BEACH PARTY
NEW ROMANTIC
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Beach Party were formed around 1983 or 4 and were Lee Jennings, guitar, Lee Ellaway, bass, Trevor Mulholland, synth, Chris Beckett, guitar, and, Paul Monk on drums.

They released a three song tape, "Girl To Nowhere", "Black-White", and "Second Chance".

This line-up was to change their name and become The Advocates in 1985 entering The Rock Contest the same year.

Beach Party
SEE ALSO THE ADVOCATES
Cover for Beach Party demo

 

BEDROCK STATION
BLUES ROCK
GALLERY

Bedrock Station play original classic rock songs. If you like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix or Free then this lot are for you.

Although recently formed Bob Spinks played in late 70's early 80's bands Topaz and Alexis whilst Gary Spencer was in another late 70's band called Roadworks.

Go to their website to hear some Mp3s

Bob Spinks, Mike Ellis and Gary Spencer
SEE ALSO TOPAZ/ROADWORKS
Gary Spencer. Roadworks to Bedrock Station

 

BETWEEN THE LINES
BLUES/ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Between The Lines were to become one of Harlows biggest bands. With their blend of blues and rock they delighted many a sold out night in the early 80's.

Bill Glass, guitar, and Carl Madjitey, vocals, were joined by "Jumbo" Barker on bass and Andy Pyatt on drums for the first incarnation of BTL. In time Adam Batterbee took the drummers seat and Mark Jackson also featured on guitar or bass occasionally.

BTL entered the Rock Competition in 1982 becoming runners-up in the final.

Carl and Bill at Harlow Bands Family Tree gig
SEE ALSO RED EXPRESS/THE RABBITS/MADJITEY/SNOWY WOOD/TOUPLANX/THREE BLOCKS WEST/BILL AND CARL/JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND/THE SWEENEY
Between The Lines tape released in 1984

 

BILL & CARL
ACCOUSTIC BLUES
GALLERY

An accoustic version of Between The Lines Bill and Carl packed out clubs and pubs with their accoustic renditions of blues classics and modern hits.

Carl went on to become one of the comperes of Harlow Rock Contest along with Murray Torkildsen.

Bill Glass and Carl Madjitey at Town Park
SEE ALSO/THE RABBITS/MADJITEY/SNOWY WOOD/TOUPLANX/THREE/BETWEEN THE LINES/THREE BLOCKS WEST
Carl Madjitey. One of Harlows greatest singers

 

BLIND CHANGE
ROCK
LINE UP ANDREW WOOLAMS, BASS AND VOCALS/ALEC DAVIES, DRUMS/GWYN DAVIS, GUITAR/HAOLLY DAVIES, SAXAPHONE

 

BLIND TESTAMENT
INDUSTRIAL ROCK
GALLERY

Blind Testament stormed to the final of The Rock Contest in 1985 and won convincingly with their brand of heavy industrial rock.

Blind Testament started out as a duo featuring Martin Lee on guitar and vocals and Garry "Tetley" Taylor on keyboards and vocals. They were soon augmented by Isaac Prevost on drums before Woody took over the drum seat.

Eventually Tetley left to join 3D Echo and Blind Testament split up.

At The Rock Contest Final. Winners in 1985
SEE ALSO 3D ECHO/
THE INTERNATIONALISTS/THE PRESSURE/THE INDESTRUCTABLE BEAT
Martin Lee singer guitarist for Blind Testament

 

BLINDFOLD
ROCK
 
LINE UP GREG COLLINS, GUITAR/DAN SMITH, BASS/ROSS BAXTER, DRUMS/CHRIS HAYDEN, VOCALS/MARK PRIOR, GUITAR
SEE ALSO DWARF ANTIDOTE/LIVING NIGHTMARE

 

BLISTERING ANAL SKIN
HARDCORE/ROCK
 
LINE UP STEPHEN TRICKY, BASS/PATRICK WALKER, GUITAR AND VOCALS/STUART SPRIGTHORPE, DRUMS
SEE ALSO WARNING/THE STABLEMATES

 

BLUE HEAVEN
ROCK
LINE UP KEVIN WELLS, BASS/EWART RICHARDSON, GUITAR/JANE HAWKINS, SYNTH AND VOCALS/BARRY RICE, GUITAR AND KEYBOARDS/RAY DAVIES, DRUMS
SEE ALSO ON THE PULSEBEAT/FOUNDATION

 

BLUE MURDER
HARD ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Blue Murder were a rock band that reached the Rock Contest Final in 1984 where they were runners-up.

