|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hard rock bulgarian bg puro 80 baladas 80 aor melodic rock pop mexico joe lynn turner|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Comprising Jim Proops (vocals), Pete Parks (vocals, guitar), Nick Simper (3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), Neil McArthur (keyboards), and Ron Penney (drums), much of the initial coverage surrounding UK heavy metal act Fandango concerned their employment of former Deep Purple and Warhorse bass player Simper. Otherwise there was little of note about the bands two albums. Both offered competent but uninspired blues rock, despite Parks best efforts to lead from the front with some fluent guitar work. The band was also hampered by the ascendancy of an American band named Fandango - who held the international rights to the name. With the writing clearly on the wall, they broke up shortly after the release of Future Times, recorded by Parks, Proops and Simper.