(c’84-85) – Maggie Barrow (vocals), Ian Wilson (drums), Clive Searle ( guitar), Andrew Sentinella (sax) and Grahame Monty (bass).
Not to be confused with the San Francisco based retro swing band of the mid-late ’90s, this Woking five piece were formed by Searle and Monty in March ’84 out of the ashes of Burst Out Laughing. We know of a couple of gigs in ’84 at the Blue Anchor, Byfleet and The Royal, Guildford, but by November the band were looking for a new drummer. In late 84 / early 85 Wilson was replaced by Dion Walters and Sentinella left.
Now a four piece, by early ’85, they were managed by, the once road manager for Queen, Richard Peet. The band recorded a 16-track session which reportedly generated some interest from an unnamed major label. In early April ’85 they supported Spliff Riff at Club Royal, Guildford. That same month the band started looking for a keyboardist with good backing vocal chops. On the 27 April the band appeared at Pilgrims Wine Bar, Alton.
Barrow was from Mayford and Monty from Weybridge. Sentinella now teaches flute and theory in and around Oxted and has composed a number of hymns. He and his daughter, Imogen, had a spot on ‘The Weekly Musician’.