Hank29 and before....

a potted history in anticipation of future memory loss. (Hint : switch to 2d at bottom left if this view annoys you!!)

1984-06-01 12:47:26


Finally picked a guitar up again

1985-07-06 02:40:38

First recordings

The Mono tape Deck technique

1986-05-10 10:39:04

Kastrator - Formed

Andy R, Dave Ellam, Phil Holden, Mark Noble and one bloody awful band name!

1988-02-27 00:00:00

Chief Quits Kastrator

Shock news as Vocals fall silent

1988-03-01 00:00:00

Kastrator - 'First Slice'

Recorded at OHM studios Ossett 1988

1988-09-30 00:00:00

Kastrator - 'The Abominable Tuna'

The second studio release recorded back at OHM with Nev Barker in late 1988

1988-12-01 00:00:00

Adrian Jackson joins...

new guitarist added, Adrian Jackson came from Otley and joined to bring a super metal influence

1988-12-31 00:00:00

THOK formed

Kastrator line up but name change

1989-03-31 00:00:00

THOK 'Zombie Teddies in Drag'

The first THOK album. recorded at a studio in bradford with Karl Stipetic

1989-07-29 00:00:00

Pitchfurk 'Clean Loving'

A summer band of ad libs recordings featuring David Bailey aka Jev

1990-01-31 00:00:00

THOK 'Dead Body do not bend'

The second THOK album. recorded at a studio in bradford with Karl Stipetic. More metal than previous releases

1990-03-31 12:04:41

Adrian Quits THOK

Adrian leaves for the bright lights of Otley :)

1990-08-10 00:00:00

The PUdC 'The Tarby Bondage Tapes'

Dave and Andy and sometime Nige Harrison record some bizarre toons of their own and the odd cover version at home on the 4 track rented

1990-09-01 00:00:00

Mark & Paul Join THOK

Mark Featherstone joins to replace Adrian on lead guitar bringing a more varied and pop metal and punk pop sound along. Paul Mallinson joins on bass to replace Dave

1990-09-01 00:00:00

Dave goes to Uni

Dave finally departs after 4 years playing together to go to Uni. He will make the occasional return after a few months to play in Stumpy JC live project

1991-06-01 00:00:00

THOK - 'Selling Fridges to Eskimos'

The 3rd Thok release, recorded back in Bradford with Karl Stipetic. The only recording to feature Paul on bass.

1991-09-02 00:00:00

Paul leaves for Uni

Paul leaves to go to Uni. He does not return to play but remains friends for a few years following before emigrating to New Zealand

1991-12-31 00:00:00

Stumpy JC

Andys solo writing name created to archive recordings that were not fitting the current bands mould. Started recording on dual tape decks and moved to 4 tracks after meeting Andy Reid.

1992-07-04 00:00:00

The Quickening

Andy meets Andy Reid and joins existing band the quickening, which feature Andy Reid on bass, Pete on drums, wanda on keyboard and Steve on guitar. At this point essentially Thok disband

1993-01-01 00:00:00

Toupee - 'Wigs R Us'

Andy and Mark form a side project band to release their more funked up stuff whilst living together at Billingbauk with Thok having pretty much disbanded

1994-02-01 00:00:00

THOK new formation

Andy and Andy Reid leave the quickening taking Peter the drummer and are joined by Mark to reform THOK with a change of style musically.

1994-02-01 00:00:00

Andy Reid & Pete leave the Quickening with Andy to Join Mark

the evil Andy Renshaw steals Andy Reid and the drummer Pete leaving the Quickening behind. They never did record the track 'So long Wanda Wardell'

1994-03-31 00:00:00

THOK - 'Who's the Ugliest Now?'

Self recorded on hired 8 track gear at Stetson 1 first studio in Armley. This is essentially the birth of the Stetson studio brand

1995-05-01 00:00:00

THOK - 'Blue Bison'

The first official pressed CD released on Mumbo Jumbo records. Initially recorded at Underground sound in Armley, the poor mixes were re-worked at Submarine Studios York before release

1995-12-01 00:00:00

Peter leaves THOK

the postie gets on our nerves and we confuse him. bless Not an amicable split with him returning shortly after to head butt Andy at a gig (and then he ran away). Tough guy to the end!!

