Girlschool, Crucified Barbara, Old James, Velvet Black, Tang

Back in 1975, Kim McAuliffe (Rhythm Guitar/Vocals) and Enid Williams (Bass Guitar/Vocals) both from South London, formed an all female ROCK covers band called ´Painted Lady´.

After playing the local pub scene with numerous line-up changes including sisters Deirdre Cartwright on lead guitar, Bernice Cartwright on bass guitar & also Kathy Valentine (later of The Go Go's).

Kim and Enid recruited Kelly Johnson to ´Painted Lady´ and then Kim recruited Denise who she already knew from Denise's Punk days in a band called Skin Flicks and in March 1978 they changed their name to ´GIRLSCHOOL´ which is taken from the B side of the WINGS (Paul McCartney) single ´Mull of Kintyre´ and they hit the road touring in the back of a red Bedford Van playing venues around France, Ireland and the U.K. for over a year gathering a strong fan base along the way.

In December 78 they released their first single ´Take it all away´ on the independent ´City Records´ label which led to interest from Motorhead´s management and a support slot on the Overkill tour in the spring of 1979.

The band signed to Bronze Records, which was set up by Uriah Heep producer Gerry Bron, andin the spring of 1980 they released the album ´Demolition´ which was recorded at Jacksons Studios in Rickmansworth, produced by the Legendary Vic Maile who had been responsible for the Live at Leeds album by The Who and the Classic Ace of Spades album by Motorhead.
Vic had worked with some of the biggest names in the business, from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton to The Pirates, Motorhead to The Godfathers, The Kinks, The Small Faces, Dr Feelgood and many more.

A support slot with Uriah Heep on their 10th anniversary tour in February 1980 and then a tour with Black Sabbath in May 1980 and European tours followed and in February 1981 they teamed up with Motorhead again as ´Headgirl´ on the classic single ´Please Don't Touch´ (St. Valentines Day Massacre EP) which went silver and charted at No.5 in the U.K.

The album ´Hit and Run´ also produced by Vic Maile was released in April and went gold in Canada. A sellout tour of the U.K., shows with Rush and a Friday night headline slot at Reading Festival followed.

After playing Japan in 1982, Enid Williams left the band and was replaced by Gil Weston who was in the punk band The Killjoys with vocalist Kevin Rowland who went on to form Dexys Midnight Runners. Gil was recommended by Lemmy.

Girlschool then recorded their third album ´Screaming Blue Murder which was produced this time by another legend Nigel Grey who produced such bands as The Police and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

The band then hit the road and went to the U.S.A. to play stadiums on the Iron Maiden/Scorpions tour, then went on the road with Deep Purple, Rainbow and Blue Oyster Cult.

In 1983 the band went back into the studio with Noddy Holder and Jim Lea of the legendary band Slade for their fourth album ´Play Dirty´, charting in the U.S.

In 1984 Kelly Johnson left the band and was replaced by Cris Bonacci on lead guitar who was formerly with Australian band ´Sweet Jayne´ and was brought from Australia to the UK by Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells fame. Singer Jackie Bodimead on lead vocals also joined and GS became a 5 piece for the first time. In 1985 they released the album ´Running Wild´, recorded at the Manor in Oxford and owned by Richard Branson. It was released on Mercury records in America only and was produced by Nick Tauber best known for his work with Thin Lizzy, Toyah, Stiff Little Fingers and Marillion. A live video from the Camden Palace, London with this line up was also released.

In 1986 Girlschool signed to GWR records and reunited with original producer Vic Maile for the ´Nightmare at Maple Cross´ album minus Bodimead and now back as a four piece with Kim on vocals.
The following year Gil called it quits and Tracey Lamb of the band ´Rock Goddess´ took over on bass for their next album ´Take a Bite´ produced by André Jacquemin (who also produced Monty Python) at Redwood Studios in London.
Kim, Cris, Denise and Enid teamed up with punk singer/pop star Toyah Willcox under the name ´She Devils´ for the Women in Music festival in December 1990 and summer 91 saw Lydie Gallais replacing Denise on drums under the new name ´Strange Girls´ U.K. Dates and festivals in Germany as support to the Beach Boys followed. Strange Girls played 2 more gigs in 1992.

