A London-based R&B-based sextet, Felders Orioles were originally known as the Beat Society, and had a somewhat jazzy, sax-driven sound. Signed to Pye in 1965, they got four singles (of which "Turn On Your Lovelight" is probably the best work left behind by the band) released on the Piccadilly imprint over the next two years. None of them did especially well, and the band eventually broke up. Drummer John Halsey went on to the longest recording and performing career of any member of the band, playing with Roy Harper, Joan Armatrading, Neil Innis, Patto, Annette Peacock, Roger Chapman, and Decameron, and he was also a member of the Rutles.
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