Interview was formed in 1977 by Pete Allerhand, Alan Brain and Jeff Starrs in the lovely City of Bath, England. After adding Manny Elias on drums and Phil Crowther on bass they quickly rose from playing pub gigs in Bath to club gigs in Bristol and then on to the thriving 'Pub Rock' scene in London. Around this time the band recorded a simple demo which Jeff and Alan took round the record companies getting the most favourable response from Virgin Records. After sending out Arnold Frolows, an A & R guy, to see them play live Interview were duly signed up to a five album recording deal.
After two albums, 'big oceans' and 'Snakes and Lovers', four singles (remember them), 'Birmingham', 'You Didn't Have to Lie to Me', 'To The People' and 'Hide and Seek' – several British and European tours and several managers the band, sadly, split up and went their separate ways.
(Their dark and cautionary tale)