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Rachel Stamp

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Rachel Stamp is an British glam rock band formed in London 1994 to fight what it saw as bland, conformist music.

Rachel Stamp have gained a cult following across the United Kingdom and beyond through constant touring and a string of critically acclaimed independent releases. Their debut album, Hymns For Strange Children was released in 2000 and was followed by Oceans Of Venus two years later. As of 2005 the band is recording its third effort for release early 2006.

Current band members are David Ryder-Prangley (Bass/Vocals), Will Crewdson (Lead Guitar) and Shaheena Dax (Keyboards).

In 1994 lead vocalist and bassist, David Ryder-Prangley, met up with guitarist Will Crewdson at a Vanessa Paradis show and quickly formed the band, finding like-minded individuals in the form of Cliff Harris (drums) and Mike Rowe (keyboards). Impressing the management of WEA records with their scratchy, lo-fi demo tape (featuring raw cuts of “Hey Hey Michael You’re Really Fantastic”, “Pop Singer” and “Stealing Clothes From Shelley Barrett”) the band were soon offered a deal. But sadly for Prangley & Co. it was doomed from the start.

“We were a band wearing make-up when nobody else was” recalls Ryder-Prangley of their brief dalliance with a major recording label,

“and we made an album which was quite experimental because we didn’t want to sound like anyone else - and it totally freaked the record company out.”
The band’s contract was cancelled without even releasing the album the band had recorded.

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  • nicorebel

    Sexy as HELL

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • pbfpp

    This band in fantastic.

    10 Nov 2011 Reply
  • SinisterSteve

    Great band - their reunion show was fantastic!

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • bitter_emotion

    SEXSATIONAL

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Feverdreamer

    David is a splendid man. His solo stuff is gorgeous, I've seen him with The Witches twice, and both times it sent shivers down my spine. It's pretty different to Rachel Stamp, but equally as good. http://www.myspace.com/davidryderprangleyandthewitches

    8 Nov 2008 Reply
  • phenobarbidoll8

    saw them in 2000 with a very wonderful friend who has since passed away, so this band and their songs are very close to my heart :) met David as well what a lovely fella.

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • KrissTheKrunt

    i know some peeps who are touch with them as my mates band toured with them for a bit.I shall find out whats going on!i always thought they were still going but who knows!met em twice and kissed DRP and i know robin guy was part of a band called sack Trick,everyone should check em out!bloody bizarre!!!not blowing my trumpet before anyone goes there, just trying to help out!!

    21 Jul 2008 Reply
  • mumunculus

    yeah they still exist. Awesome band

    20 Apr 2008 Reply
  • LucienFerne

    Does this band still exist??

    12 Apr 2008 Reply
  • harlotqueen

    Its the not knowing if they are still going I don't like

    19 Dec 2007 Reply
  • leecyberblu

    I will always remember the first time I saw these guys live, amazing!

    29 Oct 2007 Reply
  • DiamondDave

    Are the Stamp still a going concern? It seems like DRP is concentrating on Witches/solo stuff at the moment...

    24 Sep 2007 Reply
  • bitter_emotion

    <3 Rachel Stamp!

    15 Feb 2007 Reply
  • leecyberblu

    I really want a new RS album! Does anyone know whats going on with them? I've seen them a few times live and I miss it. Release a new c.d god damn it!!! ;)

    10 Feb 2007 Reply
  • fmpuk

    I wish these would get the new album out soon. That, or just admit they've split up or something. I saw these live about 2 years ago, I'd kill to see them again.

    5 Sep 2006 Reply
  • echosinmybrain

    Uuuhh go to HMV and buy the stuff.

    16 Jul 2006 Reply

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