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After ‘Desperate Oates’ disbanded about 1987 guitarist John Williams, (ex-stage technician for nwobhm band ‘Vardis’) full name John Lin Tremayne Williams (alias John singing Rock in ‘Desperate Oates’) also known as Jake, left the east coast area of England and moved to Cornwall in the south west. After about a year or so ‘Chain Lightning’ were formed featuring:

Lin Tremayne – guitar

Terry Morgan – drums

Terry Newman – vocals

Keith Seymour – bass

This line up lasted only a few months when Terry Morgan pulled out 2-days before a studio session, followed by the departure of vocalist Terry Newman. A last minute replacement drummer was found for the session named Alan Williams and a female vocalist stood in for the session.

Again this line up was cut short by the loss of bass player Keith Seymour who sadly took his own life. At this stage the drummer Alan Williams also left to pursue other interests. As there was no full line up at this stage Lin Tremayne (Jake) carried on writing tracks and joined another metal band that needed a guitarist for their last few gigs. The band was called ‘Grinder’ and they were fronted by vocalist Steve Glasson (ex roadie for ‘Chain Reaction’ an earlier nwobhm featuring Derek Hodd on vocals) and who was previously with a band called the ‘Breed’. As Lin Tremayne was helping Steve Glasson out with his band ‘Grinder’, Steve helped write the lyrics for a couple of Chain Lightning songs.


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