Temper! Temper!

Temper! Temper! was the second band that I set up in about 1987.  Paul Whitehouse also joined me from Capital Queue, alongside new recruit Kingsley Gratrick on guitar.  Kingsley’s Johnny Marr inspired playing and Smiths/New Order style compositions influenced our new material.  I was co-writing for the first time and it worked really well.  I weaved pop-sensibility into Kingsley’s indie guitar and Roland 909 drum tracks.

We gigged across the country and I set up my own label (Sheer Bravado! Music) to release a single and an EP (yes, on vinyl!).  Things got complicated when we encountered a duo who wanted to use the same name but we remain the first and the best Temper Temper!  Let me know what you think!