The Remnants of Hello Sailor with Al Parks & Pals
Rick Ball (Drums): Rick had a #3 hit single with 60s band The Challenge while still in his teens. He formed Ticket along with Paul Woolright in the 1970s who released two albums in the 1970s and toured NZ and Australia. Rick was an in-demand player in the Auckland scene before being approached by Hello Sailor in 1976. He put ‘the rock’ into the band and is credited with helping create their unique sound. Rick played on every Hello Sailor album and was part of the classic line-up that toured NZ, California and Australia.
Harry Lyon (Guitar & Vocals): Harry was co-founder, guitar player and songwriter with Hello Sailor. His songwriting credits include, Lying in the Sand and Watch Your Back from Sailor’s award-winning first album, Dr I Like Your Medicine, 1981 Single of the Year for Coup D’Etat, and Muscles, from Midge Marsden's Burning Rain album and a 1991 APRA Silver Scroll finalist. Harry also played with The Pink Flamingos, Hammond Gamble and The Legionnaires for whom he wrote the Top 20 single You Bring Out the Worst in Me. He has been busy touring to promote his 2018 album To the Sea and opened for US band America on their NZ tour in November 2019.
Jimmy Taylor (Guitar & Vocals): Jimmy’s music career began in Dunedin playing in bar bands but he moved to London in 1989 and became a founding member of Miss World that featured musicians that had played in bands like Original Mirrors, The Pretenders and Roger Taylor’s post Queen line-up The Cross. During the 90s Jimmy recorded three further Miss World albums and featured on recordings by The Starlings, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Dave Stewart from the Eurythmics.
Paul Woolright (Bass & Vocals): Paul has been the anchor in a who’s-who of iconic Kiwi bands. He along with Rick Ball were the rhythm section in Ticket when they played alongside Black Sabbath at NZ’s first outdoor music festival. He was part of the original Pink Flamingos line-up, played on all their albums and toured with the band until joining up with The Legionnaires before spending 10 years in London. On his return to NZ in the early 2000s he was brought into the Sailor fold and was the band’s longest standing bass player.
The Remnants are a rockin’ good time…. Catch them at The Good Home!