Originally forming in Northampton in May 1973 with just McGeeney and Poole, they started out playing a Byrds-influenced jangling guitar-style rock. The second line-up was short-lived, but the band soon stabilised with the next one. Their debut album, which mostly comprised Poole/McGeeney material, was still very derivative of The Byrds. Still, it's underrated and included some fine guitar interplay - at its best on the track ?Everybody?. This was less so on ?Thought Talk?, on which the orchestrated ?Fools Gold? and ?One Foot In The Boat? stand out.
After a US tour in Autumn 1975, McGeeney left with Roger Kelly coming in as a replacement. Whitmore was next to depart in Spring 1976. They abbreviated their name to Starry Eyed for a couple more singles, but when the hoped-for chart success didn't happen, they quit.
Ross McGeeney - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Tony Poole - Vocals, 12-String Guitar
Nick Brown ? Drums
Steve Hall ? Bass
Mick Wackford ? Drums
Iain Whitmore - Bass, Vocals
Roger Kelly - Vocals, Lead Guitar