Ibex bassist Tupp Taylor said; “God we were awful” and described how Freddie had not yet mastered his vocals.
Tupp said: “Freddie was no Steve Winwood, Steve Marriott or Joe Cocker. At the beginning, his pitching was awful.”
Roger Taylor had similar thoughts: “I remember thinking, Good on showmanship, but not sure about the singing.”
Brian May decribed Smile performing a joint gig with Wreckage (the renamed Ibex) at Imperial College: “I remember Freddie being very ebullient and making a big noise. We could hardly keep up with it.”