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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Invaders was a top R&B band in the island of Bermuda during the late 1960's.

The Invaders Band was started by Ralph Richardson in Bermuda in 1968. In 1969 the band produced its first hit 45 Spacing Out, written by Richardson, made it to the top of the Bermuda charts and remained there for several weeks. Within a few months the band produced its first album with the same title. Both 45 and album were underwritten by Eddie De Mello, owner of the Music Box Music store.

By late 1969 Phillips Recording Studios in the UK offered the band a 6 month tour of Europe and a recording contract. By 1970 the band, whose members where then part time musicians, decided to call it quits.

Several years later De Mello digitized the original sound tracks and produced a CD of the Album. It has been reported that a recent vinyl sold on Ebay for nearly $1,000.

Band members included:

  • Ralph Richardson, Sr - Trumpet
  • Sturgis Griffin Jr - Congas
  • Lloyd Williams - Sax / Flute
  • Stan Gilbert - Bass
  • John Burch - Guitar
  • Mike Stowe - Drums

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