Tik & Tok
The following information (and the piccy) was provided by Tim Dry - half of the Tik & Tok team. Thanks for the info, Tim!
May, 2005 -- Tik & Tok have reformed and are working on some brand new material! Also on the cards is a remake of their early single: "Vile Bodies." Visit Tik & Tok's official site for details and updates.
Tik & Tok's official website: www.tikandtok.co.uk
The source for news, info, pictures, and details of T&T's Star Wars days.
Tim Dry's website: www.timdry.co.uk
Go there for more info on Tik & Tok, photos, Tim's other musical projects, and his portfolio of graphic art.
Back in '81 Gary Numan saw a group called SHOCK at the Embassy Club in
London, he asked us to support him at his farewell concerts at Wembley
Arena. Which we did, and it was GOOD!!
TIK&TOK left SHOCK and went out on their own,doing gigs and recordings. We
were the originators of a Mime movement called ROBOTICS and we became very popular indeed, through
our many TV appearances, as well as being in "RETURN OF THE JEDI" and aHorror film called "XTRO". But we deep down wanted to be Pop Stars!!
When Gary announced his 'comeback' tour WARRIORS in'83 we were his support
act and we went down a storm every night in every town we played in...
We asked if Gary would play on the album we were recording, and he loved the
idea,and played on a track called"Show me something Real". He also GAVE us a
backing track for us to sing on called "A Child with the Ghost". Which is a very beautiful and sad song. We also
appeared with Gary as our alter-egos RONNIE AND REGGIE DOME on a TV show he did with Leo Sayer, which was hysterically funny, and well
worth finding to have a look at!
Tik as "the creature" in Xtro
TIK&TOK just made it into the Top70 with our second single "Cool Running"
but after that we never quite made it to where we wanted to be-partly due to
bad management and partly due to a bad record company (see below), so we
decided to split up in'84. We made a guest appearance with Gary on that years
tour at Hammersmith Odeon, doing 2 songs with him.And that was about it.
I must say that Gary was(and I'm sure still is) one of the most un-pretens
ious,generous,open-minded and talented pop-star I've ever met,and in no way at all does he deserve the unending bad press he's been getting ever since he started. The press are jealous of him I think, and that is pretty pathetic isn't it!
I formed a band called IKON after TnT split up and did a few gigs,and then
very stupidly released a cover version of George Harrison's "While my Guitar
gently weeps" under the name The Wang Brothers, stupid because no-one knew
who we were and therefore didn't buy it...
I left the Music Biz to work as an Actor and a performer in TV commercials
and now I have re-invented myself as a Digital Illustrator, photographing
people like Mick Jagger, Joan Collins, and the Actor Steven Berkoff.
A couple of years ago I had another flirtation with the world of music, this
time working with another very talented and nice musician named Georg
Kajanus, who for many years was the Main-Man in a group called SAILOR. We were
called NOIR, and we relaesed a great single in the UK called "WALKING" which
was used on Tv, and our promo was shown on Top of the Pops 2, but wasn't a
We still have a further 9 songs demo'd that should, if there is any justice,
see the light of day.......
I've been making music on my own at home for quite a while, it's very
liberating to work without the awful constraints of trying to be
"commercial" in order to please everybody, and ending up not pleasing
anybody! The music I've done is roughly comparable to that done by William
Orbit, and that's all I'm going to say about it! Maybe one day all this
unheard stuff will become available to all the people out there who might
still be interested.
By the way - I was TIK!
- TIM DRY, AUGUST 1999.
|TIK&TOK||"SUMMER IN THE CITY"|
|"SCREEN ME,I'M YOURS"|
|"EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE"|
|"INTOLERANCE" (ALBUM)||SURVIVAL RECORDS|
|THE WANG BROTHERS||"WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS"|
|With BEKI BONDAGE||"DON'T TURN AWAY"|
|"HARD TO GET"|
|"OUT OF THE DARKNESS"||COMMUNIQUE RECORDS|
|NOIR ||"WALKING"||KOCH RECORDS|
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