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Shivs

 

Years active:

1977

 
 

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Band Members:

Mike Wilkie (Guitar)
Dave Leeming (Guitar/Vocals)
Bill Pugh (Bass/Vocals)
Andy Holmes (Drums)
Mark Finney (Guitar/Vocals)

 
     
  A punk/new wave band made up of students from Cornwall College. The band were heavily involved in the Student Union and helped booked bands at the Winter Gardens, including Judas Priest and the Climax Blues Band.

While only active for a few months, they were a popular high energy draw, going down especially well at the Willliam IV in Truro. With two brilliant graphics designers in the band their promotional material really made them stand out from the crowd. One day they recieved a call out of the blue from John Adams at The Wints to say The Damned had cancelled and could they take their place. This well recieved gig got them thinking about a possible future for the band.

Bill was offered a job at BMW working in their art department, and they considered relocated to London but didn't and the band fizzled out. The band played their own material and put on gigs that were always well recieved, perhaps had they been around slighly earlie and caught the first wave of punk then their fortunes may have been quite different.

Bill was later the bass player in austro-German band Intimspray.
Andy became a very succesful illustrator.
 
 

 

 
 

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