Typhoon Saturday

1982 - 1984
Elaine McLeod (vocals) / Nick Robinson (guitar) / Nigel Fitzpatrick (drums - later Tich Critchlow) / Les Heath (bass)

Formed in 1981 from the ashes of Worksop band Veiled Threat singer Elaine McLeod Bassist Derek Taylor and drummer Nigel Fitzpatrick recruited Nick Robinson on guitar to form Active Gliders soon renamed Red Zoo when Derek was replaced by Les Heath (former Veiled Threat guitarist).

Upon signing to Polydor Records the band renamed to Typhoon Saturday. Three singles were released the third of which featured Tich Critchlow on drums and a sax solo from Raphael Ravenscroft (of "Baker Street" fame) but the band split. Tich formed Living in a Box with a friend of Les's. Nick went on to play with the Dig Vis Drill the Comsat Angels and Neil Ardley and is now an internationally famous origamist! Red Zoo have recently reformed with a rhythm section of the Short Brothers, Jon & Nic.