The Wranglers were a Southeast London band formed around 1963. Judging by early photos they were a four-piece outfit before joining forces with singer Kenny Bernard, who was from Trinidad, in 1965.
Prior to the link up, The Wranglers had released a lone single for Parlophone in 1964. After they became Kenny Bernard & The Wranglers, the group cut two singles for Parlophone before drummer Glenn Martin from Wembley joined them.
An article in the South East London Mercury newspaper, dated 13 August 1965, lists the line up as:
Kenny Bernard – vocals
John Taft – lead guitar
Trevor West – rhythm guitar
Colin McKie – bass
Ian Saunders – saxophone
Alan Reeves – organ
Glenn Martin – drums
Reeves had previously been a member of another local band, The Showtimers.
This line up cut the group’s third single with Bernard, “The Tracker” c/w “You Gotta Give” on Pye, released in August. The A-side was a cover of The Sir Douglas Quintet’s “She’s About a Mover”.
This line up became the house band at the Ad-Lib Club and live recordings by the band have been released by Acid Jazz Records.
Around September Glenn Martin left to work with singer Ayshea Brough and then a few months later landed a job with Hedgehoppers Anonymous.
Judging by a later article in the South East London Mercury, Martin’s replacement was drummer John Aldrich, who together with guitarist Trevor Brown (possibly the same person as Trevor West above) joined Alan Reeves’s former band The Showtimers in early 1966.
Bernard later went solo.
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