SARAH ROSS
SINGER SONGWRITER
GALLERY AND JUKEBOX

Sarah first burst on to the scene as a solo artist in the mid 80's.

Sarah entered into the 1986 Rock Contest in 1987 and won the 'B' Final.

Sarah also sang with a host of Harlow bands including Steve Drewetts Indestructable Beat. She worked with Jo Clack as Fledge and recorded with Paul Howard, Jo Clack and Richard Holgarth.

Harlows first lady Sarah at Tree Launch night
SEE ALSO FLEDGE/INDESTRUCTABLE BEAT
Sarah Ross demo tape cover

 

SEDUCTION
PUNK ALTERNATIVE ROCK
LINE UP MARTIN BROWN, GUITAR, KEYBOARDS AND VOCALS/PETE "THE ASH" ASHBY, GUITAR AND SYNTHS
SEE ALSO CARTE BLANCHE/THE OL' RENE'S/TECHNICAL SPIRES/NO WARNING/FINAL WARNING

 

SHADOWFAX
ROCK
GALLERY

Early 80's band featuring Pete "The Ash" Ashby on guitar/synth and vocals, Jay Scott on keys/sax and vocals, Peter Hawkins on bass and Karl Huff on drums.

They entered the 1983 Rock Contest but failed to make the finals.

Shadowfax at Bennys Nightclub
SEE ALSO ACID QUEAN/SEDUCTION/CARTE BLANCHE
Shadowfax live at Bennys Nightclub

 

SHADOWPLAY
ROCK
LINE UP BAZ, BASS/NINO, GUITAR/MATT BIRCH, VOCALS/KEITH CLARKE, GUITAR/MARLON WOLF, VOCALS/SAV, KEYBOARDS/STEVE HARRINGTON, SAXAPHONE
SEE ALSO TRANSCRIPT/INNER DREAM/DEAD HEAVEN

 

SILIKA RICH
ROCK

Silika Rich were formed after Ray Morley (bass) left Acid Quean. He was joined in the first line-up by, Clive Simms on guitar, Rik Mitchell on vocals and Chris Jones on drums.

Ray Morley eventually left and was replaced by Dave Jack.

They entered the Rock Contest in 1981, reaching the finals. In 1982 they supported Hawkwind on their UK tour. They split up soon after that.

Ray Morley
SEE ALSO ACID QUEAN/AMINO AND THE ACIDS/ANALADY/MAJOR NOISE/THE CATHERINE EFFECT
The flyer for the 1981 Final

 

SNOWBLIND
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
LINE UP #1 NICK FOOTE, BASS/SI TRUNDLE, GUITAR & VOX/MARK WALLEDGE, DRUMS/PINHEAD, GUITAR/JAY ARDEN, VOX
LINE UP #2 NICK FOOTE, BASS/SI TRUNDLE, GUITAR & VOX/MARK WALLEDGE, DRUMS/STEVE HARCOURT, GUITAR/JAY ARDEN, VOX
SEE COLLAPSED LUNG/COUNTING THE MAD/APB/PAPA SHANGO/APB/F.O.C.

 

SNOWY WOOD
BLUES ROCK

Another popular band featuring members of Between The Lines, The Gangsters and Red Express.

Snowy Wood were Carl Madjitey on harmonica and vocals, Richard Holgarth on guitars, Mark Jackson on bass, and Adam Batterbee on drums.

Very popular for a while.

Adam Batterbee
SEE ALSO THE GANGSTERS/BETWEEN THE LINES/THE RABBITS/RED EXPRESS/JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND/THE SWEENEY/DAS AND CHAVE
Mark Jackson in a field

 

SOME OTHER DAY
POP
GALLERY

Some Other Day were formed after Mark Walsh left The Clinic. Originally a two piece with Mark on guitar and Suzy Allen on vocals they soon expanded and added Billy Dawkins on drums.

Soon after this they added Richard Martin on bass.

Some Other Day entered the 1985 Rock Contest but failed to reach the finals.

Mark now lives in America.

Mark Walsh
SEE ALSO THE CLINIC/THE TENDER TRAP
The Some Other Day tape cover

 

SONATINE
ROCK
LINE UP JOHN SELLINGS, GUITAR AND VOCALS/LOUISE WALL, DRUMS AND VOCALS/RYAN COWELL, BASS
SEE ALSO WARNING/THE STABLEMATES/PAPA SHANGO/APB/MIKO

 

SPELLING MISSTEAKS
PUNK POP ROCK
GALLERY AND JUKEBOX

Formed around 1980 the Spelling Missteaks were, Dave Brown on vocals and Ben Evans on guitar. They were joined at various times by Alan Meadows/Terry Hardy on drums. Paul Harper was on bass duties.

Produced the perfect pop ep, The Spelling Missteaks, which contained 4 instantly catchy tunes. It was produced by Steve Drewett and came out on the legendary Stortbeat record label.

Dave Brown and Ben Evans. Popstars
SEE ALSO THE PHAROAHS/WILD WEST
Spelling Missteaks - The Popstar e.p.

 

SPIRAL SOUL
SOUL ROCK
LINE UP KIEREN MITCHELL, GUITAR AND VOCALS/STACY PLANT, DRUMS/DAN MORIARTY,GUITAR AND VOCALS/ADAM SMITH, BASS/ANDY HARRING, KEYBOARDS
SEE ALSO NEUROTICS/STABLEMATES/THE FEELMORES

 

SUBMACHINE
ROCK
LINE UP NICK HODGES, VOCALS, GUITAR AND PROGRAMMING/CHRIS SUTTON, VOCALS AND GUITAR/STEVE CLARK, DRUMS
SEE ALSO OVER THE EDGE/INNER DREAM/FLAK/BUSHNUT

 

SWEAT BAND
BLUES ROCK
LINE UP #1 ROY PALMER, DRUMS/PETER HOLLIS, GUITAR/JIM SABBARTON, BASS/JOHN MCCONNACHIE, VOCALS/ROY HESTER, GUITAR
LINE UP #2 BILL JORDAN, DRUMS/PETER HOLLIS, GUITAR/JIM SABBARTON, BASS/JOHN MCCONNACHIE, VOCALS/KEVIN OLEJNIK, GUITAR
SEE ALSO BURLESQUE/VAMBO/BURN/THE TRAITORS/DESTOYER

 

SWEENEY TODD
GLAM POP ROCK
GALLERY

Mid '80s glam rock band. Big guitars and bigger hair!

Sweeney Todd were Clive Brown on vocals, Chris Gregory on guitar, Tim Collins on bass, Paul Todd on guitar and Gary Wise on drums.

Chris Gregory now plays in Queened. A top Queen tribute band.

Sweeney Todd 1985
SEE ALSO OPM/UNDERDOG/ELECTRIC SAVAGE/DEAF WISH
Chris Gregory. Guitarist with Sweeney Todd

 

SYLO
ALTERNATIVE ROCK
GALLERY

Strange mid '80s concoction of samples and cello. Totally baffled everyone in 1985 Rock Competition but also fondly remembered.

Failed to get to the finals.

Graham ran a local record label, Davy Lamp Records, and also managed some local bands including Real By Reel for a while. He was managing Collapsed Lung when they hit the charts. Graham now lives in LA and has a succesful music licenciing company there as well as a weekly "soccer" radio show, "An Englishman In LA".

Julie and Graham. Sylo
A Davy Lamp 45