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Bristol, United Kingdom (1969 – 1976, 1999 – 2001, 2007 – present)

Stackridge are a West Country based group who were at the height of their success, such as it was, during the 1970s. Characterised by quirky humour and rhythmic, catchy, singalong tunes, the band gained a cult following which continues to this day.

Stackridge Lemon were formed in Bristol, UK from the remains of Griptyght Thynn by Andy Davis & Jim ‘Crun’ Walter during 1969. After initial experimentation and very lofty aims, the music began to arrive and the Lemon was dropped from the band’s name. The band played its first London gig at The Temple on 6th February 1970. At this stage the classic lineup was settled: Andy Davis (vocals/guitar/keys/drums), James Warren (vocals/guitar/bass), Billy ‘Sparkle’ Blake (drums), Jim ‘Crun’ Walter (bass), Michael ‘Mutter’ Slater (vocals/flute / keys), and Mike Evans (vocals/violin).

During 1971 Stackridge began serious gigging, and Crun left to take up bricklaying. The group embarked on a U.K. tour supporting Wishbone Ash. Later in the year they signed to MCA Records, and recorded their first album, Stackridge, at Kingsway Studios, London. They then toured the U.K. as headliners, with Renaissance supporting.

The second album, Friendliness, was recorded in November 1972; Crun rejoined the band.

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  • bobgreen623

    I loved them way back in the 70's and saw them many, many times. They seem to be doing ok now as well. I have a grandson who is now 6, he has loved them (especially the first album) since he was 3. Essence of Porphyry is his singalong favourite but he also loves 3-Legged Table and Grande Piano

    27 Apr 2013 Reply
  • mewithothers

    'Steam Radio Song' FTW.

    12 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    really cool.

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • machsen

    Let there be lids!

    21 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SgPepr

    A Victory for Common Sense is terrific! Love, "Cheese and Ham", "Lost and Found", "The Day the World Stopped Turning". Nice to see the band on the Craig Ferguson Show.

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kalliedoscope

    Genuinely think they may be my new favorite band from WAY BACK WHEN. I thought The Zombies would hold out, but Stackridge are slowly (and surely) loosening Blunstone and the gang's grip.

    5 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Rowin8

    brilliant band - real musicians & songwriters with a bit of humour thrown in! Saw the band recently and was pleasantly surprised - every song was good and a great mix of music. I had not seen them since the 70's. I even liked the new stuff & will buy the album.

    2 May 2010 Reply
  • tffdaniel

    70's = Stackridge. That's all.

    16 Mar 2010 Reply
  • strawberrylee

    gorgeous stuff, you old hippies from Brissel

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • FattyFudges

    Lummy Days, Stackridge's official Podcast is available here http://www.stackridge.net/podcast.asp . Catch exclusive interviews, listen to great music and generally have a good laugh!

    1 May 2009 Reply
  • oobbeedoo

    well worth seeing if you get a chance. Currently touring (december 2008) - a lot of fun. Keep the good work up Mutter ! Cheers Bryn ;)

    6 Dec 2008 Reply
  • jaricleiv

    Excellent, magnificent, the best!

    28 Nov 2008 Reply
  • erikthomas

    this band is pure brilliance.

    17 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Windmarbles

    Why not take it up to London and show it to The Queen, what would she do?.....

    30 Jan 2008 Reply
  • PerthGas

    Wahtever you do, do the Stanley!

    29 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Windmarbles

    And we have video - brilliant!

    15 Nov 2007 Reply

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