Trimming The B-Flat
Led by DJ and journalist Chris Sullivan and future Matt Bianco lynchpin Mark Reilly, Blue Rondo A La Turk burst onto the early 80s London club scene, decked out in zoot suits and fusing Latin jazz, soul and pop. They grazed the Top 40 with previous TOTW ‘Me And Mr Sanchez’ from album Chewing The Fat. By their second album, the band were a trio of vocalists Sullivan and Tolera, and percussionist D’Arbilly.
The slimmed down group trimmed the fat from their moniker as well – becoming simply Blue Rondo and issued two non-charting singles: ‘Slipping Into Daylight’ (1983), and ‘Masked Moods’ (1984). Both singles were included on the 1984 album Bees Knees And Chicken Elbows, an album that Cherry Red now represents alongside their earlier catalogue hits.