Wednesday, June 18, 2008

SECOND IMAGE



Country:
UK
Genre:
Electronic,Funk / Soul, Jazz
Style:
Electro, Disco,Jazz-Funk


Members:
Weston Foster - Drums,Vocal
Lloyd Dwyer - Sax
Mark Fisher - Keyboard
Junior Bromfield - Bass
Simon Eyre - Guitar
George Bromfield - Vocals,Bass
Frank Burke - Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals


VIDEO:
"Starting Again"
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2avl3_second-image-starting-again_music




































SECOND IMAGE (1982)

Credits:
Bass - Junior Bromfield
Drums, Vocals - Weston Foster
Electric Piano - Carol Isaacs (from Savage Progress) (tracks: 07 to 09)
Electric Piano [Rhodes, Grand Piano, Jupiter 8, Obxa, Moog Prodigy] - Mark Fisher (from Matt Bianco)
Engineer - Bad Brad
Flugelhorn, Trumpet, Vocals - Frank Burke
Guitar - Simon Eyre
Keyboards - Pete Wingfield (tracks: 01, 08, 09)
Mastered By - Geoff Pesche
Percussion, Vocals - George Bromfield
Producer - Pete Wingfield (tracks: 02-06,08,09)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Wingfield) , Roy Carter (tracks: 01, 07)
Saxophone [Alto, Soprano] - Lloyd Dwyer


Tracklist:

01 Can't Keep Holding On ´83
02 Special Lady

03 It's All Been Said And Done
04 Life Is What You Make It
05 Is It Me?
06 Better Take Time
07 Star
08 Love Turns Me Upside Down
09 What's Happening?

Bonus:
10 Can't Keep Holding On ´81
11 Dance,Dance,Dance
12 Star (U.S. Remix)
13 Fall In Love


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123039232/sisi.rar.html


































STRANGE REFLECTIONS (1985)

Produced by: Christopher Heaton (from Landscape)

Tracklist:

01 Starting Again
02 Only Lover
03 Strange Reflections
04 Satisfies Your Life
05 Sing And Shout
06 Ovo Mexico
07 Don't You (New Mix)
08 Paradise
09 Lights Out

Bonus:
10 Searching But Not Finding

Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123037713/sisr.rar.html

Their second album is much better than the first one and loaded with very good songs. Some of them are slightly similar to Imagination (also was a great band in the early '80's) and Incognito, so if you like these bands,you will also like Second Image! "Lights Out" was written by Rod Temperton (also wrote Michael Jackson's Thriller etc.)

SOME SINGLES

Tracklist:


01 Take A Trip (Dance Mix)(1982)
02 Fly Away (1982)
03 What's Happening (Instrumental) (1982)
04 Special Lady (Instrumental) (1983)
05 Don't You (The Big Version) (1983)
06 Special Lady (Vocal) (Extended Version)(1983)
07 Starting Again (Extended Version)


Link to download:
http://rapidshare.com/files/123585642/sis.rar.html




Biography:
This septet of musicians included drummer and vocalist Weston Foster, saxophonist Lloyd Dwyer, keyboardist Mark Fisher, bassist Junior Bromfield, guitarist Simon Eyre, percussionist George Bromfield, and trumpeter cum vocalist Frank Burke. Their name bore a striking resemblence, to a chain of clothing stores that were situated in the London area. As is the norm with most bands, for years they honed their craft through the gigs that they performed, and eventually issued a number of singles such as Fall In Love and Dance Dance Dance.
They entered the Freddie Starr Showcase talent competition, which like New Faces and Opportunity Knocks was one of the many predecessors to Fame Academy and X Factor to appear on British television. They surprised all concerned by reaching the show’s final, and eventually went on to win the contest in 1983. The pioneering radio DJ Robbie Vincent became their manager, and they joined Polydor's roster which at the time included Level 42. That same year saw the release of their Better Take Time LP, which included the singles Special Lady, Can’t Keep Holding On written by David Grant, What's Happening, the very vibrant Star, the truly sublime Love Turns Me Upside Down, and the titular track. They were produced by Roy Carter and then Pete Wingfield, both of whom were members of Olympic Runners.
Their next LP Strange Reflections came two years hence, after they moved onto the MCA record label, and featured Don’t You, Sing And Shout, and Lights Out a track written by former Heatwave member Rod Temperton, who also wrote hits for Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. Although their singles received good airplay especially on pirate stations, unfortunately the group did not attain the commercial success in the charts that they so readily deserved, and were unable to fulfil their potential. Their fragmentation was inevitable, and among the first signs was Mark Fisher’s departure to a solo deal with DJ Steve Walsh’s Total Control label, which was distributed through EMI. Fisher went on to join the latin influenced band Matt Bianco.
In recent years, Junior Bromfield has co-created a house and garage production team, under the studio moniker of Ruff & Tumble.

