|Bernie Tormé Band|
Years: 1976 - 1979
Styles: Hard Rock, Punk Rock
Bernie Tormé - Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Phil Spalding - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Mark Harrison - Drums, Vocals (in band: 1976 - 1979)
Tormé formed the Bernie Tormé Band in 1976. With this group, Tormé toured with successful groups of that period such as The Boomtown Rats and Billy Idol's Generation X, among many others. Tormé later revealed that his band secured the supporting slot with the Boomtown Rats by agreeing to go around London putting up posters advertising the tour.
In 1977 the band were asked to contribute two tracks to the Live At The Vortex album, "Streetfighter" and "Living for Kicks". This led to them being signed to the Jet Records label, who "...paid us forty quid a week each for the next 18 months... Apart from that they just sat on us pretty much, they were more into ELO."
Bernie has released an album "Punk Or What", in 1998, of the pick of the stuff we subsequently recorded from 1977 to 1979, on his Retrowrek label.
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