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Roman Holliday

Roman Holliday formed in Harlow, Essex, and settled on a blend of swing/jive that appealed to DJ John Peel who supported and promoted the group, resulting in a record contract with London’s Jive Records.

A Top 20 hit in 1983 with Don’t Try To Stop It promoted the group to the A-League, and they found themselves touring Europe, Japan and America (where they toured with The Stray Cats).

Their single Stand By went to #1 on the Canadian Adult Contemporary chart in November 1983 and the group also charted in Japan,

Roman Holliday called it a day in 1985. Jon Durno became musical director for Page 3 girl Samantha Fox, guitarist Brian Bonhomme studied history and began teaching at a university in Arkansas (USA) while Simon Cohen became a London cab driver.

The group reunited in 2001 for a reunion gig at The Borderline in London.

Steve Lambert
Vocals
Brian Bonhomme
Guitar, vocals
Adrian York
Keyboards, vocals
Jon Durno
Bass, vocals
Rob Lambert
Saxophone
John Eacott
Trumpet
Simon Cohen
Drums