Missing Link. - a Swindon
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Music box - visit the Swindon's Old Town cellar and listen to our music! Check this out!
In the beginning... there was a link
A twist of vocalists in a band gone missing
The music does not remain the same
What, another vocalist?
Who's the bass player?
The current line-up is...
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box - visit Swindon's Old Town cellar
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Missing Link is born..... The name originates from the quest to find how we humans evolved or came about. Perhaps we mutated from a primate resembling a monkey and survived because we are intelligent, dextrous and have the ability to utter a huge variety of sounds.
Or is the answer that a small party of space aliens, on a drunken night out, park their space craft somewhere and forgot where it was. Needing a shag, and somewhat enubriated, they find carnal pleasure with the closest resembling earth creature (blind drunk, I should imagine)... the human race evolves.
After getting our act together long enough to get half a dozen songs written, we go down to the Brown Jack pub in Wroughton and join a free-for-all jam session which happened every friday. Many notorious Swindon musos enjoyed the sessions and grub was supplied free by the french landlord Freddy.
The songs Jabbewocky, Missing Link are born as well as a string of songs that are not destined to last.
twist of vocalists
New songs are written, notably Thank You. We are soon playing at local pubs and parties.
music does not remain the same
New songs arrive with the inspiration of Sean and songs As High as a Parrot, Forgotten Thought and Folk Rock evolve from the twin guitar routines. Sean brings one of his own songs, Breakaway, to our set. After a string of gigs, Jo decides to leave us and have a baby. This marked the end of our ForeTelling.
After a bit of a learning curve, we move on to write new songs, with Chris writing the lyrics. Our first gig is at Groundwell farm, June 1996. This was the day Spain and England went to penalties and England won. Further gigs at the Prince of Wales consolidate the initial time taken to bring Chris from a howler to a singer and develop a new set of songs.
the bass player?
New songs include Tomorrow in Another Day and Head Sore. We play again at Groundwell Farm in february 1997 with our revised set. We then spend some time working on new material acoustically and bring Red Light Lady, Waterside, and Monkey to our repetoir. We play next with mostly all new songs at Groudwell Farm March 1998, Half Cut.
We are currently working on several new songs.
current line-up is...
There are currently none. Possible tour with Kevin Dixon in Spain this summer.