Independent label: In 1976 a bunch of friends from Hamilton and Viewpark in Uddingston got together to form Red Ellis, Chic McSherry (guitar) Joe Cochrane (vocals) David Sweet (bass) and 14 year old Joe James (drums). Later Ian Harris and Jim McClelland took over from Chick McSherry on guitar, their key musical influences were among others Led Zepplin, Bad Company, Deep Purple and Jmmi Hendrix. They recorded a single in 1980 (Pretty Polly / Urban Life) with Henry Gorman as producer with some technical help from Duncan Cameron from the Glasgow band Sneaky Pete. Duncan Cameron later went on to set up Riverside Studios with his Brothers. An Ellie Jay custom pressing. Distributed By R.E.P Records.