Trixons Showband (1966-1969?)
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Where Are They Now?
In trying to research the origins
of the band, it seems the Trixons may have been formed in London in
the mid sixties as Donegal born lead singer, Terry Connelly grew up
there, as well as several members of the band being Londoners. The
band was playing some of the tourist destinations in Europe,
including Spain, when they returned "home" to Ireland to try their
luck on the showband scene. They started playing relief to larger,
established showbands like the Royal and Clipper Carlton. The band
was billed as "direct from Spain," which surprised some punters when
the boys spoke perfect English!
An article in the October 28th issue of
Spotlight featured them as one of the "Younger generation of
Showbands." They had started out on the Irish scene in February of
1967. Managed by Peter Sheridan of Granard, the band played a pop
set and became very popular in the midlands. By the end of the year,
they released their first single, Mama, I'm Not The Boy I Used to
Be which didn't do much for them.
In late 1968, they released their
second single, Just Another Song, on the Release label. The
record was produced by John Drummond, who at the time was lead
singer with the Capitol, but would soon turn his attention to record
making full time as one of the top session men in Ireland.
More to come...
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