Rhodri plays bass, sings and writes everything. He
joined The Keatons in 1989, playing guitar and leaping like a lord,
straight out of 'A' Levels. Was turned bitter and cynical well before
his time, courtesy of the old fools he was forced to spend weeks in
a van with. Toured with Blur, moved slowly across Europe and fell off
the edge in 1995. Played with Zuno Men for a while on a monumental twin
necked guitar which was just two guitars glued together. Left the band
with considerable back pain. Also sang with Gag
from 1992 until 2001, and did several records and a rather enjoyable
Peel session. Lives in South West London, writes comedy, designs endless
reams of banner ads urging you to "click here", goes out,
hates celebrity gossip, likes the word "jejune".
Susannah plays keyboards, also played in Gag, she is Rhodri's long suffering sister. She works for a London based university. I'm not sure what exactly she does but she earns more than I do. She is fond of bingo and spending luxurious evenings in Islington restaurants (Persian preferred.)
Ken plays drums. He used to play with Rhodri in The Keatons in 1989/90, but left because his big hair needed constant attention. His coiffure is now more under control and is a thrusting, dynamic member of the band.
Matt plays guitar, and is from Massachusetts. The only thing I know about this place is that the Bee Gees seem to think that the lights all went out there, once. I haven't asked Matt to verify this, because it would have been before he was born. An extremely talented chap, devoted to his instrument, he talks of things like "gain structures" and "bridge pickups" while we all nod, attempting to understand. He has an alarming fondness for Boston Bruins ice-hockey jerseys; I just hope he doesn't turn up to a gig wearing one.
Cath plays piano, a big red electric piano. Her svelte appearance belies her fondness for beer and pies. We shared a flat for a year in about 1990, which had a bathroom which was nothing more than a small damp corridor. But for £35 a week in Ladbroke Grove, what do you expect? A musician of some note, she earns pocket money reviewing classical concerts and telling the stupid, over-dressed, hoity-toity musicians where they're all going wrong.
Jim played guitar until recently, he's also in the very wonderful Spearmint. Known as "Little Jim" in his other band on account of the rest of the band being considerably lanky, I referred to him as "Medium Jim" in The Free French as our mean height is approximately 5 inches shorter than that of Spearmint. Jim made rock posturing almost acceptable again, but not quite.
Toby played electric piano for a couple of gigs. He's good at it. If you don't already know him, you will after you've read this. Toby was replaced by Tim. Tim left quite quickly, too. I'm wondering if perhaps I smell.
Keith assisted with bits and pieces on the album "It's Not Me It's You" and his website is here. He is a songwriting genius.
Dave once played bass for us. He was the driving, and indeed walking force behind Pinhead Nation, who were a fine, fine band live and on record in the early 1990s.
James once played drums, he was also in Leeds based combo Scaramanga 6, but then he went to Australia for a year and everything went skew wiff. Is now in another band with aforementioned Jim called Shuttlebug.