Presence were a British rock band started by Gary Biddles, Lol Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey. Dempsey and Tolhurst were founding members of The Cure, and Biddles was a former Cure roadie who previously played in Fools Dance with longtime Cure bassist Simon Gallup.

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In their brief existence, the band only recorded two albums. Their debut album, Inside, was released in 1993 through Smash Records, a subsidiary of Island Records. They initially began recording their second album, Closer, that same year with former The Smiths producer John Porter[1] at the helm but it wound up being shelved for a little over two decades. The album was posthumously released on 28 April 2014, a year after the death of Gary Biddles.

Members[edit | edit source]

  • Gary Biddles — vocals
  • Michael Dempsey — bass guitar (early recording sessions)
  • Lol Tolhurst — keyboards
  • Chris Youdell — keyboards
  • Alan Burgess — drums
  • Roberto Soave — bass guitar (on Inside)
  • Rob Steen — guitar
  • Paul Redfern — bass guitar (on Closer)

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