Helix manager William Seip
No one was more influential to Helix’s career than William Seip, or “Sipey” (pronounced “Sipe-ee”) Helix was just a young band when Seip, then an agent for DRAM BOOKING AGENCY came out to see the band at the Twin Gables in Listowel, Ontario. Up till that time the band had bombed almost everywhere it had played. Seip had experience from playing on the circuit himself. He was in a “show band” called the Great Rufus Road Machine and also in a rock band called Poverty Train. It was the influences from those two different styles of bands that he welded together into Helix: Rock with lots of show-moving around, talking to the audience, getting the audience involved, etc. This picture was taken in the mid 70’s at his office at DRAM, which for years was located in downtown Waterloo in the basement of a building across from the mall.