BioFormed in 1978, the band was based in Derby. Some of the venues in the Midlands were 'The Olde Bell', 'The Cosmo', 'The Ajanta', The 'Havana' , 'Cleopatra's' in Derby. 'The Sandpiper' in Nottingham and in support of the 'UK Subs' in Sheffield. A brief change of name came in 1979 when 'Sammy Day' and 'John Wallis' asked the band to put music to a poem written by jailed child Killer 'Mary Bell' and to form a new band called 'Prison Life'. The band Recorded at 'Spaceward studios' in Cambridge and played on 'ATV Today' interviewed by 'Bob Warman' and got National exposure. The Daily Star took to 'Back' the band with the 'Daily Mirror' reporting on their progress. The fact that Sam and John were the only members with criminal records, the remaining members of the band invented prison/borstal past's for the media.
MembersLead Vocals - John Wallis (RIP) Lead Guitar - Steve Toone (Originally Lead Vocals/lead Guitar) Bass - Pete Ryder Drums - Anthony Torr (Sammy Day (RIP), Dean Brenknall, Nigel Boal and 'Phallas' were also briefly members).
you can listen to them if you click on the link
Honey bane from the ajanta review
a bit more reading for you a live review from the ajanta about honey bane.
And finally a pic of derby band clinic p who i saw once in hickories a most unusual venue that had tvs that played nothing but car crashers.
A thank you
i would like to thank all who visit this site and there kind comments and those who participate in lending and even more surprisingly giving me stuff to use.you know who you are so thanks things comeing up in the week...fingers at the ajanta /and alook at the 1990s an area ive neglected .im always on the look out for stuff especially old recordings that we can use to make the films with anyone got any clinic p/scrincers/pictures made/deskimoes etc etc.