Lagger Blues Machine
formed in the late 1969's, the band name which was apparently chosen as a sly nod to the band's appreciation of a good brew before, during and after performances, featured the talents of guitarist Jose Cuisset
, brothers Christian Duponcheel
and Jean-Luc Duponcheel
(keyboards and drums respectively), and bassist Michel Maes
. The group apparently managed to attract some media attention on the Belgian club circuit and following a 1970 Brussels concert performance (they opened for Wishbone Ash
at a local shopping mall), CBS Records
decided to sign them to a contract.