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Marvin Welch & Farrari

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Marvin, Welch & Farrar (aka MWF) were a 1970s British and Australian popular music group formed by Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch, both members of The Shadows – as a change of direction manoeuvre during 1970 to 1973 – and John Farrar (ex-The Strangers). The distinction was that while The Shadows were famous for their instrumental work, Marvin Welch & Farrar were a trio, vocal harmony group. They have been favourably compared to USA folk close harmony group Crosby Stills Nash and Young (aka CSNY) and The Hollies.

Their second album, Second Opinion (1971), produced by Peter Vince, in a private poll during the 1970s by EMI record’s Abbey Road’s sound engineers, was voted as one of the best ever sounding albums recorded at these studios.

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Marvin, Welch & Farrar was formed in London in July 1970 and comprised Hank Marvin on lead vocals and lead guitar; Bruce Welch on lead vocals and rhythm guitar; and John Farrar on lead vocals and guitar (both lead and rhythm).[1][2] Reports were appearing in the United Kingdom music press by August that Marvin and Welch of The Shadows were forming a new group.

Marvin later recalled, “I thought at the time that, as the Shadows weren’t working regularly, it would be nice to do something new – singing rather than instrumental, though with instrumentals as well, of course. I was talking to Bruce about it and I thought about forming a five-piece. He wasn’t keen on a big group so we shelved the idea and started writing songs together. He suggested the two of us should record the songs together.

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