The Wonder Stuff
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||indie britpop alternative british rock 90s grebo|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||BBC Music Fan Page MusicMoz Official Homepage Official Homepage Wikipedia|
Formed in Stourbridge, West Midlands, England, in April 1986, the Wonder Stuff originally featured Miles Hunt (29 July 1966, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Malcolm Treece (guitar), Rob Jones aka The Bass Thing (b. 1964, d. 30 July 1993, New York, USA; bass, replacing original member Chris Fradgley) and former Mighty Lemon Drops drummer Martin Gilks (b. 2 March 1965, d. 3 April 2006, London, England). The roots of the band lay in From Eden, a short-lived local act that featured Hunt on drums, Treece on guitar and Clint Mansell and Adam Mole, later of peers Pop Will Eat Itself, occupying the remaining roles. After amassing a sizeable local following, the Wonder Stuff released their debut EP, Wonderful Day, to favourable small press coverage in February 1987. Along with the aforementioned PWEI and other Midlands hopefuls Crazyhead and Gaye Bykers On Acid, they were soon pigeonholed under the banner of grebo rock by the national music...