PAPA SHANGO
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
GALLERY AND JUKEBOX

Papa Shango Were formed November 2003 by Papa Rob, who wanted to re-define the boundaries of performance music, wanting to entertain and seduce audiences as well as win them over with hard rockin. In order to do so, the right musicians had to be found. After a few trial and error sessions the right musicians were indeed discovered, each individual musician possessing a wealth of creativity, talent and experience.

Papa Shango were Simon Childs on drums, Steve Harcourt on guitar, Rob Scratchard on vocals, Dave Walsh on guitar and Ryan Cowell on bass.

The Papa Shango's
SEE ALSO NEUROTICS/COLLAPSED LUNG/WORLDONFIRE/SNOWBLIND/MIKO
Papa Shango live

 

PAUL HOWARD
ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

One of the greatest vocalist Harlow has produced.

Paul had been with This Happy Breed and The Tender Trap (among others) when he started playing solo gigs around 1989.

He quickly established himself as one of the countrys best singer/songwriter.

His latest album is called "In The Shadow Of Christchurch"

Paul Howard in full flight
SEE ALSO THE TENDER TRAP/PAUL HOWARD AND JO CLACK/THE PRESSURE/THIS HAPPY BREED/DARK HORSE
Paul Howards first gig aged 16

 

PAUL HOWARD/JO CLACK
ACCOUSTIC FOLK ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

The combination of Paul Howards vocals and Jo Clacks playing result in one of the best accoustic set ups to have emerged from Harlow.

Formed in the mid 80's Paul and Jo entered the 1986 Rock Competition and emerged winners.

Jo Clack and Paul Howard at rehearsals
SEE ALSO THE TENDER TRAP/FLEDGE/THE PRESSURE/THIS HAPPY BREED/THE SULLIVANS/CONSPIRACY
Paul and Jo live

 

PENNY ROYAL
INDIE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Penny Royal take their template straight from the 60's and transplant it into the 2000's.

Consisting of Shaun Clarke, drums, Joe Moriarty, bass, Stuart Ferguson, vocals and Mitch Harrington on guitar they are currently recording their debut album.

The Penny Royals
SEE ALSO ORGAZMATRON
The Penny Royals with motor

 

PETE THE MEAT AND THE BOYS
PUNK BLUES ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

One of the first big hitters from the local Harlow music scene.

Pete's boys played punk blues with a touch of cynicism and fun thrown in for good measure.

Pete The Meat And The Boys were originally Terry Hardy on drums, Richard Holgarth, guitar, Pete Brown, vocals and Martin Holden on bass.

They entered the 1981 Rock Competition and got through to the finals.

Pete and The Boys at Harlow Town Park
SEE ALSO THE GANGSTERS/AUSTINS SHIRTS/DAS AND CHAVE/JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND/SNOWY WOOD
The late great Pete Brown

 

PLAYGROUND HEROES
POP ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Early eighties band consisting of Murray Torkildsen, guitar and vocals, Bob Spinks, bass, Tim Boulton, drums, Mark Adnitt, guitar and vocals, and Matt Randall on keyboards.

Entered the 1981 Rock Competition and won the final.

Playground Heroes in the playground
SEE ALSO TOPAZ/THE SWEENEY/JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND/REAL BY REEL/BEDROCK STATION/AUSTINS SHIRTS/DEVIANT AMPS
Playground Hero Bob Spinks

 

POGOSTICK DRIVE-BY
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
LINE UP #1 DAVE WALSH, DRUMS/SAM BLOXSIDGE, GUITAR/RYAN SYRETT, VOCALS/ADAM SMITH, GUITAR/CHRIS BRINKS-JOHNSON, BASS
LINE UP#2 DAVE WALSH, DRUMS/SAM BLOXSIDGE, GUITAR/RYAN SYRETT, VOCALS/JOE LAZARUS, DRUMS
SEE ALSO PAPA SHANGO/THE FEELMORES/THE WORLDONFIRE/NEUROTICS

 

POST
PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
LINE UP SONI SHONIBARE. GUITAR/GEORGE PRESCOTT, BASS/JOHN FINAL, DRUMS

 

PREGNANT NECK
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
LINE UP #1 PAUL ELLIOT, VOCALS/SIMON WHALEY, DRUMS/LEE THOMAS, GUITAR/ANTHONY CHAPMAN, BASS
LINE UP#2 PAUL ELLIOT, VOCALS/SIMON WHALEY, DRUMS/LEE THOMAS, GUITAR
SEE ALSO COLLAPSED LUNG/DJ SCISSORKICKS

 

PREMATURE DEATH
PUNK ROCK
LINE UP GRANT BOWDEN, DRUMS/DAVE THOMAS, GUITAR/STEVE MATHEWS, BASS/STEVE "JACK" PERRY, DRUMS/PETE DOFF, GUITAR
SEE ALSO ONE TO ONE/REAL BY REEL/ANTIBODIES/OBSCENE TOYS

 

PRIMATE
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
LINE UP JAMES WATTS, BASS AND VOCALS/HAARIS ALI, GUITAR/DAVE WALSH, DRUMS
SEE ALSO THE WORLDONFIRE/NEUROTICS/THE FEELMORES/THE SEMINALS

 

PRIVATE SELECTION
POP ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Mid eighties band consisting of Dave Edwards, guitar, Stuart Davenport, vocals and percussion, Paul Blinko, synths, Billy Dawkins, drums and Heath Simpson on bass and vocals.

This band were initially managed by David Devine. They produced one demo tape.

Private Selection
SEE ALSO THE CHERRY PICKERS/SOME OTHER DAY/THE SULLIVANS/THE INTERNATIONALISTS/THE CHECKISTS
Private Selection tape cover

 

PROWLER
ROCK
LINE UP DERRICK CARR-RICKWOOD, BASS/CRAIG ALMOND, DRUMS/PAUL LAWRENCE, VOCALS/WES MYERS, GUITAR/KRIS MAY, GUITAR
SEE ALSO THE WORLDONFIRE/GUNSLINGER/CHEMOSH

 

PUBLIC SAFETY UNIT
ALTERNATIVE POP ROCK
GALLERY

Mid/late eighties band consisting of Alex Fleming on vocals and featuring The Checkists Jo Ahmed on samples and programming and Kathy Chisolme on vocals.

Were basically set up to enter the Rock Competition and a handful of gigs.

Alex would later name The Catherine Effect after Cathy went on a spectacular bender.

Public Safety Unit
SEE ALSO THE CATHERINE EFFECT/THE PILLAGE PEOPLE/THE CHECKISTS
Cathy Chisolme