Phil Original met Colin when he joined Jet Back, along with Paul Hendy (Rhythm) and Brendan Joyce (Bass). After 2 or 3 years Paul and Brendon left. John Chapman then joined on bass and the band continued as a three piece for a while, before bringing in Manny Cockle on vocals and Basil Tait on Hammond. They then changed their name to Appollo Sound.
Colin's parents owned the Perran Sands Holiday Park at the time and Apollo Sound provided the music in the ballroom for visitors.
They mainly played for dancing, so the average set contained a lot of current chart hits and no orginal material. Having Colin in the group did mean they played a lot of instrumental numbers! They also backed many of the cabaret artists who visited the camp site.
Basil Tait ran TC Recordings and wrote 4 numbers for the band which were recorded at his home studio in Polzeath and released as an EP.
The band lasted stayed together until the end of 1973, when Colin and Phil where asked to form the house band, Waikato, at the new Curlews Night Club in St Ives, which they did with Mick Jackman (organ) and Alan Ross (bass). The gig lasted for about a year before the venue closed.
Waikato outside Curlews