Helen Love are an indie band from wales whose music is a combination of punk rock and disco dance music. They were formed by the eponymous Helen Love who claims only to listen to the music of the Ramones, from which she draws inspiration for the band's music. Their music has been covered by the likes of Ash and Tullycraft. Current members are Helen, Sheena and Beth. Past members: Gary Strickland (guitar, 1997).
Nightingales are a British punk/alternative band (often mis-tagged as The Nightingales despite the majority of releases not having a 'the' and the band themselves' protests) formed in November, 1979 in Birmingham, England. Original members were Robert Lloyd (vocals) and Joe Motivator on guitar, both formerly of The Prefects, with Eamonn Duffy on bass and Paul Apperley on drums. The band, before spilting up in 1987, played more sessions on John Peel’s Radio 1 show than any other band exculding The Fall
The 'Wild Swans' were MK1. (1980-1982) Paul Simpson/Jeremy Kelly/Ged Quinn Mk2. (1985-1989) Paul Simpson/Jeremy Kelly/Joe Fearon
Biography: Tumble from the sky... A Wild Swans flight log
(taken from the 'Incandescent' sleeve notes) There were and always will be three core members of the Wild Swans: Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Gerard Quinn (keyboards) and Paul Simpson (vocals). Paul had played keyboards in The Teardrop Explodes - and Ged had replaced him for a while. Jeremy was the youngest member and this was his first serious group.
Formed in Bristol in 1996, the Experimental Pop Band originated as a studio band who included Davey Woodward (vocals) Chris Galvin (bass) and Corin Dingley (drums and keys). the band released a series of singles that gained critical acclaim from national music press including single of the week with the track 'boutique in my backyard' later covered by Sophie Ellis Baxter's theaudience. First ablum was a compilation of 4 eps named 'Woof' released on the Swarf Finger label. Corin left the band to form Alpha with Keith Bailey (drums) and Joe Rooney (keyboards) joining in mid 1996.
The June Brides were an English pop music group, formed in London in 1983, by Phil Wilson and Simon Beesley of International Rescue. Influenced by Postcard-label bands such as Josef K and punk-era bands such as The Desperate Bicycles and The Television Personalities, their mix of guitar pop with viola and trumpet formed a blueprint for many of the c86 bands that would follow. First playing live as a band in August 1983...
Borrowing his stage name from the popular TV Western hero of the same name, the Lone Ranger was one of Jamaica's most influential early dancehall DJs. He helped pioneer a newly rhythmic, on-the-beat rhyming style that led DJ toasting into the modern age, and punctuated his lyrics with bizarre exclamations and sound effects ("bim" and "ribbit" were his favorites) that made him perhaps the most imaginative stylist of his time.
Musician and comedian Mitch Benn, who was voted best new comic at the 1995 Glastonbury festival, frequently performs comic and satirical songs with his band The Distractions: Kirsty Newton and Tash Baylis. (See also Mitch Benn: http://www.last.fm/music/Mitch+Benn)
Humousexual is Boitel (one of the ´r´s in irrk, guitar, vocals, plays in isso*keh too, one of organisers of queeruption london, from Göttingen Germany) and Victor (vocals, drums, organiser of homocrime, queeruption London, from Northumberland, UK but lives in London). Humousexual plays pretty indie pop. they have quiet songs with handclaps and whistling that range in topic from the innocuous to political.
A Witness were an alternative rock band formed in 1982 in Stockport, Cheshire, England, by Rick Aitken, Vince Hunt and a drum machine, in 1986 replaced by Alan Brown (ex Big Flame). Keith Curtis and Noel Kilbride joined the group in 1983. Initially signing to the Ron Johnson label, debut EP Loudhailer Songs put them at the forefront of a wave of Beefheart-influenced bands that emerged in the mid-1980's. They gained further attention due to the inclusion of the track "Sharpened Sticks" on the NME's C86 cassette in the following year.