I was with a band called Kathy and the Boleros and we once did an audition for Ian Hamilton at the Princess Theatre Club in Chorlton .
We did our set and were reasonably happy with our efforts.
Then this lineup of Mike Cadillac and the Playboys came on and did a stunning set. As I remember the guitarist had long straight hair (Phil May style) and it was dyed black rose (it looked black in some light and dark cherry in another).
The singer did impressions of Satchmo, Shirley Bassey, Billy Fury and I think Johnny Ray.
They were superb and I couldn't wait till they came off to tell them so. However the drummer said that they had put on a less than perfect performance and weren't completely pleased with their efforts.
If that was the case I certainly didn't notice. I can even remember the equipment they used. The guitarist had a Vox AC30 and cherry Gibson 335 and I think the bass player a Gibson EB3 bass.
We only got the odd booking from the audition. I hope they fared better as they certainly deserved it and made a great lasting impression on me.