Live at Liverpool University in September 1977
|Roy White - Vocals||Johnny 'Riff' Reynolds - Guitar|
|Jim Mealy - Bass||Gerry Garland - Saxophone|
|Roy Banks - Drums|
Here is what they said:
Berlin - band (1977-78), feat; Roy White (voc)
(later Fun, Victims of Romance, White & Torch, Roy White Band), Johnny 'Riff'
Reynolds (gtr) (later Fun, 3D), Jim Mealy (bass) (later Fun, Victims of Romance,
White & Torch, Roy White Band, Bamboo Fringe), Gerry Garland (sax) (later Fun,
Victims of Romance, Bamboo Fringe), Roy Banks (drms) who left to get married.
In and around
the Liverpool scene for many years in the late 70s and early eighties, Roy White
and Steve Torch recorded a series of singles for the Chrysalis label with little
success. Despite heaps of critical acclaim only the single 'Parade' managed any
impression on the charts making number 54 in October 1982. Sometimes likened to
Dexys their music was a kind of dramatic, 'wall of sound' balladry. More Walker
Brothers than Dexys with a bit of a Bowie influence thrown in for good measure.
White & Torch originally appeared as members of one of the many versions of semi-famous scousers Pink Military. Torch went on to work with another Liverpool combo, Bamboo Fringe and also the better known Victims Of Romance while White formed his own Roy White Band. Both earned a crust as session musicians and writers. A 'Steve Torch' appears as a co-writer on the massive Cher hit 'Believe'.
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