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How it all started

It was back in 1979 when Chris, Neil, and Ian got together and started jamming with Glen Whatmaugh our first guitarist and David Yates our first bass player. We were ambitious and from the start and wrote our own songs. The influences ranged from everybody as diverse as The Sweet, UFO, Genesis, Deep purple, Scorpions, Van Halen etc etc. The sword and sorcery theme was everywhere and the name for the band was born from an idea of there being a mythical being called the Stormchild.

We went out using pyrotechnics which nobody did at the time, and we had bombs and explosions and plenty of smoke. The idea was that it had to be a visual experience as well when people came to see us. We didn't want to be just another pub rock band, not that there's anything wrong with that, I've played hundreds of pubs! We just had our sights set a bit higher!

Warts and all, first review!   Hand written, very retro!!

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