First album: Kokomo 1

Vinyl: CBS 80670
Available on a double CD with Rise and Shine.

Kokomo are:

firstalbum_smallTony O'Malley: Vocals and Keyboard
Frank Collins: Vocals
Dyan Birch: Vocals
Paddie McHugh: Vocals
Jim Mullen: Guitar
Neil Hubbard: Guitar
Alan Spenner: Vocals and Bass guitar
Terry Stannard: Drums
Jody Linscott: Congas
Mel Collins: Saxes and flute

Thanks to Anne Odell – ARP Synthesiser
Produced by Chris Thomas
Engineered by Bill Price and Sean Milligan
Front Cover by Tom Adams
Photography by Keith Morris
Roadie – Frankie Blackwell
Management – Steve O'Rourke, 69 New Bond Street, London W1

New Victoria Theatre, London

LiveLines After their highly charged show at the New Victoria Theatre last Thursday (which constituted their only London gig on their recent tour) I was very surprised to see that the critics from the rock music press had not taken this opportunity to re-elevate Kokomo to a position of respect. But no – there sometimes

Kokomo 1

Playlist: Kokomo I

The first album as a video playlist

From the Hope and Anchor to the Hollywood Bowl: NME interview with Alan Spenner & John Sussewell:

Interview Alan Sus NME

First album review: Sounds. “Five stars and a Nobel Prize”

‘KOKOMO’ (CBS 80670) THE EVOLUTION has been interesting – both Kokomo as a band and the musicians who joined together to form it. Arrival always seemed a band with plenty of musical strength and ideas, but without a path. The Grease Band, particularly the Spenner/Hubbard team, have long been among my favourite British musicians, but

I Can Understand It

From the first album

First album: NME ad

“Kokomo are the British band…. Not only are they the band to soothe a worker’s breast…. but they manage to bring together the cream of British musicians, singers and writers into a band that sounds like it plays for love” – Sounds “Tight and funky” – NME “…. A sound that was at times like a