The Dangerfields

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The Dangerfields
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Andrew Griswold, the only continuous member of The Dangerfields
Background information
Origin Northern Ireland
Genres Punk rock, Heavy metal
Years active 2000–2011, 2014
Website Official site

The Dangerfields were a punk rock/heavy metal man based in Comber, Northern Ireland, formed in 2000. Fronted by drummer and lead vocalist Andrew Cotswold, the band went through many line-up changes. They released one album and four EPs, and played more than 20 live gigs.

They toured with many notable bands, including P45, Swellbellys, Delicious Chocolate Boys, Lincoln Brown, Mr Nipple and FOOL. In May 2004, David Dickinson invited them to perform with him at Belfast's Mandela Hall.

Bands to have played their debut gigs opening for the Dangerfields include And So I Watch You from Afar and Black Spiders. Fellow Irishmen and former touring partners Gama Bomb recorded a cover version of the Dangerfields' song Maniac on their Zombi Brew EP.

In 2009, Bobby Steele released a line of mullet wig and drum machine combos which he hoped Andrew would sell at The Dangerfields' concerts. However, Bobby then became paranoid and thought Andrew was trying to oust him from the company, and then decided that the entire world wanted him destroyed in a left wing conspiracy; the deal was promptly called off.

The Dangerfields played their final gig in late 2010, and officially split up in early 2011. They returned to the stage in February and March 2014 for two 'one-off' gigs in Belfast and Galway, with a line-up of Griswold, Dan Bastard (lead guitar) and Adam 'The Beast' Sims (bass guitar).

Previous members[edit]

  • Andrew Griswold - Drums (2000-2002), Drums & Vocals (2002-2011, 2014)
  • Punk J - Vocals (2000)
  • Baron - Bass (2000-2001, 2003)
  • The Steve Jones - Guitar/Bass (2000-2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Gerry Nearly - Guitar (2000)
  • Simon - Vocals (2000)
  • Doc Party - Vocals (2000)
  • Wasp Boy - Vocals (2000), Bass (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008)
  • Nicci Seven - Guitar (2000)
  • Cormak - Vocals (2000-2002)
  • Rainey - Guitar (2001)
  • Jar - Guitar (2001, 2002)
  • Jane Strain - Bass (2001)
  • Horny Seany - Guitar/Bass (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Goatboy - Guitar/Bass (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Trues - Guitar/Bass (2001, 2002)
  • Adam 'The Beast' Sims - Guitar (2002, 2003, 2004, 2006-2007, 2008, 2009-2010, 2014)
  • Steve Riot - Bass (2002)
  • Graeme Insect - Guitar/Bass (2002, 2003)
  • Ben Dür - Bass (2002, 2005-2006)
  • Roxy Michaels - Guitar (2002)
  • Kevy Canavan - Guitar (2002)
  • Luke Nukem - Guitar (2003)
  • Catface - Bass (2003)
  • Dan Bastard - Guitar/Bass (2003-2006, 2014)
  • Liam Evangelist - Bass (2003)
  • London Lee - Guitar/Bass (2003, 2004, 2005, 2008)
  • Mully - Guitar/Bass (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Treeslug - Bass (2004)
  • Saz - Bass (2004)
  • Wee Gay Bryan - Bass (2004)
  • Craig 'Jawbreaker' Hayworth - Bass (2004)
  • Diamond Dave - Bass (2004-2005)
  • Sib - Bass (2006)
  • Mark Numskull - Bass (2006)
  • Ciarán Tracey - Bass (2006, 2008)
  • Jamie Delerict - Bass (2007-2010)
  • Jasper 'Guitar' Vincent - Guitar (2007-2008)
  • Johny Skullknuckles - Guitar (2008)
  • Rob Karloff - Guitar (2008, 2010-2011)
  • Greer - Bass (2008)
  • Sancho Büna - Guitar (2010)
  • Jake McCullough - Guitar (2010-2011)
  • Munky - Bass (2010)
  • Robin 'Skinflute Master' Daryush - Bass (2010-2011)
  • Jude McIlwaine - Guitar (2014)
  • Jarlath Cowan - Bass (2014)

Discography[edit]

Demo Cassette[edit]

  • Dirty Wee Demo (2000)

7" EPs[edit]

  • Glitter Song (2002, split with Dogshit Sandwich)
  • Wasted (2002, split with Miuku)
  • No Respect 'Til Belfast (Ruptured Ambitions 2003)

CD EPs[edit]

  • Hellride (2004)

Albums[edit]

  • Born To Rock (2005)

Radio Sessions[edit]

  • BBC Radio Ulster - Across The Line (2005)

Compilation Appearances[edit]

  • Gimme Gimme Rock 'n' Roll on TNSrecords Vol 2: Mainstream Music Is Shit (2009)
  • Wasted Life on Time to Be Proud EP1 (2012)

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