Blue Rondo à la Turk (band)
|Blue Rondo à la Turk|
|Genres||Pop, Latin jazz|
|Labels||Virgin; Diable Noir|
|Associated acts||Matt Bianco|
|Past members||Mark Reilly
Moses Mount Bassie
Mick "Lloyd" Bynoe
Tholo Peter Tsegona
Blue Rondo à la Turk was an early 1980s British pop group, which featured Chris Sullivan on vocals and Mark Reilly on guitar. Other band members were Moses Mount Bassie (saxophone), Mick "Lloyd" Bynoe (drums), Art Collins (saxophone), Geraldo d'Arbilly (percussion), Kito Poncioni (bass), Christos Tolera (vocals), Tholo Peter Tsegona (trumpet), and Daniel White (keyboards). They had two singles that entered the UK Singles Chart.
The first was called "Me and Mr. Sanchez", which was released on the Virgin Records label. It entered the UK Singles Chart on 14 November 1981, and reached number 40. Their second chart success was "Klactoveesedstein", which entered the chart on 13 March 1982 and reached number 50. Two other singles followed from the Chewing the Fat album, "Carioca", which failed to chart, and "Heavens Are Crying", that also failed to make an impact on the top 75. "Me and Mr. Sanchez" was number one in Brazil for three months and was the theme tune for the 1982 World Cup.
Their album, Chewing the Fat, was released in 1982 and appeared on the UK Albums Chart. Released on the Diable Noir label, it entered the chart on 6 November 1982 where it remained in the chart for two weeks. Their follow-up album, Bees Knees and Chicken Elbows, was released in 1984, but by then the band had already broken up.
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