B-Movie

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This post-punk keyboard and guitar combo originated from Mansfield, England. They were often falsely linked with the early 80s fad of New Romanticism. Graham Boffey (drums) and Paul Statham (guitar) were one-time members of punk band the Aborted, formed, like so many others, in the wake of the first Clash album. The duo invited Steve Hovington (vocals/bass) along to rehearsals, changing their name to Studio 10 before settling on B-Movie. Studio manager Andy Dransfield sent a demo tape of the band to Lincoln-based independent record label Dead Good. The result was two tracks on the compilation East. Soon afterwards, Rick Holliday joined as keyboard player. Their Take Three EP was warmly received by critics, ensuring several local radio sessions and a six-track 12-inch single, headed by ‘Nowhere Girl’. Eccentric entrepreneur Stevo noticed the band and became their manager. Moving to Deram Records, ‘Remembrance Day’ became the second single to...

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