Gerry Lyons - Vocals Tony Gialanze - Guitar
 Jim Rutter - Bass Paul O'Connell - Drums



Soldiers / Angels Of Mercy

Catalogue Number - EJSP 9655

Label - Ellie Jay Records

Year Of Release - 1981

Quantity Pressed - 500


Fenzyx was an early 1980s North London based band formed largely of ex-Demon Preacher personnel. The band's original members were; Tony Gialanze (guitar), Jim Rutter (bass) Gerry Lyons (vocals) and Gerry Healey (drums). Paul O'Connell later replaced Healey on drums. In 1980 Fenzyx recorded the double A sided "Soldiers" c/w "Angels of Mercy" at IPS Studios in Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush for the independent Ellie Jay label. The single saw a release in 1981 with only 500 copies pressed. Nick Wade (now Nick Fiend of Alien Sex Fiend) produced, with the sleeve artwork by Ray Zell, a member of glam rock band Marionette. 

At the Penn Road Festival in 1979, where the band were playing on the back of a parked flatbed lorry, Jim lost his bass stack during the encore. This was caused by a child trying to climb up onto the lorry using the mains lead as a climbing rope! None of the rest of the band noticed that Jim had stopped playing. Thankfully no damage was done, except to Jim's ego!

Gerry Lyons
March 2017



Thanks to Gerry Lyons 




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