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EMERGENCY EXIT


EMERGENCY EXIT

EMERGENCY EXIT

The group started in ’97 with a Yamaha keyboard as a drummer. Some lengthy and trippy jams were created to begin with. The addition of original drummer Shaun Moseley saw the band evolve into a melodic rock outfit pitched somewhere between The Stone Roses and The Smiths.

The departure of John Evans, and the arrival of Joe Bushell, gave the band a “rockier” sound. Post millenium, and with Shaun’s replacement on drums, Gary Doherty, the band settled into an intriguing mixture of raw, fast rock and roll, combined with Doorsesque trippy epics. “Far out man,” went a City Life photo caption at the time.

When Gary Doherty departed on paternal duty, one Manchester session drummer enthused “The songs are really big!”, and joined for a few gigs in the city.

When Joe Bushell also left the band Phil Rathbone and Dan Crockett played for a while with mainstays Dan Rowlands and Jim Cadwallender.

This period saw a more Bunnymen/Ride-esque direction evolve.

The group disbanded in January 2003.

In November 2010 there was a re-union gig at Manchester Academy 3, earning rave reviews. The gig was solitary, however, being a farewell for bassist Jim Cadwallender before his family relocation to Yorkshire…

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