Prelude were an English folk-rock band from Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, that released three albums on Dawn between 1973 and 1975, followed by two further albums on Pye and After Hours between 1976 and 1982.

Members: Brian Hume (guitar, vocals), Ian Vardy (guitar, vocals, 1970-85, 2009-present), Irene Hume (vocals, percussion, 1971-present), Jim Hornsby (guitar, dobro, vocals, 1987-?), Tony Davis (bass, vocals, 1987-93), Ian Tait (drums, percussion, 1987-?)


  • How Long Is Forever (1973)
  • Dutch Courage (1974)
  • Owlcreek Incident (1975)
  • Back Into the Light (1976)
  • Prelude (1982)

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