[SPUNGE]


1994 – Formed w/ original line-up of Alex Copeland on Bass and Vocals, Damon ‘Des’ Robins on Lead Guitar, Paul ‘Wol’ Gurney on Rhythm Guitar and Jeremy ‘Jem’ King on Drums

July 1994 – First ever live show

1995 – Simon Bayliss joined on Bass with Alex moving to just Vocals

1997 – Martin Holt joined on Bass replacing Simon

March 1998 – First release self funded EP ‘Kicking Pigeons’ with 3 tracks – Kicking Pigeons, Best Mates Girlfriend & Friend Called Fred which went on to sell 5000 EPs at gigs only

July 1998 to December 1999 – Toured extensively doing over 230 shows in 18 months

Late 1998/early 1999 – Recorded debut album ‘Pedigree Chump’1st March 1999 – Released debut album Pedigree Chump on Moon Ska Europe

August 1999 – Chris ‘Jarvis’ Murphy replaced Martin on Bass

October 1999 – Ireland Tour

February 2000 –Played show as special guests headlining at Wolverhampton Civic Hall

March 2000 – Germany and Austria Tour

19th June 2000 – Released ‘Ego’ Single

September 2000 – Norway Tour

Late 2000 – Recorded 2nd album at DEP International Studios (owned by UB40) in Birmingham, UK

9th October 2000 – Released 2nd Album ‘Room For Abuse’ on Sucka-Punch Records which includes a version of ‘No Woman, No Cry’ with alternative lyrics, becoming the first band to receive permission from the Marley estate to change and record the new version.

January 2001 – France and Italy Tour

12th February 2001 – Released double a-side single ‘Live Another Day/Kicking Pigeons 2011’

April 2001 – UK Tour supporting Living End

May 2001 – 2nd Norway Tour

Mid 2001 – Released full length video of touring, interviews and Wolverhampton Civic Hall show – ‘Skankin’ and Skulkin’’

August 2001 – Played Extreme Festivals – S.E.C.C Glasgow, Brixton Academy London and Victoria Embankment Nottingham with Less Than Jake, The Ataris, The Vandals and more

December 2001 – Switzerland and France tour

February 2002 – Signed to B-Unique , a subsidiary of Warner Brothers

May 2002 – Headline UK tour with support from Bowling For Soup

3rd June 2002 – Released single ‘Jump On Demand’ – Reached #39 in the UK Official Singles Chart (produced by John Cornfield – Also worked with Muse and Oasis)

June 2002 – Played Xtreme Festival, Dublin supporting Motorhead

June 2002 – Video for ‘Jump on Demand’ hit #1 on the Kerrang! TV Video Chart and stayed there for 2 weeks running

14th July 2002 – Played T in the Park Festival, Kinross

19th and 20th July 2002 – Played Distortion Festivals supporting Greenday (Cardiff Castle and Wollaton Park, Nottingham)

12th August 2002 – Released single ‘Roots’ – Reached #52 in the UK Official Single Charts

24th August 2002 – Played Concrete Jungle stage at Reading Festival

25th August 2002 – Played Concrete Jungle stage at Leeds Festival

26th August 2002 – Released 3rd Album ‘The Story So Far’ on B-Unique which reached #48 in the UK Official Albums Chart

July 2003 – Played Download Festival at Donington Park, Castle Donington

2004 – Created own record label ‘Dent’all Records’

2004 – First ever ‘Extraction Fest’ – an all dayer based on the Dent’all Records label to bring bands to their home town of Tewkesbury

Feb 23rd 2004 – Released ‘That Should Cover It!’ on Dent’all Records – A collection of covers, live demos and two new songs – ‘Some Suck, Some Rock’ and ‘Don’t Ruin My Day’

Mid/Late 2004 – Returned to studio to record two more tracks – ‘Backstabber’ and ‘One More Go’ and shoot video for ‘One More Go’

21st March 2005 – Released single ‘One More Go’ and full length DVD ‘The High Life’ containing back stage footage, videos and more.

January 2006 – Paul ‘Wol’ Gurney left the band to pursue other interests. [spunge] continued as a four piece.

14th January 2006 – Released single ‘Backstabber’ as download only through iTunes and other music sites

6th November 2006 – Released re-mixed version of ‘Room For Abuse’ named ‘Room For Abuse ‘06’ which also contained DVD version of the original Skankin’ and Skulkin’

October 2007 – Released track ‘Happy Ending’ as a totally free download available on the bands website only

12th November 2007 – Released 4th album, the self titled ‘[spunge]’

April 2010 – Supported Dropkick Murphys on UK tour

29th August 2011 – Released double a-side single ‘Nothing at All / Higher Ground’ online

December 2011 – [spunge] are going back in the studio to record more new songs for release in 2012

Throughout this time [spunge] has toured every year and continues to do so totalling over 800 shows to date with more being booked for 2012

The band have also featured in numerous main stream publications such as Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Total Guitar, Big Cheese and more and featured on compilations both in the UK and worldwide.



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