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Spike (Norwich)
Spike (Norwich)
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Four piece indie/rock band from Norwich
Spike are a four piece indie/rock band from Norwich. Steve Killingback - guitar/vocals, Dave Richardson - bass, Graham Roe - drums, Joe Norton - guitar
Band/artist history
January 2001 Steve and Dave, former members of the recently disbanded Pedigree, agree to form another band. A few informal jams follow at Steve's house, one involving Simon Pritchard, an old school friend of Steve's. May 2001 The first official practice takes place at Plug Studios. The first line-up is Steve on guitar, Dave on bass, Simon on vocals and Linda on drums. Also present that night was Steve and Simon's friend, Graham, on guitar, but this was his only appearance. Weekly rehearsals commence. July 2001 Linda leaves the band. Rehearsals continue without a drummer but with a lack of material and personnel, progress grinds to a halt. September 2001 Graham joins as our new drummer. We start a ten month search for a band name we all like. 31 July 2003 Simon decides to leave the band to concentrate on college work and record his own material. August 2003 The remaining members of Spike decide to add a second guitarist to beef up the sound. September 2003 Mark joins as lead guitarist and backing vocalist. Only a few songs from the old set are retained. July/August 2004 We record our first demo at Plug Studios. The tracks are, Take Control, Culture Wars and Burn Away. 20 Setpember 2004 Spikeband.co.uk goes online. August 2005 Mark moves to Glasgow, meaning he has to leave the band. December 2005 Finally recruited a replacement guitarist, Joe Norton, formerly with The New Reversal.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Playing live is the whole reason for being in as band. Were currently playing whatever gigs we can in the Norwich area.
Your musical influences
Muse, Supergrass, Manic Street Preachers, Blur, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins