Mandalaband

Mandalaband was the symphonic-rock project of English composer/arranger David Rohl. The project yielded a self-titled album on Chrysalis in 1975. The musicians on that recording became Sad Café. The Mandalaband nameplate was resurrected for the 1978 rock-opera The Eye of Wendor: Prophecies, which features Justin Hayward on one track. Members: David Rohl (keyboards), David Durant […]

Fox

Fox were an English dream-pop band that released three albums on GTO between 1975 and 1977. After the departure of vocalist Noosha Fox, the band morphed into Yellow Dog for two further albums on Virgin during the late 1970s. Members: Noosha Fox (vocals), Herbie Armstrong (guitar, vocals), Kenny Young (guitar, percussion, vocals), Pete Solley (keyboards), […]

Cressida

Cressida were an English symphonic/art-pop band that released two albums on the Vertigo “swirl” label in 1970/71. Members: Peter Jennings (organ, Mellotron, harpsichord, piano), Angus Cullen (vocals, guitar), Kevin McCarthy (bass), Iain Clark (drums), John Heyworth (guitar, 1969-70), John Culley (guitar, 1970) The members of Cressida has each played in minor-league beat and psych outfits […]

Experiments With Ice

Experiments With Ice were an English coldwave band that released a self-titled album on United Dairies-subsidiary Experimental Records in 1981. Members: David Jiggens (keyboards), Robin Knapp (drums), Nicky Patriachaeos (vocals, guitar), Phil Rose (bass) Experimental Records was set up by United Dairies founder John Fothergill (Nurse With Wound) to handle more “rock oriented” music. The […]

I’m So Hollow

I’m So Hollow were an English coldwave/post-punk band from Sheffield that issued a single on self-press Hollogram in 1980, followed by the album Emotion / Sound / Motion on small-press Illuminated in 1981. Members: Jane Wilson (vocals, synthesizer), Rod Leigh (guitar, vocals), Dayton Marsden (bass), Josef Sawicki (percussion) I’m So Hollow emerged from the pioneering […]

Delivery

Delivery — alternately billed as Carol Grimes & Delivery — were an English jazz-rock/soul band that released the album Fools Meeting on B & C Records in 1970. The band served as an early vehicle for future members of Soft Machine, Hatfield & the North, and National Health. Members: Phil Miller (guitar), Steve Miller (piano), […]

2nd Vision

2nd Vision were an English jazz-rock band that released the album First Steps on Chrysalis in 1980. The band was a supergroup comprised of members from an array of acts (Soft Machine, Gryphon, Darryl Way’s Wolf). Members: Ric Sanders (electric violin), Dave Bristow (keyboards), John Etheridge (guitar), Mickey Barker (drums, percussion, 1977-80), Jonathan Davie (bass, […]

Trader Horne

Trader Horne were an English/Irish folk-psych duo that released a standalone single and the album Morning Way, both on Pye-subsidiary Dawn in 1970. The duo comprised ex-Fairport Convention vocalist Judy Dyble and former Them/Belfast Gypsies multi-instrumentalist Jackie McAuley, who issued a self-titled solo album the following year. Members: Judy Dyble (vocals, electric autoharp, piano), Jackie […]

Passion Puppets

Passion Puppets were an English New Wave band from Camden that released the album Beyond the Pale on Stiff in 1984. Members: Ray Burmiston (lead vocals), Miki Screene (bass, vocals), Andy P (guitar, vocals), David Rollins (guitar, vocals), Simon Langford Godfrey (drums, percussion) Passion Puppets formed in 1983 and promptly issued two Stiff singles: the […]

The Cortinas

The Cortinas were an English punk-rock band from Bristol that released two singles on Miles Copeland’s Step Forward label in 1977. The band initially formed as a Stones-influenced pub-rock act and reverted back to that style for their 1978 singular album True Romances. Guitarist Nick Sheppard joined the final lineup of The Clash. Members: Jeremy […]