The Private Vices

Paris / London



Christophe Ruhn (aka Christov Brilliant) - Guitar & Vocals Bruno Blum - Bass
Christopher McCullough (aka Nogin) - Guitar & Vocals Antoine Heidler - Drums


The Private Vices were a typical London Punk band that included members from Paris as well as London and came together in the fall of 1977.

They were managed by 'Dave Davis' who got they regular gigs around the UK.

Sadly the band called it a day after a series of gigs at the 'Gibus Club', Paris in December 1979.

In their two year existence, they only left us two cracking tracks that appear on the French 'Skydog' Label which were recorded at London based 'Rockstar Studio' in April 1979. The tracks were 'Paris 84' & 'Total Cotrol'.

 A few years later, the 'Total Control' track was re-recorded by Nogin' new band 'Red Rage' and released on the Flicknife label. The artwork to this release was done by ex Private Vices member 'Bruno Blum'.

'Private Vices' London debut at the 'Trafalgar Pub', Shepherd's Bush, London on Wednesday 13th December 1978.


Photo shoot at 'Holland Park', London in April 1979 that was organised by new manager  'Malcolm Fisher' on the eve of the band going on tour with 'The Dickies'.
Photo by 'Alain De La Mata'.


The above graffiti appeared at the rear of Barberella's, Birmingham and was done on Thursday 17th May 1979 when the the band were on tour with 'The Dickies'.


Thanks to Bruno Blum & Paul Panic.



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