Who has been in The Fall?

So how many line-ups of The Fall have there been? The numbers vary from commentator to commentator - and the perennial question is bound to be what do you mean by a line-up? Are we just talking about live performances, or do we include studio and session musicians, and what about one-off appearances?  Almost impossible to list - so here's a list of the known band members - the rest you can work out yourself - and below that interviews with ex-members that we have conducted in the past.if we've missed anyone (which is always possible) please let us know.......
  1. Mark E. Smith - Spring 1977 until......
  2. Martin Bramah (guitar) -  Spring 1977 until April 1979 ; 12th July 1989 until 14th July 1990
  3. Tony Friel (bass) -   Spring 1977 until 23rd December 1977
  4. Una Baines (keyboards) - Spring 1977 until April 1978 (although stood in for Yvonne Pawlett on one or two gigs afterwards)
  5. Steve Ormrod - 23rd May 1977
  6. Karl Burns (drums, bass) - June 1977 until 30th December 1978 ; May 1981 until 22nd March 1986; 5th May 1993 until 19th May 1993 ; September 1993 until 11th October 1996 ; 27th July 1997 until 7th April 1998
  7. Jonnie Brown (bass) - January 1978
  8. Eric McGann (Bass) February 1978 until 26th May 1978
  9. Yvonne Pawlett (keyboards - May 1978 until 28th July 1979
  10. Steve Davis (Percussion) - 30th May 1978; 1st June 1980 until 14th June 1980
  11. Marc Riley (Bass, Guitar, Keyboards) - 11th June 1978 until 22nd December 1982
  12. Mike Leigh (Drums) - 14th February 1979 until 20th March 1980
  13. Craig Scanlon (Guitar) - 9th May 1979 until 24th October 1995
  14. Steve Hanley (Bass - 9th May 1979 until 3rd November 1984 ; 14th May 1985 until 7th April 1998
  15. Paul Hanley (Drums) - 21st March 1980 until 1st June 1980 ; 18th June 1980 until May 1981 ; 26th August 1981 until 3rd November 1984
  16. Dave Tucker (clarinet, keyboards) - January 1981 until April 1981
  17. Brix Smith (guitar) - 21st September 1983 until 21st December 1988 ; 13th August 1994 until 11th October 1996
  18. Simon Rogers (guitar, bass, keyboards) - 6th December 1984 until July 1987  
  19. Simon Wolstencroft (drums) - 5th June 1986 until 14th May 1997
  20. Marcia Schofield (keyboards) - October 1986 until 14th July 1990
  21. Unknown Second Guitarist - 14th February 1989
  22. Kenny Brady (violin) - 17th December 1989 (Peel Session) ; Various gigs early 1990 ; July 23rd 1990 until 4th June 1991
  23. Charlotte Bill (flute) - various gigs early 1990
  24. Unknown keyboard player - 26th August 1990 (Reading Festival)
  25. Dave Bush (keyboards) - 3rd August 1991 until 22nd December 1994
  26. Lucy Rimmer (Backing Vocals) - November 1994 until October 1996
  27. Julia Nagle (keyboards, guitar) - 10th March 1995 until 25th November 2001
  28. Mike Bennett (Backing Vocals) - 12th December 1995 until late 1996
  29. Adrian Flanagan (guitar, keyboards) - 24th December 1996 until 26th February 1997
  30. Keir Stewart (keyboards) - 26th February 1997
  31. Tommy Crooks (guitar) - 13th May 1997 until 7th April 1998
  32. Simon Spencer (keyboards) - 13th to 14th May 1997
  33. Kate Themen (drums) - 27th April 1998 until 30th April 1998
  34. Karen Leatham (bass) - 11th August 1998 until December 1998
  35. Tom Head (drums) - 11th August 1998 until 22nd December 2000 (excluding 28th August 1999)
  36. Stuart Estell (guitar) - 30th August 1998
  37. Neville Wilding (guitar) - 11th October 1998 until 2nd December 2000
  38. Adam Halal (bass) - 16th December 1998 until 2nd December 2000
  39. Nick Dewey (drums) 28th August 1999
  40. Spencer Birtwistle - 12th December 2000 until 25th November 2001; 28th June 2004 until 7th May 2006
  41. Ben Pritchard (guitar) - 24th February 2001 until 7th May 2006
  42. Jim Watts (bass, guitar) - 24th February 2001 until 19th March 2003; 11th July 2004 until 5th December 2004
  43. Brian Fanning (guitar) - 24th August 2001 until October 2001
  44. Ed Blaney (guitar, vocals) - 24th August 2001 until approx 2003 (although various appearances subsequently)
  45. Dave Milner (drums) - 29th November 2001 until 28th May 2004
  46. Elena Poulou (keyboards) - 22nd September 2002 until 21st July 2012 ; 20th September 2012 until 14th November 2015 ; 12th March 2016 until 16th April 2016 ; 26th April 2016 until 28th April 2016
  47. Ruth Daniel (keyboards - 22nd September 2002
  48. Steve Evets (vocals, bass) - 22nd September 2002 until March 2003
  49. Stuart (drums) - 27th March 2003
  50. Simon "Ding" Archer (bass) - 4th April 2003 until 3rd April 2004 ; 9th March 2008 until 12th March 2008 ; 19th March 2008 to 29th March 2008
  51. Dougie James (vocals) - Early 2004 various gigs
  52. Steve Trafford (bass) - 1st April 2004 until 7th May 2006
  53. Tim Presley (guitar) - 9th May 2006 until 11th August 2006 ; 2nd September 2006 until 12th September 2006 ; 13th October 2006 until 6th November 2006 ; 21st January 2007 until 1st June 2007 ; 2nd November 2011 until 28th November 2011 ; 28th November 2013
  54. Rob Barbato (bass) - 9th May 2006 until 11th August 2006 ; 2nd September 2006 until 14th September 2006 ; 13th October 2006 until 6th November 2006 ; 21st January 2007 until 1st June 2007; 16th and 17th August 2013 
  55. Orpheo McCord (drums) 9th May 2006 until 15th September 2006 ; 13th October 2006 until 1st June 2007
  56. Pete Greenway (guitar) 26th until 27th August 2006 ; 14th September 2006 ; 5th March 2007 ; 1st April 2007 ; 9th April 2007 ; 1st July 2007 until 22nd October 2011 ; 10th February 2012 until present
  57. Dave Spurr (bass) 26th August 2006 until 28th June 2013;  12th October 2013 until present
  58. Keiron Melling (drums) 7th October 2006 ; 12th November 2006 ;  1st July 2007 until 29th November 2013 ; 1st February 2014 until present
  59. Daren Garrett (drums) 29th November 2013 until 9th October 2015
  60. Paul Bonney (drums) 30th July 2016 until present (except 6th October 2016 and 2nd November 2016)


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