Nick Straker Band
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The Nick Straker Band, from London, England, was a fusion pop music group, led by musician and vocalist Nick Straker, who had a handful of hits on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart. The group also consisted several members of the band New Musik. Their most successful song in the U.S., "A Little Bit of Jazz", spent one week at #1 on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play Chart in 1981. Their song "A Walk in the Park" hit #20 on the UK Singles Chart in 1980, having previously been a substantial hit in Continental Europe in 1979.
Group members included Straker, Tony Mansfield, David McShera, Pete Hammond and Phil Towner.