This British keyboardist is best known for his participation in the last recording sessions of roots rock maestro Gene Vincent, cut for the BBC in November of 1971. That date should alert deep thinkers that this is not the same Dave Bailey who plays keyboards in the synth-heavy Dynamic Masters band; he would have been only three years old at the time, a bit young even for a rockabilly session. Quill, the band and not an antique style of pen, would be a good place to find the elder British keyboardist, who has worked off and on with this undersung folk-rock band since the '70s. Undersung, maybe, but underemployed nay; in a typical year Quill, fronted by vocalist Joy Strachan, does nearly 300 gigs in a typical year. The intelligent-sounding bassist Ben Brain and fiddler and vocalist Kate McWilliam are among the keyboardist's other associates in this band. There have apparently also been several other bands named Quill over the years, including an earlier British psychedelic outfit and a Scandinavian progressive rock band, so perhaps mentioning this band will cause almost as much confusion as the relatively common name of Dave Bailey. Neither keyboardist Bailey is any relation to the American jazz drummer of the same name, by the way, who happened to work regularly with the reed player Gene Quill.
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