Amidst the exaggerated swagger of ‘Lad Rock’ and the self-conscious ‘Brit Pop’ excesses of the mid nineteen nineties, the Record Mirror readers ‘Best Live Act’ awards, placed an Acid Jazz combo, Corduroy, amongst its top five… not bad for a band of whose stage set largely consists of instrumentals.

Formed in December 1991, and signed to Acid Jazz Records in January 1992, the South London four-piece’s live performance is energetic and infectious; rubber band bass runs, buzz saw guitar lines, creative funky drumming and a relentless soundscape of Hammond organ and melodic electric piano, combine into an adrenaline rush that is exciting, filmic and cartoonish.

The ‘Fabric Four’ became an instant hit on the international live circuit, their shows a frenetic celebration of grooviness and fun.