Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Former Ocean Colour Scene Guitarist Steve Cradock may be joining The Specials
Steve Cradock, lead guitarist and founding member of Ocean Colour Scene and a member of Paul Weller's backing band, may be joining The Specials for their November UK tour. Cradock would replace Roddy ‘Radiation’ Byers as lead guitarist, who announced last month he was leaving the band to concentrate on his own band The Skabilly Rebels.
While there has been no official announcement from the band, Byers may have pre-empted the band announcement with a post on his Facebook page yesterday wishing Cradock luck "...in his new job working for Mr. Hall." Cradock has posted fliers for the band's November tour on his Twitter feed, which would seem to confirm the news and the Torquay Herald Express posted a story about Cradock joining the band. Until the band announces it, let's consider this one an open secret!
Below are videos of Ocean Colour Scene's mid-90's UK hits "The Day We Caught The Train" and "The Riverboat Song" as well as live video of Cradock performing with Weller.
Below is video of Cradock performing "Liza Radley" with Weller.