(http://www.britfunkheaven.org.uk/second-image.htm)

ALBUMS:
Second Image (1982)
Strange Reflections (1985)



George Bromfield:
"If you want to know about my influences you have to go way back to 1980 In North London England when as a starry eyed 17 year old singer/percussionist I started a Jazz Funk band called Second Image (with my brother Junior Bromfield and friend Frank Burke).Our influences were Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson’s, Tom Browne, The Ojays, Teddy Pendergrass, Luther Vandross, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Cameo......Things progressed rapidly and before we knew it a seven piece band (with brass section) was in full swing gigging the London pubs/clubs. A demo was soon produced and we were picked up by Polydor records. After one album and several successful UK dance/R&B chart releases we then moved onto MCA records in 1983.
Things took of for us from there and we were guests on many UK TV shows such as Saturday Superstore, The Lenny Henry Show, The Old Grey Whistle Test, Rod Hull & Emu, Three of a Kind, The Freddie Star Showcase, The Malibu Disco dancing Championships not to mention the many many national radio interviews.
Our biggest R&B chart hit was “Don’t You” which stayed at No1 in the charts for many weeks. We also had the opportunity to visit and gig in Spain where our music was hitting the main stream charts in a big way. We stayed with MCA for three years and I suppose after six years of living in each others pockets we all wanted to try something new so we went our separate ways." (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/bromfield )


UPDATED (05.19.2010.) New mesage from Junior Bromfield:

"Well it's amazing how history can be changed! Just for the record My name is Hugh Samuel Bromfield (http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Junior-Bromfield/675969687
) some people know me a Sam and some know me as Junior.In the late 70s I worked with a band called Light of the world and decided. I wanted to start my own band I met a keyboard player named Remo Fiore (A keyboard player, see: http://www.myspace.com/remfiore)and we hit it off straight away! Who also had a friend called Dave Dindole who became our first manager?

Back then my brother George Bromfield was the drummer and I had a friend who I used to skateboard with Called Frank Burk who knew a drummer called Weston Foster who joined and George went on to play percussion, sing BV and lead vocals! At this time we were still called the name rem and I started which was 'Stateside' later after sending some demos to a big R&B radio DJ Robbie Vincent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_Vincent
)he showed interest in working with us and we eventually change the bands name and 2nd Image.

The rest of the biog is true. Thank you for bringing back some fond memories and some good times. Ever since 2nd Image split, I have never stopped working from production to writing and remixing for people like Jamiroquai, Angie brown, Shut up and dance, Yazz and the plastic population, Shola Amar, Randy Crawford, Angie Brown many many more! I now run a club called Live on Delancey street at the Forge in Camden (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Live-On-Delancey-Street/112399365442828#!/pages/Live-On-Delancey-Street/112399365442828?v=info
) where alongside another brit funker from the band(Central Line)Steve salvary we run one of the best live venues in town with the best in poetry,R&B and funk nights in the heart of London.

But I must say because of people like you Brit funk lives on.

