The Tea Set

1978 - 1981

With the demise of The Bears - Ron West and Cally recruited Nic Egan and Mark Wilkins to form The Tea Set.
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The Tea Set
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Marine Girls


Marine Girls were a post-punk group from Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The group was formed in 1980, by two sixth form school friends: Tracey Thorn and Gina Hartman.
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The Marine Girls

The Oral Exciters

1980 - 1981
Tim Soul - Vocals and Synthesiser, Tony Fewkes - Guitar, Alan Rolfe - Keyboards, John Walpole - Bass Machine, Gary Hawkins - Drums.
Gary was later replaced by Dave Taylor in early 1981 and Dave was replaced by Paul Madden in late 1981.
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The Oral Exciters

Clive PiG


1979 - 1981

The talented Mr Pig combined his wonderful lyrical genius with some super-catchy tunes to create an impressive catalogue of over 100 recordings, many of which were issued on vinyl and cassette during his spell on the Waldo's Records label.
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Clive Pig & The Hopeful Chinamen

The Toys

For 1st EP 'My Mind Wanders' (April 79): Pete Abbott (guitars and bass) from Park Street , Gez Sagar (vocals) from High Barnet, Mick Russell (drums) from Hatfield
Joined for gigs and 2nd EP 'Still Dancing' (May 1980) by: Kev Buckler (guitar) from Brickett Wood, Simon Belshaw (sax) from St Albans
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The Toys (March 1979)

The Bears

1977 - 1978

The group got together during the summer of 1977 at Watford Art School - and were Waldos Records' first signing. Their idiosyncratic word play and catchy tunes gave them an Art-Punk edge.
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The Bears

Fae Jane & The Burning Docs

1978 - 1981
Geoff Vail - Guitar, Mik Power - Bass/Drums, Grey (Grae) Wall Bass/Drums/Vocals
Formed at St Albans College of Further Education the band played a number of gigs at the college
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Fae Jane & the Burning Docs

The Manic Jabs

1979 - 1980
Pure St Albans Punk - the Jabs were the real deal. With only a handful of songs, the group were the perfect soundtrack for a Saturday night - treading the lager-soaked carpets of the Horn Of Plenty.
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Manic Jabs

The Bodies

1978 - 1979
Based originally in the Harpenden area (Posh-Punk) The Bodies brought Electro-Punk to St Albans with surreal dark songs and densely structured music that mixed Bowie and metal. Their line-up comprised Mark 'Machines' Adams (voice and synth), Nick 'Tanz' Tansley (guitar), Tony Cobley (drums) and Leon Thompson (bass).
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The Bodies

Tanya Hyde and the Tormentors

1977 - 1978
Pete Sutton on guitar, vocals and songwriting, Steve Wilcock on drums and Dan Brown on bass at the beginning - followed by Nick Biggins and then Manny. Vocals by Tanya Hyde.
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Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors

The Innocent Vicars

The Innocent Vicars formed in 1980, with an average age of 14. The St Albans band met at school, bonding over a love of Bo Diddley, the Undertones and Buzzcocks. The line up chopped and changed for a while before settling on Richard Norris, vocals/rhythm guitar, Aaron Russell, lead guitar (brother of the Toys Mick Russell), and Nigel Benson, bass,
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The Innocent Vicars

Bongo Joe

1981
The group was the brainchild of Tea Set svengali Nic Egan, who wanted to create a new direction in sound for recording and live work. The nucleus of the group was Nic Egan (the voice), Gary Hawkins (jungle rhythm), Nick Haeffner (extraordinary guitar excursions) and Pete Ridley (fat bass).
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Bongo Joe

The Alcoves


The Alcoves were formed in August 1979 by four fifteen year-olds: Koy (Keith Martin), Roo (Andrew Francis) , Bev (Milton-Edwards) and Olly (Sagar). Olly shared his older brother Gez's fondness for pop music which facilitated The Alcoves sharing The Toys' practice space in Barnet. And frequently their equipment.
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Alcoves

Buzz Et Les Lumberjacks

1979 - 1981
Ray Collins (guitar), Dave Witchard (bass), Neil Batstone (vocals), Nick Hall (first drummer), Grae Wall (second drummer)
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Buzz et les Lumberjacks

Waldo's / Bam Caruso

1977 - 1983
"We do our records all in black - and if they're scratched you can bring 'em back!"

The St Albans' indie label was started by Phil and Angie Smee in 1977 and run from the spare room at their house in Liverpool Road.
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Waldo's Crew

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