The band started life at The Illusions, with Greg Young on Drums. When he left Steve Bonner joined and they named themselves The Sect. The band was made up of members from both Truro and Falmouth. Jeff was brother of Rick from The Strangers.
The band was put together by Terry and Steve, both of which worked at Burtons. Steve approached John about joining the band. John had wanted to play in a band and took up bass at 16, joining the band a year later.
Terry's father had connections to Truro Cathedral and sometimes they used to practice a room at the cathedral. They also used to practice at the Bishop of Truro's house, behind the Norway Inn in a large room he didn't use. They would also get together and hang out and jam with other bands at Truro Boys Club, which was a popular place for young musicians to attend.
The band would play the hits of the day from the likes of the Stones, The Who, Beatles, Dylan, etc. They played many of the local village halls. They were also friendly with The Climates and played together at the Godolphin Hall in Helston with the band, with nearly everybody in attendance knowing each other!
In 1966 played the Rock and Rhythm contest at Truro City Hall. John remembers it being a brilliant experience, if slightly chaotic event, with several bands sharing a single dressing room. The band were well received and the judges praised them for their cover of My Generation and particularly the band original (possibly 'Sympathy'), written by Terry. Monty Banks was on the judging panel at the contest and proceeded to book them supporting visiting Plymouth bands at Princess Pavilion.
They eventually went their separate ways in 1967, with mid-week gigs getting in the way of work and life.
After the split John didn't play again in bands and moved away from Cornwall. Jeff would play many years later in a Strangers reunion.