This UK pop band was formed in November 1989 and was subsequently signed to Virgin Records. The embryonic line-up of Scott Carey (bass, harmonica), Rikki Turner (vocals, wind instruments), Simon Worrall (drums) and Paul Wagstaff (guitar), was augmented by Jayne Gill (vocals, percussion) and Mark Adge (rhythm guitar, percussion), formerly the group’s sound engineer. They blossomed with the addition of the computer-literate Steven Tajti to help with programming and effects. After releasing a cover version of David Bowie’s ‘Stay’ they signed to Sheer Joy for ‘Perfume’ in June 1990. The group’s blend of rock/dance pigeonholed them as late arrivals on the Manchester scene and the award of a Single Of The Week in the New Musical Express and 10 weeks in the UK independent chart justified Virgin’s decision to move in after two more singles on the independent label. The last of these, ‘Oh Yes’, in early 1991, became Sounds magazine’s last ever single of the week, before the paper folded. However, their debut album and a re-recorded ‘Perfume’ failed to embrace the spirit of adventure that the single promised, and the group floundered.
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