Saturday, 5 January 2013

Fruupp: Where are they now? / Que sont-ils devenus?


Formed 1971in Northern Ireland and disbanded in 1976; progressive symphonic rock.
The name was derived from the remaining letters of an Electro set with band members adding another U and P.
Formé 1971in d'Irlande du Nord et dissoute en 1976; rock progressive symphonique.
Le nom a été dérivé les lettres restantes d'un Electroset avec les membres du groupe ajoutant une autre U et P.

Albums (C = Compilation / S = Studio) /Albums (C = Compilation / S = Studio)
2005 It's All Up Now: Anthology C  
1992 Songs for a Thought C       
1975 Modern Masquerades S4  
1974 Prince of Heaven's Eyes S3    
1974 Seven Secrets S2          
1973 Future Legends S1     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    




Fruupp Member / Credits / Albums / Born / Previously (prev. / prec.)
Membre de Fruupp / crédits / Albums / né / anciennement (prev. / prec.):
Miles ‘Tinhead’ McKee: Vocals, Drums / Chant, Batteries. 
Late 1969-1971? Prev. ‘The Blues by Five’; now has a ministry and is a Christian radio broadcaster
Fin 1969-1971? Préc. «The Blues by Five»; a maintenant un ministère et est un animateur de radio Chrétienne.
Peter Farelly: Bass, Cover Art, Guitar, Vocals / Basse, l’Art du Pochette, Guitare, Chant. Born / Né 1949.                                      
S1, 2, 3, 4 / quit music / a quitter la musique?                                                                                           
Martin Foye: Drums, Percussion / Batteries, Percussion. Born / Né 1951.    
S1, 2, 3, 4 / prev. / préc.  ‘Fossett's Circus Band’; post / âpres  ‘The Bad Articles’, ‘The Crowd (MGM)’, ‘Circle of the Moon’
Stephen Houston: Keyboards, Oboe, String Arrangements, Vocals / Arrangements de Cordes, claviers, hautbois, chant. Born / Né 1953.
S1, 2, 3 prev ‘Ulster Youth Orchestra’; post ‘Liberatation Suite’ (Christian rock band from Texas touring Europe in 1974.) / (Groupe de rock Chrétien du Texas en tournée en Europe en 1974.)
Now a Pentecostal pastor / Maintenant un pasteur Pentecôtiste
1985 The Power and the Preacher (as Rev. Houston)
? The Thaumaturge(solo)                                       
2001 Belfast Cowboy (solo)                        
2001 Passing Stranger(solo)                               
Vince McCusker: Composer, Guitar, Vocals / Compositeur, Guitare, Chant. Born / Né 1949.                   
S1, 2, 3, 4 / quit music / a quitter la musique?  Prev. ‘The Blues by Five’.
Currently in a pub band and works in a music store.
Actuellement dans un groupe de pub et travaille dans un magasin de musique.
John Mason: Keyboards, Vibraphone, Vocals / Claviers, Vibraphone, chant.
S4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Blues by Five (Northern Ireland 1964) line up:
Terence "Superkey" McKee: Lead Guitar  
Vincent McCusker: Rhythm Guitar and Keyboards
Ian "The Beast" Best: Bass
Miles "Tinhead" McKee: Drums
Paddy Shaw: vocals

Links to major sources / Liens vers les sources principales: 
http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/faculty/cervero_robert/fruuppband.htm
http://www.fruupp.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruupp
http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=79452
(interview between Martin Foye and Brian O’Neill)