With the upmost respect,

Junior Bromfield

Frank Burke
joined Liberty "one of the funkiest R&B bands in the UK.":
http://www.geocities.com/libertyfunk/
Did you know that a very young Frank Burke (Liberty's lead vocalist and frontman) was in Second Image, the London based jazz-funk band of the eighties. He played trumpet, flugelhorn and performed background vocals."

Simon Eyre
had worked with ABC,Robert Palmer,Style Council,Womack and Womac,The Christians,Matt Bianco etc.Currently working on follow up singles and album tracks for Friday Hill.

More info:
http://www.simoneyre.com/page2fam.htm

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=178757597

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=67898512

Mark Fisher
is a member of Matt Bianco (1985-2004,and again since 2007)
in 2007 Mark Fisher and Mark Reilly are back together, working on Matt Bianco’s next album.

More info:
http://www.mattbianco.com/

Weston Foster
International Singer toured with Heather Small (M.People) Mat Bianco (Half A Minute) and more :had played as a guest singer with Pet Shop Boys,Kamasutra,Taka Boom,The Groovelines,Morcheeba,Sunburst Band

More info:
????

Lloyd Dwyer
also played with The Redskins in the early 80's (http://www.redskins.co.uk/)

More info:
http://www.bible-holiness-movement.com/Lloyd-and-Dorothy-Dwyer.html

More info for Second Image :
http://www.secondimage.org/ (offline now)

http://www.britfunkheaven.org.uk/second-image.htm

http://www.google.com/custom?hl=en&client=pub-6425472760241401&channel=5834469509&cof=FORID%3A1%3BGL%3A1%3BS%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.discomusic.com%3BL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.discomusic.com%2Fimages%2Fsite%2Fdisco-logo-or-left.jpg%3BLH%3A50%3BLW%3A200%3BLBGC%3AFFFFFF%3BLC%3A%23000033%3BVLC%3A%23666666%3BGALT%3A%23FF6600%3BGFNT%3A%23666666%3BGIMP%3A%23666666%3BDIV%3A%23FF6600%3B&domains=www.discomusic.com&ie=ISO-8859-1&oe=ISO-8859-1&q=second+image&btnG=Search&sitesearch=www.discomusic.com

posted by saltyka at 10:40 PM

24 Comments:

Blogger Lloyd said...

All I can say is thank you so much for this. It brought back good memories. They were great guys to work with, and deserved so much more. But, that's life!
Lloyd Dwyer

9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello Lloyd
thanks for your message,its great to see you here!!

all the best
salty

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a group, they were robbed of a golden opportunity(I heard this from a good source.)
There should be a campaign to bring them back.
Don't know why no-ones covered their records.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Simon Eyre said...

Simon Eyre here. I was the guitar player for this bunch of hooligans and I have nothing but happy memories. Apart from being extremely talented, they were also the funniest guys I ever worked with. Frank, Weston and George especially could have made good careers in stand up. I love every single one of you.

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks your visit Simon,welcome here!

Just a question,are you thinking about to team up again for some gigs and albums?
PLEASE!!I would be very happy!!!!

best wishes
salty

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some photos of a young Frank Burke with Liberty from the early 90's here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/funkyliberty/

Plus, hey Simon, you played at my wedding in Yossi's band. You'll be happy to know Karen and I are still happily married.

David Lyall (Liberty)

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Paul Griffiths said...

Fabulous page and info.

Great to see the CD of both albums is out and available but PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE - We'd all love to see a live night with the guys one more time.... ANY CHANCE?!!!!!!!

I met the guys when they did a promo at Radio Forth in Edinburgh some years ago - skived off for the day from school to do it - perhaps that's why I didn't make it big - great fun though and a lifetime memory. Thanks guys.!!
Paul

4:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are welcome Paul:)

Just a question to you.You are the singer of Cube aren't you? If yes can you tell us more about your musical carreer please!

Thanks in advance & greetings

salty

(saltyka@freemail.hu)

4:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello David and thank you for the info!

greetings
salty

4:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't believe it. Mark Fisher here. I was sent this link by Simon Finch, our (Matt Bianco's) trumpet player. Brings back lots of happy memories and if any of the guys are looking in; hi and hope you're well!!

