Black Light was formed in Oxford in the early 1970’s playing a mix of rockpop covers and their own material. At the time, the band was unique as the lead vocalist, Jim Lord, was also the drummer playing alongside Brian Durbridge (Bass), Dave Wilkins (Keyboards), and Richard Harris (Lead Guitar). The bands first contact with the Paul Vonk Agency was in November 1972 with a contract of a month’s residency at the Maxim Bar in Frankfurt. This was followed by another contract in March 73 at the same venue. We were also booked to play in Spain, but the work permits could not be processed in time.
This was an exciting experience for a young band to play and be paid to work in a foreign country. We played long hour’s of 8pm – 3pm and gained immense musical skills in playing and communication with the audience.