K J Bennett - writing & photography K J Bennett by the sea. Suave, sophisticated, debonair ... nope, none of that.

Red Hot In Alex

The name of the band in which Rathbone Kydd sang in the highly entertaining book, Rathbone Kydd - sex’n’drugs’n’quantum stuff. It is also the name of a band that really did exist, and in which I sang - or, rather, in which I developed my unique vocal stylisations - in the late 1970s/early 1980s. No one will remember us, but here are some reminders (insert earplugs before playing) -

And if that hasn’t put you off your lunch, check out the old band pictures …

Knock Me Off My Feet (Bennett/Muncis)

Sinister Street (Muncis)

More Money (Bennett)

A Swedish drummer Aussie Paul Dave Heath Ernie Ballard Jock Hornby K J Bennett Keith Hyde Scottish Andy Steve Major Steve Pearce Valdis Muncis

The Players

Over the years, several musicians tried hard to drown out my atrocious vocals. This gallery is a tribute some them. The cast list is, from bottom left -

Steve Major

Keith Hyde

Jock Hornby

Paul - an Aussie guitarist

A Swedish Drummer

Valdis Muncis (top centre)

Dave Heath

Ernie Ballard


Andy - a Scottish guitarist

Steve Pearce

Many others are not listed, and I have no photos of them.