RAYMONDE, Mancunian 4 piece, UK rock/pop: James Maker, Phil Huish, Leslie Westlake & Derek Thompson (later Simon Hoare & Peter Thomas).
1986 debut release on Rough Trade: "Raymonde"/"These Boots Are Made For Walking". Thereafter, a series of gigs ensued at mainly student venues. "Jennifer Wants" appeared on a 'Record Mirror' ep. Lazy journalism, linking the band to the influence of The Smiths, was exposed by virtue of Raymonde being invited as contrasting support act on tour, that October.