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Added 21st August 2007 by mark leary


Marquis De Sade
The Boars Head

Stockport's one and only glam/goth rockers, Marquis de Sade, from 1985.

Fronted by the late Dave Ellis, the line up included
Andy Daniels : Guitar
Dave Heywood : Bass
Les Brady : Drums
Darrin Swindells : Keyboards
Stuart Grimshaw : Rhythm Guitar
David Haig : Keyboards
Kathryn Way : Keyboards

Filmed by Phil Ellis.

Marquis de Sade also has connections with (amongst others)
Charlotte's Web
Paris and the Atmospheres
The Images
Push Push
Dislocation Dance
Alien Tint

Latest Discussion

“I played guitar/keyboards in Marqius de Sade from 1981 - 84 and lost contact with them after this time. I discovered this website recently and was saddened to learn of the death of Dave Ellis. He was a bit of a rough diamond and a very talented song writer. I have never forgotton the times I spent with these talented and under-rated musicians.”
29 Apr 2008
“Reply from Michael Pollard:
'With the help of Pete Litler (Paris and the Atmospheres) I've put together a CD of the few studio recordings of the band that remain to give to the ex-members of the band. I'd be happy to send you a copy as you may well feature on some of the tracks. We also have a dvd of the Boars Head gig and some earlier rehearsals. Also if you have any recordings of the band we'd be very interested. You can contact me via my website
02 May 2008
“hahaha dave in his sussies, what a legend”
08 Nov 2009
“You may be interested in Hologram Studios on this site”
15 Mar 2011
“dave ellis was my dad, and im so proud of him he was a legend! sadly missed by me and my bro n fam, i have a dvd of marquis de sade so if anyone wants a copy email me.”
30 May 2011
“Hello Zoe,
I'm interested to know what the DVD is of and whether you have any other live stuff. I've got copies of some studio material which I'd be very happy to pass on to you but I can't find an email address for you. If you could contact me on that would be great. My wife, Kathryn, was with the band for a short while, playing keyboards. She introduced me to the band's music some years ago and I was instantly hooked. Hope to hear from you.”
31 May 2011
“This band is interesting! Is the drummer the same Les Brady who is now a football referee in Stockport??! Also, I shared a house in Heaton Moor in summer 1980 with guitarist Stu Grimshaw and a few others (including Joanne Whalley from Romiley (later Joanne Whalley-Kilmer), then a 'face' on the Stockport punk scene. Would love to know what became of Stu and his pal Peter Smallwood.”
10 Jun 2011
“Can you upload the actual video via YouTube?”
29 Jun 2011
“Zoe I was good mates with your Dad in the late 70s and in 81/82 we lived in a mad share house in Bramhall with other bands , My name is Neil Parker I was the drumer in NU-TRICX. Sad to hear he is no longer with us . Them days were some of the best times of my life, Crazy mad nights at PIPS with Stu and Dave...Love to see the DVD . Raps Do I know you ? Our band practisis were at my Dads in heaton moor near the station . I was hanging with the same lads and good mates with Carol Morley, Pauls sister,I also had a thing with Joanne for a bit.”
13 Jun 2012
“I was in this band very briefly as a guitarist around 1984 and Dave lived in Cheadle heath as a caretaker to a funeral directors and we would rehearse there. I remember the real human skull he had called Prince William that Dave always told me he found in a bustop one night lol. He had it stolen from him by Bikers at a gig in Cheadle and was gutted. I still have a westone Thunder 1A that i let Dave use that has Buckle rash all over the back thanks to his studded belt lol.”
01 Aug 2012
“I played bass for some considerable time for these guys, great fun indeed and i still have a fair amount of recordings from that time. Many happy memories and so saddened to hear of Dave's death. A true original”
04 Aug 2012
“Mophead speaking here.
As the songwriter for Push Push Stockport.
The Boarshead was a great venue to be at. Loved that place and listend to Dave and the band on many occasions. Frigging brilliant band with a bit of a twist.
Push Push.
Band members were.
Dean Redman vocals and acoustic guitar.
Steve McCabe bass player.
Mophead keyboards.
Jimmy and then Glenn and Les drums.
Tim at Courtyard recording studios in Stockport might have some recordings still ?.”
12 Nov 2017
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