Click on unknown Artist – Esquire’s All American Hot Jazz Sessions name below or scroll down the page at your leisure. Originally The Cresters were formed in Bramley near Leeds in Yorkshire to back-up singer Mike Sagar.

They were known as ‘Mike Sagar and the Cresters’, ‘The Cresters’, ‘Malcom Clarke and the Cresters’ and simply ‘ The Crestas’. Do It With Me’ as ‘The Cresters’. 18 months wages for most at the time! When I Fall In Love’ as ‘The Crestas’ was released in 1965 before they evolved into cabaret work in the eighties with Malcolm Clarke on vocals until he died and John took over on vocals. They eventually called it a day in 1984.

John Harding had a 3-year solo career following their demise and drummer, Johnnie Casson is now a successful club comedian with TV appearances under his belt, while Richard Harding is currently a member of country band, Dillinger. They won the MOBO Award for Best Gospel Artist in 1997 but split a couple of years later. Ernie Slater on drums around 1964, playing local gigs in Glasgow and engendering sufficient support to form a fan club. 9 Kevin rejoined Jim with drummer George Wade and guitarist Brian Denniston to form ‘Friendly Persuasion’ before a local agency took notice and shortly after the line-up was changed as was the name, to Salvation’ in June 1970. By the end of the year Brian Dennison returned to replace Ian Kenny.

Around May 1971, Nod left to join ‘The Poets’ and was replaced by Matt Cairns while Mario was also replaced by Robin Birrel. In November 1973 they supported ‘The Sweet’ at The Apollo, then later on 27th April 1974 Kevin left to pursue a solo career and vocals fell to Midge. Midge Ure with Willie Gardner to become ‘The Zones’. Midge then moved on to The Rich Kids with Glen Matlock.