They were formed from the ashes of OPM and consisted of Andy Jessup, keyboards, Martin Noone, guitar, Chris Banford, guitars, Peter Noone, bass and Alan Mead on drums.

By 1985 this line-up had changed their name to Heartland.

Blue Murder publicity shot
SEE ALSO OPM/HEARTLAND
Blue Murder cassette cover for demo

 

BLUE SUMMER
ROCK 'N' ROLL
JUKEBOX
LINE UP #1 SUZANNE MUCKLEY, BASS AND VOCALS/TINA LUSHER, GUITAR AND VOCALS/ANGELA BLACK, TRUMPET/TONY BENNET, DRUMES
LINE UP #2 MAC, BASS/TINA LUSHER, GUITAR AND VOCALS/ANGELA BLACK, TRUMPET/TONY BENNETT, DRUMS
SEE ALSO THE PHAROAHS/NEUROTICS/THE PILLAGE PEOPLE/TRAVIS CUT

 

BLUES BEFORE SUNRISE
BLUES ROCK
GALLERY

Blues Before Sunrise formed around 1967 and were, Jeff Carpenter, guitar, John "Culley" Culleton, bass, Bruce Trotter, vocals, and John Glasgow on drums. In 1968 Jeff and John left to be replaced by Brian Wren on drums and Gypie Mayo on guitar and vocals.

They quickly changed their name to White Mule.

Jeff later played with Sheena Easton on her early hits and albums.

Blues Before Sunrise with Jeff Carpenter
SEE ALSO THE WHITE MULE/ALIAS/RED EXPRESS
And as White Mule

 

BOYS ORDINAIRE
ELECTRO ROCK
GALLERY

Frank Ryan, Nigel Birchmore, Glynn Dwyer, Steve Tozer and Gary Hunt were collectively known as Boys Ordinaire.

They formed around 1982 and entered the Harlow Rock competition in 1983 and went on to win the competition that year.

They re-entered the following year but failed to make the final and called it a day.

Boys Ordinaire at Bennys Nightclub Harlow
SEE ALSO TAX NO SAX
Frank Ryan at 1983 Rock Contest final

 

BURLESQUE
HARD ROCK/POP
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Formed by singer John McConnachie in the early 80's the first line-up comprised of Keith Chennery, drums, Dave Jack, bass and Kevin Olejnik on guitar.

Burlesque recorded a demo tape with Richard Holgarth on guitar and production duties and Jim Sabbarton on drums with Mick Crossley on bass. The live line up after this was John, vocals, Jim, drums, Kevin, guitar, and were joined by Mick on bass and Steve Elliott on guitar.

They entered 1986 Rock Contest but failed to make the final.

John McConnachie
SEE ALSO TAX NO SAX/BURN
Pop Goes The World. Burlesque demo cover

 

BURN
ROCK
GALLERY

Burn became one of Harlows best rock bands in the 70's by working hard and playing gigs all over Europe.

The first line-up was Ian Pack, guitar, Garry Burns, bass, Phil Bricks, drums, John Cleall, guitar and John McConnachie on vocals.

They became best known as a four piece after John McConnachie left and Ian took over vocal duties.

Burn in mid 70's
SEE ALSO ELECTRIC SAVAGE
Ian, Phil, John and at front Garry

 

BUS STOP VANDALS
GOTH PUNK ROCK
LINE UP BAZ, DRUMS/GRAHAM MCISAAC, KEYBOARDS/MARK HILL, VOCALS
SEE ALSO TRANSCRIPT/SHADOWPLAY/HEAD FACTOR/COUNTING THE MAD

 

BUSHNUT
ROCK
LINE UP #1 CHRIS SUTTON, GUITAR/NIK HODGES, VOCALS, BASS AND PROGRAMMING/STEVE CLARK, DRUMS AND VOCALS/MARCUS WILLIAMS, VOCALS
LINE UP #2 CHRIS SUTTON, GUITAR/NIK HODGES, VOCALS, BASS AND PROGRAMMING/MARK LEYTON-BENNETT, DRUMS AND VOCALS/MARCUS WILLIAMS, VOCALS
SEE ALSO THE SWEAT BAND/BURLESQUE

 

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