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David Jaymes

David Jaymes was the bass player for 1980's Latin American pop band Modern Romance, which he formed with Geoff Deane. The pair had previously been part of the 'Leyton Buzzards', an English punk/rock band that produced one minor hit, 'Saturday Night (Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees)'. The single reached No. 53 in the UK. The 'Leyton Buzzards' also ... See full bio »
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 2001 Shrek (writer: "Best Years Of Our Lives")
 1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 9 March 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Saturday Night Beneath the Plastic Palm Trees")
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 2004 Fascination (music supervisor: Spirit Music and Media)
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[on the 1980s style]: "It's how you carry it off. It's the way that you walk. It's the way you do everything. It's the way I'm gesticulating now with my cigarette," he says. "Although, wearing pink suits can cause problems," [he] admits. Interview (with Huw Collingbourne) from 'Flexipop!' magazine, circa 1981.


Apart from their success in the UK, David's band Modern Romance were big in Europe and Japan. They had further hits elsewhere including a No. 1 in the Far East with their single 'Walking in the Rain', a No. 1 in the USA with 'Can You Move' (Dance Charts), and their debut album 'Adventures in Clubland' was No. 1 in Venezuala, earning them a Gold Disc. See more »


Eponymous Chorus Salsa-driven Tunes like 'Everybody Salsa' with Modern Romance See more »

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