Light Of The World

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades: 2000s


Pioneering Brit funk band Light Of The World were formed in London in 1978, the original line-up comprising Jean Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick (guitar), Neville ‘Breeze’ McKreith (guitar), Everton McCalla (drums), Chris Etienne (percussion), Paul ‘Tubs’ Williams (11 October 1962, Hackney, London, England, d. 10 January 2007, Rotterdam, Netherlands; bass), Peter Hinds (keyboards), Canute Wellington (trumpet) and David ‘Baps’ Baptiste (trumpet). Taking their name from a Kool And The Gang album, they signed to Ensign Records in 1979, achieving an immediate dancefloor hit with their debut single ‘Swingin’’. The release of their self-titled debut album was marred by the death of Etienne during a promotional tour. Nigel Martinez, Nat Augustin and Ganitu ‘Gee’ Bello were added to the line-up for Round Trip (produced by Augie Johnson), but following further minor hits the band split up in 1981. Wellington, Baptiste...

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