Black Velvets

Colin Thomas - Lead Vocals & rhythm guitar
Harry Donnelly - Lead Guitar
Gary Hayward - Drums
Ian Thompson - Bass guitar

The band was originally formed in the mid sixties as the IMPALAS, then became the BLACK VELVETS, a four piece Rock & Roll / Country style outfit who were one of the warm up acts for Top of the Pops when the programme was filmed at the old BBC studios on Dickenson Road in Manchester.

In the late sixties, they were joined by Harry’s brother, Jack Donnelly on lead vocals, Colin moved to keyboards, Ronnie Williams (the Impalas original drummer) replaced Gary, and the name was changed to LIQUORICE FIX.

 

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