Chocolate Watch Band

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": psychedelic garage rock psychedelic rock rock and roll Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia


The original line-up of this tempestuous US pop outfit - Ned Torney (guitar), Mark Loomis (guitar/vocals), Jo Kleming (organ), Richard Young (bass), Danny Phay (lead vocals) and Pete Curry (drums) - was assembled in San Jose, California, USA, in 1964. Gary Andrijasevich replaced Curry within weeks of the quintet’s inception. The following year Torney, Kleming and Phay defected to another local outfit, the Topsiders, later known as the Other Side, while the latter’s guitarist, Sean Tolby (27 July 1943, USA, d. November 1990, California, USA; bass), joined Loomis and Andrijasevich. The revitalized quintet was completed by Dave Aguilar (vocals) and Bill Flores (bass). Producer Ed Cobb, already renowned for his work with the Standells, signed Chocolate Watch Band in 1966. He matched the band’s instinctive love of British R&B with a tough, metallic sound, and the best of their work - ‘No Way Out’ and ‘Are You Gonna Be There (At The...

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