Red Zoo

Back in the 80s, I joined a band called Active Gliders, who arose from the ashes of Veiled Threat. Rapidly renaming ourselves Red Zoo. We snagged had a deal with Polydor under the Typhoon Saturday name and released 3 singles to minimal success. With the help of google, I managed to track down the original line-up and invited them to a get-together. Sadly vocalist Elaine McLeod was the only one prepared to properly commit, so we kept looking.

We found a new rhythm section (the fabulous Short Brothers Jon & Nic) and are relaunching our quest for pop stardom! Or something. As well as some of the  “classics”, we’re writing new material and looking to gig.

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I Have Love restored

Back in the 80’s this was the third single by Typhoon Saturday for Polydor. Despite having a solo by the late Raf “Baker Street” Ravenscroft,

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Red Zoo rehearsals

We’re just itching to get playing together again, although there seems no end in sight any day soon. Here’s a (drum heavy!) recording of “Believe

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Testing 12

The last demo vinyl I had was in 1982, “Another Flight” by Typhoon Saturday, recorded & mixed by Kevin Bacon, rejected by Polydor in favour

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We’ve unearthed the old Typhoon Saturday classic B side “Fascination” and stripped it back for the duo 😉 Here’s the original, will upload the new

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Bishops House 2017

A couple of tunes from our debut gig as a duo, at Bishops’ House in Sheffield as support to Frostlake. Our sound is still a

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At the Zoo

We were joined at today’s rehearsal by all round good bloke Martyn Bailey. He likes his cameras and took some photos.

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Bar 2 Sheffield University

Red Zoo by errr Red Zoo

This tune was first recorded during our demos made in Fairview Studios near Hull and appeared on the “Bucket of Sleet Cassette release. Here it

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Happy Birthday Elaine

Readers will no doubt be enjoying the earth-shattering news that Red Zoo have reformed (albeit with “new” bassist Max). Well, it’s singer Elaine’s birthday today,

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Red Zoo live! Yes!

At my recent 60th birthday celebrations (organised in secret by my my family) my band from the 80s, Red Zoo, finally lugged our zimmer frames

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Recent events have had me digging through my archives to back when I was nearly a contender. This track from ’81 by “Red Zoo” was always one of my favourites and shows a similar guitar approach to my beloved Chameleons, who formed the year this was recorded. I’m still in touch with Elaine the signer and we’re even contemplating a live outing!

      1. In My Eyes