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Grant Serpell

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Birth name  Stephen Grant Serpell
Genres  Pop music
Name  Grant Serpell

Occupation(s)  Musician, teacher
Music groups  Sailor, Affinity
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Born  4 February 1944 (age 71), Maidenhead, Berkshire (1944-02-04)
Instruments  Drums, percussion, vocals
Associated acts  Affinity, Geno Washington, Mike D'Abo, Sailor
Albums  Sailor / Trouble, Checkpoint, Hideaway
Similar People  Phil Pickett, Georg Kajanus, Mo Foster

Years active  1968–1979, 1990–2011

Stephen Grant Serpell (born 4 February 1944) was a member of several bands during the 1960s and 1970s, including Affinity and Sailor.


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While studying for a degree in Chemistry from the University of Sussex, Serpell founded The Jazz Quartet, and he played with the University of Sussex Jazz Trio (known as The U.S. Jazz Trio).

After graduating, Serpell joined a band called Ice, and then Affinity, before joining Sailor, the band that has provided him with the most fame.

In 1983, during Sailor's quieter times, Serpell became a chemistry teacher, first at Altwood Church of England School and then at Waingels Copse Comprehensive School (now Waingels College), where he became head of the department. While at Waingels College he taught Irwin Sparkes of The Hoosiers and, after hearing a demo from Sparkes and Alan Sharland, encouraged them to experience life a little more to help provide inspiration for their songs.

Serpell enjoyed a revival of Sailor's success, which started in the early 1990s. Until retiring in 2011, he toured the UK and Europe with the band.


According to AllMusic, Serpell contributed to the following albums:


  • Affinity (1970)
  • References

    Grant Serpell Wikipedia

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