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Southend¹s Kursaal Flyers burst onto the London "Pub-Rock" scene early in 1974. Their original songs drawn from an eclectic mix of Pop, Rock, Country and the inevitable Essex R'n'B, combined with singer Paul Shuttleworth's "Wide-boy" persona, quickly attracted attention and in 1975 they were signed to Jonathan King¹s UK label and released their first album "Chocs Away".

Always a "guaranteed good live gig", The Kursaal Flyers toured extensively throughout the U.K. and Europe and in 1976 moved to CBS Records where a collaboration with producer Mike Batt resulted in the Top 20 smash "Little Does She Know".


The band split at the end of 1977 but reformed in 1985 for a few dates in and around London and in 1988 recorded a brand new album "A Former Tour de Force (is Forced to Tour)" to much critical acclaim. The band have played only occasionally in the intervening years but have become a regular favourites at the annual Lee Brilleaux Memorial shows.

In November 2001, a new band led by original frontman Paul Shuttleworth with Graeme Douglas, also an original Kursaal Flyer, embarked on the 40 date nationwide "Naughty Rhythms" Tour to much acclaim. Now fully "road ready" the band are keen to rebuild their once large and fervent fan base.


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