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Honeycrack were a rock band formed and fronted by multi instrumentalist Willie Dowling (ex- The Grip) and including C.J from The Wildhearts following his sudden departure from the band during the mid 1990s.

They released the album, Prozaic on the Epic label which famously depicted one band member’s naked parent on the cover. It contained the singles Go Away, Sitting at Home, and King of Misery. Each of these, as well as the album itself entered the UK Top 40.

After a hiatus, they moved to the Sony label, where they released the single Anyway. This track would later be re-recorded by Willie Dowling and became the theme tune for the Channel 4 TV show Armstrong and Miller.

They split in the late 1990s, with C.J going on to form pop-punk outfit The Jellys then re-joining the Wildhearts in 2001. Willie Dowling went on to form the ‘SugarPlumFairies’, whose debut album Fruit Karma contained re-worked and re-recorded versions of songs which appeared on the posthumous Honeycrack album ‘PS The Unreleased Demos’. Dowling also went on to form the pop-rock group ‘Jackdaw4’ as well writing songs for TV shows.

For more info about Willie Dowling and Jackdaw4, check out http://www.jackdaw4.com

Edited by jackdaw4 on 25 Jan 2008, 12:19

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