The Bluetones

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Formed in Hounslow, London, England, in 1990, melodic guitar pop band the Bluetones spent the next four years practising in garages. Originally comprising Scott Morriss (10 October 1973, England; bass), Eds Chesters (b. Edward Daniel Chesters, 24 October 1971, Durham, England; drums, ex-Soho), Adam Devlin (b. Adam Patrick Devlin, 17 September 1969, Hounslow, Middlesex, England; guitar) and Mark James Morriss (b. 18 October 1971, England; vocals, brother of Scott), their patience was rewarded in 1995 when they became the toast of the UK’s music press. Mark Morriss said of their music: ‘What we do is a continuation of what went on in the 60s without the flower-power bullshit. Good tunes. And over-lapping melodies; the best lyrics in the world don’t mean anything without a nice tune.’

The Bluetones quickly established a strong fanbase - no less than three fanzines were dedicated to the band before they had released their...

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