RAY KING SOUL PACT - Performing Contract July 03 1966 UK Co-op Hall, Addlerstone Surrey
Previously King Size Kings, they were signed to Pye Records' Piccadilly label in January 1967 by Producer John Schroeder, who obviously had the successes of Geno Washington and Jimmy James in mind.
Cut first single "Behold" in February 1967 at Pye Studios in London.
Hard working outfit their residency at the Playboy Club in London resulted in a live album for Direction CBS Records, produced by Phil Smith. Stand By Me was also featured on Direction CBS compilation album. Audiences at the Playboy Club included Lulu, Barry Gibb, George Harrison, Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jnr
After 1968 the band famously lived entirely in hotels for 18 months while they toured - Lands End to Northern Scotland and on to France, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Belgium. The band worked Hamburg directly after the Beatles.