A kind of UK traditional-based Traveling Wilburys, without the superstars. Pete Morton (b. 30 July 1964, Leicester, England; vocals/guitar), Roger Wilson (b. 22 July 1961, Leicester, England; fiddle) and Simon Edwards (accordion/vocals), decided to become an occasional unit after playing sessions on Morton’s 1988 album One Big Joke. Gigs were divided equally between Morton’s acidic folk, Wilson’s old-time fiddling and Edward’s pumping, squeezebox love songs. Volume 1 (1991) had everything from Jimi Hendrix covers to traditional ballads, and gained favourable reviews in the folk press, but no increased demand for their services.
Frustrated and wanting to concentrate on his fledgling K.Passa unit, Edwards left in 1992. His replacement was Mike Willoughby, late of Strange Folk, himself something of a maverick protest writer. The group eventually disintegrated during the mid-90s, with Morton returning to his solo career. A second album was subsequently issued by Harbourtown in 1997.