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Orange Rainbow were formed out of the remnants of the Bluesville Soulband in 1967. They played the London soul scene for a good few years and became The Drifters backing band on their UK tour. The also backed Ben E King, reggae star Nicky Thomas, The Fantastics, The Flirtations and toured with The Four Seasons and The Jackson Five. They went through many line up changes and eventually changed their name to Polecat. They recorded a single and album 'Money Talking' for DJM Records with Bay City Rollers producer (Big) John Goddison and disbanded in 1976 just as the punk thing was breaking.
Photo by Dezzo Hofman circa 1971. From top to bottom & left to right:
Rodney Barrett - Trombone, Graham Broad - Drums, Robin Lawrence - Saxophone
Alan Ray - Vocals, Dave Rose- Key boards, Dave Goodman - Bass, Martyn Hayles - Trumpet.
Graham Broad went on to become one of England's top session drummers playing with Dollar, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys etc. Rodney Barrett joined Roy Orbison's backing band. Martyn Hayles became a record producer/musical arranger working with the likes of Orange Juice and The Specials. Dave Rose became a musical director in the London Theatre and is currently MD for Blood Brothers. Alan Ray became a music agent/talent scout and moved to North Wales. Robin Lawrence started a transport company and Dave Goodman builds web sites etc etc etc.