Monday, November 8, 2010

The Rapiers - The Best British Invasion Band Since The 60's!


Formed in the early eighties in the north of London, The Rapiers gained much influence and credibility for a sound that resemble a classic Merseybeat rock and roll sound like Cliff Richard and his backing group The Shadows. Led by singer Colin Pryce-Jones, the group performed in numerous venues in London and England before recording its 1983 debut EP effort, Vol. I, on Red Door Records.

Three more EPs followed from 1984 to 1986, with its first vinyl full-length being Straight To The Point in 1985 on Ace Records. Known for being a great live act, magazines such as The Face and New Musical Express reported on the group. In 1987, The Rapiers released its second album 1961 on Ace Records. Throughout this time though, the group became a supporting group for several British musicians, including Cliff Richard, Billy J. Kramer and Freddie Garrity. In 1991, the quartet released The Return Of The Rapiers on Fury Records. In 1994, Back To The Point was released to much praise. Guitarist Neil Ansby and bass player Brad Dallaston left The Rapiers, replaced by guitarist Wayne Nicholls and bass player Nathan John Hulse. The band released You'll Never Walk Alone With in 2000 and more touring ensured, including supporting Mike Berry. A greatest hits compilation was released in 2002. Spotlight On The Rapiers was released on Fury Records. The group plans to star as The Shadows in a touring British production titled "Cliff The Musical". In 2003, they released Return of ... and Back to the Point, followed by 1961 in December of 2005.



1. The Rapiers - Doing the Hully Gully (2:01)
2. The Rapiers - A Shot of Rhythm & Blues (2:47)
3. The Rapiers - A Certain Girl (2:05)
4. The Rapiers - Jack's Good (2:27)
5. The Rapiers - Move it Baby (2:35)
6. The Rapiers - Lies (2:11)
7. The Rapiers - I Pretend I'm with You (2:03)
8. The Rapiers - Growl (2:26)
9. The Rapiers - So What (2:40)
10. The Rapiers - Still I Cry (2:39)
11. The Rapiers - That's Alright (2:02)
12. The Rapiers - Don't Leave Me Now (2:39)
13. The Rapiers - I'm a Moody Guy (2:47)
14. The Rapiers - Feelin' (2:48)
15. The Rapiers - It's Gonna Take Magic (1:52)
16. The Rapiers - Make It Up (2:11)
17. The Rapiers - (I Feel Like) I'm Losing You (2:49)
18. The Rapiers - Shadowland (3:27)
19. The Rapiers - The Closing Theme (3:01)

The Rapiers- -Return of the Rapiers (1959-1963)


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