Buzz Et Les Lumberjacks


1979 - 1981

Ray Collins (guitar), Dave Witchard (bass), Neil Batstone (vocals), Nick Hall (first drummer), Grae Wall (second drummer)

We played a few gigs in a short period of time. I recall supporting the Tea Set in St Albans a few times, playing somewhere in Hatfield where most of the small audience seemed to want to ask us outside after we played, a gig at North London Poly that ended in chaos and the notorious Harpenden "mini-riot"... There was an article on us in Fijit Fanzine and we have 2 tracks on the Suicide in St Albans tape (as well as Neil and I playing with The Burning Docs on 2 others as The Psychotic Moonbeams on there)...happy days!

Influences were The Tea Set, The Cure, David Bowie, Wire.

Ray and Neil

P.S. Dave Witchard went on to be in She Sheriff, a short-lived Malcolm Mclaren managed project along with Nick Haeffner, Ron West and Gary Hawkins.
Dave Witchard Oct 2011