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Press article plugging a very early Birthday Party gig at the tiny DeVilles club off Albert Sq in 81. A goth-tastic Joanne Whalley (Kilmer) used to work behind the bar.

I had it in my head that Nick and the boys once played at Cloud9 off Cross St but can find no record of such a gig on the website where I found this.

Not sure what they would have made of them at York Territorial Army Centre!
Artefact added : 13th October 2009
by Tony/Longfella
Abigail Says –
OMFG! A gothtastic Joanne Whalley? Gosh!
COMMENT ADDED 14th October 2009
Tony/Longfella Says –
Easy tiger!

Yeah, she sang backing vox with Stockport post-punk band the SlowGuns for a while.

Listed on here at
COMMENT ADDED 14th October 2009
Flannel Says –
She worked in the punk clothes shop 'Roxy' too didn't she ?
COMMENT ADDED 21st October 2009
Tony/Longfella Says –
Roxy? Was that in the Underground market? I bought some comedy trousers from there once. Too embarassing to describe!
COMMENT ADDED 28th October 2009
Mr C Says –
Joanne Whalley was our singer's bezzy mate (Pressure, Janice Addnett).

Wouldn't have minded a pop at her myself back then but I found her a tad aloof shall we say!

Perhaps she had slightly higher aspirations than a bunk-up with a scrote drummer from Hattersley??? :D
COMMENT ADDED 19th October 2015
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