The Move were a British band, formed in 1965. The original band members were guitarist, singer and songwriter Roy Wood, drummer Bev Bevan, bassist Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford, vocalist Carl Wayne and guitarist Trevor Burton, with Wayne, Wood, Burton and Kefford sharing lead vocals.
Playing everything from pop, psychedelic and blues to 1950s style rock ‘n’ roll, the band became one of the most successful bands to come out of Birmingham during the 1960s. This was due in no small part to the influence of band manager, Tony Secunda.
Having secured a regular slot for the band at London’s Marquee Club, Secunda dressed the members as Chicago gangsters and masterminded a range of high-profile stage antics, media events and publicity stunts.
“Tony’s idea was not to sign us to a label until we’d built up a reputation and got our name in the papers.” Ace Kefford
As Secunda’s official photographer, I photographed the Move during their rise to fame, taking many of the defining promotional images of their early career.