Red Guitars

Red Guitars were an English underground rock band that released the 1984–86 Virgin albums Slow to Fade and Tales of the Expected. They scored UK indie hits with “Good Technology,” “Marimba Jive,” and “Be With Me.”

Members: Hallam Lewis (lead guitar), Matt Higgins (drums), John Rowley (rhythm guitar), Lou Howard [aka Louise Barlow] (bass), Jerry Kidd (vocals, 1982-84), Robert Holmes (vocals, guitar, 1985-86)

Red Guitars formed in October 1982 in Kingston upon Hull.


  • Slow to Fade (1984)
  • Tales of the Expected (1986)


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