Gash

Lifespan

1982-1984

Members

Founding members:
Bonar - Guitars/Vocals Age 25 at formation
T.S. Hadley - Bass/Vocals Age 22-23?
Neil Drury - Drums/Percussion Age 28 at formation

Singers

- 1st Rob Roy - fired after first gig - reviewed in NCFC
- 2nd Richard Allen - quit after a few gigs
- 3rd & 5th Jane Davey - quit after western tour and rejoined for CBC TV spot.
- 4th Cathy? - fired after final tour to Winnipeg

Boris Sklerowsky - Keyboards 82-83 
John Coppin - Keyboards 83-84

Type of music played

Inspired by punk ethos and friends of ours like Restless Virgins, Howling C's, RandyPeters, U-Mens, Screaming Bamboo etc. Musical influences many and varied.

First gig

The one reviewed in NCFC at Klondike room. It was an awful set! 

Other gigs worth mentioning

Winter 83 - Toured Montreal/Quebec/Jonquiere for crazy promoter named Luc.

Spring 83 - Toured Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Brandon promoted by Dub Rifles.

August 83 - Toured to Winnipeg for week long gig at Royal Albert Arms.

Last gig

Re-united for one song on CBC TV talent show 1984 - Bonar, TS, Neil, John with Jane singing

Recordings

Four-track demo with first singer Rob Roy. Vocal track re-recorded with Jane Davey. Student radio live broadcast (Jane Davey singing) recorded from the Auditorium of the National Assembly in Quebec City. One song for CBC TV - Toronto in 84.

Claim to fame

Band high point

Opened for Simple Minds at Massey Hall in 83

Band low point

Stripping open the dashboard of the rental van to roll back the odometer after touring from Ottawa to Winnipeg and back. 

Other stuff

Derivatives

Late 80s Bonar played bass for Human Interest with Steve and Tabatha
TS Hadley has toured with Stompin' Tom Connors

Links

Contact information

Where are they now

Info source

Morgan (Bonar's brother and Gash roadie)

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