Piranhas

(Brighton, East Sussex early 77 – 81)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Various Artists – Vaultage78: Two Sides of Brighton LP (Attrix, RB-03) released Dec 78
Tracks: I don’t want my body, Tension, Virginity

Coloured Music 7” (Attrix, RB-04) recorded late 78, released Mar 79
Tracks: Coloured Music, Jilly

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Further Information;

http://www.punkbrighton.co.uk/piranh.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Piranhas

Line ups;

#1
77
Mark Bartup (drms)
Bob Grover (voc/gtr)
Reg Nornsbury (bass)
Johnny Helmer (gtr/voc)
Andy Murden (drms)

#2
78-81
Bob Grover (voc/gtr)
Richard Adland (drms)
Johnny Helmer (gtr/voc)
Reg Nornsbury (bass)
Phil Collis (sax)

Bob Grover is ex-So & So’s Travelling Whatsits (73-76) & Tempus Fugit (76)
Richard Adland is ex-Swift (72), Andy Murden later in Urban Delights

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
07/06/77 Vault, Brighton (1st gig)
26/11/77 Sussex University, Brighton
28/01/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
17/02/78 New Regent, Brighton
24/03/78 New Regent, Brighton
10/05/78 Buccaneer Bar Brighton
20/05/78 Brighton Polytechnic
27/07/78 Hungry Years, Brighton
06/08/78 Alhambra, Brighton
08/08/78 City Arms, Angel, London
13/08/78 Alhambra, Brighton
18/08/78 Cavalier, Eastbourne
20/08/78 Alhambra, Brighton
24/08/78 Depot, Brighton
27/08/78 Alhambra, Brighton
03/09/78 Alhambra, Brighton
03/09/78 Resource Centre, North Rd, Brighton
14/09/78 Old Mill, Southampton
16/09/78 John Peel Hostel, Portsmouth
17/09/78 Alhambra, Brighton
23/10/78 Windsor Castle, Harrow Rd, London
10/11/78 Royal Hotel, Guildford
19/11/78 Alhambra, Brighton
14/12/78 Swan, Hammersmith Broadway, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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