Giles Giles and Fripp

Giles Giles and Fripp were the English pop-psych trio behind the 1968 Deram album The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles and Fripp. They consisted of guitarist Robert Fripp and brothers Michael and Peter Giles. After the album, they demoed songs with singer Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention, Trader Horne) and keyboardist Ian McDonald. They morphed into […]

Elias Hulk

Elias Hulk was an English hard-rock-psych band from Bournemouth, Dorset, that released the album Unchained on Young Blood in 1970. Members: Peter Thorpe [Big Pete Thorpe] (lead vocals), Neil Tatum (lead guitar), Granville Frazer (rhythm guitar), James Haines (bass guitar), Bernard James (drums) Elias Hulk was instigated in 1968 by Bournemouth teenagers Peter Grenville ‘Gren’ […]

Bram Stoker

Bram Stoker was an English post-psych band that released the album Heavy Rock Spectacular on Windmill in 1972. Members: Tony Bronsdon (organ), John Bavin (bass), Pete Ballam (guitar, 1969-72), Rob Haines (drums, 1969-72) Background The nucleus of Bram Stoker formed when ex-Shadows bassist Jet Harris assembled three musicians — organist Tony Bronsdon (ex-Renaissance Fare), guitarist […]

Unrest Work & Play

Unrest Work & Play were an English avant-rock duo that released two EPs in 1982/83, followed by the album Informs on Recommended Records in 1984. Members: Chris Fraser (guitar, vocals, percussion, tapes), Andy Wake (drums, vocals, percussion, tapes) Unrest Work & Play consisted of two experimental musicians: guitarist/percussionist Chris Fraser and percussionist Andy Wake. Discography: […]

Nite People

Nite People were an English jazz-rock/psych band from Bournemouth, Hampshire, that released the album P.M. on Page One in 1969. Members: Jimmy Warwick (vocals, guitar), Barry Curtis (organ, recorder), Chris “Fergie” Ferguson (drums, percussion, vocals), Patrick Bell (saxophone, flute, 1965-?), Francis Gordon [aka Francis Shipstone] (bass guitar, vocals, 1965-?), Martin Clarke (bass), Scott Kirkpatrick (bass, […]

Greg Lake

Greg Lake (1947–2016) was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as the original frontman of King Crimson and for his partnership with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer in the super-trio Emerson Lake & Palmer. As a solo artist, he cut the 1975 single “I Believe in Father Christmas,” a yuletide […]