Red Zoo

Back in the 80s, I joined a band called Active Gliders, rapidly renamed Red Zoo. We later 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 bassist Derek/Les are no longer playing, but vocalist Elaine McLeod and drummer Nigel Fitzpatrick were game. Allen Walton (ex She Said) stepped in to help out on bass, but unfortunately had too many musical commitments to stay long.

Out of the blue, we were contacted by bassist Michael “Max” Wall (ex Past Seven Days) who signed up and we started rehearsing. We played a gig for my 60th birthday party, playing some of our old “classics”. However, it soon became clear that there was creative energy to spare, so we’ve started writing new songs. They are (hopefully) recogniseably the same band as was, but with the refinement & maturity that only comes with extreme old age.

Here are some recent vids.