|Message||I remember your band very well being from Leeds myself.|
We used to do a fanzine back in the day but sadly never managed to interview the band.
Saw you live a number of times once supporting the proclaimers and also remember playing pool on the next table to you in the Guildford boozer !
|Message||Interesting comments from Nelson on his website. Thoughts?|
"Yes, I produced the Rhythm Sisters' album ''Willerby,' played some keyboards and guitar on it, and devised and directed the video for the track 'Infotainment.' Parts of the video were filmed in the grounds of Castle Howard, parts in an old cinema in Elland.
The band was based around two girl singers but the concept for the band sprang from the mind of a would-be pop-Svengali called Bill Byford who had, I believe, once been a schoolteacher and taught the girls. The whole thing was a crafty artificial construct with aspirations to set the charts on fire. The band proper was made up of various musicians, one of them being Bruce Foxton of The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. I got more than a little bit annoyed, however, when the band went out on tour and advertised their gigs using my name. People were led to believe that I was appearing live with them on the tour, which wasn't the case! I received several complaints from angry fans when they discovered that the guitarist on stage was not me. This sort of thing seemed to be typical of the methods of the aforementioned Mr. Byford who had an old-school 'tin pan alley' approach to the music industry, (which isn't my way of doing things at all.) Having said that, I did a damn good job of producing the album.& the video,(in which I also lurk,)is also amusing.The most significant experience of those sessions for me though, was that they brought John Spence and I together.
Private Message added 2016-12-12
|Message||Good day make friends|
|Message||Saw you in Plymouth in the late 80's. Must have been about 3 people there. Sorry my native city has no taste but hope you'll venture back again sometime, so glad you're still going.|
|Message||Saw you guys in Aberdeen supporting Hank Wangford years ago...Me and a friend just went to see you guys....gig was ace and we left when Hank came on....oops|
Private Message added 2015-09-19
|Message||Hi there Debi and Mandi,|
many years have passed since the chaotic days of the Bistro 5, Hope things are well and hope you remember those days of teenage abandonment, not to mention the endless coffees at BHS coffee shop and shopping around Leeds on the lunch break.
Night clubbing sunset and vine and madisons to mention 2, amongst many.
love to you both
|Message||New album from Heath Common (aka ex-Rhythm Sisters' member Bill Byford)entitled 'Encounters With Light'released on Hi4Head records : April 2015. The album will be available from Hi4Head records.com, Amazon, itunes and from gigs.|
|Message||Just to say a BIG thanks! Mandi and Debi you gave me the confidence I needed. To see you on stage was amazing, such strength and power. Are you still together making music? Thanks for my happy memories, Ally x|