On 6 September 2005 Pete Perryer the leading force of this amazing band passed away (heart attack).
My condolences to his family and friends.
They started in '63 (a year in wich a few nice people are born...) they had different names one was The Pink Bears. And on a certain moment they are the back up band from Billy J. Kramer. In '71 their first elpee came out; Uphill all the Way. Excellent Country Rock with good harmonies.
When a close friend, Ricky Hopper, married they met
David Gilmour ('73)
and they decided to jam afterwards, David suggested Heart of Gold/ Niel Young.
Peter Perryer- drums,
Pat Martin- bass (a distant relation of Eric Clapton).
got invited to make a few demo's with Kate Bush, Gilmours new protege.The other members were;
Ken Baker- vocals, guitar, keys,
Kevin Smith- guitar (he played shortly with Camel).
Blue Pine Tree ('74) was produced by David. Also on Too many Crooks, David produced 8 songs ('76). And in '77 (One More Tomorrow) with Muff Winwood, again.In 2000 they released A Best Of Album, with help and contribution of David. A really nice album. good vocals and harmonies!
They released a new album, with old recordings in December 2002: Shed No Tear; The Shed Studio Sessions. Again three tracks produced by David Gilmour.
more of them; A nice site by Todd.
Pat, thanks for signing my Guestbook, a kiss for the youngest hope she had a nice wedding ;-)
Pat wrote me this on July the 4th 2005:
You have shown interest in 70's Country Rock band UNICORN www.unicornmusic.net. All our four albums Uphill All The Way,Blue Pine Trees (Released as Unicorn 1 in USA)Too Many Crooks (Released as Unicorn 2 in USA) and One More Tomorrow are now available on CD. Blue Pine Trees,Too Many Crooks and One More Tomorrow (All Produced and played on by Pink Floyds David Gilmour) have just been, brilliantly, digitally remastered by legendary Pink Floyd Sound Engineer Andy Jackson at David Gilmours 'Astoria' studio on a boat,on the River Thames at Hampton Court,England. Each, of these three CD's, comes with the original English Hipgnosis Artwork and each has a bonus track added. They are available from www.ItsAboutMusic.com.
Also available on the site(via a link) are Uphill All The Way (With added bonus track Cosmic Kid) Best Of Unicorn (19 tracks taken from the three Gilmour produced albums plus bonus track) and Shed No Tear The Shed Studio Sessions.(20 tracks) Please forgive me if I have contacted you before with these details.This is an ideal opportunity to replace those worn out vinyl albums with great sounding CD's and get some bonus tracks.
Pat plays in a eight piece band called the
Tamla Tigers and they play Motown and Stax music.
He and Ken Baker have plans to make a cd with lost Pete Perryer songs.
Updated 9th January 2006