Ghost of a Quiff


 

Vernon Lashwood!? Whatever happened to him? Well, in his own words...

 

GHOST OF A QUIFF ARE A BLUES BASED DUO. THERE'S ELL'E WHO DOES ALL THE BASS STUFF ON HER 3 STRING SKIP BASS & STAN MARSHALL WHO BANGS THINGS WITH HIS FEET, MOANS AND HOLLERS DOWN A CHEAP MIKE AND PLAYS SOMETHING THAT RESEMBLES A GUITAR.

STAN MORE OR LESS BEGAN LIFE AS A GUITARIST IN GAFFA, WHERE HE WAS KNOWN AS VERNON LASHWOOD (FOR REASONS LOST IN THE ANNALS) STAN WAS WITH GAFFA FROM 1972 TO 1976 WHEREUPON HE MARRIED THE LOVELY ELLE.

A ZILLION YEARS LATER  AND A STINT ON AND OFF WITH HARRY STEPHENSON'S HARRY & THE ATOMS PLUS OTHER MUCHO CRAZY MUSICAL EXCURSIONS STAN BECAME STAN MARSHALL & IN 1990 STAN MARSHALL'S LAW WAS FORMED WITH ELLE ON BASS. STAN MARSHALL'S LAW GIGGED THE UK BLUES CIRCUIT EXTENSIVELY FOR 10 YEARS & ALSO UNDERTOOK TWO TOURS OF CANADA.

RELOCATING TO WALES IN 2000 STAN & ELLE EXPERIMENTED WITH FREE IMPROV IN THE FORM OF THE ELECTRIC WHELK COLLECTIVE, WORKING WITH EVERYTHING FROM TIN WHISTLE PLAYERS TO DJ'S THE COLLECTIVE SEEMED JUST THE RIGHT THING TO BE INVOLVED WITH IN THE BEAUTIFUL BUT QUIRKY SURROUNDINGS OF ABERYSTWYTH.

 BACK IN NOTTINGHAM AND THE URGE TO SPANK THE PLANKS REARS ITS WELCOME HEAD AND STAN & ELLE ONCE AGAIN HIT THE ROAD AS GHOST OF A QUIFF, A SELF CONTAINED BLUES BASED UNIT JUST WANTING ONCE MORE TO GET DOWN DEEP AND DIRTY.

 
As soon as these guys release their album it will be up here for your pleasure!
 
Their own website is here http://ghostofaquiff.com/ and you can see them in action here: