A cracking Birmingham UK based ska band. Named to be the 'New Specials' but they soon realised that they could never match up to the expectation of that name so it was shortened to New Specs.
Originally comprising of Duncan 'Disorderly' Gaunt on lead guitar, Andy 'Boris Arse Mop' Taylor on rhythym guitar, Jimmy 'Spazmo' Norwood on bass and Dean 'One, More, Lots, Many' Beresford on drums.
A later configuration brought in Olly 'Loops' Bradley on bass and his brother Syme 'Fat Guy' Bradley on lead guitar. This moved Andy Taylor to vocal duties.
Top gigs included Four Oaks Tennis Club, where they kicked ass and Little Aston Youth Club whewre they kicked even more ass.
These days, they are all married and sad. Apart from Dean Beresford who still forges a career in hitting things for a living.
Syme went on to become features editor for Guitarist magazine.
Duncan, married with two kids, now builds bus shelters and McDonalds Restaurants.
Andy claims to work in the IT industry but we all know that he's only thinking about the next addition to his rather large guitar collection.
Olly is now a bass playing mercenary who will play any tune for lager or an automatic weapon.
The Specs rocked, shining light and influence upon all that bathed in there sadly short glare.
Andy: 'Any do's on?'
Dunc: *pause* 'Nah."
Andy: 'Wish I had a Tardis.'
Intro to 'Wish I had a Tardis' New Specs tune 1979.