It was Chrissy over at Mancunian Wave that reminded me, but only after we’d connected via her YouTube channel where I spotted a music video from the mid-1980s.
The Carmel in question is Carmel McCourt who gave her name to the band she formed with Jim Parris and Gerry Darby when she was a student in Manchester.
Somewhere I have the vinyl Storm that might once have been called an EP. Except it was LP sized and contained four tracks if I remember correctly.
Carmel had/has the most amazing voice and though the band had some success in the UK, they were more successful in Europe, well enough for them to split their time between Barcelona, Paris and Manchester in the 1990s.
Anyway, thanks Chrissy – I’ve ordered a couple of Carmel compilation CDs from Amazon.
Meanwhile, I leave you with the fuzzy video of More, More, More from 1984, filmed on the snowy streets of Manchester (Whalley Range or Moss Side I suspect). It will give you an idea of what a super soulful voice she has.
Carmel here are: Carmel McCourt, Jim Parris on bass, Gerry Darby on drums and backing singers Helen Watson and Shirley Laidley.