The Saints (British band)

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The Saints
Also known as The Ambassadors
Origin London, England
Genres Instrumental, pop, surf music
Years active 1963–1965
Labels Pye Records
Dot Records
Associated acts Joe Meek, Heinz, The Tornados, The Peddlers
Members Tab Martin
Roy Phillips
Ricky Winter

The Saints were an English instrumental band, that worked for the record producer, Joe Meek.


The band were made up of Tab Martin (fresh from his stint with The Tornados), Roy Phillips (playing guitar),[1] and drummer Ricky Winter (born Richard Winter, 27 September 1940, in Aldershot, Hampshire). They worked as the house band for Meek's productions, and as such backed Heinz, Andy Cavell (born 20 April 1945, Piraeus, Greece) and others. Their most notable recording was their cover of The Surfaris', "Wipe Out". They appeared as themselves in the British film, Live It Up!.

Martin and Phillips went on to found The Peddlers in 1964.[2]

Singles discography[edit]


  1. ^ "Saints, The (4) Discography at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  2. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Peddlers - Music Biography, Credits and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  3. ^ "Saints, The (4) - Wipe Out (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  4. ^ "Saints, The (4) - Husky Team (Vinyl) at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  5. ^ "Joe Meek - Portrait Of A Genius - The RGM Legacy (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  6. ^ "Various - 304 Holloway Road - Joe Meek: The Pye Years Volume 2 (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-01-10.

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