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Rhythm & Blues Inc.

Although Southport is 20 miles from Liverpool, Britain, there have been relatively few beat groups from the city. The only real professional one through the Merseybeat period was Tempo And Blues Inc, who got their name from their like of R&B as well as the instrumental group, Noises Inc. Their work included such favourites as ‘Wee Wee Hours’, ‘View Your Stage’ and ‘Got My Mojo Functioning’. The line-up that documented for Fontana Information was Pete Kelly (b. 5 August 1946, Southport, Britain; vocals), Barry Womersley (b. 18 Might 1945, Liverpool, Britain; lead electric guitar), Mick McKay (b. 4 August 1943, Liverpool, Britain; rhythm electric guitar), John McCaffrey (b. 16 August 1946, Southport, Britain; bass) and Alan Menzies (b. 5 August 1947, Liverpool, Britain; drums). They slice two numbers which were area of the take action, ‘Louie Louie’/‘Honey Don’t’ and even though they were well-known through the entire UK, they produced no further information. The group break up in 1965 and Pete Kelly created Pete Kelly’s Answer, who cut ‘Midnight Confession’, and he offers since worked like a highly-rated, blues-based performer. Beneath the name Kin Kelly he slice seven singles for the Gipsy label in the first 80s. Barry Womersley became area of the Big Three as well as the Clayton Squares. He auditioned for (Gerry And) The Pacemakers after Marsden experienced left, which by no means found fruition, as well as for Mike Pender’s Searchers, where he was declined for being as well high! Alan Menzies performed in various rings and is currently within the Beatles tribute music group, the Bootles. Following a periodic reunion, Kelly, Womersley and McCaffrey front side a fresh line-up of Tempo And Blues Inc & most bookings remain London. Womersley feedback, ‘Ollie Halsall is at the music group in the beginning and he caused Neil Innes within the Rutles. I’ve pondered when the name Barry Wom originates from me.’

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