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Formed in the latter part of 1968 the band grew from a four piece to a six piece to include a trumpet and sax. Full line up were Les Marshall (drums, percussion and vocals), who joined following a lengthy tour with Tim Rose. He replaced John Bonham as Tim’s drummer. Richard Pannell (lead guitar and vocals), Andy Abbott (bass guitar and vocals), Geoff Brown (rhythm guitar and lead vocals), Dave Caswell (trumpet, flugelhorne) and John Smith – Replaced by Lyle Jenkins (soprano, alto and tenor saxophones).

Following extensive rehearsals and tour dates, Galliard went on to record two albums produced by the now legendery Phil Wainman, and a sampler album.
The first album, Strange Pleasure, (Deram) was much admired by the musical press and by the bands many admirers, however, failed to generate significant sales.
The second album, New Dawn (Deram) also failed to impress the record buying public.
Much was written in praise of their levels of musicianship, and influential people like John Peel said “I spent a couple of fine evenings with them, remembering some of the great records of the early fifties. Galliard have an LP for mid January release on the Deram-Nova label and it should be pretty good”.


Fantastic Soul/Funk band from the 70s with Geoff Brown, Richard Ford , Steve James, Stuart Scott.



Muscles – Big Bear Records 1976

Singles & EPs

Make Me Happy – Big Bear Records 1975

Space Party – Big Bear Records 1975

Music Is Our Message – Big Bear Records 1976

Jungle Strut / Muscle Hustle – Big Bear Records 1976

Love Is All I’ve Got / I’m Gonna Synthesise You – Big Bear Records 1977

If It Relaxes Your Mind / Music Is Our Message – Big Bear Records 1977

I’m A Girl Watcher ‎(7″, Single, Promo) – Big Bear Records BB12 1977

The Smooth Side/The Rough Side ‎(7″, Ora) – Big Bear Records

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