The Piranhas

The Piranhas were an English ska band from Brighton that released six singles on Virgin, Attrix, Ariola/Hansa, and Dakota between 1978 and 1983. In 1980, the band released a self-titled album on Sire/Hansa with cover-art by vocalist/guitarist Johnny Helmer, who later became a novelist and lyricist for other acts.

Members: Johnny Helmer (vocals, lead guitar), Bob Grover (vocals, guitar), Zoot Alors (saxophone), Reginald Frederick Hornsbury (bass), Dicke Slexia (drums)


  • “Coloured Music” / “Jilly” (1978)
  • “Space Invaders” / “Cheap ‘n’ Nasty” (1979)
  • “Yap Yap Yap” / “Happy Families” (1979)
  • The Piranhas (1980)
  • “Vi Gela Gela” / “Nobody Sings” (1981)
  • “Zambezi” / “Bouffant Blue” / “Pink Elephants” (1982)
  • “Easy Come, Easy Go” / “Waste of Space” (1983)


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