European Sun

European Sun

Sources - Rex Brough - Pete Chambers

Line up

Chrissie Pew - Vocals

Rod Goodwin - Bass / Vocals

John Beaufoy

Single - Answer Me - Iguana Records 1983 (Iguana was  part of the Horizon Studios Group)

Memories from Chrissie Pew (from Rex Brough)

"I sang with Flackoff after Claire Ellis left the band, and stayed with the band until it's demise, Rod Goodwin and myself
formed 'European Sun'. This line up stayed together for nearly eight years.
I am finding it difficult to find anything on the net. about 'European Sun'
; which is strange, as we where very well known in local band circles, and
we also had an indie deal"

From Pete Chambers - Godiva Rocks

" European Sun came out of the remains of Leamington Spa Band Flack Off. Rod was a kingpin on the Leamington scene and had been organising concerts in the area and generally shouting at people to halt the apathy and do something about the lack of gigs- Chrissie was dark and sultry and had a great rock voice European Sun was a more sedate affair than Flack Off. At one point they looked like they were on the verge of a big success, but when Ron Goodwin left in 1985, their founder member and driving force had left"

From Ministry of Beaver site - Ron Goodwin

"Rod is an established and well-known bassist in the area and played bass with the band for several

years before discovering the sport of running. He has very kindly offered to fill the bass player's shoes until a suitable full-time bass player can be found. He is a bit of a local legend, having played in the bands Flackoff and European Sun in his earlier days as a bass player. He has an annoying (but great) habit of not picking up a bass for several months and then coming along to rehearsals when depping for the band and playing songs faultlessly. When not playing bass or running, Rod runs a P.A. hire company, TGS PA Hire."

 an established and well-known bassist in the area and played bass with the band for several years before discovering the sport of running. He has very kindly offered to fill the bass player's shoes until a suitable full-time bass player can be found. He is a bit of a local legend, having played in the bands Flackoff and European Sun in his earlier days as a bass player. He has an annoying (but great) habit of not picking up a bass for several months and then coming along to rehearsals when depping for the band and playing songs faultlessly. When not playing bass or running, Rod runs a P.A. hire company, TGS PA Hire.


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