The Risk The Risk were formed in 1984 by Mark Le Gallez and Colin Leach. The band play high-energy powerpop with a 60s and new wave
The Risk were formed in 1984 by Mark Le Gallez and Colin Leach. The band play high-energy powerpop with a 60s and new wave influence and were among the crop of bands to come from the underground mod movement of the mid 80s, playing alongside contemporary acts such as Making Time and The Prisoners, some of whose members went on to form The Charlatans and Ocean Colour Scene and The James Taylor Quartet. The Risk have released four studio albums, and have toured Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Holland, Ireland, UK and USA. They played their first gig outside Guernsey in Dublin in 1985. The band relocated to California in March 1986 and spent six months playing up and down the west coast, recording their debut LP there. Essentially a three piece, The Risk have ‘had over 10 drummers’ with current member Stuart ‘Ozzy’ Austin the longest-serving on the drum stool.
The Sacred Hearts
The Sacred Hearts were a popular local live act in the 1990s, with their psychedelic power pop sound. Formed in 1989 by Mark Le Gallez and Colin Leach of The Risk who wanted to explore a different style of music, the band features Matt Hutchison on drums, vocalist Colleen Irven of Blue Mountains, and guitarist Mark Guppy and bassist Chris Denton from the Space Pirates. During the 90s the band released four singles and two LPs and caught the ear of John Peel, who played the band’s anthemic song Love Bomb several times on his radio show. The track is due to appear on a Cherry Red compilation of Indie/Psychedelic bands of the 90s out later this year.
Doors/Bar 7.30PM | age restriction 16+