1996-06-01 00:00:00

THOK - 'Fat Happy Monkey'

Carried on as a 3 piece with Drum machine, Andy , Andy & Mark Change of music style again. recorded at Submarine Studios in York

1996-12-01 00:00:00

Stumpy JC writing increases

Songs that dont fit the slightly differing musical tastes of the band are recorded on 4 track continuously by Andy to later be released as 'Finger licking God'

1998-04-01 00:00:00

HANK29 born

with Mark gone, Andy and Andy decide to form a new venture on a more varied style of music and record everything they do. (good or bad!)

1998-04-01 00:00:00

Mark leaves for India

Mark decides the UK is not for him and leaves for 6 months in India to start his globe trotting lifestyle that he still enjoys!

1998-06-01 00:00:00

Kings of Jingle formed

After securing the business from UK greetings Kings of Jingle are formed to write and produce 14 second toons to go inside greeting cards. Much of the proceeds is used to set up Stetson1 and then Stetson 2 studio conversion and the video editing suite

1998-12-31 00:00:00

'Long Gone Lonesome Grooves'

although there was a transitional unreleased album (Mrs Bero) from SJC to Hank29, the first official release was to be 29 covers of Hank Williams songs, for his 29 years of life and the bands name.

1999-09-17 17:37:25

Stetson2 Build

Stetson2 Built by Andy and Andy in Leeds

2000-05-16 01:41:14

The Last Word in Lonesome is Me

The film by Walter Western Films. Written by Hank29. pre production reels and first sections completed

2001-01-01 00:00:00

'Sunday Bleeding Sunday'

the second hank29 album. recorded at Stetson2 entirely. Mostly made up of the odds and ends recorded during the Hank29 covers album

2002-06-01 00:00:00

'Sure aint Hank Williams'

3rd Hank29 Album recorded Stetson 2 in Horsforth by Andy and ANdy

2003-05-02 00:00:00

Nulsh first collab with Hank29

when Nulsh finally stopped talking about it and came to visit Stetson 2

2003-05-02 00:40:00

'Tea in Marrakesh'

recorded by Andy , Andy and Nulsh First writing and recording together and at Stetson 2 Horsforth

2003-09-12 00:00:00

'The Lost Weekend'

The first solo recording by Hank29 written and recorded entirely by Andy over one weekend. This started the idea of the music weeks away.

2004-03-26 00:00:00

'The Skye'

The first music trip away. recorded at Tir Nan Ogg on Skye by Andy , Andy and Nulsh Also when we met Nick

2004-11-26 00:00:00


The second music week and a return to Skye. Andy , Andy and Nulsh

2005-03-25 00:00:00

'What's in the Barn?'

The Chiefs mighty return after 17 years in the cold.

2005-03-25 00:00:00

Chief returns to the fold

After 17 years of offically recording with us (with just an odd appearance) Chief joins Andy andy and Nulsh, but plays acoustic guitar and percussion Recorded at Helton in Cumbria

2005-11-11 00:00:00

'Nutty Chuff'

The 4th Music trip .Tonys first our 3rd return to Skye. Chief could not make so it was Tony, Andy, Andy and Nulsh

2005-11-11 00:00:00

When Tony met Hank

When we first met Tony Hamill

2006-03-31 00:00:00


With a marriage falling apart came the second solo album under Hank29 by Andy. Optimistic and a change of style in many areas. recorded at Stetson2 Horsforth

2006-06-30 00:00:00


to combat the soppy feel of drive, the next solo album by Andy to cover Misfits songs in a different style recorded at Stetson2 Horsforth

2006-11-02 00:00:00

Tony Coles first Trip

When Tony Cole joined as resident photographer

2006-11-09 00:00:00

'Northern Shoal' - recording

The fifth music week. 4th return to Skye Tony Coles first trip to Skye and a huge fall out between Andys Renshaw and Reid.

2006-11-09 00:00:00


Andy Reid leaves on bad terms with Andy immediately after the return from recording on Skye.

2006-12-31 00:00:00

The Eugene Laceys

set up to recover from the split with Andy reid for a while. Mainly adhoc recordings with Dave Doran and on one track a suprise meet with Mark Featherstone

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