Sweet Folk to Bitchin Prog Rock
The story of a harmonious little family folk group from Clevedon in South Auckland which evolved into a progressive rock unit in Australia at the end of the '60s, before heading to London where they were groomed for international stardom by Warner Brothers.
As the Clevedonaires, then The Cleves and finally as Bitch, the unit released a total of ten singles, two EPs, and one album. A second album recorded by Warners in the UK was never released but a "best of" compilation covering the wide-ranging career of the Kiwi band will be released this month.
Former band members have reformed as The North Road Band and are planning a tour to coincide with the release. Producer Keith Newman talks to Ron, Graham and Gaye Brown and bass player Rob Aicken in this two part programme.