Beki Bondage

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Beki Bondage
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Performing with Vice Squad in 2005
Background information
Birth name Rebecca Louise Bond
Born Bristol, England
Genres Punk rock
Occupation(s) Singer, musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1978–present
Labels Riot City/SOS
Associated acts Vice Squad, Ligotage,
The Dirty Folkers
Notable instruments
Vocals, rhythm guitar

Beki Bondage (born Rebecca Louise Bond in Bristol[1][2]) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known as the frontwoman of the punk band Vice Squad.[3]

She appeared on the front cover of a number of influential music tabloids such as Melody Maker, NME, Smash Hits and Sounds.

In 1983, she left Vice Squad to form the band Ligotage with Steve Roberts of UK Subs. Sales of their first single "Crime and Passion" (1983, EMI) were disappointing, and their only album, Forgive and Forget, was released on the independent Picasso Records label.[4]

Following the release of two solo singles in 1985, Bondage formed The Bombshells (often billed as "Beki & the Bombshells") in 1986. The band continued to play on the London club and punk circuit for many years.[5]

In 1998, she reformed Vice Squad with a new line-up; the band continues to record and tour.[6]

She also released a solo record album of covers in 2000 entitled Cold Turkey.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vice Squad | Biography | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "findmypast.co.uk". search.findmypast.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ [1] The Guinness encyclopedia of popular music, Volume 4
  4. ^ "Interview with Beki (February 2007) | ♪ Beki Bondage, Vice Squad, Ligotage, Beki & The Bombshells ♪ | VK". vk.com. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Vice Squad - Beki Bondage Interview 2007". punk77.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  6. ^ Paul Rooney / Vice Squad (30 August 2013). "Biography". vicesquad.co.uk. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "Beki Bondage - Cold Turkey (CD) at Discogs". discogs.com. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 

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