Agent Provocateur (band)

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Agent Provocateur
Origin Great Britain
Genres Electronica, Alternative
Years active 1995–1997
Past members John Gosling
Matthew Ashman
Dan Peppe
Danny Saber
Paul Wainwright
Lance Burman

Agent Provocateur were a British electronica band, consisting of John Gosling, Matthew Ashman (Bow Wow Wow), Dan Peppe, Danny Saber (Black Grape) and Cleo Torez. When Matthew Ashman died in 1995 he was replaced on guitar by Paul Wainwright (Jayne County & The Electric Chairs) and then by Lance Burman (formerly of Chiefs of Relief).

Tribute concert for Matthew Ashman[edit]

Ashman died in 1995 and on the fifteenth anniversary of his death, the band reunited for a tribute concert on 21 November 2010, at the Scala in London, in a show with Adam Ant topping the bill and also featuring later Ashman bands Bow Wow Wow and Chiefs of Relief.


Studio albums[edit]


  • The Phat and Ratty (1997, Epic)


Year Single UK Singles Chart Label
1994 "Kicks/Spinning" - Wall of Sound
1995 "Red Tape" - Wall of Sound
1996 "Sabotage!" - Epic/Wall of Sound
"You're No Good" - Wall of Sound
1997 "Agent Dan" 49[1] Epic/Wall of Sound


  1. ^ Roberts, David. Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Ltd 17th edition (2004), p. 16 ISBN 0-85112-199-3