Independent label: Red Shoes were once a four piece folk rock band from Birmingham comprising of husband and wife Carolyn Evans Vocals and guitar and Mark Evans vocals and guitar, Derek Eynon bass and vocals, and on drums John Bate, then Mark “Wombat” Mullen, then the great Nick Millward (now a Jazzman for Kenny Ball) and latterly Bert Priest. Great original songs, well chosen covers, lush three and four part harmonies and a thunderous rhythm section forged a band that was a mainstay of Birmingham’s live music scene, between 1983 and 1989. Managed by Dreamstar at one point, then Paul Flower, many A&R doors opened, and a stream of recordings were made, for radio sessions and beta testing of studios. Howie Klein then ran KUSF radio station in San Francisco, and brought to the American airwaves the band’s own-label first single “All Fall Down” in 1985. Howie was later to become the president of Reprise. The band collaborated with Clive Gregson, who produced some tracks, and contributed a monumental guitar solo to the band’s “Jumper Of Love” released on the flipside of the aforementioned single. Distributed By Stepping Out Records.