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Woodfog

Woodfog

Woodfog


Woodfog began as a three piece band in 1971 with Ray Simone on guitar, Dave Sumeray on bass and Martin Lee on drums. They had various musical influences which blended into their own, unique powerhouse sound. Among their musical influences were Cream, Wishbone Ash, Black Sabbath, Genesis and The Beatles. They played local venues in their hometown North London and also toured the country playing universities and clubs and supporting various headlining bands of the era including Glencoe Read more on Last.fm
Woodfog began as a three piece band in 1971 with Ray Simone on guitar, Dave Sumeray on bass and Martin Lee on drums. They had various musical influences which blended into their own, unique powerhouse sound. Among their musical influences were Cream, Wishbone Ash, Black Sabbath, Genesis and The Beatles. They played local venues in their hometown North London and also toured the country playing universities and clubs and supporting various headlining bands of the era including Glencoe, The Pretty Things, Principal Edwards Magic Theatre and The Edgar Broughton band, among others. They saw many drummers come and go as they developed musically and by the mid-seventies were a four-piece as they added a second guitarist, Nick French and the subsequent harmony guitar parts became a distinguishing feature of the Woodfog sound. Sing Zing (written and composed and produced by Dave Sumeray & Ray Simone) was recorded at Morgan Studios, North London in 1975 with Ray and Dave as the only remaining members of Woodfog and using session musicians on drums, piano and violin - and was intended as a single release. Unfortunately, the Rock ‘n’ Roll life-style took it’s toll on the band and Dave decided to hang up his bass before the single was released. The song was quite commercial and somewhat untypical of the bands’ live style which tended towards hard rock. Nonetheless, the energy and power of the band can still be felt. A second song, a demo called ‘Endless Song’ is included and is more pop in style but elements of Woodfog’s harder rock edge are apparent. Ray, though, continued with his musical career for a few more years.

Dave briefly came out of retirement to help Ray and Mart form Masterswitch http://www.last.fm/music/Masterswitch/More+Action+Reply(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masterswitch) before re-retiring and later Ray went on to find some success with Time UK which he formed with Jimmy Edwards from Masterswitch and Rick Buckler from The Jam. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Buckler UPDATE!!!! (February 2008) Dave Sumeray, Ray Simone & Mart Lee recently got together for a jam session and were surprised and delighted that the Zing was still there. Thinking that if they don’t do it now it may never happen they have decided,after nearly 35 years of working on separate musical projects, ‘ Woodfog’ decided to follow the current trend of 60's, 70's and 80's Bands reforming in the 21st Century. Dave Sumeray (Bass Guitar) Martin Lee (Drums & Percussion ) and Ray Simone (Lead /Rhythm Guitar) Woodfog is back with a new name: THE TAKE UPDATE!!! Sadly, on the 18th June 2012 Ray Simoné passed away after protracted illness. The following year Mart and Dave decided to resurrect the original Woodfog material and are currently in rehearsal with a drummer who was involved as a roadie and occasional understudy drummer in the 70s. Woodfog will gig and record original Woodfog material that has been rearranged for the 21st century. UPDATE 2016 Woodfog now performs under the name Creatures of Habit. Mart Lee and Dave Sumeray are currently in the studio recording an album of renewed old material and brand new material. They hope that the album will be out later in the year and that Creatures of Habit will be performing live once they have found the right drummer.

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