Migil Five

Red Lambert (guitar/vocals), Alan Watson (saxophone), Gil Lucas (piano), Lenny Blanche (bass) and Mike Felix (drums/lead vocals) achieved momentary fame when their ‘Mockingbird Hill’ single reached…
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Red Lambert (guitar/vocals), Alan Watson (saxophone), Gil Lucas (piano), Lenny Blanche (bass) and Mike Felix (drums/lead vocals) achieved momentary fame when their ‘Mockingbird Hill’ single reached the UK Top 10 in March 1964, on the strength of a fleeting bluebeat craze. Felix, Blanche and Lucas had previously worked as a jazz trio prior to embracing pop with the addition of Lambert. They recorded as the Migil Four before adding Watson at the suggestion of trumpeter Kenny Ball. Despite inordinate press coverage, the group was unable to repeat this success. They later became stalwarts of the cabaret circuit before disintegrating when Felix began a solo career.