Yorkshire Evening Post
1969 September 16th.
BEAU a Name to Remember

A young Leeds singer - songwriter is one of the first names to record an album on the new Dandelion label - private project of Polydor man Clive Selwood. The gentleman in question is called Beau, which is also the name of the album. all the songs are Beau’s, as is all the accompaniment - on a 12-string guitar. You may not have heard about Beau yet, but you probably will. He is 23, lives in St Chad’s Avenue in Headingley, works for a Building Society in Leeds and has been writing songs for as long as he can remember. He says he is quite content, and is not mad keen to turn professional. “Looking, seeing, thinking, believing” is how Beau writes his songs. “If the idea is strong enough, the song is strong. If you haven’t much of an opinion on anything the song isn’t going to be worth it,” he says. Everything started for Beau when he got in touch with Selwood, manager of John Peel. “He became my manager, and a few weeks later he told me that Peel was setting up a new label, and would I record for it.” “So I signed up and everything went from there.”

One of the songs on the album, “1917 Revolution” was released as a single. It received a lot of air space got some good reviews, and sold 1,500 in the first six selling days. But despite the favourable reaction to the album, and the many radio and TV airings behind him, Beau is not itching for the big-time. “I’ve got an album out. I’m not a professional, and I think the reason I managed to get this far is that I’m not bothered,” he told me. “I want to write, but which ever way it goes I’ve got something to fall back on.”