Finish the Story

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Finish the Story were formed in Evesham, England, in 1981. The original members were Nicola Mumford, Garry Smout and Peter Bright (aka This Window). Finish the Story were very much a part of the 'Evesham Scene' which included bands The Photos and The Dancing Did

Formed as a cathartic reaction to the death of Nicola's boyfriend, Stuart Dyke, who was killed in a car crash in 1981. Stuart was the bass player with The Dancing Did . Tim Harrison the singer with The Dancing Did invited Nicola to put her angst into words and music and support his band at their next gig. With only a handful of songs, a home-made video and under-rehearsed, Finish the Story appeared for a one-off gig at The Phoenix Club, in Great Malvern (UK) as the support act for The Dancing Did

In the audience was freelance journalist Mick Mercer who was there to review the main act for Record Mirror. A review of the same gig appeared in ZigZag (magazine) written by Sara Jones who said,

Finish the Story's debut gig was better than the second coming of Jesus Christ.

With only a few gigs to their credit they supported The Cure at Hammersmith Odeon. Other bands they have appeared with include Blurt and And Also The Trees. Headlining in towns and cities like London, Birmingham, Bristol, Exeter. Finish the Story refused to compromise their artistic intensity to a record label which ultimately forced them apart.

Their first release was on Gunfire and Pianos (SITU 17) released by ZigZag/Situation Two. Also appearing on this album were Psychic TV, Jazz Butcher and All About Eve (band).


External links[edit]

  • Band website which includes the early DIY videos shot on a domestic VHS video camera which were shown before their gigs in 1981 website
  • List of releases in Europe on [7]