Tundra

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Tundra was formed by Doug Hudson (b. 4 February, Surrey, England), while he was studying Russian at Bradford University in York, England. The original, short-lived line-up changed when Hudson moved back…
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Tundra was formed by Doug Hudson (b. 4 February, Surrey, England), while he was studying Russian at Bradford University in York, England. The original, short-lived line-up changed when Hudson moved back to Kent in 1971. Doug added Mike Peters and Peter Learmouth, followed by Sue Carroll, (b. 25 January 1952, Farnham, Surrey, England), a singer from Upchurch, Kent. Doug and Sue married in October 1972 and six months later the group split. Learmouth subsequently formed Dr.Cosgill's Delight, later to become Blowzabella. Sue and Doug continued performing under the name Tundra, while researching and performing songs about Kent. In 1978, as a result of being offered both a recording deal with Sweet Folk All Records and an American tour, the duo turned professional. A Kentish Garland, the duos debut release, sold well, and television and radio coverage followed. Songs From Greenwich featured Alan Prosser of the Oyster Band on fiddle, guitar and synthesizer, and included songs about, and collected in, the Greenwich area of London. Their live act, which featured the guitar-playing Doug playing the fool to Sue's apparently more serious persona was highly popular, but after 12 years of solid work, they split. Doug continued solo, performing folk and comedy material, and toured Australia and New Zealand, where he topped the bill at the Auckland and Dunedin Folk Festivals in 1988. He has since toured Africa, the Middle-East and Hong Kong, and featured in his own radio show, Hudson's Half Hour, on BBC radio. He is currently working on a television series with former group member, Peter Learmouth, writer of the television show, Surgical Spirit. Sue now fronts Small Town Romance, a new country group, already featured on regional television.