There are at least 3 bands with the name Prelude 1) Prelude (UK-based rock) were a 4-piece from Maidstone, Kent, UK. They are Mark Wells (vox), Joel Shah-Rao (lead), Ben Williams (bass) and Mark Thompson (drums). In March 2007, they independently released their 'Cartoon Breakup' EP. They broke up in 2008. 2) Another PRELUDE was a country-rock band with female vocals from the 70's that scored a hit with an acapella version of Neil Young's "After The Goldrush". This outfit comprised of husband-and-wife Brian and Irene Hume and Ian Vardy.