"The music's playing, the notes are right, Put your left foot first and move into the light"
Dance on a Volcano - Genesis
James Kelly, guitar and vocals John Kent, lead guitar and vocals Dave Stephen, bass guitar & backing vocals Den Ratcliff, drums Mike Jackson, tenor sax
It’s 1991 and Mike Gibbs (may his tribe increase) decides to liven up office life by organising a rock concert in aid of Comic Relief. The 14 volunteers formed 3 separate bands and after a few rehearsals we played on Red Nose Day to over 200 wildly enthusiastic colleagues. We enjoyed it so much that a few weeks later, James, John, Den and I met for our first proper rehearsal. 3 months on we were ready to hit the road. Mike Jackson joined us on sax in 1992. Oh, in case you’re wondering, the band’s name comes from that song in Jaws about bow-legged women. Apparently it's very popular in Australia....
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Red Nose Day The concert for Comic Relief was a great success so Mike ran another in 1992. By this time we were a “working band”, playing pubs around Camden and
London gigs Photos from two of our favourite gigs: The Captain Cook in Acton High Street (an Aussie pub), and Break for the Border, a Mexican restaurant off Charing Cross Road. Our biggest gigs were annual corporate balls with audiences of around 400.
from the here’s to swimmin’ catalog:
dont lie to me - tampa red blues
looking back - john mayall’s bluesbreakers from 1966
The Captain Cook: live recordings are available on CD and on DVD. Other studio recordings are also available on CD. Contact me for details.