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The Story So Far / Bio

Back from 1985, and still full of fire!

The Story So Far...

In the far off days of the mid 1980s, Edinburgh band The Story So Far was busy on the scene, appearing at the Nite Club, Astoria, Wee Red Bar, Potterrow, La Sorbonne and many other venues. The band played a heady mix of pop, punk, new wave, funk, rock, ska, reggae, jazz and blues, always with passion and surreal humour.

Then, after a storming set at La Sorbonne on 28 January 1985, the band disappeared from the gig scene.

Now read on -

Three of the five members are still in touch - Jake, bass and backing vocals; Allan, drums; and Donald, guitar.

Reunited for a couple of charity gigs in 2011, that helped raise about £10,000, the band sees no reason not to keep right on playing.

The line-up of The Story So Far has changed a bit - Allan and Donald return on drums and guitar, but Jake is now found on vocals and trumpet, with Ed playing Jake's old Fender Jazz bass.

We've had a good reception and positive feedback - people from a slightly younger generation than ourselves like the idea of seeing an authentic 80s band with an early 80s earthy sound and feel - not the heavily synthesised and produced stuff of the New Romantics.

See historic video clips from the 'last gig' in 1985, as well as more recent clips, on www.youtube.com/TSSFJake.

Jake and Allan released a 12" single in 1987 under the name of Five. You can hear the songs from the single, Next Time and Clean Living on Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/564941720. You can also hear a couple of demo tapes recorded by The Story So Far in 1983 and 1984.

You can see new and old photos and memorabilia on the band's Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ThisIsTheStorySoFar.

Follow the revived band on www.twitter.com/bassntrumpet , as we seek rehearsal venues, try to remember how the songs go, fight over what songs to play, start and stop at different times, and all sorts.

Please email thestorysofar@blueyonder.co.uk if you'd like any more info.

General Info

Band Members
Vocals + trumpet, drums + BVs, bass + BVs, guitar
Artist Name
The Story So Far
Profile Page
Active Since
Pop / New Wave / jazz/blues

Contact Info

Edinburgh, UK