It was at this time that Mike renewed his friendship with Keith Crane, whose band Meantime shared the stage with 3 In A Bar at the club's initial sessions. Mike and Keith had first met some years earlier at a jam session in Shrewsbury. When 3 In A Bar's clarinettist Pete Fisher left to seek adventure in the Bahamas, Keith became his natural successor - the start of a long musical association and friendship which continues to this day.
You can hear Keith's lovely speaking voice and Mike's horrible one in this Radio Shropshire interview broadcast on 11th January 1996, which also includes a couple of tracks by the original trio recorded in 1994.
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