Well researched and great to see the old photos. I still work with and see Weston all the time (we got back from gigs in Japan only last weekend) but haven't seen him with an afro for 20+ years! :-D I'll send him the link........

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out Frank Burke as lead singer of LIBERTY (post second image) at the FaceBook Liberty fan page (photos, videos and biog):

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberty/165299456605

1:23 PM  
Anonymous chris said...

wow so good to find this site , i have such great memories with these guys , junior used to work in broad street martial arts shop( as did i) , when the band first formed , then called stateside , they changed there name to second image , it was such an exciting time lisening to the early demos , and watching the band develope.
Junior sold me his base guitar which was my ticket into music .
They were the finest uk soul band ,of there time and i believe still one of the best , the deserved so much more.
much respect
chris

4:04 PM  
Blogger junior said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Junior! Many thanks for the info and your kind words! We are happy to see you here:)
Let me ask three questions please. Do you have info on other members, and do you plan to reunit and/or to give concerts?
The third question is is it possible to listen to those demos you mentioned somewhere please?

Thanks&cheers
salty

6:54 AM  
Blogger junior said...

Just for the record my name is Junior Bromfield (Bass player) some people know me a Sam and some know me as Junior. In the late 70s I worked with a band called Light of the world and decided I wanted to start my own band I met a keyboard player named Remo Fiore and we hit it off straight away! Who also had a friend called Dave Dindole who became our first manager?

Back then my brother George Bromfield was the drummer and I had a friend who I used to skateboard with Called Frank Burk who knew a drummer called Weston Foster who joined and George went on to play percussion, sing BV and lead vocals! At this time we were still called the name rem and I started which was 'Stateside' later after sending some demos to a big R&B radio DJ Robbie Vincent he showed interest in working with us and we eventually change the bands name and 2nd Image.

Thank you for bringing back some fond memories and some good times. Ever since 2nd Image split, I have never stopped working from production to writing and remixing for people like Jamiroquai, Angie brown, Shut up and dance, Yazz and the plastic population, Shola Amar, Randy Crawford, Angie Brown many many more! I now run a club called Live on Delancey street at the Forge in Camden where alongside another brit funker from the band(Central Line)Steve salvary we run one of the best live venues in town with the best in poetry,R&B and funk nights in the heart of London.

But I must say because of people like you Brit funk lives on.

With the upmost respect,

Junior Bromfield


4:51 PM

12:32 PM  
Blogger junior said...

The comment that start's with "If you want to know my influences you have to go way back to the 1980" Has my name Hugh samuel Bromfield on it! And I did not write that?

Is it possible you could take my name off it please. Thank you so much.

The real Hugh samuel Bromfield :O)

12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Junior, sure i modified it, hope it is ok now. And thank you once again for the info!:)

Cheers
salty

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great clip of Can't Keep Holdin On, on a BBC show. The break and the dancing at 1:50 are dope. Love how that bass flows, with the guitar coming in... Very underappreciated band. Have all their 12s. Great to see the original band members posting here too!

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, here is the clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGyZ3C_Ueo0

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Second Image will be performing on the 5th February 2011 @ the Indigo 02 alongside Incognito Central Line Beggar & Co Junior Giscombe David Joseph & Leee John.
The Night is called 30 years of Brit-Funk (a celebration).
Tickets will be on sale 1st of November 2010.

2:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi guys well what a gig the 30 years of brit funk was a top night and second image were just like they were 30yrs ago I remember seeing them at stage 3 leysdown on the isle of sheppy excellent then excellent today. Also Frank Burke was singing with Heatwave about 6 year ago. Keep it up guys whens the new album out lol

1:42 PM  
Anonymous xl pharmacy said...

Second Image was one of my favorite bands in my younger years but since the release of the fourth album, I stated to hate their music

10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd6v-vcYz-Q

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd6v-vcYz-Q

3:09 PM  

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