Man Down

After I left Echofire, I immediately set about assembling a new band as I was itching to get going. After a couple of conversations with my friend Mikey May whom I had been wanting to work with for a while and Wild Trash/Reeved bassist Lyndon Birchall, we got the band together. We were initially joined by Warren Garner on drums. The music very quickly took shape but Warren’s work commitments rendered him unable to continue with the band.

Rick Bulmer immediately took to the stool and had been wanting to play some rock music for a while. His main band was Bradford reggae band Trenchtown.

We wrote quite a few original numbers with very much a heavy rock feel but unfortunately never got around to recording them. We did however write and record a Christmas single called “Man Down The Chimney“, which was in aid of the charity CALM. We only played one gig, which was in December 2016.

In the new year of 2017, things changed quite rapidly. Rick left the band to be replaced by Kallum Keeley temporarily but rehearsals became very sparse for a variety of reasons. After a spell of ill health, I decided that being in two bands was no longer working for me at the time and I wanted to concentrate on Dawn of Elysium and studio based projects.

Mikey and Lyndon continued after my departure with a new line-up, which in turn evolved into something quite different.