Spike's All Star Band is a unique assemblage of some of the finest musicians and singers in the World. Formed by Spike Edney, keyboard player with QUEEN and Musical Director to the stars, to headline the 1994 Gosport Music festival, the first line-up of SAS Band comprised: Cozy Powell on drums (Rainbow/Black Sabbath) Neil Murray on bass (Whitesnake/Brian May band) Jamie Moses on guitar (Eric Burdon/Paul Young) and Spike on Keyboards. Featured vocalists included Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's EarthBand) Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet) Kiki Dee and Paul Young. Reaction to the debut of the SAS was overwhelming, and led to a steady flow of concert and television appearances, where the core SAS Band have been joined at various times by: Roger Taylor (Queen), Fish (Marillion) Roger Chapman (Family) Steve Lukather (Toto) Chaka Khan, Tom Robinson, Leo Sayer, Mica Paris, Dean Friedman, Graham Gouldman (10cc) Mark Shaw (Then Jericho) Brian May and John Deacon (Queen) Paul Rodgers (Free) Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Phil Manzanera (Roxy Music) The debut SAS album features artists who collectively have appeared on many (many) number one hit songs, including: Chris Thompson, Tony Hadley, Kiki Dee, Roger Chapman, Roger Taylor, and Madeline Bell. Featured musicians include Ian Anderson, John Deacon, Peter Green, Cozy Powell, Jamie Moses & Charlie Morgan. Tracks were recorded at Black Barn Studios in Ripley, Surrey, over a two year period, where the process of melding this prolific array of talent into an album was finally completed in April 1998. The album is based on a 'half original/half cover' format. Originals include the writers version of Chris Thompson's classic composition 'You're the voice', already a hit for John Farnham, and 'Original sin'. Covers include epic arrangements of classic songs like 'That's the way god planned it', 'The Name of the Game', and 'Didn't I blow your mind this time.' Artists who have appeared with the SAS Band include: Roy Wood - The Move, ELO, Wizzard Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Madeline Bell - Blue Mink Carl Wayne - The Move Jess Roden - The Alan Bown Set Edwin Starr - Motown artist Gary Brooker - Procul Harum Roger Chapman - Family Leo Sayer Chris Thompson - Manfred Mann's Earthband Kiki Dee Mark Shaw - Then Jerico Roger Taylor - Queen Brian May - Queen John Deacon - Queen Paul Rodgers - Free, Bad Company Judie Tzuke Chaka Khan Phil Manzenera - Roxy Music John Wetton - Asia Graham Gouldman - 10cc Tom Robinson - TRB Southside Johnny - The Asbury Dukes Lionel Richie Tony Hadley - Spandau Ballet Fish - Marillion Paul Young Paul Young - Mike & The Mechanics Bob Geldof Steve Hogarth - The Europeans, Marillion Steve Lukather - Toto Suggs - Madness Marti Pellow - Wet Wet Wet Curtis Stigers Haddaway Karl Wallinger - World Party.