Red Balune

(London / Holland, Mar 76 – 79)


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Spider in Love 7″ (MCCB, MCCB-001) released Apr 78, Holland
Tracks: Spider in love, Capitalist Kid


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Unreleased LP recorded Jan 78 (Tracks unknown)


Further Information;

Line ups:

Radar Favourites #1
Geoff Leigh (sax)
Cathy Williams (keyb/voc)
Gerry Fitzgerald (voc/gtr)
Jack Monck (bass)
Charles Hayward (drms)

74 – 75
Geoff Leigh (sax)
Cathy Williams (keyb/voc)
Charles Hayward (drms)
Charles Bullen (gtr)
Alan Moller (bass)

Rag Doll
75 – 76
Geoff Leigh (sax)
Cathy Williams (keyb/voc)

Red Balune #1
Mar 76 – Dec 77
Geoff Leigh (sax)
Cathy Williams (keyb/voc)
? (bass)
? (gtr)
? (drms)

Dec 77 – Sep 78
Geoff Leigh (sax)
Cathy Williams (keyb/voc)
Colin McLure (bass)
Robin Musgrove (drms)
Henk Weltevreden (keyb)
Leo De Pagter (keyb)
Loek Van Saus
Anne Roeloffs (trombone)
Chris Wangro

early 79
Robin Musgrove (drms)
Cathy Williams (keyb/voc)
Colin McLure (bass)
Fred Frith (gtr/violin)
Tim Hodgkinson (keyb/sax)
Chris Cutler (keyb)
Marc Hollander (clarinet)
Geoff Leigh (sax)

Geoff Leigh is ex-Crazy Mabel, Mouseproof (69), Henry Cow (72), Slap Happy, Hatfield & the North, later also in Aksak Maboul and later in Kontakt Mikrofoon Orkest, Black Sheep
Charles Hayward & Charles Bullen later in This Heat
Colin McLure is later in later in Kontakt Mikrofoon Orkest, Black Sheep
Robin Musgrove is ex-Henry Cow
Fred Frith is ex-Last Minute Put Together Band, Art Bears, Henry Cow
Tim Hodgkinson is ex-Henry Cow
Chris Cutler is ex-Art Bears, Henry Cow, later in Black Sheep
Cathy Wiliams is also in the Feminist Improvising Group, later in Black Sheep
Marc Hollander also in Aksak Maboul
Loek Van Saus later in Kontakt Mikrofoon Orkest, Black Sheep


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
30/05/77 Solent Suite, Southampton
31/05/77 Brillig Arts Centre, Bath
01/06/77 Woods, Drake Circus, Plymouth
02/06/77 St George’s Hall, Exeter
03/06/77 Temple of Peace, Cardiff
16/12/77 Melkweg, Amsterdam
14/02/78 Town Hall, Lambeth, Brixton
18/03/78 Middlesex Hospital College, London
28/03/78 Corn Exchange, Bristol
29/04/78 Woodville Halls, Gravesend
30/04/78 Woodville Halls, Gravesend