Indeed Paul was the motivator and focus but everyone understood they were part of a genuine team. In the beginning the distinction between King the band and Paul King as its lead singer was clear to all involved and it was only later, with some success, that it would become a problem.
With managment officially on board things switched up a gear. Perry got them booked onto Peter Powell's national Radio 1 show in a new band slot that was to also be filmed by the BBC's Oxford Road Show. King performed the song 'Cherry' on stage at the General Wolfe to a group of friends and BBC cameras. The show transmitted across the nation on January 21st 1983 and King moved off home turf to begin their quest in earnest for recognition and a record contract.
There was some record label interest but no one was kicking down any doors. EMI offered demo time but passed, Island and Polygram records came to see shows but wanted to wait and see how the group developed.
Early 1983 saw support slots with Wah!, Everything But The Girl, Jo Boxers and Culture Club plus bookings at Flicks in Dartford for Pete Tongs funk nights and the Windsor Safari Club.
However initial media response was at best cautious.