Presenting: Simon Dupree & The Big Sound Simon Dupree And The Big Sound
Simon Dupree and the Big Sound were a British psychedelic rock/psychedelic pop band formed by three Scottish brothers, Derek Shulman, born 1947 (vocals), Phil Shulman, born 1937 (vocals, saxophone, trumpet), and Ray Shulman, born 1949 (guitar, violin, trumpet, vocals); also known for their later prog rock band, GENTLE GIANT.
They reached the British Top 10 with the single "Kites," a psychedelic single in the Beatles vein, and which was hated by the band! Most of the material is a mix of English 60's pop and soul. Suffice to say that the best things they did are listenable but not much more, and the worst things are really terrible, IMHO.
The band hated being a sort of cabaret band in the late 60's, when they even had to open for Beach Boys and at some time had a young piano player called Elton John with them. Derek hated more and more being marketed as Simon Dupree.
Martin Smith came in as drummer very late, and he joined them for the first two Gentle Giant albums.
Derek Shulman - vocals
Ray Shulman - guitar
Phil Shulman - saxophone
Tony Ransley - drums
Pete O'Flaherty - bass
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Rock / Funk / Soul / Soul / Beat / Pop Rock