Tony used to play in this glam rock band in the late 60's and 70's. As professional musicians they travelled all over the UK and released several records none of which were a great commercial success.
Portrait were a popular band and made regular radio appearances on the Jimmy Young ( Cinderford Boy) and Terry Wogan shows. They also played at many large events at Universities , Ballrooms and clubs and have shared the stage with many artists like Benny King, The Move, Marmalade, John Mayall, Dave Dee Dosy Beaky Mick and Titch, Donovan, The Fortunes, Hot Chocolate, Julie Driscol, John Wysemans Colleseum, The Tremeloes, and too many others to remember. They were great days and Tony feels privileged to have shared them with such great guys who are still firm friends today and meet up quite regularly
Hey Ruth a song written by Hot Chocolate an given to the boys
following their support of Hot Chocolate at a gig in Wales
Jen has developed her musical skills over recent years and as well as guitar now plays the bodhran and button accordion. She is so keen a player that she recently went on a course on the Isle of Skye to be taught by none other than that legendary button accordion maestro and composer Mr Fergie McDonald who remains in regular contact with her.. It is a technically demanding instrument and finding a tutor had been difficult but Fergie has filled the gap for the time being with loads of fresh tunes and techniques to bring to our music. She is also a fine singer.
asked us to join but we had to turn them down we were too busy '