School friends from the St Austell area. Glen Rees’s father owned Southside Studios in the town, which allowed the band to print up posters, drum skins and promotional material. He would also partner with Pete Brown in BCD entertainment. Stewarts father owned Northcott Butchers and the band would made use of the butchers van to transport their kit.
Most of the band came from quite comfortable backgrounds and parents could afford to supply them with nice kit. Chris on the other hand had to scrimp and save to afford a guitar, and even then it wasn’t deemed suitable for the outfit and he was forced to make the trip to Yardley’s in Plymouth where his Gran purchased him a new guitar to be paid back in instalments.
Playing the pop hits of the day the entered the 1964 Rock & Rhythm Contest. They would also support Brian Poole & The Tremeloes at the Flamingo. They also performed as Johnny Angel and The Saints, with Chris performing as ‘Johnny’.