Blue Rondo à la Turk was an early 1980s British pop group, which featured Chris Sullivan on vocals and Mark Reilly on guitar. Other band members were Moses Mount Bassie (saxophone), Mick “Lloyd” Bynoe (drums), Art Collins (saxophone), Geraldo d’Arbilly (percussion), Kito Poncioni (bass), Christos Tolera (vocals), Tholo Peter Tsegona (trumpet), and Daniel White (keyboards).They had two singles in the UK Singles Chart.
The first was called “Me and Mr Sanchez”, which was released on the Virgin Records label. It entered the UK singles chart on 14 November 1981, and reached number 40; it was in the top 40 for four weeks. Their second chart success was “Klactoveesedstein”, which entered the chart on 13 March 1982 and reached number 50, remaining in the top 100 for 24 weeks.
In 1983 the band name was shortened to Blue Rondo and their second and final album “Bees Knees and Chicken Elbows” was released in 1984 featuring the single “Slipping Into Daylight”. The 12″ single release would include the Crucial Cut mix by Paul “Groucho” Smykle. By the time the album and single were released, the band had already broken up.
Reilly, Poncioni and White went on to form Matt Bianco.
Slipping Into Daylight (Extended Version) 8:20
Slipping Into Daylight (Crucial Cut) 7:54