Mystery Jets

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s

Biography

This London-based experimental rock quintet was one of the most unusual acts to emerge on the UK music scene at the start of the new millennium. Formed in 2000 by father and son duo Henry Harrison (vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion) and Blaine Harrison (vocals, keyboards, percussion) with William Rees (guitar, vocals, percussion, keyboards), the early set up of the band featured the elder Harrison playing bass and his son on drums. Henry switched to guitar with the recruitment of bass player Kai Fish and keyboard player Tamara, with the new-look quintet making their debut with the self-released Mystery Jets EP. Further line-up changes ensued, with Kapil Trivedi taking over from Blaine on drums, while the latter’s switch to keyboards saw Tamara exiting the band.

The Eel Pie Island EP followed, taking its name from the band’s unusually named base in the River Thames at Twickenham. The vinyl single ‘Zoo Time’ was released...

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