1984 – 1989
Robert Holmes was initially in the local spotlight as the vocalist in Hull outfit Poor Howard (who put out the excellent “Maybe Tomorrow” single in ’84). That single came out via the Red Guitars’ record label Self Drive, and the two bands played together on numerous occasions. No surprise then that when Jeremy Kidd departed the Red Guitars fold in 1985, it was Holmes who was called upon to step into the breach to take over vocal duties for second album Tales Of The Expected.
Following the demise of Red Guitars, Holmes signed a solo deal with Virgin Records, putting out two singles and a 1989 album, Age Of Swing, which remains both overlooked and much underrated.
Age Of Swing (LP, CD, Cassette) – Virgin, 1989
International Sunshine (7″, 12″) – Virgin, 1987
Angel In The House (7″, 12″) – Virgin, 1989