High Voltage (The Air Band Years), 1980 – 1983

Originally conceived of as an Air Band called High Voltage by Billy Brewster and Johnny Anderson, the two went to immediate work improving their rock star moves and stamina as they searched for ways to buy those elusive first instruments.  All along Billy Brewster, knew the guitar was his instrument despite years of playing piano and singing in a variety of shows and musicals.  The mates played every Friday and Saturday night for a couple hours before settling down to a fantastic new creation, movies or concerts on the VHS (or Beta) tape.  These years honed the on-stage skills of the two as they learned to perform for a growing group of fans in the large attic space above the barracks.  The mates learned the art of drawing in a crowd during and between songs.  Many an air string was broken in their search for excellence.  The two also started writing lyrics and basic songs that would some day be put to vinyl.