Members of the Kane Gang included Martin Brammer (songwriter/vocalist), Dave Brewis (songwriter/multi-instrumentalist) and Paul Woods (vocals).
The Kane Gang scored a Top 20 hit with "Closest Thing to Heaven." The Kane Gang performed a cover of the Staple Singers "Respect Yourself," enabling the band to enjoy further success.
"Motortown" (1987) was another Top 40 hit. A cover of Dennis Edwards' "Don't Look Any Further" (1988) reached number one on the U.S. dance chart.