THE MUSICAL ROOTS OF CITY LIMITS
Singer Ted Waite and guitarist Jonathan Beardsworth met at Aireborough Grammar School in 1970 and formed their first band, Gypsy, in 1973.
By 1975 Beardsworth was playing with drummer Colin McCaig and bass guitarist Paul Hart-Woods, Waite was asked to join and they became Orion.
They were joined in 1976 by guitarist Anthony Peart and they started writing their own songs, after being inspired by Elvis Costello’s album My Aim is True.
They made their first demo as City Limits in 1979 at the Ric Rac studio in Leeds.
Their album To Hull and Back was released in 2016.