Audience was an English folk-psych band that debuted with the 1969 album Audience on Polydor. Between 1970 and 1972, they released three albums on Charisma: Friend’s Friend’s Friend, The House on the Hill, and Lunch. Frontman Howard Werth subsequently formed the Moonbeams. Reedist Keith Gemmell joined Stackridge for a two-album stint during the mid-1970s. Members: […]

Audience ‎– Audience (1969)

Audience is the first album by the namesake English psych/folk foursome, released in 1969 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Banquet” (3:45) A2. “Poet” (3:02) A3. “Waverley Stage Coach” (2:58) A4. “River Boat Queen” (2:57) A5. “Harlequin” (2:35) A6. “Heaven Was An Island” (4:17) A7. “Too Late I’m Gone” (2:36) B1. “Maidens Cry” (4:45) B2. “Pleasant Convalescence” […]

Audience ‎– Friend’s Friend’s Friend (1970)

Friend’s Friend’s Friend is the second album by English folk-pop/psych band Audience, released in 1970 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “Nothing You Do” (4:38) A2. “Belladonna Moonshine” (2:40)* A3. “It Brings a Tear” (2:55) A4. “Raid” (8:44) B1. “Right on Their Side” (5:24) B2. “Ebony Variations” (5:29) B3. “Priestess” (6:14) B4. “Friend’s Friend’s Friend” (3:28) *7″ […]

Audience – The House on the Hill (1971)

The House on the Hill is the third album by Audience, released in April 1971 on Charisma (UK), Elektra (US, Canada), and Philips (Japan, Oceania, Italy, Germany). This was their first of two albums produced by Gus Dudgeon, best known for his work with Elton John. The title track is a seven-minute re-recording of an […]

Howard Werth

Howard Werth (born March 26, 1947) is an English singer, guitarist, and songwriter from Upper Clapton, London, who recorded four albums with the folk-psych band Audience between 1969 and 1972. He reemerged in 1975 with the album King Brilliant on Charisma, produced by Gus Dudgeon with backing by assorted studio personnel, informally dubbed “The Moonbeams.” […]