British Sunshine pop group, Design, are the subject of a page feature in this month’s Shindig Magazine as Market Square’s enhanced CD compilation of the best of their early 1970s output readies for release in April.

If you were around in the day and watched – as many millions did – family TV entertainment like The Morecambe & Wise Show, The Two Ronnies, The Tommy Cooper Hour amongst others, then the chances are you saw Design perform, too.



The London-based vocal act guested on over 50 of these shows, becoming recognisable fixtures on screens in homes across the UK.

‘Children of the Mist’ dips into their first four albums back in the day, revealing a band with intentions surpassing their regular slots as smiley girl/boy popsters for the mums and dads.

Their feel-good easy listening and folk rock, characterized by lush vocals and light arrangements, fostered quality support, musicians working on the band’s releases including the likes of Clem Cattini, Herbie Flowers, Alan Hawkshaw and Chris Spedding.

Lush orchestral arrangements were directed by Alan Parker, Syd Dale and Herbie Flowers while productions duties fell to the talents of Dale, Adrian Kerridge and Robert Kirby.


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