History of The Fourmost
Originally known as the Blue Jays, then the Four Jays, then the Four Mosts, the band comprised:
Brian O'Hara - lead guitar / vocals
Mike Millward - rhythm guitar / vocals
Billy Hatton - bass / vocals
Dave Lovelady - drums
Since originally forming as the Four Jays in 1959, the Fourmost have remained continuously active on the UK and European 60s music scene. Whilst the band’s formation has changed over the years the look and sound of the band has remained authentic and true to its heritage, contributing to its success and longevity.
The Fourmost had its roots steeped in the eclectic 1960s Mersey beat boom and was part of the Brian Epstein stable along with The Beatles, Billy J Kramer, Gerry and The Pacemakers and others. The band has evolved from enjoying 1960s chart hits such as Hello Little Girl (no.9) and A Little Loving (no.6) and less popular songs as Baby I Need Your Lovin, Here There and Everywhere and a cover of George Formby’s Auntie Maggie’s Remedy.
During the 1970s and the early 1980s like many of its peers, The Fourmost played mainly on the cabaret circuit as it struggled to compete for appeal with disco, funk, glam rock and punk.
Since the mid 1980s The Fourmost has enjoyed a golden era as part of the wider 1960s revival scene and now appear throughout the UK and Europe playing at theatres', holiday parks and 60s festivals to a diverse fan base.
The Fourmost are one of the most authentic 1960s bands currently on the circuit today, from their Vox amps, Rickenbacker guitars and Ludwig drums down to their Italian made slim fitted suits and Cuban heel boots.
The Fourmost comprise of:
Kevin Clarkson - drums / vocals
Lee Clarkson - bass / vocals
Des Thurlby - guitar / vocals
Matthew Johnson - guitar / vocals