Biography

Matchbox is a British rock and roll band formed in 1971 and still active as of 2006. Since 1978, the lineup consists of Graham Fenton (lead vocalist), Steve Bloomfield (lead guitar, vocals) (ex The Count Four), Gordon Scott (rhythm guitar) (ex The Rocking Phenmonia, The Cruisers), Fred Poke (bass) (ex Contraband), and Jimmy Redhead (drums) (ex The Cruisers, Contraband). The original line-up was Graham Fenton, Steve Bloomfield, Fred Poke, Wild Bob Bugros drums and Rusty Lupton rhythm guitar. Redhead left in 1973 and later Wiffle Smih lead vocalist joined. Smith and Lupton soon left and in came Gordon Waters lead vocalist (ex The Cruisers).

The band’s greatest hits include Rockabilly Rebel (1979), Midnite Dynamos (1980) and Over The Rainbow (adapted Musical song, 1980). Their last Single I Want Out (1983) from the Album Crossed Line was produced together with Kirsty MacColl.

Edited by jazzbo99 on 23 Jul 2009, 15:40

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