"Glitz Blitz and 70s
UK Tour programme
|The "Glitz Blitz and
70's Hitz" UK Tour featured
- Andy Scott's The Sweet
- The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams
SAILOR, after forming in 1973, quickly became one of the most exciting innovative and original bands of the 1970s and it wasn't too long before their distinctive records were at the top of the charts in the UK, South Africa, Australia and all over Europe.
Combining a 'Brecht & Weil'
European musical influence with a dynamic and powerful stage
presence and superb vocal harmonies reminiscent of their
enthusiastic mentors, The Beach Boys, SAILOR never seemed to be
"off the box", regularly appearing on BBC's Top Of The
Pops and Mike Mansfield's 'Supersonic'. The musicianship of the
four guys was highly regarded by their contemporaries and their
unique image featuring the "Nickelodeon" -the band's
visual trademark & swirling music-box sound machine soon
turned them into a musical force to be reckoned with. SAILOR had
Steve Harley, an early fan and supporter of the group featured SAILOR on his extensive "Come Up And See Me" UK Tour, and later, in 1975, the band's third single; A Glass Of Champagne hit No 1 position in the NME chart. Other hits followed, Girls Girls Girls, Stiletto Heels, Traffic Jam and One Drink Too Many establishing SAILOR as one of the most successful live acts and recording bands of the era.
In 2005 supported by a SAILOR Biography Book Launch, New Anthology, CD release - Buried Treasure and Pirate Copy: Live In Concert DVD SAILOR are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their first bona fide Champagne hit with an extensive UK Tour, and although very active in Europe since reforming as a live act in 1993 (after a break of nearly 14 years!) it will be the first time since the 70's that UK audiences will be able to appreciate why SAILOR are still regularly topping the bill throughout Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia in front of tens of thousands of fans.
After an appearance on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" in 2004, founder member Phil Pickett (who also achieved success playing with Culture Club in the 1980's, co-penning Karma Chameleon) was approached by Flying Music to take part in the 2005 UK tour, along with Sweet and The Rubettes.
SAILOR are honoured to be involved and Phil will be joined by drummer (also founder member) Grant Serpell, keyboard and accordionist Rob Alderton and lead singer & guitarist, Peter Lincoln.
SAILOR can be contacted at their new website www.sailortheband.com.