Vince Pope began his career in music early. At age 11, he was spotted playing the piano by BBC producer Ernest Maxin and was chosen to perform several times on the Les Dawson show. As a Jazz virtuoso on the show he performed for, among others, The Three Degrees and Liza Minnelli. After completing a Maths Degree at London University Vince returned to his first love, music. He undertook a European tour with Midge Ure and later formed his own band which signed to EMI publishing and Food Records.