at a Society wedding. The most originally talented performer on stage was the MC, Simon Potter, who somehow always seemed to incorporate his obsession with World War Two into his surreal announcements. More renowned as a

photographer, he was fired by the Sunday Times for farting.

Early attempts at songwriting for his band Tempo Leisure, featuring Beverley Skeete, led to Trumpet not being signed by Motown’s UK arm, though he nearly was, and he concentrated vaguely thereafter on

the lengthy, some might say futile, task of haphazardly trying to learn how to play that damn saxophone. Incidentally, his co-writer, Pete Juster, has since received sponsorship to have a lung removed to stop him playing the harmonica.