After moving with his parents to the United Kingdom in 1963 in 1966 and 1969 he released two singles under the name of The Youth. The first one was in 1966 for Polydor 56121 "As Long As There is Love" c/w "Your One and Only Man", both covers of Jimmy Ruffin and Otis Redding songs. They were cut in a typical mod R&B soul style. His second single was for Deram 226, released 17 January 1969, and featured "Meadow of My Love" c/w "Love Me or Leave Me". The B side was self-written, being credited to 'Sutherland'. This single was in a psychedelic summer pop style.