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Sunday 7 July 2013

Four-May-Shun - Looking For A Girl Like You (1983)

b/w - Mystery Man

Nice 60's flavoured modpop from these 4 Essex (Tillingham) brothers

Julian May (Voc on Looking For A Girl Like You, Lead Guitar)
Peter May (Rhythm Guitar, Voc)
David May (Voc on Mystery Man, Bass)
Michael May (Drums, Voc)

The A side has a Manfred Mann sound but lend an ear to Mystery Man. To theese ears I'm pretty sure this is what The Troggs would have sounded like if Wreckless Eric had taken over vocal duties.

Although the band had been together since the 70's already having a couple of LP's under their belt
Just Four-May-Shun - Broadway MJPD268 (1980)
1977 Line-Up
Four-May-Shun Plus - Broadway (1982)
(Both having been recorded at Spectrum Sound Studios, Westcliff-on-Sea with Studio Engineer Warwick Kemp)
It wasn't until 1983 that this, their 1st 45 was released. Both tracks being penned by Julian and David May & recorded at Diploma Studios, Bicknacre with Studio Engineer/Owner Jim Woodford.

Four-May-Shun are now known as The Mays, The current line up being three of the brothers Julian, Michael and David with recently recruited brother-in-law, Steve Houghton on rhythm guitar (go here to see them), they continue to gig and are currently writing an album to celebrate 40 years as a band!

    7" Discography As Four-May-Shun (All on Broadway Recs)
Looking For A Girl Like You/Mystery Man (May 001 1983) 
I'm Not Alone/I Wanna Be A Musician (May 002 1984)
There’s Something About You That I Like/Autumn Leaves (May 003 1984)
Come Back Soon/I Don’t Know Why (May 004 1984)
Dancing On The Floor Tonight/The Gateway (May 005 1985)
The next 2 45's have A-sides credited to Julian May but the B's are Four-May-Shun (Taken from the 1985 Cassette The Gigs) 
Boogiein’ By The Sea/Night Life Disco (J001 1986) 
I Think That It’s Nice/Then You’re Gonna Make It (J002 1986)
2012 Line-Up

Thanks To Julian May for the info (If you fancy their 45's go here) - All the 1984 recordings are well worth a listen
Coincidentallly Julian's 3rd 45 I'll Never Find Another You/Don't Go Away (J003 1987) features Wendy Roberts as backing vocalist who has had an outing on this blog before

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