGERS. He also wrote the theme to the Hollywood movie, HIDDEN and had several TRUTH tracks featured in top movies and TV shows such as MIAMI VICE.


Check out Mick on MySpace at and get to hear his latest works.

Also Micks official site -
Echo Music

Chris Skornia

Chris has been working, both live and in the studio, with ELVIS PRESLEY's original 60s backing band, the legendary Scotty Moore, D.J. Fontana and THE JORDANAIRES.

He currently plays with The Overtures

And has co written a musical about Vincent Van Gogh with his 'other' hand!

"The captivating new musical ‘Vincent - Prisoner of a Dreamwas staged at Compass Theatre & Arts Centre in Ickenham, Middlesex, U.K. to sellout audiences from June 27th - July 1st 2006."

Brian Bethell

After leaving The Truth and returning to Australia Brian eventually joined The Blow Monkeys and worked with lead singer Dr. Robert on his solo album Realms Of Gold.

Brian also rejoined The 69'ers for a one off gig in 2004

Gary Wallis

After leaving The Truth, Gary went on to work with

Nick Kershaw,



Style Council ('85),

Chris Farlowe ('88),

Pink Floyd (from '87 & live during the tours that followed and many charity gigs),

Blue Pearl ('90) with more guys from Pink Floyd,

Dream Academy (live ín '91 with Gilmour & Guy Pratt),

Jimmy Nail ('92 with David Gilmour),

Mike & the Mecanics ('95, '99),

10 cc live:
Eric Stewart (vocals, guitar, keyboards)
Graham Gouldman (vocals, bass, guitar)
Rick Fenn (vocals, guitar, bass)
Stuart Tosh (vocals, percussion)
Stephen Piggott (keyboards)
Gary Wallis (drums)

10cc; Mirror Mirror (1995) Percussion, Drums, with Rick Fen, Paul McCartney, Adrian Lee and others, Bonnie Tyler, Free Spirit (1996),

Paul Carrack (Blue Views '97)- producer, (Beautiful World ('97) - drums.

Obvions: a Prog-band ('00).

Mike Rutherford live 2005.

As of 2006, Wallis is the musical director and drummer for the classical crossover band Il Divo.

Richard Parfitt

Richard (centre) went on to front The 60ft Dolls in the early 90's.
They split in 1999.

After managing the Welsh band "Terris"
Richard released the solo album Highlights in Slow Motion

Allan Fielder


The Truth 2001

Dennis Greaves used Smashing Time for this tour to promote the "Playground" CD


Paul McCarthy - Backing Vocals

Paul's stage career began at the tender age of 13, when he played the Artful Dodger in London's West End. Since then he has performed regularly for TV, films and theatre.Paul is most well known for teaming up with Tucker in the BBC’s kids’ programme Grange Hill and Tuckers luck, and did a comedy programme for the BBC, but the music was never far behind; he sang solo for a while, had a near miss with Virgin Records and worked with the funk-punk outfit Mondo Trash. Paul sings lead vocals for the band Smashing Time, who in their time have supported Edwin Starr and Nine Below Zero.


Alvin Burrell - Bass

Alvin the bass player comes from the jazz scene. He has played in a variety of bands, from jazz through to rock, including Skintrade (where he played upright bass, but was recently fired!) the Eddie Harvey Big Band, Tall, and Channel D. He is currently working with Smashing Time and other artists in production and various music and video collaborations projects, as well as pushing the musical envelope with his Chapman Stick and developing the official band website!


Bob Guynan - Backing Vocals, Harmonica

Bob is an ex-professional boxer. His other love is music, especially rhythm and blues. He cites Nine Below Zero's Mark Feltham as the reason he started playing the harmonica.


Paul Freeman - Hammond Organ

Paul has previously gigged at The Mean Fiddler and the 100 Club with the band Parade. From playing trombone to tuba, euphonium to recorder, Paul's greatest love is the Hammond organ and it's truly unique sound. Paul started playing keyboards as a wide-eyed young lad of 9, waiting until he was 16 to join his first band, picking up a host of other instruments along the way such as trombone, tuba, guitar and drums. But keyboards would always be his first love. Influenced by the sounds of bands such as the Beatles, Stones and the Who, he joined the band Parade as Hammond organist; The love for that sound has remained with him since, and is key to the freshness of the sound of Smashing Time!


Steve Besemer - Drums

Explosive drummer in the moon mode but also capable of more subtle styles. Stickman with London popsters Smashing Time and formerly The B Team. Steve is a familiar face at the scooterist events the length of the country. Steve has spent 18 months playing drums for top tribute band The Jamm


Jim Guynan - Guitar, Backing Vocals

Singer/songwriter/guitarist with Smashing Time and formerly East London's Major Flood. Influences run from early The Who and the Beatles to Paul Simon and Talk Talk. His record collection is equally eclectic. Has played in bands since his teens.  Likes The Beatles, The Who, and a properly cut suit.

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