History



 
In 1981-82 a local punk-new wave band Forward Childhood  split up. The band consisted of Keith (BARNY) Barnard on guitar, Janette Baker on vocals, Allen  Hogarth on bass, and Martin  Gunn on drums. Barny wanted the band to stick with the punk sound but the other members wanted to move on. So together with Colin  Wiltshire on guitar and Barny on bass and vocals they recruited Ian  Dickens to play drums .SNIDE REMARKS was born.


The band were together for a couple of months when they played their first gig at Stockton's Y.M.C.A. Barny wasn't happy on bass so Ross Weston took over .The band was now a four piece and went off to do several gigs and a 4 track demo at Bull's-eye Studio .The demo was played on local Radio Tees  over a few nights which included the track Ugly which became cult musical history on Teesside  having had a track with The F word played on main stream radio was  taboo in 1982 not even The Sex Pistols had managed to do it a few years previous . Not long after this Barny and Col had there indifferences and Col left. Barny, Dicko and Ross tried to keep it together with help from a close friend Barry (Baz) Walker, who took over on vocals, but sadly, things were not meant to be (Watch this space….).


Ten years later Barny met up with new hopeful Kevin Andy Bain who took up learning the bass and together they came up with some cracking tunes. The two of them decided to create a new revamped “SNIDE REMARKS”. Once again Baz Walker helped out on vocals but couldn't commit himself to join the band permanently. Andrew  Vernel came in as drummer, and John Gibbs joined as vocalist previously with Emergency Purge


SNIDE REMARKS did lots of local gigs 1994-1996 and a few rough demos at Studio 64 in Middlesbrough. Things were tough at first and changes were made with Bugsy from The Amazing Space Frogs  briefly stepped in on vocals and Bam-Bam from The Hangmen  on drums .Barny, Andy Vern and Gibbo decided to put differences aside and continued but  Personal problems started to get in the way of the band and sadly, certain members fell out as friends, the band split ,Vern joined The Amazing  Space Frogs and Snide was put to rest


 Barny and Andy got back together  to talk about the good old days and what if the band had continued, how far could they have taken it? This inspired them to have another go at it in 2007


Barny and Andy convinced an old mate Paul Bradley (Dinny Nanny ) to join them as vocalist and rhythm guitarist, and Brad brought Richie  Idol ( Previous bands included  Punch  and Afraid To Sleep, on drums. Brad had other commitments and did not last very long
SNIDE REMARKS put out a plea for a new singer and RobertThompson replied and took over as vocalist 2008.The band went into Cut'n'Sussed studio in Durham and created a unreleased demo CD that represented Snide Remarks at this point! 
Rob had a career change in 2008 which forced him to put the band on hold. Andy left and Ricco's mate Nigel Craig  (Afraid To Sleep) took over on bass. Barny asked once again old friend Baz to help on vocals temporarily whilst Rob sorted his career out. Nigel and Ricco decided Baz was a better man for the job and he was  asked  to stay permanent Baz free from commitments this time agreed  to stay and Barney finally got his first choice frontman. Ricco and Nigel left shortly after this to concentrate on Afraid To Sleep. Robb sorted his career and took a break from music and returned as vocalist for Ska band Monkey Punch in 2013 and Andy returned on bass now Baz was committed.     After several talks and auditions with many timewasting drummers SNIDE REMARKS finally came across (SPIDER) Dave Martin in 2009 thru local guitarist (Spike) from original 1977  Teesside punk band No Way, Spider is an old school punk drummer who's been in many bands including Teesside band  The Lice .
Then just as things were coming together again , Andy  dropped a bombshell and decided he did not want to do anymore  live shows in early 2010.  So the band advertised and found a young bassist Gemma (Fall of the Republic ) who had a promising start but after a couple of months things did'nt work out, a plea was put out for a bassist  and Nigel returned and agreed to help out .


After 6 month in the band and numerous gigs , Nigel  decided to concentrate with his own band Afraid to Sleep  as he was finding it too much playing in 2 bands as gigs were a plenty. The band was advised a bassist Dave Heard formerly with Mod Band  Jarvis Humby  who had supported Brit Pop Band Badly Drawn Boy in New York was available and after he saw us decided to join the band in 2011.


Then just before recording was planned   2011 Dave was relocated by his employer to Aberdeen and the saga of a new bass player started again. Dave returned to join Teesside Mod band King Mojo in 2015


Snide Remarks made the decision to continue with  recording and drafted in Andy Bain and Nigel to play bass,( These recordings have never been  mixed and completed )  Nigel  agreed to fill in at gigs until a permanent replacement could be found.

 After a number of auditions, which were unsuccessful, the band was advised Steve Hoggart  bassist with The Amazing Space Frogs , Ardcore, was available and he was approached and he immediately agreed to take up the position in June 2011  .In May 2012  the band celebrated 30 years by making a live In The Studio album (30 years of ugly) which was put out by Nil by Mouth Records also a number of unreleased tracks in the studio were also recorded late 2012  .

