Rock vocalist Michael Boyle played with local band “The Downtown flyers” from 1977 to 1979 playing regular gigs in “Clouds”, Shuffles” and “The Maggie” some of the other band's playing that circuit at the time were “Salvation”, “Mollsmyre” and “Dead End Kids” among others.
Glasgow's music was at the beginning a mix of good Rock covers from AC/DC and Deep Purple and their own heavy metal/melodic Rock material, they quickly signed to “Neat Records” in 1983 and released the single “Under The Lights” a three song 12” single followed by a 7” single called “Stranded” with “In The Heat Of The Night” as the B side.
They got the chance to play a full set in the Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow by accident, originally booked to support the band “Shy” turned out some of “Shy's” gear was stolen so they couldn't come on and Glasgow carried on to play the whole gig, not a bad record for a bunch of musicians from Blairdardie in the West End..
The Band Released an album and a single in 1987 the Album was called “Zero Four One” named after the Glasgow telephone dialing code 041 ( now 0141 for you young folk) as well as the album they released a single from the album featuring the tracks “Secrets In The Dark” and “Meet Me Half Way”,
Band Line Up
Michael Boyle - Vocals
Left to right, Archie Dickson, Joe Kilna, Neil Russell and Mick Boyle
Above, write up for 1984 Kelvingrove Festival
"No more lonely nights"
Thanks to Billy Hepburn @ www.musicpro.co.uk ....Also BIG thanks to Michael McMillan and Tommy Clark for some of the info on the "Glasgow" page.
The Album "Zero Four One" released in 1987
Above...Joe Kilna... Auchinlea Rockfest 1983