Birmingham based cult skiffle cow-punk band Terry and Gerry reform for a tour in Oct/ Nov 2014. John Peel promoted them when he picked out their demo tape because his wife's best friends were also known as Terry and Gerry. They recorded four sessions for Peelie and got a fond mention in his autobiography.
?Unusually for the time the band was based on a?skiffle?sound making use of a washboard for percussion instead of a drum kit. Terry Lilley played double bass. Gerry Colvin sang lead vocals and played acoustic guitar.
The mid-80s 4 piece released 6 singles and an LP 'From Lubbock to Clintwood East': Each went to Number One in the indie charts. The band toured extensively, gathering fans from Joe Strummer to Shane MacGowan.
They appeared on radio and TV, including sessions for The Old Grey Whistle Test and The Tube. They wrote theme tunes for Central TV and were the subject of a documentary by film maker Norman Hull.?