|Artist:||The Keil Isles Featuring Herma Keil|
|Label:||Viking (1960s) (1962)|
|Genre:||Pop , Vocal/Easy Listening U|
Very nice vinyl with an average cover showing shelf wear and 2 cm tear on bottom right.
The Keil Isles were a New Zealand-based Rock & Roll group which consisted of the Keil Brothers, Olaf, Herman, Rudolf, Klaus and their cousin Freddie Keil. They were all Samoans with German ancestry.
Their lead guitarist Olaf Keil was born in Apia, Western Samoa in 1934 and came to New Zealand when he was about 18 years of age. He began playing guitar in a band that his uncle had. His cousin Fredde would ask him to back him on rock & roll songs. Later on the other brothers became proficient and they formed the band in 1956. Freddie Keil left the band in the early 1960s after having a falling out with cousin Herma. He went on to form his own band. After becoming very popular, selling records and having hits, the band had gone through numerous personnel changes, and by 1967 there were no members of the Keil family left in the band.