CARTE BLANCHE
ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Carte Blanche were formed around 1983 and consisted of Grant Bowden on drums, Pete "The Ash" Ashby on guitar, Jay Scott on keyboards, with Peter Hawkins on bass.

They released a tape in 1984 called Idle Gossip.

Carte Blanche entered the 1984 Rock Competition but failed to reach the finals.

Grant Bowden. Carte Blanche drummer
SEE ALSO SHADOWFAX/FINAL WARNING/REAL BY REEL/AUSTINS SHIRTS/SEDUCTION
Idle Gossip demo cover

 

CHAMELEON
ACCOUSTIC ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Duo Mark Brown, guitar/vocals and Steve Bevan, bass/vocals became a mainstay on the rock/folk scene in the early 1980's.

They entered the Harlow Rock Competition in 1981 and 1982 but failed to reach finals on both attempts.

They produced a cassette, "Chameleon I", in the early 80's.

Mark went on to do some solo gigs after that.

Mark Brown and Steve Bevan  
Chameleon tape cover

 

CHEMOSH
ROCK
LINE UP DERRICK CARR-RICKWOOD, BASS/NIGEL SMITH, GUITAR/PAUL LAWRENCE, VOCALS/WES MYERS, GUITAR/CRAIG ALMOND, DRUMS
SEE ALSO PROWLER/WARNING/ORGAZMATRON/THE WORLDONFIRE

 

CHRISTIAN F AND THE HARD LEFT
DUB MIX ENGINEER
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Purveyer of fine reggea and dub Chris Fallon was a member of The Internationalists before starting his own outfits Christian F and The Hard Left and What's Left!

Chris was also to be seen recording and mixing many bands at The Square studio as well as doing mixing duties for many a gig at The Square.

These days Chris mans the decks occasionally bringing his deep dub bass sound to The Square.

Mr. Chris Fallon
SEE ALSO/THE INTERNATIONALISTS/CHRISTIAN F AND THE HARD LEFT
Chistian F's What's Left tape cover

 

COLLAPSED LUNG
DANCE ROCK
GALLERY

Collapsed Lung formed in 1982 around Steve Harcourt and Anthony Chapman. By 1993 they had added Nihal Arthanayake on vocals and Johnny Dawe on bass. Their first album, "Jackpot Goalie" was released in 1995 and included single "Eat My Goal". "Eat My Goal" charted at 31 in 1996 and at 18 when re-released in 1998. Their second album, "C**ler" was released in 1996 and in December of that year played their final gig at Camden Palace, London. Nihal went on to work for Radio 1 and Anthony Djs as DjScissorkicks these days as well as producing.

Collapsed Lung circa "C**ler"
SEE ALSO PREGNANT NECK/APB/PAPA SHANGO/DJ SCISSORKICKS
Anthony Chapman aka DjScissorkicks

 

CONSPIRACY
ROCK/FOLK
GALLERY

Conspiracy were formed by guitarist Jo Clack after he left This Happy Breed. He was joined by fellow ex happy breeders Sally Larkin, vocals and Paul Howard on bass. Andy Rolland completed the line-up on drums.

Sally Larkin
SEE ALSO THIS HAPPY BREED/THE TENDER TRAP/FLEDGE/PAUL HOWARD/PAUL HOWARD AND JO CLACK
Jo Clack

 

COUNTING THE MAD
HEAVY ROCK
 
LINE UP BAZ, KEYBOARDS/NICK FOOTE, BASS/WAYNE TAYLOR, GUITAR/RICHARD NORRIS, DRUMS/STEVE CLARKE, DRUMS/DAVE TEMPLE, DRUMS
SEE ALSO HEAD FACTOR/XA/DEFF BY STEREO/SNOWBLIND

 

(DANCING) ON THE PULSEBEAT
SYNTH ROCK
JUKEBOX

Blue Heaven were formed after Kevin Wells, bass, left The Foundation and joined up with Ewart Richardson on guitar, Jane Hawkins on synth, Barry Rice on guitar and keyboards and Ray Davies on drums.

They soon changed their name to (Dancing) On The Pulsebeat. When Jane left and Jo Maskell joined they changed their name to the shorter "On The Pulsebeat".

They entered the Rock Competition in 1984 and 1985 but failed to reach finals.

Tape cover circa Jane Hawkins era
SEE ALSO THE FOUNDATION/BLUE HEAVEN/ON THE PULSEBEAT
The new logo without the (Dancing)

 

DARK HORSE
ACCOUSTIC ROCK
JUKEBOX

Dark Horse were Keith Brown on drums, Mark Walshe on guitar and vocals and Paul Howard on bass and vocals. Keith Brown had previously been in Wild West.

Mark Walshe would go on to form The Clinic and Some Other Day whilst Paul Howard went on to form This Happy Breed.

They recorded a live tape at The Square in 1983 with Richard Holgarth at recording controls.

