Café Jacques

Café Jacques was a Scottish art-pop/soul trio from Edinburgh that released two albums on Epic/Columbia between 1977 and 1978.

Members: Chris Thomson (guitar, vocals), Mike Ogletree (drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, vocals), Peter Veitch (keyboards, accordion)

The band’s two albums were produced by then-Quantum Jump keyboardist/vocalist Rupert Hine with instrumental support from Spirogyra/Caravan multi-instrumentalist Geoffrey Richardson and Genesis/Brand X drummer Phil Collins.

After Café Jacques split, drummer Mike Ogletree played with Simple Minds on their 1982 release New Gold Dream and subsequently joined Scottish synthpop quintet Fiction Factory for two albums circa 1984/85. Keyboardist Peter Veitch (d. 1990) appeared on albums by Marianne Faithful, Murray Head, and the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, among others.



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