Hocus

Discography:

    Singles

  • Two Time Woman (1971)
  • Roll Me Over (1971)
  • River Roll (1971)
  • He (1972)
  • Rolling Wheels (1976)

Musicians:

  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange: vocals, bass guitar
  • Steve MacNamara: guitar, sitar
  • Allan Goldswain: keyboards
  • Stevie van Kerken (Lange, later Vann): vocals, piano
  • Geoff Williams: drums

A HISTORY
by Geoff Williams, January 2002

1970 (Original line-up as a professional group)

"Mutt" Lange (previously in "Sound Reason"): Bass guitar, vocals
Steve MacNamara ("Sound Reason"): Lead guitar, vocals
Geoff Williams ("Strange Brew"): Drums, vocals
Colin Hughes (From the UK, previous bands unknown): Vocals
Graham Stewart (Previous band unknown): Keyboards

Recording: a single, "Two time woman" / "Affair brite nite"

Colin and Graham leave the band.

1970 (As a trio)

"Mutt" Lange: Bass guitar, vocals
Steve MacNamara: Lead guitar, vocals
Geoff Williams: Drums, vocals

1971 (Hocus expands to five piece)

"Mutt" Lange: Bass guitar, vocals
Steve MacNamara: Lead guitar, vocals
Geoff Williams: Drums, vocals
Stevie van Kerken ("New trends", "Music Corporation"): Vocals
Allan Goldswain ("Strange Brew", "Music Corporation"): Keyboards, vocals

Recording: Single,"Roll me over" / "Monkey in my family tree"

Steve MacNamara leaves band to study music at Berklee in the USA

1971 (Replace Steve, also expand to six-piece)

"Mutt" Lange: Bass guitar, vocals
Graham Holloway (Previous band unknown): Lead guitar
Geoff Williams: Drums, vocals
Stevie van Kerken: Vocals
Allan Goldswain: Keyboards, vocals
Graham Stewart (Previously "Hocus"): Keyboards

1971 Hocus splits, Mutt and Stevie marry with Stevie becoming StevieLange (obviously).

1972 Mutt, Stevie and Allan continue to perform as "Hocus"

"Mutt" Lange: Bass guitar, vocals
Stevie Lange: Keyboards, vocals
Allan Goldswain: Keyboards, vocals

Recording: Single, "He"

1972 Hocus as a group entity finally splits.

"Mutt" Lange focuses more strongly on his bourgeoning career as a recordproducer. "Mutt" and Stevie continue to gig for some time, working with a varietyof bands and muso's, prior to their departure for London (1973/ 1974).


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