Salford Jets

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Salford Jets are a British rock band that first formed in 1976 and performed until the early 1980s.[1] The band re-formed in 2002.

Biography[edit]

The band originally included Mike Sweeney, later of Piccadilly 1152breakfast DJ at Real Radio XS, Capital Gold and now morning presenter at BBC Radio Manchester. The other band members were Diccon Hubbard (bass), Rod Gerrard (guitar) , Don Mac (guitar), Dave Morris (drums), Geoff Kerry (keyboards) and Johnny Sax.[1] They had a hit single in 1980 called "Who You Looking At?" on RCA Records[2] which reached number 72 in the UK Singles Chart.[3] This was their only song to make the Top 75 Although Gina (I've Got A Cortina) made No 90 and She's gonna break Your heart No 80 . "Who You Looking At?" was re-released in aid of the Men Matter Appeal for the Christie Hospital and made the Top 200. The compilation CD The Manchester Boys was released on Castle Records in 2006. The band did Radio One sessions for Peter Powell, David Jensen and Mike Reid and appeared on the national TV programmes Lift Off, Get It Together and The Fun factory.

Since reforming in late 2002, they have gigged intermittently mostly in the North of England . The current members are Mike Sweeney, Diccon Hubbard, Dave Killick, Alan Hughes and Phill Orme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Salford Jets: Information from". Answers.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ "Salford Jets - Who You Looking At? (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles and Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 480. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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