Shoot

Shoot were an English art-pop/folk band that released the album On the Frontier on EMI in 1973. The project was headed by Yardbirds/Renaissance alumnus Jim McCarty, who would subsequently surface in Illusion. Drummer Craig Collinge hailed from Manfred Mann Chapter Three and Third World War while guitarist/vocalist Dave Green recorded two prior albums with symphonic-rockers […]

1919

1919 were an English goth-rock band from Bradford, West Yorkshire, that released five shortplayers on Red Rhino and Abstract between 1982 and 1984. All of the band’s recordings from this period were later issued on the 2001 Anagram disc The Complete Collection. Members: Mark Tighe (guitar, 1979-2017), Ian Tilleard (lead vocals, 1979-84), Nick Hiles (bass, […]

13th Chime

The 13th Chime were an English goth-rock band from Haverhill, Suffolk, that released three small-press singles between 1981 and 1983. Around 1984, tracks were laid for an intended album that was ultimately released by archivists Sacred Bones in 2009. Members: Mick Hand (vocals), Gary O’Connor (guitar), Terry Taylor (bass), Ricky Cook (drums) Discography: “Cuts of […]

The Motors

The Motors were an English pop-rock band from London that released three albums on Virgin between 1977 and 1980. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist Nick Garvey and keyboardist/bassist Andy McMaster after the breakup of their prior outfit Ducks Deluxe. Garvey also appeared on the 1976 one-off single by Snakes, where he played alongside future-Wire […]

Angel Witch

Angel Witch were an English heavy metal band from London that released a self-titled album on Bronze in 1980, followed by a pair of albums on Killerwatt during the mid-1980s. Members: Kevin Heybourne (vocals, guitar), Rob Downing (guitar, 1977-79), Steve Jones (drums, 1977), Barry Clements (bass, 1977), Kevin “Skids” Riddles (bass, 1978-81), Dave Hogg (drums, […]

All About Eve

All About Eve were an English art-pop band that released four singles on self-press Eden between 1985 and 1987, followed by a self-titled album in 1988 and the sophomoric Scarlet and Other Stories in 1989, both on Mercury. Members: Julianne Regan (vocals), Tim Bricheno (guitar), Andy Cousin (bass), Mark Price (drums), Marty Willson-Piper (guitar), Toni […]

Accolade

Accolade was an English folk-rock band that released a self-titled album on Columbia in 1970, followed by a second on Regal Zonophone in 1971. The first album features singer–songwriter Gordon Giltrap, who later charted as an instrumental symphonic-rock musician. Members: Brian Cresswell (saxophone, flute), Gordon Giltrap (guitar, vocals), Ian Hoyle (drums), Don Partridge (guitar, vocals, […]

Mike D’Abo

Mike d’Abo is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the second vocalist of Manfred Mann. He fronted the band for three albums and multiple singles, including their 1968 transatlantic hit “Mighty Quinn.” He went solo with the 1970 MCA/Uni release d’Abo, followed by the 1972–74 A&M albums Down at Rachel’s Place and Broken […]

Paul Jones

Paul Jones is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the original vocalist of Manfred Mann. He fronted the band for two albums and multiple singles, including their 1964 British Invasion hit “Do Wah Diddy Diddy.” He went solo with a string of late ’60s titles on His Master’s Voice, culminating with the 1971 […]