Mark Walshe
SEE ALSO THIS HAPPY BREED/SOME OTHER DAY/THE CLINIC/PAUL HOWARD/THE TENDER TRAP/PAUL HOWARD AND JO CLACK
Dark Horse Live '83 cassette cover

 

DAS AND CHAVE
ACCOUSTIC ROCK POP
GALLERY

Packing out pubs and clubs this duo played classic songs in a none too serious way and became one of the highlights of the local pub scene.

Murray Torkildsen, guitar and vocals and Richard Holgarth, guitar and vocals mixed classic songs with their own songs from their own catalogues.

Unfortunately no tapes exsisit of this duo.

Murray. Was it Chas or was it Dave?
SEE ALSO THE GANGSTERS/PETE THE MEAT AND THE BOYS/TOPAZ/REAL BY REEL/THE SWEENEY/AUSTINS SHIRTS/WILD WEST/JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND
And Richard after a nasty goalkeeping incident

 

DEAD HEAVEN
PUNK GOTH INDUSTRIAL ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Formed via Counting The Mad, The Head Factor, Shadowplay, Transcript and Bus Stop Vandals this group consists of Baz on bass, Steve Perry, drums, Tony Reeve, guitar and Nino, guitar Dead Heaven play a thrilling heavy doom rock noise.

Dead Heaven formed in 2000 playing their debut gig on 5.1.01 at The Square.

They have released four cd's, 100% Live, The Lost EP, The Dark Half and in 2005 "Gathering Souls". They still play and record.

Dead Heaven Live at The Square Harlow
SEE ALSO COUNTING THE MAD/THE HEAD FACTOR/SHADOWPLAY/TRANSCRIPT/BUS STOP VANDALS/SUBMACHINE/DEFF BY STEREO
Baz Dead Heaven gets da blooze

 

(DEAF) WISH
HARD ROCK
GALLERY

(Deaf) Wish were, Clive Brown on vocals, Chris Wood, bass, John Meyhew, guitar, Chris Grigg, drums, and Andy McCartney on bass.

They entered the Rock Competition in 1981 but failed to make the finals.

Clive Brown left to join OPM and Terry Boldick replaced him as singer.

Clive later formed the legendary Son of Rupert The Fridge. Classic.

Clive Brown (centre) and (Deaf) Wish
SEE ALSO OPM/UNDERDOG/SWEENEY TODD/ANALADY/ELECTRIC SAVAGE
Rupert The Fridge......

 

DESTROYER
ROCK
GALLERY

After singing for a short while with Burn John McConnachie started his first band, Destroyer. For this band John was joined by John Ashbee, bass, Joe Williams, guitar, and Paul Locklin on drums.

Paul was later replaced by Keith Spooner.

John McConnachie went on to form Sweat Band and John Ashbee went to join Tin Box Parade.

John McConnachie keeps on rocking.......
SEE ALSO VAMBO/BURN/TIN BOX PARADE/BURLESQUE/SWEAT BAND
......and belting it out

 

DEVIANT AMPS
INDIE PHSYCHEDELIC ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Deviant Amps formed in October 1983 after Austin Stack, bass had left Gdansk to join Real By Reel. Starting life as a three piece, Paul Woodwright, guitar/vocals, Gill Wright, vocals,clarinet, and Albert Lewis, congos, were joined by David Leader on drums and Tim Kitts on guitar. Their first gig was at The Bakers Dozen, Stortford on May 31 1984. They first played The Square in August. Probably Harlows longest going band only Paul survives the original line-up. They became a three piece in 2005. Paul having tied up with Martin Wheeldon on bass and Keith Chennery on drums.

Amps play Bennys Night club 1984
SEE ALSO GDANSK/REAL BY REEL/GO NO GO/THIS HAPPY BREED/AUSTINS SHIRTS/THE CATHERINE EFFECT/3D ECHO
And today. Rocking at Alchemy Festival 2011

 

DJ SCISSORKICKS
DJ MIXER PRODUCER
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

DJ Scissorkicks (aka Anthony Chapman) is one of England's hardest-working DJs.

Besides holding down residence at Camden's Underworld (at The Living Room), he moonlights with the band Junior Blanks.

His remix credits include projects with 18 Wheeler, Hoodwink, and Finitribe.

Anthony Chapman
SEE ALSO COLLAPSED LUNG
Ant mii

 

DUTCH COURAGE
HARD ROCK

Dutch Courage were an early 70's rock band.

The line-up was Lester Osbourne, drums, Robin Taylor, guitar and vocals, Nigel Townsend, lead guitar and Gary Steward on bass.

Yet another band that rehearsed at The Mill in the 70's and early 80's.

Lester still plays today. His web site is: www.lesterosborne.com

Lester and Gary live at The Town Park
Lester Osbourne at Harlow Mill

 

DWARFE ANTIDOTE
HARDCORE ROCK
LINE UP #1 JAMIE EVANS, DRUMS/STUART POWER, GUITAR/ALEX RITCHIE, BASS AND VOCALS
LINE UP #2 JAMIE EVANS, DRUMS/STUART POWER, GUITAR/DAN SMITH, BASS AND VOCALS/GREG COLLINS, GUITAR
SEE ALSO TRAVIS CUT/LIVING NIGHTMARE