Having suffered a terrible car crash back in 1974 whilst on the brink of hitting the big time in the world of soul music, it's been a long time since Les Kirsh has done what he does best: sing.
Recently, his son came across a collection of his old recordings and realised that there was some strong material there. Consequently, he got Les back to his former career and now, along with the help of London producer, Andy Whitmore, 3 of Les' old tracks have been remastered, modernised and updated, offering a contemporary sound that doesn't forget about his soul heritage.
After forming a band at Art College in his early days before the crash, Les instantly became the singer (due to him not playing an instrument at the time) and the group found success supporting major artists such as The Moody Blues, Amen Corner and Jimmy Ruffin.
Afterwards, Les developed a strong musical relationship with Harry Vander and George Young of the Easy Beats, taking tracks he had written to them and the pair managed to find Les a deal with Phillips Records who helped him release ‘When Will The Rains Come?’ to good reviews. However, it was the height of the punk era and finding a place for good soul and pop songs was a difficult task.
Although soul may have seen its day, Les is bringing about a soul revolution with his newly reworked tracks that are a must listen for anyone wanting to reminisce on their love of soul.
You can listen to 'Tell Me To My Face' here: