Nigel “Woody” Woods 

(Formerly Racey)
St. Cecilia since 1973 – Drums/Bass/Vocals

Eamonn Carr

(Ex. Freddie & The Dreamers) 
St. Cecilia since 1973 – Lead Guitar/Keys/Lead Vocals/Song Writer.


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Our History

Originally a seven piece when formed in June 1st 1969 in Corby Northants.

The Saints were a studio recording band and have maintained this with original member Ricky Moss and Eamonn Carr.

St. Cecilia gained notoriety in the early 1970's with their UK number 4 hit single “Leap Up and Down Wave Your Knickers in the Air”. It also achieved much chart download success in many countries on new  re-released versions recorded by Eamonn Carr and Nigel Woods during the last 20 years. During the early 1980's they had more success on the American Billboard with “Want You to Want Me” attaining a credited number 16. 

Other Releases

  • “Woman and Wine” 
  • “Come on Ma Burn your Bra”

In recent years under the guardianship of One Media Publishing they have been included on the Tamla Motown “All Time Greatest Top Twenty Hits” for their version of “Walk Away Renee”.

An inclusion at Number Twenty on The Lennon & McCartney song Writers Hall of Fame Album brought more success with their award winning version of “Lady Madonna”.

During the early 70's the BBC banned “Leap up and Down” although it was played regularly by Jimmy Young and Alan Freeman.

The song was played extensively on Radio Luxembourg where it achieved major success throughout Europe and has continued to do so in many rap version styles.

The song was even mentioned during Sir Edward Heath's Prime Minster Questions. 

In 1985 the BBC invited the band without some original members to perform the song on The Noel Edmunds Show, however much of the song was again edited.

June 30 2019 Eamonn’s song “Lucky Cowboy” entered the Nashville Chart at Number 37.

St. Cecilia continue to record, and have over 300 songs on worldwide download in most countries in the world signed to One Media.

Both Woody and Eamonn have appeared on TV, home and abroad including 90’s successful “Rock with Laughter Show”.

The band continue to tour.




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