Doug Murphy – guitar, bass, keyboards
Si Beex – keyboards, vocals, sax
Paul Hamilton – percussion, voice
Murphy, Hamilton and Beex were friends in Basingstoke in the early 1980s. They grew up and apart – Paul to London, Simon to Australia, Doug to Norway – but the opportunity arose in July 2009 that they could all meet up for one afternoon in the snoozy county of Kent. So they decided to mark this event – the first time they’d been in a room together since the summer of 1983.
So they booked a recording studio.
And they wrote some lyrics.
But there was no time to rehearse.
There was no time to discuss the possibility of rehearsing.
Simon stood at a microphone with sheets of lyrics in his hand.
Doug plugged a bass into an amp.
Paul sat at a drum kit.
They looked at each other.
Paul counted, “One-two-three-four.”
Seconds [15-song d/l and CD album] (2012)
Play For Today [14-song d/l album, 19-song CD album] (2010)