Daryl and the Chaperones
|Daryl and the Chaperones
Photograph courtesy: Tamworth Herald
Musical Genre/Type: Pop
James Woodward - Drums and Percussion
Ian Hewitt - Guitar and Vocals
Andy Redfern - Bass Guitarand
Jyoti Mishra - Keyboards
Tamworth Herald – 29/10/82
YOU ARE never alone with a chaperone! That’s the clever slogan of a band featuring local drummer James Woodward.
James from Clifton Campville, near Tamworth, is a member of the four-piece Daryl and the Chaperones, who have just released their first single.
The double-A-sided single was recorded and produced at Steve Adams’ Studios in Birchmoor.
The self-penned tracks are called ‘My Baby’s A Spy’ and ‘B Movies’ and are released on the Shark Records label.
Formed around 12 months ago at an art school in Burton, the band has undergone one reshuffle when original member Daryl Ainsworth – after whom the band was named – left.
The present line-up is James, drums and percussion, Ian Hewitt, guitar and vocals, Andy Redfern, bass and Jyoti Mishra, keyboards.
The band are currently preparing for a series of confirmed dates in Birmingham, Burton, Derby and Leicester.
They describe their music as being modern, danceable and tuneful.
And after listening to their debut 45, that reputation stands up.
Of the two tracks, ‘My Baby’s A Spy’ is by far the strongest and most commercial and the band would be wise to push it as the premier song.
It’s a strident, rhythmic number which features some excellent vocal work. ‘B Movies’ is less accessible and tends to run out of steam before the end.
Nevertheless, the band deserve praise for trying to make their mark on the Midlands music scene.
Caption: Daryl and the Chaperones (from let to right): Ian Hewitt, Andy Redfern; James Woodward and Jyoti Mishra.
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