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Harvey Williams

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Harvey Williams hails from Newlyn, just outside Penzance, at the western tip of Cornwall. He made his first recordings using the pseudonym Another Sunny Day. Under this name he released half a dozen singles on Sarah Records - including two of the first ten releases on the label (one of these being the infamous and much misunderstood Anorak City flexidisc) - and picked up a couple of Single of the Week awards in the weekly music press along the way. All of these releases were later collected by Sarah onto the best-selling London Weekend compilation. There was also a one-off 7” on Bob Stanley’s Caff label, featuring covers of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark’s Genetic Engineering and The Bee Gee’s Kilburn Towers.

After his fourth Another Sunny Day release, Harvey joined fellow Sarah act The Field Mice as lead-guitarist, keyboardist and occasional vocalist. And then, after The Field Mice split in 1991, Harvey played a similar role in the new 5-piece line-up of another Sarah act, Blueboy. It was also around this time that, for his solo work, he decided to drop not just his trademark guitar sound, in favour of a much more keyboard-based approach, but also the Another Sunny Day moniker. In 1994 the mini-album Rebellion - which Melody Maker refused to review on the grounds that it was only 15 minutes long - became the first work to be released under his own name, and to demonstrate this new musical direction.

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