name for a pop group, of course, is always difficult, and
SAILOR had their fair share of problems!
"At first, when we all met, we wanted to call
ourselves the Five Sailors," explained drummer Grant
Serpell, "but for one reason or another, that didn't
work out, so we settled for just SAILOR."
That sounds simple enough, you may think, but then came
the real problem.
"Of course, sailors have short hair, but we had
never thought of that," Grant went on, "so
suddenly we realised that if we wanted to keep the name
we would have to have all our long hair cut off. So we
"It took quite a bit of doing, but we weren't sorry
in the end, in fact, it's a lot easier to wash your hair
regularly when it's short and there's not so much bother
about drying it."
"Finally, we enjoyed having shorter hair, which is
quite funny really, because before we had always made
such a fuss about keeping it long!"
Left to right: Grant, Georg, Henry and Phil