After waking up on leeds train station platform then getting the post train ( ha remember them) back to my hometown of scarborough at the age of thirteen after seeing punk band the exploited at a club called branningans and then going to school that morning. The seed was well n truely planted a few years before with the remants of the sex pistols and the clash just about functioning and having such impact as things do at that age eh.Traveling up and down the country going to see bands just seemed the norm and was something special to me n im sure to a lot of other people too.That music was life and life was music!!!!!!!
FORWARD TIME -> ->
Cockroach began in a garage converted into a studio
after funding from the foundation for sports and the arts to run workshops for disadvantaged kids
FORWARD TIME -> ->
Released and album infestation and a few tracks on various compilation
albums and gigs up and down the country & various promotion through magazines
clubs radio etc ......
-> the rave scene happned
-> influences> crass/ discharge/ ministry/ the clash/ the damned /njoi and shed load of early dance tunes
No more lables genre free
2015->->COCKROACH returned to the studio to start work on new material after a long break totally away
from creativity.Instant feedback from major players in the electronic music world.released THE HUMANITY EP and NEW DAWN on outerbass records london with amazing feedback throughout the year with numerous radio and music press reviews and internet attention from major distribution in the uk and abroad.
2016->->Signed three contracts in the usa for worldwide distribution of three separate albums
NEW DAWN/TRANCEPARENT and PYCHOSIS.
2016->->COCKROACH after various radio plays on the BBC and new material aired at tomorrowland in belgium.Various major festival dates penciled in for 2017 and a new five year contract for a new ep with sirious B records australia.
2017 COCKROACH>> Recording new material planned at farmadelica studios florida USA for future album"THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS" and the track "earth calling" to be released on the forthcoming epic compilation album put together by howard merlin wulkan at his studio farmadelica "HEALING THE EARTH ONE SONG AT A TIME",Various magazine/radio interviews and features in the UK and worldwide plus New up and coming collaborations and UK gigs with the legendary Gary clail & tour the of north america >>>
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