Ice

UK psychedelic pop quintet formed in the mid-60s while John Carter (bass), Glyn James (vocals), Lynton Naiff (organ), Grant Serpell (drums) and Steve Turner (guitar) were attending Sussex University in…
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UK psychedelic pop quintet formed in the mid-60s while John Carter (bass), Glyn James (vocals), Lynton Naiff (organ), Grant Serpell (drums) and Steve Turner (guitar) were attending Sussex University in Brighton, Sussex, England. Their debut single, ‘Anniversary (Of Love)’, was released in 1967 after the group signed a recording contract with Decca Records. The single revealed a band clearly in the thralls of a Procol Harum fixation, with its layered keyboards and nostalgic lyrics. A second single followed a year later, but ‘Ice Man’ also failed to impress commercially. Both singles have been compiled on numerous psychedelic compilations. The band was later joined by expressive vocalist Linda Hoyle and pursued a jazz rock direction under the new name of Affinity. Serpell was later a founder member of Sailor.