Coast to Coast was a British band from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, that was signed to Polydor Records. They are best known for their 1981 Top 5 hit in the UK with “Do The Hucklebuck”.

The band were formed in 1977 by bassist Bud Smith and guitarist Bob Debank. Alan Mills was recruited as lead vocalist, Graham Woofe on drums and, later, saxophonist Sonnie Torlot. At a later date Earl Barton replaced Woofe.

The band’s best-known single, a cover version of the rock and roll classic “The Hucklebuck”, was recorded in 1980 and reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart.

The follow-up release, a cover version of “Let’s Jump the Broomstick”, peaked at number 28 in June 1981.

The group disbanded in 1982. Smith and Torlot retained the performing rights to the band name and several line-ups have since been attempted with new members for live performances, but with little commercial success. The single “(Do) The Hucklebuck” has been covered by other artists.

Coast To Coast’s Backing Tracks – Do The Hucklebuck

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