Silly Wizard "evolved" in Edinburgh in about 1971 - around a nucleus of Gordon Jones, Bob Thomas and Johnny Cunningham. they didn't play many gigs away from town at first as Johnny was still at school! (although he had been known to be picked up by the band at the school gate to be driven to Sutherland for a gig and be decanted from the van at the school gates next morning!). The band then ran the Triangle Folk Club in Edinburgh on Saturday Nights. After some hard touring they were approached by Transatlantic Records to record an album. It was recorded in two days and has never been seen or heard since!
Today Gordon Jones and Bob Thomas run Harbourtown Records (they also both play guitar in local dance bands), Andy M. Stewart still tours regularly and does freelance technical work for TV production, Martin Hadden does duplication and replication work for the recording industry in Scotland (he's Birnam Duplication) and does radio presentation work with both Heartland Radio and Radio Scotland. Phil Cunningham does much production and music writing work for BBC Scotland and still tours and plays live, mostly with Aly Bain. Johnny has toured both solo and with other musicians and Susan McKeown and done a great deal of production work. Sadly Johnny passed away on the 15th December 2003 in New York.
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