| formed in late 1987 and pioneered the London "Rare Groove" Scene along with bands such as Diana Brown & The Brothers,
The Brand New Heavies, The Young Disciples and Soul II Soul.
released their first track "Traffic" on " Acid Jazz and other illicit Grooves" (1988 Polydor) this track won high critical acclaim
and from this record the ACID JAZZ movement emerged.
Performed legendary London and UK shows and gained themselves a live reputation second to none.
They toured Japan in 1989 for Gilles Peterson under the Acid Jazz banner with now legendary megastar SEAL on vocals.
The Rhythm section of Crispin Taylor, Ernie Mckone and Mark Vandergucht were recruited by Galliano in 1990 and proceeded
to tour the world selling in excess of 800,000 albums. They also provided the backing for Urban Species hits 'Spiritual Love' and
'Listen' with MC Solaar.
Meanwhile the Sax player Jacko Peake worked with Paul Weller on his Solo projects and the Trumpeter Damon Brown became an internationally respected Jazz Musician. Long time collaborator and keyboard player Mike McEvoy produced Lalomie Washburn ('Try My Love') and The James Taylor Quartet ('Supernatural Feeling').
continue with to perform in the UK and Europe cementing their reputation as awesome purveyors of hard grooving Funk.
In November 2011 released their third Album 'Band On A Mission'
are currently one of the most in demand rhythm sections in the UK. With the mighty Mick Talbot they are Candi Statons european touring band. They have backed Marlena Shaw for the last 7 years on her visits. Other artists include Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Kim Weston, Gwen McRae, and N'Dambi.
The current line up features Lain Gray (Wookie, Nu Colours) on vocals and Mike McEvoy on Keys.
|Musicians Who have Worked with :
Seal (International Megastar) Singer in 1989
Eddie Saunders (Original Singer) 1987-96 on and off
Gerard Precensor (Jazz Legend) Trumpet stint in 1993
Duncan McKay (Trumpet) currently with Primal Scream (Italian Tours)
Basty Allen (Bass) Credits include D Influence (Italian Tours)
Fionn O’Lochlainn (Bass) Musician Extraordinaire (Italian Tours)
Ed Jones (Sax) Another Jazz Legend
Hawi Gondwe (Guitar) Credits include Roachford, Lewis Taylor,Finlay Quaye,George Michael.
Chris Margery (Sax) Credits Include Incognito & Loads of People (Italian Tours)
Nick Compton (Original Keyboard player)
Cristian Brewer (early Saxist)
Mike McKevoy (Keys) Top player now in Nashville
Kenji (Guitar) Simply Red (Italian Tours)
Paul Weller (Guitar) (honest) Great help in early days with Studios, etc and has also employed most of Band
Mick Talbot (Keys) The Mighty Mr Mick Played on some recordings adding inimitable Style
Graham Silbiger (Bass) Thought up name Credits include Soul to Soul
James B Coleman (Singer)
Winston Roberts (Singer) Stint in 1991
Warren (Singer) 1997 (Italian Tours)
Candi Staton (Vocals) 2011 performs on new album 'Band On A Mission'
Hamish Stuart (Vocals) 2011 performs on new album 'Band On A Mission'
Mintos, Crazy Noddy, Lin E Lin, Bello and MC Solaar.