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TALI & JOHNNY:  Rockabilly duo formed 2001 by ex-Screaming Demons members Ian Murray (vocals/guitar) & Paul "Tali" Patale (double bass). The duo continued to gig for a few years, after which Murray recorded some solo material under the name of Johnny Hoodoo.

TARNISHED:  Act from 2000.

The TARTAN SPECIALS:  Over a quiet beer in New York during the autumn of 2003, Kenny McIntosh (vocals/guitar/bass/keyboards/percussion/programming) told Larbert born Kenny McColl (bass/guitar/ keyboards/programming/production/stupid samples, ex-Subverse) that he had written a song that might go down well on their upcoming trip to see the Scottish national team play Holland in Glasgow and Amsterdam. The excitement of two games against the Dutch brought back memories of 1978, and McIntosh was rightly proud of having managed to include the phrase "Archie Gemmill's Goal" into the chorus. As the beer flowed, the idea of recording this song grew and grew and so the Tartan Specials were formed. At this point, the trip was about a week away and McIntosh was to spend most of that time in Argentina, so they were on a tight schedule. "Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls" was finally completed on 2 a.m. of the day they left for Glasgow. The duo put the track on the Tartan Army NYC web site, posted a few messages on the various Tartan Army lists and message boards, and then left for Glasgow. It then took on a life of its own. The track was downloaded about 1000 times, was mentioned in the Daily Telegraph and had links posted to it on various other football message boards. On arriving in Amsterdam, they twice heard the song being played in bars as they walked in! The song was later re-recorded to be less specific to the Euro 2004 play-offs. The duo have also had over 50,000 downloads of two cartoons on their website, their second MP3, "My Favourite Things" has been downloaded 17,000 times, they have nearly 1400 people on their mailing list, and their t-shirt shop has already racked up over $1000 in gross sales. They are soon to have an internet ringtone store opening! Their version of "We'll be Coming" has been played on local radio a few times, and twice at Hampden.  2007 saw the act return with a new downloadable track entitled "Euro Vision 2008", as they played their live debut in September, flying in from New York to play at the Renfrew Ferry the night before a Scottish international match. This was repeated the following month, with the band also playing an acoustic session on XFM. The end of the year saw the release of their official self-titled debut album, as well as atrack being included on the Official Scotland CD.  2008 saw the band playing some New York dates to co-incide with "Tartan Day". For Scottish dates they were supplemented by Graeme McIntosh (Drums) & Steve Suttie (guitar/vocals, ex-Influx). The live work continued into 2009, and wherever the national team were playing, The Tartan Specials were sure to turn up with a couple of live dates (including two at Hampden Stadium!).
RELEASES:
"Sex & Drugs & Sausage Rolls" (internet single, 2003)
"My Favourite Things" (internet single)
"Euro Vision 2008" (internet single, 2007)
"Tartan Specials" (CD album, 2007)
WEBSITES:
http://www.tartanspecials.com
http://www.myspace.com/tartanspecials

Julienne TAYLOR:  Grangemouth vocalist who moved to London to work in the music industry. A self-financed album in 2000 got her signed to Virgin, who released a single, "Celtic Mantra" the following year. In 2001 she played at BBC Radio's "One Big Sunday" event in Callander Park, Falkirk. In 2008 Taylor featured on a compilation album of Scottish artists.
RELEASES:
"Racing The Clouds Home" (CD album, 2000)
"Celtic Mantra" (CD single, Virgin Records, 2001)
Featured on:
"The Great Big Scottish Songbook" (CD album, Virgin Records, 2008).

THIS WAY UP:  Band from 2004.

TIME FOR A CHANGE:  Denny High School based band formed in 2000 by Graeme Bell (drums), Lewis Cannon (guitar), Andrew Douglas (guitar), Billy Kay (bass) & Johnny Walker. The band continued to play until 2001, with Kay and Douglas later joining July Days, whilst Cannon later formed Undercurrent and Bell formed Johnny & The Giros

The TITANIC WASHOOSE BAND:  Skiffle act formed in 1998 by Davy Inglis (guitar/vocals, ex-Wee Eck's Bogie), Mervyn Hutton (washboard, ex-She Blue), Stuart Simpson (banjo/mandolin, ex-Wee Eck's Bogie), Davy Tait (guitar) and Scott Callan (bass). The band have played at T In The Park a couple of times, and continue as a four piece (without Tait, who left in 2001 for the Isle Of Lewis). The band released their second album, "Titanic - Unplugged" in 2001. 2004 saw the band playing as part of the "Way To Blue" festival, a gig that they repeated the following year.
RELEASES:
"Titanic- Unplugged" (album, 2001).

TOXIQUE:  Female duo from 2001.

TOY:  Originally formed in 1992 (before taking the name Toy) when Iain McMurtrie (vocals/guitar) and Grant Copeland (drums/vocals) started jamming together. Originally they were a three piece band playing covers, with Steven Roper on bass, although he never really learned the instrument. After jamming for a while McMurtie & Copeland recruited Jason Connolly (guitar), whilst Roper left the band. Sometime in 1994 a new bass player, Martin Miller was recruited, followed by Gavin Marshall (vocals). This line-up played one date in 1995 at the local Community Centre in Bonnybridge, afterwhich McMurtie decided to quit the band, citing the usual musical differences. He went on to form Defect. Toy continued under the management of Jason's father Jim Connolly (promoter at the Engine Room), and started playing live regularly in 1998. The summer of that year saw them contribute a track to a heavy metal compilation album, and then sign to Org Records. In 1999 the band picked up interest from Sony Records, and had their music used on the Channel 5 sports programme "Rad".  In 2001 they supported The Cooper Temple Clause at the Engine Room, Falkirk, and then went quiet for a couple of years, with only occasional dates. By 2005 they had slimmed down to a three piece of Connolly, Marshall & Reni (bass), utilising drum machines and synths, with a more New Wave edge to them. After a few months they decided to recruit a drummer, and were joined by John. In 2008 John & Connolly formed Enemy Of Rome.
WEBSITE:
http://www.toyrock.com

TRIFLLE BIZARRE:  Larbert based act formed in 1998, who played live until 2001.

TROUBLEMAN:  Eight piece blues act featuring some members from Larbert, who won the Martell "Battle Of The Bands" in 2002.

TUMBLING DICE:  Act from 2001.

TURTLEHEAD:  First came to life in 1994, formed by ex-Indian Angel members Paul Bourne (bass) & Robert Francis (drums), along with a guitarist called Alec. The same year, after the line up was finalized with Gary Cunningham (guitar) replacing Alec (and Graham Rae joining briefly), they recorded their first demo tape "High Flats", which managed to get the band a session on a Scottish radio station. By this time Brian Cooper had joined as vocalist, and the session coupled with an interview for punk magazine "Maximum rock'n'roll" in December 1995 led to a lot of requests for their tape. Shortly after this Bad Taste Records in Sweden got in touch with the band, and a track was lifted from the demo tape a put on a Bad Taste compilation CD, "Quality Punk Rock". This was followed by a single on the label in June 1996, and an album "Back Slapping Praise From Back Stabbing Men" in the autumn. The band then went on to play their first European show; the first Bad Taste Festival in Lund, Sweden.  In May 1997 the band got a call from Bad Taste asking if they could play on the "Flying High Across the Sky" tour, replacing D.F.L, who had pulled out. The twelve date tour of Germany was with such bands as Millencolin, S.N.F.U, Voodoo Glow Skulls, 3 Colours Red and Thumb. This was to be the start of a busy period for Turtlehead as they played at the World B.M.X Championships in Holland as well as other festivals in Europe during the summer months.  In October 1997 Turtlehead embarked on their first major European tour with label mates Pridebowl, taking in eight countries. A few days after the tour ended the band recorded their second album, which was released in April 1998. With their tongues firmly in their cheeks, the album was entitled "I Preferred Their Earlier Stuff". This album picked up from where the first one left off and was heavily promoted with extensive touring, both in UK and mainland Europe. Songs from the album were played on both T.V. and radio, with tracks being used on skate and BMX shows on satellite/network T.V.  In October 1999 the band set off for Europe again as part of the Bad Taste Festival Tour, alongside label mates Trigger Happy and Misconduct. With thirty shows across ten countries, this was their biggest and heaviest schedule to date, and led to guitarist, Gary Cunningham, deciding to call it a day, joining Barefoot afterwards. Dave McIntosh of the band Shatterhand joined, and the new line-up embarked on a tour of Canada, which ended with an appearance at the Revel'n'ment Festival in front of over 5000 people. Bass player Paul Bourne was then replaced by ex-Intake member Richard Bruce.  The band then undertook their biggest tour to date, five weeks across Europe, with Digger from the U.S.A. In June 2003 the third album ‘Bleeding Hearts and Burnouts’ was released to rave reviews, however the band decided to call it a day in March 2004. Bruce & Francis later formed I Stand Alone, whilst McIntosh continues to play with Shatterhand.
RELEASES:
"Go" (CD single, Bad Taste Records, 1996)
"Back Slapping Praise From Back Stabbing Men" (CD album, Bad Taste Records, 1996)
"Bellend Host" (7 inch split single, Speedowax Records, 1997)
"I Preferred Their Earlier Stuff" (CD album, Bad Taste Records, 1998)
"Godsend" (7 inch split single, 1998)
"Bleeding Hearts & Burnouts" (CD album, 2003)
WEBSITE:
http://www.turtlehead.tk

TV-K:  Formely known as Defect, TV-K were formed in 2000 by Chris Campbell (Vocals), Peter Flett (drums), Gavin Hynes (bass) & Paul Livingston (guitar). The band released their debut single, "Inertia" in 2001, and then continued to play into 2002. Flett later joined Dead Or American, whilst Campbell formed Loose Lips Sink Ships and Livingston formed We See Lights.
RELEASES:
"Inertia" (CD single, 2001)
"Shatter The Nothing" (CD single, 2001)
"Forever's Wrong" (CD EP, 2002).

VIOLET INDIANA:  Two piece act formed by ex-Cocteau Twins guitarist Robin Guthrie & Siobhan De Mare (vocals, ex-Mono). They released their debut EP on Guthrie's Bella Union label in 2000, and continue to record.  In 2006 they began work on a new album.
RELEASES:
"Choke" (CD EP, Bella Union, 2000)
"Roulette" (CD album, Bella Union, 2001)
"Killer Eyes" (CD EP, Bella Union, 2001)
"Special" (CD EP, Bella Union, 2001)
"Russian Doll" (Bella Union)
"Beyond the Furr" (Bella Union).


VIVA STEREO:  Glasgow based band formed in 2002 by Falkirk exiles Stuart Grey (vocals/keyboards) and Doug Hendry (guitar), along with Glaswegian Rob McKinley (guitar), all ex-members of Starsail. The line-up was completed by Tim Troup (bass) & Jamie (drums). The band recorded and released their debut CD, "Try Harder" on their own Much Better imprint almost immediately after forming, and began gigging around Glasgow. A follow up EP, "The Last Scene" was released at the end of summer, and like it's predecessor, sold out quickly. A third EP the following year saw the band attract comparisons to the Happy Mondays. "Resistance" was once again released on their own label with contributions from Katie Duffy, Jim McAteer and Fay Balfour (of Glasgow act Old Solar). By this time drummer Jamie had quit the band, however Gavin Brown (aka On The Fly) helped out at gigs and recording. Viva Stereo paid Brown back with Rob & Tim joining him for some live dates in 2003. Around this time, the band decided to continue without a drummer, programming rhythm tracks for live work and recording. The rest of the year was spent putting together their debut album at Brendan O'Hare's studio and Diving Bell in Larbert. The band embarked on a short tour in Spring 2004 to promote their fourth EP, "The Surface Has Been Scratched". Airplay on Radio One, Radio Scotland & Beat 106 helped the EP to sell out quickly. At the end of summer the band released their long awaited debut album, "Optimism Is Not A Curse", which featured contributions from Paul Tierney (vocals, of Odeon Beat Club), Katie Duffy (violin), Malcolm Middleton (guitar, of Arab Strap), Gavin Brown (drums), King Creosote & Pictish Trail (of the Fence Collective), Peter Liddle (of the The Poppadoms) Fraser McGowan ( of Smalltown Boredom), Joe Kane (of The Owsley Sunshine), Stacey Seivewright (of The Reindeer Section & Arab Strap), Fay Dunbar (of Old Solar) & Ross Galloway (of Ursula Minor). The band continued touring in support of the album, with dates supporting The Fall & Puressence, before ending the year playing three songs live on Radio Scotland's "Air" programme.

2005 started in much the same way, with a live session for Radio One. The band were then asked to join the legendary Fife music collective Fence Records. Also in 2005 Gray recorded vocals for a track by Glaswegian dance act Silicone Soul, which was released as a single on Soma Records. Viva Stereo released their second album, "Patterns Of Behaviour", in October of that year, a joint release by Much Better and Fence Records. The album reflected the challenges that their personal lives had taken over the previous year, with the members being spread between Glasgow, Falkirk, Edinburgh and Manchester, and experiences the break up of long term relationships and childbirth. Vocal contributions were added from Johnny Lynch (from The Pictish Trail), Tara Mascara (from Language Of Flowers) & Diana De Cabarrus (from Candythief).
Meanwhile, Colchester duo The Womb re-vamped their first ever release 'Mankind' with added vocals from Chloe Reeves. 'Mankind' was Viva Stereo's collaboration with Onthefly and part of the 'Try Harder' EP. The band appeared again at the "Way To Blue" festival in October 2005.  Spring 2006 saw the band undertaking their most extensive UK tour to date, along with a date at Big In Falkirk. The rest of the year was quiet, except for a couple of dates supporting Puressence, and a support for Arab Strap on their farewell gig at the ABC, Glasgow. In December 2006 the band released a compilation album entitled "Rarities & Improvements 2002-2006", featuring unreleased tracks from the previous four years. The compilation also included some unreleased remixes by Down the Tiny Steps, Satellite Dub and DoubleJo(h)ngrey, as well as an ultra rare acoustic version of 'Tourniquet' featuring King Creosote on vocals. Viva Stereo's first release of 2007 was on De-Fence Records, an offshoot of Fence Records run by Onthefly. The split 10" single was with Con Brio and featured two Viva Stereo tracks.
Towards the end of the year, they re-released their second album "Patterns Of Behaviour" on i-tunes, and reached number 79 in the indie download chart. Some dates in November co-incided with a new internet EP, "Miles Apart", which is due to be followed with a new album in the new year. This album, "Roar Lion Roar" was finally released in August 2008, and featured contributions from Malcolm Middleton, King Creosote, Chris Deveney (My Latest Novel) & Candythief. The album made it into the i-tunes Top 100 Alternative charts in the USA.  In 2009 the band all returned to live in Scotland, and began the year with some scattered dates, however it was not long before they were scattered all over again in Glencoe, Edinburgh & Leicester. 2010 saw them begin work on a new album, whilst Grey started another band entitled The Vitimin Sees.  2011 saw the band release their most coherant album yet, "Endure The Dark To See The Stars", whilst also playing at the Fence Records homegame event.  A new single, "New Life" was released early in 2012, with a handful of dates to accompany.
RELEASES:
"Try Harder" (CD EP, Much Better Records, 2002)
"The Last Scene" (CD EP, Much Better Records, 2002)
"Resistance" (CD EP, Much Better Records, 2003)
"The Surface Has Been Scratched" (CD EP, Much Better Records, 2004)
"Optimism Is Not A Curse" (CD album, Much Better Records, 2004)
"Patterns Of Behaviour" (CD album, Much Better/Fence Records, 2005)
"Rarities & Improvements 2002-2006" (CD album, Much Better Records, 2006)
"10x10:03" (10 inch vinyl single, De Fence Records, 2007)

"Miles Apart" (Internet single, 2007)
"Roar Lion Roar" (CD album, Much Better Records, 2008)
"Endure The Dark To See The Stars" (CD album, De Fence Records, 2011)
"New Life" (Digital single, 2012)
Guest performances:
Silicone Soul, "The Poisoner's Diary" (single, Soma Records, 2005, featuring Stuart Gray on vocals, and a remix by Viva Stereo)
Silicone Soul, "Staring Into Space" (album, Soma Records, 2005, featuring Stuart Gray on vocals)
WEBSITE:
http://www.vivastereo.co.uk
http://www.myspace.com/vivastereo

VOICES:  Act who played live in 1997. In 1999 they re-emerged, playing at date at the Cavern, Liverpool, and then continued into 2000.

WADE:  Wade were formed in 2002 by Jock McLay (guitar, ex-Giant), Alan Scobbie (vocals), Wilson Gill (guitar/vocals, ex-Giant), Jamie Mina (guitar) & Elliot Winchcole (drums, ex-Getting Serious). In 2003 they were due to appear as part of the "Way To Blue" festival, but had to cancel because their drummer had punched his oven shortly before it (don't ask!) and his hand was in ribbons! The band did play a few gigs at King Tuts (including support for Paloalto), the Venue, Dobbie Hall, and two gigs in London at Cherry Jam & Sound. They released three EP's: "Circus Lane", "The Last Walk" & "Ready to Unwind", and received some radio play from Jim Gellatly, Central FM and on Australian radio after a track, "Inner City", was featured on a compilation of up and coming bands. The band split up just shortly after being offered some support slots with DF Concerts, including three dates with Longview. Scobbie then joined Tenbobslider, whilst McLay & Gill formed No 13 Baby.
RELEASES:
"Circus Lane" (CD EP)
"The Last Walk" (CD EP)
"Ready to Unwind" (CD EP).

The WALKING MONUMENTS TO D.N.A.:  Falkirk band formed from the remains of The Moondogs in 2000 by Nigel Frayling-Kelly (keyboards/vocals), Chris McCarron (vocals/guitar), Richard McCarron (drums/vocals) & Gordon (guitar). The Walking Monumnets to D.N.A. featured on both a B.B.C. Scotland television programme, and in Rolling Stone magazine, before splitting. Whilst Frayling-Kelly formed Honeybug, Chris McCarron became a soundman for The Mull Historical Society amongst others.

WAVE ROOM:  Ambient indie act formed in 2000 by Hamish MacKintosh (vocals, ex-Fuel) and Robin Guthrie. (ex-Cocteau Twins and Violet Indiana guitarist).  They released their debut album, "Love Medicine" on Guthrie's Bella Union label that year, with help from Jah Wobble (bass, ex-solo, PIL) & Mitsuo Tate (guitar).
RELEASES:
"Love Medicine" (CD album, Bella Union, 2000).

WEDGIE:  Denny High School based band formed in 2000 by Richard Adams, John Clark, Barry Frame, Andrew Getty & David Martin. By the following year Clark had been replaced by Gary Campbell. Martin later formed Komodo, whilst Frame joined Sleeper Train. 

WEIRD:  Formed in February 1995 by Stuart McCairney (guitar), Greg McSorley (bass), Derek Menmuir (drums) & Paul Smith (vocals / guitar), Weird spent five years gigging and recorded two demo's containing crowd pleasing favourites like "The Rain" and "Vancouver". Weird played mainly around the Falkirk area, particularly when the Martell was a big influence on the scene. Around 1996 Central FM took a shine to the band, and they played "Summerhigh" live on air. The band supported The Supernaturals at an all day festival at the Martell in December. In 2000 the band split after recording their third set of songs as an album, to be called "Cold Home Street", on a four track, with McCairney trying pastures new. The other three brought in another guitarist and started a new band called The Seventeenth. Weird reformed in early 2004 and using a home studio recorded a new album "One More Solo", as well as re-recorded their first album "Whapper Stormer". In 2005 they began to gig further afield, which has continued into 2006. 2007 began with the release of the bands fifth album, "Riot Act". Later in the year the band recorded tracks for an acoustic album, which was released under the name of "Quiet Act" in 2008. Live work was then continued into 2010.
The band started it's own non-profit label, Home Made Records (HMR), to release their recordings, and Paul Smith also records and releases solo albums.
RELEASES:
"Whapper Stormer" (CD album, Home Made Records, 1995)
"Firkin Outburst" (CD album, Home Made Records, 1997)
"Cold Home Street" (CD album, Home Made Records, 2000)
"Cold Calling" (CD e.p., Home Made Records, 2004)
"One More Solo" (CD album, Home Made Records, 2004)
"Riot Act" (CD album, Home Made Records, 2007)
"Quiet Act" (CD album, Home Made Records, 2008)
INTERNET:
http://www.bebo.com/weirdmusiconline
http://www.myspace.com/weirdmusiconline

Bill WELLS:  Falkirk born jazz bass player, Wells began his career playing in Rent-A-Dep, a jazz / rock combo from the early 1980's. During the next decade he became more involved in the local jazz scene, backing artists such as Bobby Wellins and Bruce Adams. In 1989 he formed the Bill Wells Octet, which went on to feature most of Scotland's main jazz musicians, such as Phil & Tom Bancroft, as well as London based players such as Steve Noble and Oren Marsha. In 1993 Wells guested with The George Burt Band on the One Records compilation.  1995 saw him set up the label Loathsome Reels, and release his first CD "The Bill Wells Octet Live '93 - '94". The following year he worked with trumpeter Harry Beckett at the Glasgow International Jazz Festival, winning the Scotrail Award for best Scottish based performer. It was during this time that he met Stephen Pastel, who went on to introduce his music to a wider audience. This in turn led to him working with bands such as the Pastels and others on the independent Glasgow

scene. 1997 saw him co-produce an album for Andy Shanks & Jim Russell with Davie Scott, and then the following year he guested on the Future Pilot A.K.A. album, "The Bills Wels Octet vs Future Pilot A.K.A.", which was released to wide acclaim, on the Domino label. A track from this record was remixed by French DJ Kid Loco and featured on the HBO TV series 'Six Feet Under'. At this time Wells was a member of the 'House Band' for the BBC Choice series "The Beat Room", backing artists such as Eugene Kelly (of The Vaselines) and Chip Taylor (writer of 'Wild Thing", and uncle of Angelina Jolie!). 
Wells then collaborated under the name of The Phantom Engineer in 2000, before recording an album, "Incorrect Practice", as The Bill Wells Trio. In 2001 he worked (with the Pastels) on the soundtrack of (and appeared in) David Mackenzie's film "The Last Great Wilderness". The following year he supported Belle & Sebastian on the first leg of their European Tour (with Isobel Campbell), played in Germany with Backworld, recorded an Album with Jad Fair, did a remix with Norman Blake, was commissioned to write an arrangement for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, and released two records; "Also In White" by the Bill Wells Trio & "Ghost Of Yesterday" by Bill Wells & Isobel Campbell. Both these records were also released in Japan on the P-Vine label. In 2003 Wells went to Berlin to make an album, "Pick Up Sticks" using computer andsampler only. This recording also featured Stefan Schnieder, Annie Whitehead and Barbara Morgenstern.

2004 saw him touring and recording in Japan with Maher Shalal Hash Baz. He has also either played or recorded with a diverse range of artists including Arab Strap, Lol Coxhill, Belle & Sebastian, David Tibet, The Telstar Ponies, V- Twin, Teenage Fanclub, Kama Aina, Kid Loco, Barry Guy and Evan Parker among many others. During 2006 Wells received a Scottish Arts Council 'Tune Up' commission for a tour of Scotland with a group of Japanese musicians. He also released a couple of albums, "Osaka Bridge", and an album of Billie Holiday cover versions with Isobel Campbell (previously of Belle & Sebastian) entitled "Ghosts Of Yesterday" In 2007 Wells formed, the semi-ironically titled, The National Jazz Trio of Scotland. January 2010 saw Wells appearing at Celtic Connections in Glasgow, with Aidan Moffat, with whom he began recording a collaborative album later in the year.  2011 saw the collaborative album with Aidan Moffat, "Everythings Getting Older", released to great critical acclaim, followed in 2012 by a limited edition 7 inch single called "The Power & The Glory Of Love". 
RELEASES:
As The Bill Wells Octet:
"The Bill Wells Octet Live '93 - '94" (CD album, Loathsome Reels, 1995)
"The Bill Wells Octet vs Future Pilot A.K.A." (CD/vinyl album, Domino Records, 1999)
As The Bill Wells Trio:
"Incorrect Practice (CD/vinyl album, Geographic Records, 2000)
As The Bill Wells Octet:
"The Bill Wells Octet meets Lol Coxhill " (vinyl album, Textile Records, 2001)
"Also In White" (CD/vinyl album, Geographic Records, 2002)
As Bill Wells & Isobel Campbell:
"Ghosts Of Yesterday" (CD album, Creeping Bent Records, 2002)
As The Bill Wells Big Band:
"Society Of Musicians" (CD album, Loathsome Reels, 2003)
As The Bill Wells Octet:
"The Bill Wells Octet" (CD album, Loathsome Reels, 2003)
"The Bill Wells Octet Live 96" (CD album, Loathsome Reels, 2003)
As Jad Fair & Bill Wells:
"Whale" (CD album, Friends & Relatives, 2003)
As Bill Wells:
"Pick Up Sticks" (CD/vinyl album, Leaf Records, 2004)
"Osaka Bridge" (Cd album, Karaoke Kalk Records, 2006)
Aidat Moffat & Bill Wells:
"Everything's Getting Older" (CD/internet album, 2011) 
"The Power & The Glory Of Love" (7 inch single, 2012)
GUEST PERFORMANCES:
The Pastels, "Mobile Safari" (CD/cassette/vinyl album, Domino Records, 1995)
Duglas T. Stewart, "Frankenstein" (CD album, Vinyl Japan Records, 1996)
Andy Shanks & Jim Russell, "Diamonds In The Night" (CD cassette album, Culburnie Records, 1997)
The Pastels, "Illumination" (CD/vinyl album, Domino Records, 1997)
The Pastels, "The Hits Hurt" (CD/vinyl album, Domino Records, 1997)
The Pastels, "Unfair Kind Of Fame" (CD/vinyl album, Domino Records, 1997)
V-Twin, "Dark Tourism" (Domino Records, 1998)
The Pastels, "Illuminati" (CD/vinyl, Domino Records, 1998)
Future Pilot A.K.A. "Future Pilot A.K.A. v A Galaxy Of Sound" (dble CD/vinyl album, Sulphur Records, 1999)
V-Twin, "Free The Twin" (Domino Records, 2000)
The Gentle Waves, "Falling From Grace" (CD/vinyl album, Jeepster Records, 2000)
Future Pilot A.K.A., "Tiny Waves, Mighty Sea" (CD/vinyl album, Geographic Records, 2001)
The Telstar Ponies, "Farewell, Farewell" (CD album, Geographic Records, 2001)
Future Pilot A.K.A., "Beat Of A Drum" (single, Geographic Records, 2001)
The Telstar Ponies, "Hares On The Mountain" (10 inch vinyl single, Static Caravan Records, 2002)
V-Twin, "Call A Meeting" (Domino Records, 2002)
V-Twin, "The Blues Is A Minefield" (Domino Records, 2002)
The Pastels, "The Last Great Wilderness" (CD/vinyl album, Geographic Records, 2003)
The Nectarine No.9, "Society is a Carniverous Flower" (CD, Beggars Banquet Records, 2003)
Backworld, "Seeds Of Love" (CD album, World Serpent Records, 2003)
Isobel Campbell, "Amorino" (CD/vinyl album, Snowstorm Records, 2003)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz, "Open Field" (CD album, Geographic Records, 2003)
Isobel Campbell, "Time Is Just The Same" (Snowstorm Records, 2004)
YeonGene, "Me & My Burt" (CD album, Beatball Records, 2006).

WHUMFF:  Act formed in 1990 by Alan Bell (guitar vocals), Gus (guitar), Ross McIntyre (bass), Vince (drums) & Dave Williams (harmonica). Williams left in January 1992, and one month later the band won Falkirk College "Battle Of The Bands". In June 1992 the band played at The Lark In The Park, Grangemouth, as well as keeping up a hectic local gigging schedule which stretched into 1993. Up until then they had concentrated on cover version, but switched to a more original set when David Dowell (drums, ex-Fine) replaced Vince. The original material was short lived, and they returned to covers for live work. Later in that year McIntyre left, later joining Sumthang, and was replaced by ex-Fool No More member Billy Baikie. The band continued to play into 1994, when Dowell left to join Numb. Gus & Billy Baikie then joined Illicit Still. Whumff continue to play until today, though in 2002 ex-Cooper members David Dowell (drums) & Jamie Rodger (bass) joined to replace the departing Billy Baikie (who left to join The Monsterz Of Roc). Dowell left again in 2003 and was replaced by Lee Campbell (drums, ex-7past5). The band continue to play the occasional pub date and larger bike rally. Rodger, meanwhile, plays in a club act called The Funky Bumpers.

WHY BRADLEY:  Band formed in 1994 by Mark Hamilton, Iain Livingston (guitar), Scott Livingston (guitar), Steven Polwart & Graeme Toms, who started playing live in 1996 and continued until 1997, when they supported Kevin McDermott at the Martell. Live dates were continued in 1999, when they once again supported McDermott. In 2000 the band played support in Glasgow and Edinburgh to the likes of Tom Hingley (of The Inspiral Carpets), Geneva & Bernard Butler. Polwart is the brother of Karine Polwart and he is a regular member of her band. The Livingston brothers and Polwart later formed Team Solripe.

WORKINGMAN'S DEED:  Grangemouth based Grateful Dead covers act who played at "The Lark In The Park" in their hometown in 2001. They reformed in December 2006, and advertised for a new bass player in August 2007. February 2008 saw the band make their return to live work, with a date at the Oxgang Hotel, Grangemouth. The line-up of the band at this time was Jim Bloomfield (vocals/harmonica, ex-National Service) Shannon (vocals), Laurence MacDonald (guitar), Gavin Hutchison (guitar), Arnie Gray (drums, ex-National Service), Jason Moore (bass, ex-Les Conners), Iain Munro (piano/keyboards) & Pete Watson (sound engineer, ex-Earth Dwellers). In 2010 Gray was replaced by Graeme Allan (drums).
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YOUNG SOUL REBELS:  Act from 2003, named after a Dexy's Midnight Runners song.

 
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