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GDANSK 1981 REHEARSAL. 2 BASS LINE-UP GDANSK FIRST GIG. LOUGHTON COLLEGE 1982
L-R DAVE LEADER, BRIAN HASLER, CHRIS MOFFAT, AUSTIN STACK, GILL WOODWRIGHT (NEE WRIGHT), PAUL WOODWRIGHT CHRIS MOFFAT AND PAUL WOODWRIGHT

DEVIANT AMPS are a psychedelic rock band. They formed in 1982 from the ashes of Gdansk. They have been on a very long strange trip since then and it shows no sign of letting up. The journey continues.....

DEVIANT AMPS FIRST GIGS POSTER 1982 DEVIANT AMPS FIRST GIG AT THE SQUARE, HARLOW. 1982 DEVIANT AMPS LIVE. HARLOW COUNCIL ROCK CONTEST 1983
THE SQUARE GIG WAS AS SUPPORT TO THE NEWTOWN NEUROTICS L-R BRIAN HASLER, PAUL WOODWRIGHT, DAVE LEADER, ALBERT LEWIS, TIM KITTS L-R PAUL WOODWRIGHT, BRIAN HASLER, DAVE LEADER, TIM KITTS, ALBERT LEWIS

MK1 - Paul Woodwright - accoustic guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Dave Leader - drums, Albert Lewis - congos and Tim Kitts - lead guitar

DEVIANT AMPS FIRST DEMO CASSETTE. 1985 DEVIANT AMPS AND GOAT AFTER REHEARSING AT THE MILL DEVIANT AMPS SECOND DEMO CASSETTE. 1986
3 SONG CASSETTE L-R PAUL WOODWRIGHT, TIM KITTS, DAVE LEADER, BRIAN HASLER, KEIRON MGGOUGHLIN 4 SONG CASSETTE

MK2 - Paul Woodwright - accoustic guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Dave Leader - drums, Albert Lewis - congos, Tim Kitts - lead guitar And Keiron McGoughlin - sax

MICK HAWKINS AND DAVE THOMPSON JOIN THE BAND LOCAL PAPER REVIEW DEVIANT AMPS THIRD CASSETTE. 1987
L-R BRIAN HASLER, MICK HAWKINS, KEIRON MCGOUGHLIN, PAUL WOODWRIGHT, DAVE THOMPSON, TIM KITTS OUR FIRST LIVE REVIEW. GIG UNKNOWN 4 SONG CASSETTE

MK3 - Paul Woodwright - accoustic guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Tim Kitts - lead guitar, Dave Thompson, synths and Mick Hawkin - drums

LOCAL PAPER ROCK CONTEST PREVIEW GOING TO LONDON LOCAL PAPER REVIEW LOCAL PAPER REVIEW
WE MADE THE B FINAL ONE OF OUR FIRST TRIPS TO LONDON RESTLESS SELLS WELL. WRITTEN BY STEVE LAMACQ RESTLESS SELL OUT

MK4 - Paul Woodwright - accoustic/electric guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Tim Kitts - lead guitar, Dave Thompson, synths and Andy Kolthammer - drums

NEW LINE-UP. ANDY KOLTHAMMER JOINS ON DRUMS LOCAL PAPER ROCK CONTEST REVIEW LOCAL PAPER NEW DRUMMER ANNOUNCEMENT
L-R BRIAN HASLER, DAVE THOMPSON, PAUL WOODWRIGHT, ANDY KOLTHAMMER, TIM KITTS B FINAL OF HARLOW ROCK COMPETITION WE THINK ANDY KOLTHAMMER JOINS ON DRUMS

MK5 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Nikki Batley - guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Tim Kitts - lead guitar, Dave Thompson - synths and Andy Kolthammer - drums

LIVE CASSETTE RELEASE 1989 THE SIX HEADED BEAST DINGWALLS TICKET
6 TRACKS RECORDED LIVE AT THE SQUARE L-R DAVE THOMPSON, BRIAN HASLER, NIKKI BATLEY, ANDY KOLTHAMMER, TIM KITTS, PAUL WOODWRIGHT WE WERE HEADLINING

MK6 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Nikki Batley - guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Tim Kitts - lead guitar, Dave Thompson - synths and Tim Boulton - drums

SHOW OF THE WEEK SPIRIT OF THE AGE CASSETTE. RELEASED 1994 BLASTING BACK
BACK AT THE BAKERS DOZEN. THE VENUE CLOSED SOON AFTER THIS 6 TRACK CASSETTE I INJURED MY BACK AT WORK

MK7 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Brian Hasler - bass/vocals, Tim Kitts - lead guitar, Dave Thompson - synths and Tim Boulton - drums

NO LIVE PICS FIRST SIGHTING OF MARTIN FIRST SIGHTING OF KEITH STEVE SHELSHER STEVE SHELSHER FIRST GIG WITH STEVE
TIM, NICK,LESLIE ALL CHANGE ON BASS ALL CHANGE ON DRUMS ALL CHANGE ON GUITAR HE PLAYED 6 GIGS. WE BECAME TRIO IN 2003 WHITE LION, SAWBRIDGEWORTH

MK8 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Martin Wheeldon - bass/vocals, Tim Kitts - lead guitar, Leslie Diss - guitar/vocals, Dave Thompson - synths and Nick Diss - drums

GIVING IT ALL AWAY 3 TRACK EP CD FIRST THREE PIECE GIG MARTIN WHEELDON PAUL WOODWRIGHT KEITH CHENERY
OUR FIRST CD. IT FEATURES STEVE SHELSHER, GUITARS ALSO THE FIRST JOHN PEEL DAY FIRST THREE PIECE GIG FIRST THREE PIECE GIG FIRST THREE PIECE GIG

MK9 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Martin Wheeldon - bass/vocals, Steve Shelsher - lead guitar, Dave Thompson - synths and Nick Diss - drums

THEN WE PLAYED THIS GIG WATTSFEST LIVE ON STAGE AT WATTSFEST DEVIANCY AMPLIFICATION SPIRAL CD
FIRST MEETING WITH KOZMIK KEN I SAID TO FARMER WHAT A GREAT SITE.... DUE TO BAD FEEDBACK WE CAN TRACE MARTIN'S EAR PROBLEMS BACK TO THIS GIG OUR FIRST ALBUM. NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE

MK10 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Martin Wheeldon - bass/vocals, Steve Shelsher - lead guitar and Keith Chenery - drums

MAGIC CARPET RIDE KICKED IT ALL OFF AGAIN FOR US THAT FESTIVAL THE LAST HURRAH! THE LAST TIME FOR MARTIN. THE LAST HURRAH
WE COUNT THIS AS OUR FIRST ALBUM CD ALL BACK TO BOBBIES MARTIN'S LAST GIG WITH US WE ACTUALLY HAD ONE MORE GIG WITH HAWKLORDS BEFORE MARTIN LEFT

MK11 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Martin Wheeldon - bass/vocals and Keith Chenery - drums

SUBS AT TANNERFEST 2017 WOODBINE AT TANNERFEST 2017 KEITH AT TANNERFEST 2017 THE TANNERFEST LIVE ALBUM CD
HE ASKED TO JOIN AFTER SEEING US AT CLUB 85, HITCHIN ROCKING AT TANNERFEST BANGING AWAY AT TANNERFEST RELEASED DECEMBER 2017

MK12 - Paul Woodwright - guitar/vocals, Subs - bass and Keith Chenery - drums

The current line up came together in September 2015. They have released 2 studio albums and 3 live albums and started Devora in that time. Devora have released one studio album.

The band have played many festivals and events over the years and are continually expanding the songs and the set via improvisation and introduction of guest players to the live set. Such expansions have been with Dani Speakman, Steve Bemmand, Will Greenwood, Andy Roger, Graham Clarke, Roz Bruce, Cary Grace, Laura Neill, Joie Hinton, Seaweed, Rob Pullen, Iain Hawk, Chris Cambridge, Dave Onley, Kev Ellis, Gregg McKella, Tyrone Thomas, Richard Armstrong, Nik Turner and Mic Cosmic.

DEVIANT AMPS record on their own DAMP recordings at their studio The Electric Salad Studio.

DEVIANT AMPS FAMILY

PAUL "WOODBINE" WOODWRIGHT GUITAR/VOCALS 1983-PRESENT. ALBERT "HERB" LEWIS CONGASS 1983-1985. LAST SEEN SLACKING IN THE WEST COUNTRY. BRIAN "BAZ" HASLER BASS 1983-1998. CO-FOUNDER OF AMPS AND FRIEND OF BAND. DAVID LEADER DRUMS 1983-1985. CO-FOUNDER OF AMPS. STILL SEEN AROUND HARLOW. TIM "TINY" KITTS GUITAR 1983-2002. CO-FOUNDER OF AMPS NOW LIVES IN LEAMINGTON. DAVE "DOG" THOMPSON KEYBOARDS 1986-2000 NOW RESIDES IN LEAMINGTON. KEIRAN MCGOUGHLIN SAXAPHONE 1985-1987. LIVES IN EPPING. MIKE HAWKIN DRUMS 1985-1987 NOW LIVES AND WORKS IN CANADA. ANDY KOLTHAMMER DRUMS 1987-1995 STILL DRUMING IN COLCHESTER. NIKKI BATLEY GUITAR/VOCALS 1989-1996 NOW LIVES IN SPAIN SONGWRITING. TIM BOULTON DRUMS 1987-1999 LAST SEEN DRUMMING AT AUSTINS SHIRTS RE-UNION. NICK DISS DRUMS 1999-2001 WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN LESLEY DISS GUITAR/BACKING VOX 1999-2001 WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN. MARTIN WHEELDON BASS/VOCALS 1998-2015. KEITH CHENERY DRUMS 2001-PRESENT. STEVE SHELSER GUITAR 2002-2005. SUBS BASS 2015-PRESENT.

Woodbine
"Herb"
"Baz"
David Leader
Tim Kitts
"Dog"
Keiren M

Mick Hawkin

Andy K
Nikki Batley
Tim Boulton
Nick Diss
Leslie Diss
"Bangers"
Keith
Steve Shelser
Subs

HONOURARY DEVIANT AMPS

ROB PULLEN, SYNTHS. CHRIS CAMBRIDGE, SYNTHS. RICHARD ARMSTRONG, THERAMIN. WILL GREENWOOD, GUITAR. DANI SPEAKMAN, GUITAR. STEVE BEMMAND, GUITAR. IAIN HAWK, SITAR. MIC COSMIC, SYNTHS. ROZ BRUCE, GUITAR. KEV ELLIS, HARMONICA. ANDY ROGER, SYNTHS. NIK TURNER, SAXAPHONE. JOIE HINTON, SYNTHS. LAURA NEILL, SAXAPHONE. CARY GRACE, SYNTHS. GRAHAM CLARK, GUITAR. DAVE ONLEY, BASS AND SYNTHS. GREGG MCKELLA, CLARINET. TYRONE THOMAS, GUITAR. ANNE MILDEN, THERAMIN. SEAWEED, SYNTHS.