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This Welsh rock band was renowned for the members’ outrageous glam-rock looks as much as their music, which was also strongly influenced by 70s glam-rockers such as T. Rex and the Sweet. Formed in South Wales during 1984, they built up a loyal and vociferous following throughout the UK with a line-up featuring Steevi Jaimz (Steve Denham; vocals), Jay Pepper (guitar), Pepsi Tate (b. Huw Justin Smith, 1965, d. 18 September 2007, Penarth, Cardiff, Wales; bass) and Ace Finchum (b. USA; drums). The last-named pair had both worked in NWOBHM act Treason, and also Crash KO, while James had replaced original vocalists Phil Harling and Jim Dovey.

Tigertailz’s first release, 1987’s Young And Crazy, met with little critical acclaim, although their eternally loyal fans lapped it up. James departed soon afterwards in somewhat acrimonious circumstances, and went on to form St Jaimz. His replacement was Kim Hooker (ex-Rankelson) who provided...

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