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AFFIRM are founder member of the legendary 60s pre-Yes band Mabel Greer's Toyshop Clive Bayley and multi-instrumentalist/producer Max Hunt.

 

Clive Bayley is a founder member of the London based 60s pre-Yes band Mabel Greer's Toyshop. Clive founded the band with Bob Hagger in 1966. Chris Squire was their bass player and, following a period of extreme creativity and line-up changes with Tony Kaye, Bill Bruford and Jon Anderson joining, MGT became Yes in 1968. Clive co-wrote the songs 'Beyond & Before' and 'Sweetness' which featured on the first Yes Album in 1969

 

Max Hunt was born in 1966 (the year that Mabel Greer's Toyshop was founded!). Max learned classical piano from an early age and became fully professional keyboard player in 1993. In 2001 Max joined Yes tribute band Fragile and toured the UK and Europe, including shows with Steve Howe & Alan White of Yes. Max has also worked with Jon Anderson, ex-Marillion singer Fish, Chris Jagger, well known UK children's TV presenter Johnny Ball, ex-Manfred Mann Earth Band singer/guitarist Chris Thompson, ex-Peter Maffay guitarist Frank Diez, original Spencer Davies Group drummer Pete York and German rock-guitar maestro Siggi Schwarz.

 

Max was introduced to Bob & Clive in 2015 by Yes biographer Dave Watkinson, as Mabel Greer´s Toyshop had reformed in France and were looking for a keyboard player. Max joined the band and played keyboards on and co-produced the second MGT album ´The Secret´ in 2016/17.