BAND

 

Stan Stammers - Lead Vocals/Bass

Stan Stammers born in 1961 in England. Stan who currently lives in Philadelphia is the bass player for Theatre of Hate fronted by Kirk Brandon. Once a full time member of Spear of Destiny, and after moving to Philadelphia back in 1989, Stan formed Boy Boy Nova, as well as toured with Kirk Brandon in Theatre of Hate both in the UK and the United States, before spending 10 years in his own band Plastic Eaters with Rob Daly. Stan currently co owns Plastic Eater Sound with his music partner Rob Daly, a music production company based in Philadelphia. When not working at Plastic Eater Sound, Stan can usually be found either spending time with his family, or on the road with his band Theatre of Hate.

Photo by Simon Drake © 2018

Adam Bolton - Guitar/Backing Vocals

Adam Bolton born in 1967 in England. Adam who currently lives in Buckinghamshire is a motorcycle journalist who writes freelance for various magazines. Adam is a collector of classic motorcycles, and loves to get his hands dirty restoring them when he is not working, or spending time with his family.


Photo by Simon Drake © 2018

Tristan Reignier - Rhythm Bass/Backing Vocals

Tristan born 1966 Bergerac-France, grew up in Amsterdam. In 1982 he moved to Philadelphia where he founded pioneering SkateRock/Dub trio McRAD with Zeke Zegar and Chuck Treece (first African-American skateboarder to grace the cover of Thrasher Magazine). They played hardcore punk shows with Minor Threat, Antidote and Bad Brains around Philly, Washington DC, New York City's CBGB's and A7. Their debut album Dominant Force was released 1984 while the band were still in High School. Their songs 'Prevent This Tragedy and Tomorrow's Headline' appeared on Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 2, Powell Peralta's classic videos Public Domain and Propaganda featured the songs 'Weakness' and 'McShred'. In 2013 Nike SB released the Dunk High Pro "McRad" sneaker in tribute to the Band. Tris currently lives in West London with his wife and daughter and is a Senior graphic designer.


Photo by Simon Drake © 2018

Laurent Reignier - Drums

Laurent Reignier born in 1964 in Holland. Lau who currently lives in Amsterdam is a childrens music teacher. In his spare time Lau enjoys boxing and riding motorcycles, as well as taking road trips to the beach with his family.


Photo © 2018

Chris Bell - Drums

Chris Bell is a longtime friend of both Stan and Tris, and was the original drummer of Spear of Destiny back in 1983, and currently plays with Stan in Theatre of Hate. Chis is probably best known as the drummer of the Thompson Twins and Gene Loves Jezebel, but has also worked with Hugh Cornwell and Specimen.


Photo by Simon Drake © 2018

Mick Donnelly - Saxophone

Mick Donnelly born in England and currently lives in Hartlepool. His big break came when a close friend recommended him to Ian Dury for a live TV show, Ian hired him and the rest is history. He has been a highly regarded session player since the early eighties, playing with an array of well-known artists, such as Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Britney Spears, Sting, The Bee Gees, Ronan Keating, Cool and the Gang, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr, Whitney Houston, Lulu, Shirley Bassey, Jr Walker, Princes, Tony Bennet, Desmond Decker, Gene Pitney, Steps, The Four Tops, Ben E King, Boy Meets Girl, Madness, Bob Mintzer, Spear of Destiny, Ian Dury, Imagination, Bobby Shew, The Temptations, Kiki Dee, Stuart Copeland, Robbie Williams, Dexy's Midnight Runners, Swing Out Sister and currently with Lisa Stansfield.

Photo by Ravage Productions © 2015

Neil Pyzer - Keyboards/Piano

Neil Pyzer born in England and currently lives in Harrow. He was a founder member of the Kick Horns, who then went on to tour with Howard Devoto and Case, before joining Spear of Destiny. After Spear of Destiny, Neil had his own funk band for a while before becoming a full time session musician for both live and studio work. Neil currently plays saxophone for The Selecter as well as playing keyboards on their studio albums, he has also produced their last three studio albums as well. Neil also tours with Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band, and Blue Zoo, as well as being a session musician, and still finds time to record his own Jazz and Ska albums.

Photo © 2014

Colin Brown - Bass

Colin Brown born in Ireland joined CPR in 1987, he was one of the Belfast Crew and a friend of Stan's. Colin recorded bass on the Timeless Smiles EP.

Photo by Steve Waring © 1987

Danny Drummond - Lead Vocals

Danny Drummond was known for fronting punk bands Headache in 1977 and Lack of Knowledge between 1978 and 1986. Lack of Knowledge were often compared to both Joy Division and the Buzzcocks.

Photo by Guy Bolton © 1986

Jake Slee - Drums

In memory of our very talented drummer Jake Slee (1967 - 1997) who played on the 'First Down!' album.

"The stars that shine twice as bright shine for only half as long. Unforgettable & irreplaceable!"

Photo © 1996



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