Rachel Stamp

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Rachel Stamp
Origin London, England
Genres Rock
Years active 1994–present
Labels Serena/Cargo Records
Website www.myspace.com/rachelstamp
Members Shaheena Dax
Will Crewdson
David Ryder Prangley
Robin Guy

Rachel Stamp are an English rock band formed in London in 1994. Their debut album, Hymns For Strange Children, was released in 2000, followed by Oceans of Venus two years later.

Biography[edit]

Rachel Stamp were formed in 1994 when David Ryder Prangley met Will Crewdson before recruiting Cliff Harris and Mike Rowe. The band signed to WEA Records, but were dropped without releasing the album they had recorded for the label. Their debut album Hymns For Strange Children was recorded in two weeks with John Fryer (HIM, Nine Inch Nails, White Zombie) as record producer, and upon its release went to the top of the NME's Independent Chart. The band next signed to Pure Stirling Records, who released their second album Oceans Of Venus in the UK. It was subsequently released in the US by Captiva Records, and in Germany through Sony Music. The band was inactive for a few years despite never officially splitting up, and reformed in 2009, initially to support their best of compilation album, Now I'm Nailed To Your Bedroom Wall, I've Only Got Myself To Blame. This was followed by a short UK tour in late 2009.

In 2010, Will Crewdson and David Ryder-Prangley played alongside Adam Ant for performances around London. Crewdson is also currently working with a band called LIVAN, fronted by Greek-born musician Cosmas Livanos.[1]

Will Crewdson and Sheheena Dax have also formed a band She Made Me Do It [2] and have to date released two EPs - "She Made Me Do It" and Garbos Pool

She Made Me Do It Live at Electrowerkz

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • David Ryder-Prangley - bass guitar and vocals
  • Will Crewdson - lead guitar
  • Shaheena Dax - keyboards[3]
  • Robin Guy - drums

Former[edit]

  • Thighpaulsandra - synthesisers (1995)
  • Mike Rowe - synthesisers (1995–1997)
  • Cliff Harris - drums (1995–1997)
  • Robin Guy - drums (1997–2002, 2009–present)
  • Belle - drums (2003–2005) (also member of Killing Miranda)
  • Alan van Kleef - drums (2003–2004) (also member of Ariel-X)

Discography[edit]

[4]

Unreleased[edit]

  • 'Fight the Force of Evil' (unreleased album recorded for WEA between 1996 and 1997, but included on the 2004 'Sweet Shop' release)
  • "Do Me In Once and I'll Be Sad.../Home Made Sex Change" (unreleased double A-side single for Pure Stirling, 2002)
  • 'Ravenous' (unfinished studio album, 2004)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Click on "I" for information and see bio at - http://www.livan.co.uk
  2. ^ "SMMDI web site". She Made Me Do It. 
  3. ^ "IRNDb entry for Shaheena". IRNDb. 
  4. ^ "Discogs". Discogs Listing for Rachel Stamp. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 

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