2012 Birmingham, Eddies - image Simon White
The MARCH VIOLETS set out on a Special UK Tour in June, joining us in EDDIES for the First Date of the tour.
The band originally started their musical journey in 1982 as one of Leeds’ four famous ‘drum machine bands’. The other three being Merciful Release labelmates ‘The Sisters of Mercy’, ‘Red Lorry Yellow Lorry’ and ‘The Three Johns’.
Fronted by the two pronged attack of dual vocalists Simon D and Rosie Garland, the band built a large and loyal following throughout the UK and Europe. They released five singles/EP’s, first on Merciful Release then on their own Rebirth label… culminating in the successful indie chart topping ‘Snakedance’ and ‘Walk Into The Sun’.
After waiting nearly thirty years for the album to become obsolete, they have decided that now is the time to reform and record their first proper album…and perhaps do some more live shows to showcase the new material.
The March Violets Current line-up - Si Denbigh - Vox, Rosie Lugosi - Vox, Tom Ashton - Guitars and Jo Violet - Bass