The Fourmost, 60s band, had its roots steeped in the eclectic 1960’s Mersey beat boom as part of Brian Epstein’s stable along with Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and Pacemakers and others.
This band has evolved from enjoying 1960’s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl (no.9) and A Little Loving (no.6). Less popular songs include Baby I Need Your Lovin’ and Here There and Everywhere. There was also a cover of George Formby’s ‘Auntie Maggie’s Remedy.’
During the 1970’s and early 1980’s, like many of its peers, this beat boom 60s band played mainly on a local cabaret circuit where it struggled to compete for appeal with disco, funk, glam rock and punk.
60s Band The Fourmost
It is is now one of our most authentic 1960’s bands currently on any circuit today, from their Vox amps and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
This band now appears throughout the UK and Europe playing in theatres, at holiday parks and appearing at festivals playing to a diverse fan base.
Guitarist / vocalist Brian O’Hara and best friend guitarist / vocalist Joey Bower (born Joseph Bower, 17 November 1939, Dingle, Liverpool, Lancashire) formed Two Jays in 1957.
This group changed its name to Four Jays in September 1959 when bass guitarist/singer Billy Hatton and drummer Brian Redman (born 21 June 1941, Huyton, Liverpool, Lancashire) joined this group. The Four Jays played at Cavern Club on 1 March 1961, nearly three weeks before Beatles.
Change Of Name
Changing it’s name to The Fourmost in October 1962, on 30 June 1963 this group signed a management contract with Brian Epstein which led to their being auditioned by George Martin and signed to EMI’s Parlophone record label.
A later line up featuring longtime later member bassist / singer Bill Haisman (who had been in a later group alongside Brian O’Hara) plus John Richards (lead guitar, vocals), Gary Pearson (guitar, vocals) and Kevin Clarkson (drums, vocals).
They performed both “Hello Little Girl” and “A Little Loving” among other covers of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s hit songs. Bill Haisman later retired.
A touring version of this band continued led by drummer / vocalist Kevin Clarkson, with Alex Leyland (rhythm guitar, vocals), Colin Walsh (lead guitar, vocals) and Lee Clarkson (bass guitar, vocals). (Wikipedia).
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