Playing, in one form or another, between 1965 and 1969, Legay were ‘the’ young Mod band to be reckoned with, they originated from the suburbs of Leicester and mainly played in that city and around England’s Midland counties. They occasionally ventured further afield to London clubs such as the Marquee and Speakeasy, acquitting themselves well and proving not to be merely ‘provincial hopefuls’.
Always on top of trends – both musical and stylistic – the band moved through Mod Soul to Flower-powered Psychedelia and beyond. When their highly original approach didn’t reap large-scale rewards, they took their latest West Coast American influences into a new decade and another life as Gypsy.
The peerless psychedelic single they released for Fontana in ’68 ( “No One” / “The Fantastic Story of the Steam Driven Banana”), is highly prized and ‘hundreds of pounds’! Until recently, that was thought to be all that survived from any recordings they made. However, the popularity of an original acetate of the title track, D.J’d by “Speed” and Rob Bailey on today’s ‘60s scene caused us to look around further for material. Resulting from this search, we’ve restored and re-mastered three additional tracks to go with the popular “High Flying Around” and hope to re-gain a place in British music history for one of the most original ‘lost’ bands.