“When I moved to London full time and went to Art College. I realised that there was a big gap because no one would let us into any clubs because we were too outrageously dressed (as far as they were concerned). So I started doing these warehouse parties in ‘78 which basically catered to all of these punk / art college / hairdresser types, lots of birds who were all pretty out there.”
In 1981, led by singer/lyricist Chris Sullivan, Blue Rondo à la Turk was a floating collective of jazz and salsa oriented musicians.
For the earliest singles (1981's "Me and Mr. Sanchez", and 1982's "Klactoveesedstein"), the group was a six-piece: Sullivan, Christos Tolera (vocals), Mark Reilly (guitars), Mike Lloyd Bynoe a.k.a. "Choco Mick" (drums and timbales), Kito Poncioni (bass) and Geraldo D'Arbilly (percussion).
Chris celebrates those hazy days of The Wag with the release of a compilation CD packed full of History's greatest dance tracks.