The Diplomatics:

"Influences stretch from Freddy King and Jimmy Reed to the 60's British Interpreters of the Chicago style." Says "Highly Strung" in May '89.

Lineup circa May '89:
Laurie Garman: harmonica (ex-Key Largo in the 60's, more recent the Cobras and the re-formed Yardbirds)
Dave Thomas: vocals and guitar
Geoff Peel: "a guitarist of deft touch and intuitive blues approach" (ex-Curly Maple & the Flametops, Kevin Stenson)
Spy: bass
Mick Osbourne: drums