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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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 2016 Ice Age: Collision Course (writer: "Best Years Of Our Lives")
 2013 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Who Let the Dogs Out (2013) ... (writer: "Best Years of Our Lives")
 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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Dave De Prave

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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.


David and the 'Leyton Buzzards' obtained a recording contract after winning a 'Battle of the Bands' competition organized by 'BBC Radio' and 'The Sun' daily newspaper. They were signed by 'Chrysalis Records' in 1979. See more »


David and Modern Romance wore bright colored suits - Blue, Pink, Gold, Red, White, Yellow - and wedge haircuts, in keeping with the 1980's New Romantic fashion (1981-1983). See more »

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