An undervalued indie group shaped by occasional rock and roll journalist Andy Strickland (b. 16 July 1959, Newport, Isle Of Wight, Britain; acoustic guitar/vocals), Dave Mew (b. 11 Might 1959, Epping, Essex, Britain), Henry Hersom (b. London, Britain; bass), Sally Ward (b. Preston, Britain; keyboards) and Andrew Deevey (b. 11 November 1964, Liverpool, Britain), the Caretaker Competition had become in east London in 1986, after pivotal pressure Strickland remaining fellow London group the Loft, just like the impartial circuit happened in the hold from the ‘shambling’ picture. While throughout them feigned incompetence, nevertheless, the Caretaker Competition opt for mature, melodic acoustic guitar path similar to Australian group the Go-Betweens. This process won them many friends and steady sales statistics. They began their very own Roustabout Information in 1987 before switching to the building blocks label in 1989. On the way they dropped bass participant Henry Hersom, who became a member of London clothing Bob, to become changed by Jackie Carrera (b. 6 June 1964, London, Britain), and in addition Sally Ward, who still left to consider up teaching. In addition they dropped momentum and steadily faded in the picture.