in those days inner sense were the only percussson group around,I saw them busking many times in manchester and stockport and they had a fantastic dancer who would dance on his hands in the street. i remember proudly playing congas in a session with a few of them at an opening of a tai chi centre in west didsbury around 1988. They were hugely influential in the embryonic community percussion scene. Some of them said they picked up some african stuff as well from Mustapha Onigbanjo, who was a nigerian drum teacher based in moss side who I was studying with.
cheers and well done to them from Circle Alcove