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The Mystic Deckchairs

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The Mystic Deckchairs were an Indie rock band that formed in Cheshire in early 1988. The founding members were Dick Hooton (vocals & guitar), Jem Shaw (bass) and Simon Pardoe (guitar) - all attending Sir John Deane's College in Northwich at the time. Steve Hewitt (drums) joined later that year after leaving his brother's local band Misadventure.

Two of their tracks, For The Day and Keep Your Head On, appeared on the 1989 compilation LP 'Drunk' released by Emergency Records - the latter of which was played by John Peel on his BBC Radio 1 show.

After Dick Hooton & Steve Hewitt left they went through various line-ups, by then based in Manchester, as just The Deckchairs. For several years Paul "Jez" Fitzgerald (vocals, guitar & mandolin) and Julien Helme (drums) completed the foursome - and after various other incarnations and name changes including Flux, Bastard Amber & Pike they dis-banded in 1996.

Steve Hewitt later went on to play with such bands as Boo Radleys, Breed & Placebo.

References

The Mystic Deckchairs Wikipedia


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