I was talking to Derek Johnson (Donalds brother) at the Plan K gig ,
He plays bass with SOS, or he did for years,
I once engineered some tracks for a band he was in called" Inside Out"
a Manchester jazz funk outfit who Derek was in.(1st time I came across a Memory Moog,very flash at the time.).Derek was also in 52nd Street,
The third Johnson Brother- Barry was apparently in Sweet Sensation,Who had a great respect back in 1970s Manchester as one of the few bands from Manc to make it to number One.
Pablo 808 s sound engineer (the one you see in the Gmex Video laughing about the 100K rig) was a dancer for Sweet Sensation untill he broke his back in a car crash,. I remember they had a tour Bus parked in the next street to me in Levenshulme , with Glittery costumes hung in the back,
I cant remember who the singer was from Inside Out ,But it might have been Diane Charlamagne ,who later sang with Moby?
There seemed to be a squad of singers who swapped about in those bands who all did a lot of rave records down the line.I guess a lot came from church ,Pablo definately brought Rachel Mc Farlane in as the best singer in Church,Barrington I knew from Spriit Studios and gigs at the Boardwalk, But the singers all knew each other back then, they all knew how to harmonise .