Pookah Makes Three

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Pookah Makes Three was an electronic pop music group from the United Kingdom formed in 1981. The members were Martyn Watson and Mallett (Martin Allett); both former members of UK indie band Lost Touch. They released four singles for the 10 Records label (later a subsidiary of Virgin), with "Take It Back" being moderately successful. The group broke up in 1986 after their 4th single "Love Can't Be Far" failed to chart.

Martyn Watson later joined Twelfth Night on bass guitar and vocals. He then became a successful talent scout, as well as working with artists including Patti Smith, The Divinyls and David Bowie. Today he conducts lectures on how to make it in the music business.[1]

In 1989 Martin Allett joined Transvision Vamp on live drums.[2]

The band's name refers to a fairy in Celtic folklore, the Púca.


Year Release UK
Mar 1984 "Lucky Lucky Lucky" / "Fanfare for a Cowboy" - - 10 Records (TEN 15)
Sep 1984 "Take It Back" / "I Can Do Anything" 85 28 10 Records (TEN 31)
May 1985 "Waving Flame" / "This" - - 10 Records (TEN 40)
Jul 1985 "Love Can't Be Far" / "Who in the World" - - 10 Records (TEN 56)

Pookah Makes Three did not release a full album.


  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2009/09/07/martyn_watson_feature.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.itm-ed.de/tvamp/band/jazzmallettpol.html
  3. ^ "Official Charts > Pookah Makes Three". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-08-07. 
  4. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (Illustrated ed.). Sydney: Australian Chart Book. p. 236. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  N.B. The Kent Report chart was licensed by ARIA between 1983 and 19 June 1988.

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