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The Vapours

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Price: £16.00
Time: July 01, 2018 20:00
Event Type: Tour
No. of Tickets :
Total: £16.00
About Tour

Based in Guildford, Surrey, an early version of the band was playing the Three Lions pub in Farncombe when The Jam’s bassist Bruce Foxton spotted them. The familiar line-up of David Fenton (songwriter, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist), Howard Smith (drummer), Edward Bazalgette (lead guitarist) and Steve Smith (bass guitarist and vocals) took shape before Foxton offered the band a few gigs and agreed to jointly manage them with John Weller (father of Paul Weller).The Vapors were then offered a prestigious slot supporting The Jam on the Setting Sons tour in 1979.

The band signed to United Artists, releasing their first single, “Prisoners” at the end of 1979; but it failed to chart. Their second single is the song for which the group is best remembered. “Turning Japanese”, was produced by The Jam’s producer Vic Coppersmith-Heaven. It reached the top three in the UK at the same time that The Jam’s “Going Underground” was at number one. It was also a top ten hit in Canada and New Zealand and reached the top of the charts in Australia.

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