Under Garry Winkler’s Globaldale Management, Dooyah! flourished 1986/88 on the R&B scene and live band circuit across the UK. Working with the likes of Fast Freddie and the Fingertips, The Boogie Brothers Blues Band, The Bay City Rollers and Georgie Flame and the Blue Flames.
Venues included The 100 Club, Dingwalls, The Town & Country Club, The Mean Fiddler and The Cliffs Pavilion. They headlined at The Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster Festival and recorded with Stevie Wonder’s producer Malcolm Cecil. Radio appearances and airplay across the UK culminated in Essex Radio’s Roger Dexter co-producing their 1987 single Love’s Where You Find It.
Gary Thompson and Jeff did several radio interviews to promote the single, including Capital Radio, BBC Essex Radio and Greater London Radio.
Lead songwriter Gary Thompson had previously had chart success with seventies new wave band Tonight. Dave Dulake went on to front Virgo Intacta. 2008 saw Dooyah! featured retrospectively on BBC television’s magazine programme Inside Out.