Origin: London, England
Genres: NWOBHM
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This London band is probably best known for their song "Set The Stage Alight", a typically high-energy NWOBHM rocker that was the B-side to their 1980 single ("Mad Mad World"), as well as being featured on the Lars Ulrich-approved 79 Revisited compilation put out several years ago. They managed to score an opening tour gig for Motorhead and did some recordings for an album, but the typical personal differences between the members forced a breakup in 1981. Eventually the original recordings were found and, combined with some other demo tracks, released as Set The Stage Alight in 2003, demonstrating a typical NWOBHM-flavored style with an accessible edge. Two of the guys were later seen in Wildfire as well as Statetrooper. The original quartet reunited in 2005 for some 25th-year anniversary gigs, and since then, a 2009 lineup featuring two original members is currently active.

Current Members

Danny Hynes

vocals

Jeff Summers

guitars (Statetrooper, Wildfire)

Gavin Cooper

bass (Killers)

Ian Sweeting

drums

Former Members/Guests

Barry Downes

bass

Bruce Bisland

drums (Praying Mantis, Statetrooper, Tank, Wildfire)


Discography



Set The Stage Alight 
2003 Zoom Club
  1. Set The Stage Alight
  2. Liar
  3. Take That Bottle
  4. One Night Stand
  5. Mad Mad World
  6. Midnight Satisfaction
  7. Bad Love
  8. Olivia
  9. Remote Control (Demo)
  10. Light Of the World (Demo)
  11. Killer Instinct (Demo)
  12. Things You Do (Demo)
  • Danny Hynes
  • Jeff Summers
  • Barry Downes
  • Bruce Bisland


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