The Photons

London

 

 

Steve Harrington (aka Steve Strange) - Vocals Mark Ryan (aka The Kid) - Guitar
John Ashton - Bass Vince Ely (ala Vince Elite) - Drums



Formed in late 1977 in London, this group started out with a different line up of;

SINGER; FRANK ????
GUITAR; MARK RYAN
DRUMS; VINCE ELY
BASS; JOHN ????
then...
BASS; MAL HART



15.12.77; HOLLAND PARK COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL, LONDON (1st gig) (supporting THE SLITS)
13.01.78; ROXY CLUB, LONDON WC2 (with THE PIGS, OPEN SORE & THE HEAT
28.02.78; FANGS DISCO, PADDINGTON, LONDON


FIRST DEMOTAPE;
Tracks Unknown.
produced by Andy Mackay (Roxy Music)


MARK RYAN leaves to form the MARK GAUMONT BAND.

DAVE LITTLER; GUITAR (ex-SPITFIRE BOYS) joins and brings in STEVE STRANGE on VOCALS.


09.05.78; TOP OF THE WORLD, STAFFORD
10.05.78; INSECT CLUB, STOKE ON TRENT
12.05.78; PADDOCK SUITE, UTTOXETER
19.05.78; NORWOOD HALL, NORWOOD, LONDON SE27
plus supposedly some dates supporting THE ADVERTS.....


SECOND DEMO TAPE;....78.
1;TAR
2;MIND OF A TOY
3;MADAME CARLA
produced by Stewart Copeland.

split 09.78.....

STEVE HARRINGTON to; VISAGE
JOHN ASHTON to; THE UNWANTED then to PSYCHEDELIC FURS
VINCE ELY to; PSYCHEDELIC FURS
DAVE LITTLER to;????

@JOEPUBLIC;2015.
 

 

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