Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: shoegaze dream pop indie space rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Reading, England in 1987 by Andrew Sherriff (5 May 1969, Wokingham, England; guitar/vocals), Stephen Patman (b. 8 November 1968, Windsor, Berkshire, England; guitar), Simon Rowe (b. 23 June 1969, Reading, Berkshire, England; guitar), Jon Curtis (bass) and Ashley Bates (b. 2 November 1971, Reading, Berkshire, England; drums), Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demo tape. They were initially lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band’s early performances supporting Spacemen 3. Chapterhouse eventually escaped from one genre only to find themselves thrust among the infamous ‘shoegazer’ bands of 1991 (with Lush, Moose and Slowdive), so called because of their static live shows and insular, effects pedal-driven music. Bass player Jon Curtis left early on to study, being replaced by Russell Barrett (b. 7 November 1968,...

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