Greater Than One is an English electronic music band, founded by husband and wife Michael Wells and the late Lee Newman in 1985. They released many albums under this name, and also under the names Tricky Disco, GTO, John + Julie, Church of Extacy, Signs of Chaos, T.D.5, Salami Brothers, Killout Squad, Technohead and L.E.D.. Only a few of their singles were commercially successful. Since Newman's death on 4 August 1995 from cancer, Wells continues to release music under some of these names, and also as The Man and S.O.L.O.
In 1985, Newman and Wells met at the Royal College of Art in London, formed Greater Than One, and released their first album 'Kill the Pedagogue' on cassette. During the late 1980s they organised art installations and exhibitions accompanied by their own music. They formed their own label Kunst=Kapital and released four further albums under this alias between 1987 and 1990.
Their first hit single was the trance record "Pure" as GTO on Chrysalis Records, a club hit around Europe, closely followed by "Tricky Disco" as Tricky Disco on Warp Records, which peaked at number 14 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1990.
They used many aliases because, releasing so much material, they feared the press would not write about it all, if they knew it all came from the same band. Their aliases also allowed them to release different types of material on different record labels. The single "Double Happiness" as John and Julie appeared on XL Recordings; the 12 inch single "Listen to the rhythm flow" as GTO was released on Jumping Man Records in 1991; the 1993 'Tip of the Iceberg' album as GTO was released on REACT, and the 1995 album 'Headsex' as Technohead appeared on Mokum Records. 'Headsex' contained their biggest hit, "I Wanna Be a Hippy". However, Newman later died that year in August, after a brief battle with cancer. Two Technohead follow-up singles followed in 1996. "Happy Birthday" and "Banana-na-na".
Wells has recorded many singles and three more albums since, including two Tricky Disco singles in February 2007 and two Technohead singles in 2010 and 2014, both of which were released on Mokum Records. In 2019, Wells returned to Mokum Records to release the song "Hands Up!" in order to commemorate the label's 200th release and also to release the "Wasted EP" as MOK202. [SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA]