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The Scalextrics

The Scalextrics were started in Feb 2010 by Darren Jackson, after years of playing in originals bands.
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Though many genuine musicians prefer to perform their own material, this group was formed specifically to play 70 s/80 s Punk and new wave tracks.

Up until that point, Darren had been writing, drumming & singing lead vocals in The Submarines . Before this he had played along side Paul Fox (RIP The Ruts guitarist) during the mid 90 s in a band called Fluffy Kitten later leaving to form The Phobics who are still in existence & currently playing in North/South London. Bass player Dan Reene joined up with Darren after finishing spells with The Whisky Mystics and power trio Panic . Dan s enthusiasm for playing original Punk music is the driving force behind the deep and powerful bass sound/style he has developed. Dan and Darren both from Kent; continued to rehearse until they were eventually joined by rhythm/lead guitarist Neil Warner. Hailing from Surrey Neil, who was playing in an outfit called The Water Pistols was looking for a new project. Having played in many local bands including Side Effects and Where s Adam , his next band Lefaye were finally rewarded with a support slot on The Cure s 1992 Wish Tour .

The Scalextrics were finally complete when lead/rhythm guitarist Richard McGrand joined after a lengthy rehearsal session in June. Richard also from Kent has many years experience playing & writing in a previous Post Punk/New Wave band called Torture Garden , later leaving to play as lead guitarist in The Submarines . The Scalextrics have developed a unique sound & style covering many band from the 70 s/80 s including PIL, Wire, The Ruts, The Buzzcocks, Magazine, The Clash to name but a few

The Scalextrics, South East

music type
Punk/New Wave - Live covers band (4 members)
available for
Bar/Pub/Club, Events, Party, Festival,
South East, Kent, CT14 6NA
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