Peter had previously played in 2 1/2 and had left Cornwall to study teacher training at St Luke's in Exeter. During his time in Exeter he played with Jim's Inn, who became a popular Exeter band. On completion of college he returned to Cornwall and formed Spice of Life (later to be shortened to Spice). Lester had previoulsy been drumming for Indian Queens band!
Despite often being billed as “The Spice of Life Beat Group’ the band played a lot of heavy rock material, such as Cream and Atomic Rooster, as well of the other hits of the day. Despite not having their own PA they still managed to get quite an impressive sound.
Trevor replaced Lester on the drum stool when he left for college, after succesfully auditioning at Perranwell Hall. After Trevor left the band he would be replaced by Colin then Paul. Brian Raggett also had a spell with the band.
One of the highlights of the band was supported Nashville Teens at the Flamingo in 1968. They also performed at the 1970 Top Groups contest, coming 2nd to Safron. Both bands won an auditioned for the BBC, but nothing would come of this. They would also auditioned for Opportunity Knocks in Plymouth, but did not progress onto the show.
In the latter days they would also go out as a three piece called Pip. As well played playing all the local venues, they also played the in the Plymouth clubs. They also had a loyal fan called William Marty Trevor (Marty) who would become their unofficial roadie and tambourine player.
They played their last gig in St Just Town Hall in 1972.
Sadly David Lloyd passed away around 15 years ago.