RECENT rumours of a split in JJs house band the CC Ryders have been confirmed and one of the resulting spin-offs may be aiming for a serious recording career. The band, which has been playing the popular niterie for the four years since its inception, has decided to split down the middle and form two new, musically different groups. Gossip-mongers have pointed the finger at a clash of egos within the present line-up but, according to all members, the split was on good terms. Saxophonist Del Jones and guitarist Max Gee will leave the band to form Ryders Cousins D. M. Jones said they were talking to record companies. 'We feel we've rowed the boat and had a good ride with the Ryders,' he said. 'Now we all just feel it's time to do something different.' He said the rest of the band would continue to gig around the region using the CC Ryders name but emphasised Cousins would be concentrating on the recording studio. 'We'll have an album out by the time we start gigging again, probably sometime in March.' Dumbfounded as to the reasons for taking on such a bizarre band name Keeping Posted just had to ask what it all meant. Deutschemarks? Doctor Martins? Doesn't matter? Ahh, perhaps it may have something to do with the initials of the band founders Del and Max . . . eh Saxman? 'Hah no. But all will be revealed when the album comes out so you'll just have to keep thinking about it until then,' he said.