It was decided to bring in a rhythm guitarist in  2013 to project the overall sound and (Space Frog Tatters  )Paul Tattersall was keen to take up the challenge and joined the band permanent and the band performed some of there biggest gigs  during 2013/14 .In April 2014 it was decided a manager would be helpful to promote the band and Woody (Graham Wood )took up the challenge he  had a lot of  Experience Promoting gigs and Organizing Events and was  a great addition .In August 2014 after the completion of Recording of the Album Reserekted (Released 2015 by Nil By Mouth Records ) Steve Hoggart and Paul Tattersall decided to leave the band and concentrate on new projects .

Replacing Paul  was George Martin  on rhythm guitar formerly with Teesside Cover Bands Huntsville and The Wot   and Nigel Craig returned on bass for the third time round completing the new 2014 line up. Woody departed from Snide Autumn 2014 and concentrated on charity events and the band decided to manage themselves.  Due to work commitments George departed in August 2015  and Nigel departed Nov 2015 as the gigs diary was too demanding and wanted to concentrate on his own  Metal band The Fury Remains replacing Nigel was  Andrew Graham (Pike) from Teesside Cover band Still Active   unfortunately it did nt work out with Pike after just  one gig as he had too many local commitments with  cover band Audio Souls  so he was dropped Feb 2016 and Steve Hoggart Returned to fill in until a replacement was  found.

 Then in April 2016 we were  approached by Kev Watson    from hard-core punk band My Rules .and Bastard Face  from Durham  . Kev played many a gig thru-out 2016 including The Great Alternative Festival Skegness. Just as Recording was about to commence in Feb. 2017 yet again it had to be cancelled due to work commitments this time Kev Watson who departed shortly after and joined Loaded 44 .
Steve Hoggart  again returned now in The Relitics to Snide Remarks as a stand in and started recording the  new album to be released 2017 until a replacement could be  found.Then in Aug 2017 Martin (Mav)Thirwell formerly with Punksters Nothing Waits from Teesside agreed to take up the bass position


 and will be a great edition to the band Mav and Steve will feature on the Album

Official Realeases. 

RESUREKTED Album   (Resurrected)  Released  Jan. 2015 

30 YEARS OF UGLY  Album (Live in the Studio)- Released Oct -   2012


BE PREPARED FOR DECIBELS (you won't need your hearing aids)




PRESENT LINE UP


MAV - BASS
BAZ - VOCALS
BARNY - GUITAR
SPIDER- DRUMS
Spider- Mav -Baz - Barney- Sunderland - 2017


STANDING  IN  2016 , 2017
(Drums - Pete Collins - No Way )
(Bass - Steve Hoggart -The Relitics and The Amazing Space Frogs )



Spider- Baz -Barney - Kev - Lancaster -  2016


2015/2016
BASS - KEV WATSON - April -2016 -Feb 2017
BASS- ANDREW GRAHAM - Nov- 2015 - Feb - 2016 

LlNE UP - 2014- 2015

VOCALS- BAZ
GUITAR- BARNY
DRUMS -  SPIDER
BASS -      NIGEL
RYTHM GUITAR- GEORGE
BASS - PIKE  



Spider - Barney - Baz - Nigel - Blackpool - 2015  


LINE UP- 2012-2014                                             

BASS - STEVE HOGGART                                                                                                   
GUITAR - BARNY
VOCALS - BAZ
DRUMS - SPIDER
RYTHM GUITAR - TATTERS

                             
     
Hoggart - Spider - Baz - Tatters - Barney- 2013 


Barney - Baz - Hoggart - Spider 2012

         
LINE UP -2011

BASS - DAVE HEARD 
BASS - STEVE HOGGART
BASS - NIGEL
VOCALS - BAZ
GUITAR - BARNY
DRUMS - SPIDER

                                     Snooty Fox - Wakefield - 2011 - Barney Baz - Dave Heard  - 
  2008 - 2010                                                          

BASS - KEVANDY
BASS - NIGEL
VOCAL - BAZ
GUITAR - BARNY
DRUMS  - SPIDER  




2007 -2008
BASS- KEVANDY
DRUMS - RITCHIE IDOL
GUITAR - BARNEY
VOCALS - ROBB


                                        The Sun - Stockton - 2008 - Barney - Rob - Ritchie Idol - Kevandy



1993-1996 
  
VOCALS - JOHN GIBBS- (1994-1996
VOCALS - BUGSY- (1996)
VOCALS - BAZ (1993)
GUITAR - BARNEY
BASS - KEVANDY
DRUMS - VERN
DRUMS - BAM BAM 

1981-1983

VOCALS - Guitar - Bass- Barney
BASS - ROss Weston 
DRUMS - DICKO - Ian Dickens
GUITAR - Colin Wiltshire- (R.I.P.)
VOCALS - Baz - (1983) 










Forward Childhood - 1980- Barney - Allen Hogarth - Martin Gunn