UBM Records was a small independent label from Selly Oak, Birmingham.  UBM appears to have been responsible for just one record, a three-track maxi-single by local band Sorahan, dating from 1975.  The tracks were 'Such A Surprise', 'With His Siller In His Hand' and 'These Blue Moments', all of which were written by keyboard player / singer Tom Sorahan.  The first was a complex Rock number and the second nodded towards Folk Rock, while the third was a short Twenties pastiche.  The single was made through Birmingham studio Zella Records, and its catalogue number, JHEPS-169, was taken from a series used by that company.  Pressing was by Decca, as was the case with many Zella products.  The record's producer was Steve Bywaters; it may be that UBM was his label.  Tom Sorahan went on to make a solo album for Pye, I've Seen The View, You Can Take Me Back Now' (NSPL-18580; 1978), but the band, which performed regularly at The Railway, in Curzon Street, "...was killed by the Punk tsunami," according to a comment by its last drummer, Richard Westwood,  Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

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