Patrick Patterson Guitar and Vocals
Steve Scipio Bass and Vocals
Pablo Gonsales Percussion and Vocals
Derrick Gibbs Alto Sax and Percussion
Richard Bailey Drums
Adrian Reid Keyboards
Ray Carless Tenor Sax
Ray Simpson Lead Vocals
Kevin Davy Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Formed in 1971, the name Cymande comes from a Calypso word for Dove symbolising Peace & Love. Discovered by legendary producer John Schroeder who signed them to Janus Records and produced their debut single "The Message" which hit the top 20 in the USA.
After releasing three albums "Cymande", "Second time around" and "Promised Heights" which featured future Rare Groove and Breaks classics such as "Bra", "Brother's on the Slide" & "Fug" the band disbanded in 1974.
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