Second Image


In 1979, singer & drummer Georgie B (aka George Bromfield), his bass playing brother Sam ‘Junior’ Bromfield & close friend Frank Burke started a Jazz Funk band called Stateside. Their influences were Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson’s, The O’Jays, Chic & many more from that genre…

Artist-Thumb-TiltThey honed their craft through the gigs that they performed & eventually the pioneering radio DJ Robbie Vincent became their manager. With additional members & a name change to Second Image plus a deal with Polydor Records (which had Level 42 on their books), they released a number of singles: ‘Dance Dance Dance’, ‘Fall In Love’, ‘Can’t Keep Holding On’ & ‘Special Lady’.
In 1983 they won a major TV talent show competition & in the same year they released their first (self-titled) LP produced by Roy Carter (Heatwave) & Pete Wingfield (Olympic Runners). Their follow-up LP ‘Strange Reflections’ came in 1985 on MCA Records & featured ‘Don’t You’, ‘Sing & Shout’, & ‘Lights Out’ a track written by former Heatwave member, the late, great Rod Temperton.

Second Image enjoyed appearances on Saturday Superstore, The Lenny Henry Show & The Old Grey Whistle Test to name a few. Although their singles received good airplay especially on regional & soul stations, the group did not attain the commercial success in the charts that they so readily deserved & were unable to fulfil their potential. Their fragmentation was inevitable & after six years of gigging & living in each others pockets the band decided to try something new & went their separate ways.

In April 2011 however, all original seven members of Second Image reformed to play a ‘one off’ gig at the 02 as a part of the ’30 Year Celebration Of Brit Funk’ going down a storm. That same year Georgie & Junior performed as Second Image for us @ Summer Soulstice in 2011, once again blowing the crowd away that sunny Saturday afternoon.

The guys are big supporters of Soulstice & we hope to have them back with us soon…

Link > Georgie B Website

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