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Jane Aire & The Belvederes

This band was one of the new wave acts uncovered in Akron, Ohio, USA, by producer Liam Sternberg, and subsequently introduced to Stiff Reports. Jane Aire (b. Jane Ashley, 2 Dec 1956, Akron, Ohio, USA) documented originally for the Akron Compilation LP in 1978 and became the to begin the featured performers to release an individual – ‘Yankee Tires’. Sternberg utilized a band known as the Advantage as both program music artists and tour music group but renamed them the Belvederes (after a kind of turret-like building). The Advantage comprised previous Damned guitarist Lu Edmunds (later on in Athletico Spizz 80, the Mekons and PiL), well known program players Gavin Povey and Glyn Havard on keyboards and bass, respectively, plus drummer Jon Moss (b. 11 Sept 1957, London, Britain), who used numerous punk rings including London as well as the Damned before locating fame with Tradition Club. Following the Stiff solitary, Aire was authorized to Virgin Information to record an recording that featured the above mentioned music artists plus Chris Payne (trombone), Ray Warleigh (saxophone) and support singers Rachel Lovely and Kirsty MacColl. After marrying the Boomtown Rats’ Pete Briquette in 1980 and assembling a fresh couple of Belvederes in Paul Cutler (acoustic guitar), Ian Curnon (keyboards), Sam Hartley (bass), Dave Ashley (drums) and previous Deaf College saxophonist Ian Ritchie, Aire came back to Stiff to produce a further solitary – a edition of Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Close My Eye And Count number To Ten’ – in 1982.

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