Flash

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This UK rock outfit was formed by Pete Banks (Peter Brockbanks, 15 July 1947, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England; guitar) and Tony Kaye (b. Anthony John Selvidge, 11 January 1946, Leicester, England; organ), both ex-members of Yes. Colin Carter (vocals), Ray Bennett (bass/keyboards) and Mike Hough (drums) completed the line-up featured on 1972’s Flash, after which Kaye left to join Badger. The remaining quartet completed two further progressive rock-styled albums, but were unable to make a significant commercial breakthrough, although they did reach the US Top 30 singles chart in 1972 with ‘Small Beginnings’. Following a brief association with Jan Akkerman, guitarist with Focus, Banks enjoyed a moderate, albeit brief, solo career releasing Peter Banks and Two Sides Of Peter Banks in 1973. Hough meanwhile surfaced in the short-lived Fast Buck. Banks later worked with female vocalist Sydney Foxx in Empire but the project was short-lived. He returned to...

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