Atmosfear was a British jazz funk group that was formed in 1979. They were led by Lester J. Batchelor (bassist), Ray Johnson (drummer), Andy Sojka (guitarist), Stewart Cawthorne (saxophonist) and Jerry Pike (producer). Tony Antoniou, guitarist and singer, joined the band a year later. The band had regular support musicians / members: keyboardist Peter Hinds (who was also a member of UK jazz pioneers Light of the World, Incognito) and drummer Leroy Williams (also a member of UK Soul band Hi-Tension, which also played with Level 42). Sometimes they were joined by Frank Roccoti and Carol Kenyon as horn players. Their most famous release was “Dancing In Outer Space”, which reached #50 on the UK Singles Charts in 1979. The double-sided single “Motivation” and “Extract”, which didn’t chart, followed. When it was released, this track became Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 DJ’s club song of the year. Tong performed at Brands Hatch nightclub. After a disagreement with Andy Sojka’s, the main line-up changed drastically when Lester Batchelor, bassist, left shortly after the single “Xtra Special”, which he penned. Dollette McDonald provided vocals for the American version. From Wikipedia

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