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More Fool You
Press
2009
The band More Fool You really began life after a conversion between Steve Jones, Daz Pritchard and Gary Morris who, at the time were members of Higzy's band vanishing point.
The conversation centred around the idea of putting a heavily dub influenced band together, a few months down the line a rehearsal was arranged at a Studio in Stockport, it wasnt long before the band got a set together and started to gig.
Steve, Daz and Gary were joined By two keyboard players Shaun Roache and Dave Grindrod, with Shauns then Girlfriend Nikki Cunningham helping out with the design of a backdrop for the band.
Drummer Daz Pritchard came up with the name 'More Fool You' which was the name of a race horse.

Shortly into the bands early life Dave Grindrod left leaving Shaun Roache to expand on some of his own ideas.
It was never an easy ride for More Fool You, after some arguing Gaz Morris was kicked out of the band and was replaced by Ian Fletcher, Gary eventually re-joined the band along with multi-talented singing skills of Desnya Lashimba.
Sometime down the line keyboard player Shaun Roache was kicked out of the band following some issues with a member of Community charge, he was replaced by a guy who had worked with Mark E Smiths band the fall.

More fool You were probably one of the best live bands around during the early to mid 90s.
99% of the songs were written by Steve Jones the bass player whose musical influences were Killing Joke, Jah Wobble, PIL, Scientist, the Mad Proffessor and some of the work of Adrian Sherwoods On-U-Sound System.
Sean Roache also significantly added to the More Fool You sound, This combined with Gary Morris's Hendrix influenced playing gave the band a very different sound compared to a lot of what was coming out of Manchester at the time.


During the bands half decade together they rehearsed very regularly which made for very tight live performances.

Labeling the More Fool Sound was always going to be a difficult task as their music rested uneasily between Dub reggae, metallic punk which was underpinned by Korg Synths and special effects.


But, all good things come to an end, there were many unresolved personal issues within the band, this coupled with a lack of motivation led to the split of More Fool You in 1995.

Steve Jones continues to write dub reggae/dubstep and Djs his own work, as for the rest of the band they have not been seen for over a decade.

Steve would like to wish all former members of More Fool You the best of luck in whatever they are doing.
Artefact added : 17th July 2009
by northernhoard
foz Says –
hi northernhoard..

i dont know what gary or darran are doing right now as i have'nt seen either for some time...however i do know what darran was up to after more fool you as we was in the same band for a number of years...that band was born idle and you can find them on this site....hope this helps.
COMMENT ADDED 29th July 2009
Matthetwat Says –
Hi Steve

How the devil are you?

Matt

X
COMMENT ADDED 30th October 2009
northernhoard Says –
Which Matt is this?

cheers steve
COMMENT ADDED 2nd November 2009
Matthetwat Says –
Higher Broughton, Streetfighter II Partner, Early to mid 90's set.
COMMENT ADDED 2nd November 2009
northernhoard Says –
allright matt, how goes it Bro?
COMMENT ADDED 2nd November 2009
Matthetwat Says –
Peachy, fatter, with less hair.
COMMENT ADDED 2nd November 2009
northernhoard Says –
See bob for email addy
COMMENT ADDED 2nd November 2009
undecipher8 Says –
Haha!!
Unpredicted future-rewritten past!!
The dodgy noises still roll on---
Enjoy!!
blacklightmutants...
COMMENT ADDED 6th July 2012
northernhoard Says –
Hope all is well Sean, good to see you keeping up the noise mate!
COMMENT ADDED 6th July 2012
waz Says –
gaz is now in nucleus roots with his bro paul xx
COMMENT ADDED 14th September 2012
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