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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

The Sandkings were Jaz Mann (Vocals), Glenn Dodd (Guitar/Backing Vocals), Dave Brown (Bass) and Terry Kirkbride (Drums/Baking Vocals) from Wolverhampton. They played catchy, jangly indie pop.

The first single “Rain” was released in 1988 and featured a different vocalist. They released a number of singles, one EP and one album “Welcome To England” which was released in 1992.

Two further singles were released in 1992 and the band broke up due to musical differences between vocalist Jaz Mann and the rest of the band.

Jaz (better known as Jas Mann) went on to form Babylon Zoo and gained the #1 spot in over 20 countries with the single “Spaceman”.

Unfortunately all of the Sandkings back catalogue has been deleted for many years. The Sandkings still have a small dedicated fan base and they are now represented on the internet at


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  • quietrob

    Interview and part of the video for Circles Enjoy!

    25 Feb 2010 Reply
  • quietrob

    Hmm guys it's "The Sandkings" and oh yeah squareone13 I still need to get those mp3 to you.

    8 Jan 2010 Reply
  • quietrob

    Good question josecharts! I'm going to be doing a Q&A session with Sk main man Glenn Dodd sometime soon. I'll ask the man himself. lol

    16 Aug 2009 Reply
  • squareone13

    Ok, so I picked up W2E on cd on eBay, so I can leave my vinyl copy to continue gathering dust on the shelf. Can't believe I had forgotten ho beautiful Circles is! - the Martin Bell-esque fiddle blows my mind. Fabulous!

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • squareone13

    Crumbs, just heard Earthwheel for the first time in donkey's years - and still remembered nearly all the lyrics...! I still have my Sandkings mug with the llzard on...Aw, so glad I rediscovered SK after all these years...great band. btw, Anyone have Temple Redneck to share with me..pretty please? love that song :-)

    31 Jul 2009 Reply
  • josecharts

    is it THE SANDKINGS or just SANDKINGS ... on the maxi cover says THE Sandkings.... even here in the wiki bio says THE Sandkings

    16 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Krow

    I bought the album for 10p!

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • LuxNoctis

    I really like the song Trance Dance. :]

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • kulsha

    £71 ??! о_О OMG...they are or very rare or very popular ))) i hope rumors about reunion being is true and old stuff will be cheaper ;)))

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • quietrob

    Finally managed to grab a copy of Welcome To England at a reasonable price! Woo! Just need to keep an eye out for the first single "Rain" which at the moment is going for £71 on ebay!!!!

    24 Feb 2009 Reply
  • SpadgeDooley

    Oh, I have Welcome To England on vinyl. They were a cracking band, I used to live in Birmingham and saw them live a few times, they put on a top notch show.

    5 Jan 2009 Reply
  • kulsha

    Yeah...I have only 5 хDDD want "Welcome to England" but it is the big rarity :"(

    31 Oct 2008 Reply
  • josecharts

    i love their songs , although i have only 3 i think xD

    10 Oct 2008 Reply
  • quietrob

    Nice one! Cool pics.

    30 Nov 2007 Reply
  • accadia

    Two new SK pics added.

    28 Nov 2007 Reply
  • quietrob

    All hail the Sandkings!

    8 Jun 2007 Reply

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