The Ironing Boards



Jeff Deaf - Vocals Norman Fright - Guitar
Morbid Electrician - Bass Paul Makar - Drums


Jeff Deaf Paul Makar Norman Fright Morbid Electrician

Formed not long after leaving school in 1977 we practiced hard for a few months before playing our first gig at Double Up with Switch in late 1977. When we played our show stopper "Elvis Presley's Dead" Switch grabbed there gear and left vowing to never play with us again.

More gigs followed with Skidmarx and Switch who had a change of heart after "Elvis Presley's Dead " became " Northern Souls Dead" which was about a infamous night at Wigan Casino when a mass brawl occurred outside with us in attendance.

After support slots with V2 and The Gang Of Four we headlined ourselves at Micks Club Carlisle and also around the county and recorded some demos at Jimmy Henshaw of The V. I. P.s studio.

After guitarist Norman Fright left to move to London we changed name to The Toolbox Murderers and had a song released on the 8 from 80 compilation EP before splitting later that year.

Norman Fright Jeff Deaf Morbid Electrician Paul Makar


Jeff Deaf Norman Fright Morbid Electrician Paul Makar







Norman Fright Paul Makar Morbid Electrician Jeff Deaf


Thanks to Jeff Smith


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