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Renees

This UK, London-based pop group was loosely formed in 1987, in the aftermath from the break-up from the Gymslips a year earlier. Paula Richards (b. 1 August 1963, Kent, Britain; acoustic guitar, vocals), who got for the time being been dealing with the ska/R&B outfits the Deltones and Potato 5, reunited with Karen Yarnell (b. 2 Apr 1961; drums) using different friends to execute at gigs, frequently alongside contemporaries APPROACHING Roses. By 1989 the group had opted full-time using the recruitment of Katrina Slack (b. 14 July 1962; bass), Jacqui Callis (vocals, ex-Delta 5) as well as the lone male, Paul Seacroft (lead acoustic guitar, ex-Potato 5). The solitary ‘He Known as Me A Extra fat Pig (And Strolled FROM Me)’ suitably impressed reviewers as well as the group authorized to the French 3rd party label Squale, liberating their only recording, ARE YOU EXPERIENCING It!, in 1990. This included an extraordinary edition of ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot’s ‘California Earthquake’ as well as the even more English-flavoured ‘Valerie’. Nevertheless, using the dissolution from the label the next yr, the group split up, tired of fighting against the developing tide of insularity inside the capital’s live golf club scene.

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