1992 saw Girlschool release the album ´Girlschool´ With Jackie Carreira joining on bass formally of the band The Flatmates, touring in and around the UK, Europe And the Soviet Union.

1993 saw the return of Kelly Johnson and Tracey Lamb resulting in extensive touring around Europe and the U.S. with Kim and Denise and in March 95 the CD ´Girlschool Live´ was released.

In 1999 Kim and Denise recruited lead guitarist Jackie Chambers and asked original bassist/vocalist Enid Williams to rejoin the band.
In 2002 they released the ´21st Anniversary - Not that Innocent´ album, recorded three years earlier with the previous line-up, now with the addition of two new tracks, ´Coming your Way´ and ´Innocent´ with Enid Williams and Jackie Chambers.

In 2004 this line-up recorded the album 'Believe' with Tim Hamill producing and the band toured the UK and. In December 2004 Girlschool played a special gig at The Garage in London which turned out to be Kelly's last ever appearance with the band.
Since the release of the album ´Believe´ Girlschool have been playing headline European gigs, festivals, shows with Alice Cooper in Spain, and support to Motorhead on various tours in the U.K.

In 2007 Original Member Kelly Johnson passed away after years fighting spinal cancer.

2008 saw the release of their new album LEGACY for the 30th anniversary which is dedicated to Kelly and has the band shaking her ashes on some of the songs which Kelly agreed to and thought would be a fun thing to do. LEGACY also Featured some special guests including Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Ronnie James Dio & Tony Iommi amongst others.

In 2009 a Special Edition CD/DVD package of Believe/Around the World DVD was released.

2011 the band visits for the fist time South America, in September released their re-recorded classic Hit and Run album (Hit and Run Revisited), via by UDR music.

2013 marks the bands 35th Anniversary returning to Japan after 32 years and their first South American Tour.

2015 the band enters studio with Grammy nominated producer Chris Tsangarides to record their 13th studio Album, "Gilty as Sin" to be released in Summer 2015 via UDR once again.

Girlschool Discography
(Full Length Albums)

•Demolition (1980)
•Hit and Run (1981)
•Screaming Blue Murder (1982)
•Play Dirty (1983)
•Running Wild (1985)
•Nightmare at Maple Cross (1986)
•Take a Bite (1988)
•Girlschool (1992)
•21st Anniversary: Not That Innocent (2002)
•Believe (2004)
•Legacy (2008)
•Hit and Run – Revisited (2011)
•Guilty as Sin (2015)

Crucified Barbara

Crucified Barbara is a Stockholm based rock/metal band that has been around since 1998.

First album In Distortion We Trust was released in 2005.
Second album 'Til Death Do Us Party was released in 2009.
The band is currently working on album no. 3, with producer Chips Kiesbye.

Crucified Barbara has been touring with Motörhead, In Flames, Sepultura, Backyard Babies, done tours and festivals all over Europe (Download festival, Hard Rock Hell, Sweden Rock Festival, Hellfest, Masters of Rock, Gods of Metal, Metal Ways and many more),

Brewed in Heavy Metal and distilled in Rock 'n Roll, OLD JAMES is a Canadian rock band that combines their history of Heavy Metal with their passion and love of Rock 'n Roll. The roots of the band come from a strong bond between brothers and dedication to family. At the young age of 17, Brian Stephenson (Vocalist) earned his experience by touring with renowned heavy metal bands Annihilator and Sanctity (Roadrunner Records). Chris Stephenson (Drummer), following in his brother's footsteps, at age 18 joined Cauldron, earning him a JUNO nomination in 2012. He later joined Skull Fist and toured extensively in Europe, Japan and South America, gaining high-intensity, professional live show experience. Introducing a new member Jon Ublansky (Bassist), gives the band a fresh funky and technical perspective which showcases his enthusiastic character. Combined with the ingenious mind of Andy Thompson (Guitarist), offers his eclectic, energetic spirit as he paints the melodic colour and vibrance of the music, altogether completing the OLD JAMES family.
Best known for their energetic live performances and uncompromisingly honest lyrics, OLD JAMES compares their sound to the likes of the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. What makes OLD JAMES unique is not only their ability to fuse together various genres such as heavy metal, jazz, blues and funk, but also their strive to bring back the mystery that was once Rock 'n Roll.

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