The Motors

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: new wave rock power pop pub rock punk british 70s Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Motors were based around the partnership of Nick Garvey (26 April 1951, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England) and Andy McMaster (b. 27 July 1947, Glasgow, Scotland) who first met in the pub rock band Ducks Deluxe. McMaster had a long career in pop music, having played in several bands in the 60s including the Sabres, which also featured Frankie Miller. McMaster released a solo single, ‘Can’t Get Drunk Without You’, on President, and joined Ducks Deluxe in November 1974. Garvey was educated at Kings College in Cambridge and was an accomplished pianist, oboist and trumpeter. Before he joined Ducks Deluxe in December 1972 he had acted as a road manager for the Flamin’ Groovies. The pair left the Ducks early in 1975, just a few months before the unit disbanded. Garvey joined a band called the Snakes (along with future Wire vocalist Rob Gotobed), who released one single. McMaster, meanwhile, went to work for a music publisher. Garvey’s...

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