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Primitive Instinct


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Primitive Instinct (“PI”) are a Progressive/Classic Rock band, formed in 1987 in Maidstone, Kent, England, by guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Nick Sheridan, who still fronts the band today. To the uninitiated, a ballpark description of PI would be modern-day Marillion meets Pink Floyd. Importantly though, PI have developed their own distinctive and individual approach, thus ensuring their own sound.


Formed in 1987 the original line up consisted of Nick Sheridan (guitar and vocals) Andy Quinnel (keyboards) Billy Geddes (bass) Nick Brown (guitar) and Richard Culham (drums). In the late 1980s and early 1990s, they gigged constantly, building up an ever-increasing fan base in the south east of England, later to spread around Great Britain and abroad. During this period they released 4 cassette-only fan albums (A Primitive Instinct, Once Round Your Ear, On A Rainy Night and Into The Ocean). The early 1990s heralded the arrival of bassist “Pic” Hayes, who remains today, as the nucleus of the band with Sheridan. Nick Brown also left the band around the same time.

In 1994, PI secured a deal with Cyclops Records, releasing their first CD album, Floating Tangibility. Meeting with widespread critical acclaim from all quarters, it sold several thousand copies with very little promotion.

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