I had a look at the http://greatbritmusic.com/ site and was somewhat suprised to see tourdates listed for Trapeze this spring (under "shows")
I googled mr Kendrick and found this "bio" of "Rob Kendrick's Trapeze" on http://www.myspace.com/buckjudkinsmusic :Quote
Rob Kendrick left England when Trapeze broke up and moved to Dallas, Texas. Mike Mikeska, who was playing drums in my band got an audition for Rob Kendrick's new band he was putting together to go back on the road playing the Trapeze songs. Mikeska encouraged me to also audition for the new band. We both got the job in the new band. After 2 months of rehearsals, we hit the road playing the old Trapeze songs.
After about a year on the road, Kendrick had been writing new songs for a new album and decided to go back in the studio to record the new album. Kendrick contacted David Geffen, of Geffen Records, who had worked with Kendrick during his earlier Trapeze days. Geffen offered to finance the studio project. The end result was a new album entitled, "Sad Affair". Geffen Records did not act on the new project and it layed dormant.
A year later Kendrick had a new batch of songs he had written and Geffen was again contacted. Geffen agreed to pay for the studio recording once again. 8 new songs were recorded with a totally different sound from the "Trapeze" sound we were so used to playing.
Kendrick worked the new songs into our Trapeze live show and the new songs were well received with the fans at our live performances, but not with Geffen Records. Geffen decided not to release either album and the new recordings went nowhere.
After 2 years of performing the Trapeze songs and 2 attempts of releasing a new album, Kendrick decided to go back to England and the band disbanded.
I remember when Mel did the chat with us...he corrected me about Pete Wright and his current occupation. Pete lives in Dallas and has been working in the restaurant business for a number of years....
I have the 2 CD compilation from Budgie called "An Ecstasy Of Fumbling" and the fact that Rob Kendrick played with the Welsh rockers for a time in the late 70's is duly noted in the booklet.
San Antonio has always been a great city for Budgie...I heard them on the radio there in the 80's for the first time and they recorded a live CD there a few years back.
RIP Joe Anthony..the Godfather Of Rock And Roll!!