Formed in March 1979 by Eugene Reynolds (b. Alan Forbes) and Fay Fife (b. Sheilagh Hynde, Scotland), previously vocalists with Scottish band the Rezillos. HiFi Harris (guitar), Rocky Rhythm (drums) and three backing singers - Jane White, Jane Brown and Tricia Bryce - completed the bandâ€™s original line-up, but within months the latter trio had been replaced by Babs and Cherie Revette. The Revillos made their debut with â€˜Whereâ€™s The Boy For Meâ€™ in 1979, but although this exciting performance recalled the best of the previous band, it failed to emulate their success. Internal friction undermined the unitâ€™s undoubted potential - guitarists, bass players, and singers were replaced with regularity as Reynolds, Fife and Rhythm pursued their uncompromising vision. An album, Rev-Up, captured the Revillosâ€™ enchanting mixture of girl-group, beat and science fiction, but they were subsequently dropped by their record company. Undeterred, the band inaugurated Superville for ensuing releases and embarked on two gruelling tours of the USA and Canada, which they financed themselves. However, an anticipated contract failed to materialize and this ebullient act later disintegrated. They briefly re-formed in the mid-90s to tour Japan, captured on a 15-song live set.Portions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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