CURE AND THE PEEPS (aka Martin Cure and the Peeps)
circa 1965-68 Sources - Broadgate Gnome / Rex Brough / Deanocity

Good tough R&B/Beat group consisted of Martin Cure (vocals), Roy Albrighton (guitar), Graham Amos (bass), Paul

Wilkinson (drums).Formed ' 65 at local youth club run by father of orig. guitarist (Steve Jones). Spotted by Cyril Stapleton and signed to Philips label. Appeared on Thank Your Lucky Stars and Border TV. Toured Europe, adding a keyboard player and eventually changing name to 'Rainbows'.

Roy Albrighton went on to form Nektar, who were European based.

Singles :   
Now Is The Time/Got Plenty Of Love (Philips BF 1421) 1965

What Can I Say?/Don't Talk About Love(Philips BF 1443) 1965   

Gotta Get A Move On/I Told You Before(Philips BF 1478) 1966

Tra La La/Loser Wins (Philips BF 1509) 1966

Dean Nelson says "Now Is The Time is quite a catchy beat number but their subsequent efforts were more soul-pop in style. They came from Coventry. 
Compilation appearances include: Now Is The Time on English Freakbeat, Vol. 5 (LP & CD); Gotta Get A Move On on Echoes From The Wilderness - Sixteen UK R&B Freakbeat Trippers. (LP & CD)

Bob Poole tells us that Martin Cure went on to sing with the reformed Cupid's Inspiration . Four Wheel Drive / Chevy 

Martin Cure who before Cupids Inspiration and then Chevy, was the vocalist with such bands as The Peeps, Rainbows and Still life, set up good time R&B band The Rogues and he still performs with them today. He is the owner of P.A. Company “Cable P.A.” and with some of his old friends occasionally does Cupid’s Inspiration gigs. "

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