Kid Sinister


Kid Sinister Biography

Kid SinisterFormed in Bristol, UK, in the mid 1980's, Kid Sinister were based around the classic song writing of John Douglass and the passionate vocals of Steve Hogg.

The band played regularly around the South West and eventually their popularity spread around the southern UK in cities such as Oxford and London.

Despite courting from the major labels they released their debut 12" single 'Sugar Rae', on the independent Sons of Art Records and were described as 'the thinking persons pop band' in Venue Magazine. However, despite continued interest the band called it a day in 1990. 'It was the end of an era and a good time to stop', says John Douglass now, 'commercially we may have had further to go but musically it was time to move on'.

Now, almost twenty years later, the band is going through something of a mini revival at present thanks to our German and Japanese friends.

One of the tracks on the Sugar Rae 12", 'The Cradle Born', has become a cult classic and is now selling on eBay for £50 a turn. The track has also been re-released on a German CD compilation album, 'The Sound of Leamington Spa - Volume 5' available from Firestation Records, www.firestation-records.de.

In 2007, Sons of Art reissued all the Kid Sinister studio recordings on one album, entitled The Complete Studio Recordings, which sold very well in Japan. It includes the original version of The Cradle Born recorded at the famous Sam Studios with producer Steve Street. It can be ordered via the Sons of Art web site, www.sons-of-art.com. In 2008, the album was also released on itunes via Bristol Archive Records, ARC016, www.myspace.com/bristolarchiverecordsuk.

Bristol Archive Records are also releasing a live album entitled 'Unreleased and Live', featuring 15 songs recorded live in Bristol and Oxford at such venues as The Firestation and the Fleece and Firkin. All the songs are stalwarts from the live shows but have never been released before.



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