STORMCLOUDS #1: March 1986 to September 1986
Formed by Steve after THE NEW MEXICANS project fell apart. They played their first gig at The King George, Calne on 9th June 1986.
STEVE LINES: Guitars.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #5: May 1986
A replacement is found for Rod in the shape of THE CHAOS BROTHER'S vocalist Mike Humphreys. He brings with him their bassist Dave Young freeing Steve to return to guitar. However Dave Young injures his arm in a motorcycle accident and leaves the band.
STEVE LINES: Slide guitar/keyboards.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.
DAVE YOUNG: Guitar. (THE CHAOS BROTHERS)

THE DOCTOR'S POND #6: June 1986
Another definitive line-up of this ever changing, organic band. They play two gigs and then split up.
STEVE LINES: Bass/Fuzz bass.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #7: July 1986 to August 1986
Only a month after splitting the band reform for a reunion gig, bringing in all the members of previous line-ups.
STEVE LINES: Guitar/bass.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.
KEITH WILSON: Bass.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/Slide guitar.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #8: August 1986
Another gig and the original line-up re-unite with Mike and Dave guesting on Alice Cooper's "Black Ju Ju"
STEVE LINES: Guitar/Bass.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/Slide guitar.
KEITH WILSON: Bass.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
With guests:
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
DAVE SEAL: Guitar.

STORMCLOUDS #2: July 1986 to February 1987
This line-up recorded the first STORMCLOUDS tape "It's Raining Still" on which both Rod Goodway and Christine Cotter played. In return Steve and Louise helped out on their album "Two True Believers" by THE JELLYMONSTERS.
STEVE LINES: Guitars/banjo/bass/keyboards.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
With guests:
ROD GOODWAY: Lead guitar/harmonica/vocals/keyboards.
CHRISTINE COTTER: Backing vocals.
ROBIN SAYER: Lead guitar.

THE JELLYCLOUDS #1: February 1987 to March 1987
After recording their two respective albums together STORMCLOUDS and JELLYMONSTERS decided to team up and start gigging. For their first gig they recruited drummer Simon Bewley and backing vocalist Vikki Sinclair.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/Lead guitar
CHRISTINE COTTER: Rhythm guitar.
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.
VIKKI SINCLAIR: Backing vocals. (Quits music)

THE WANTED MEN: April 1987 to January 1988
Steve Lines and Mike Humphreys team up again and work up a set of acoustic numbers. They play their first gig as THE CHAOS TWINS on 2nd of May and then adopt the name of THE WANTED MEN for the Dylan Bash of May 25th. Other gigs follow.
STEVE LINES: Acoustic guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.

THE JELLYCLOUDS #2: May 1987
Play one gig on 30th May, without Louise who has an exam the following day.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/lead guitar.
CHRISTINE COTTER: Rhythm guitar.

THE NEW MEXICANS #2: July 1988 to September 1988
Mark and Steve put together a set of original c/w inspired acoustic songs and did one gig.
STEVE LINES: Acoustic guitar.
MARK ANGELL: Vocals. (THE NEW MEXICANS #3)

THE WICKED MESSENGERS #1: May 1987
A band put together to play at "Bob Dylan's Birthday Bash". The idea was to play a set of Dylan songs to celebrate his birthday.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
HENRY RACE: Guitar.
KEVIN HARRISON: Guitar/vocals.
WILL SAUNDERS: Guitar/vocals.

THE JELLYCLOUDS #3: May 1987 to January 1988
With Louise back after her exam, this line up played extensive gigs throughout 1977 all over the West Country. The band split when Rod decided to re-form his old band MAGIC MUSCLE.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
ROD GOODWAY: Vocals/lead guitar.
CHRISTINE COTTER: Rhythm guitar.

THE WICKED MESSENGERS #2: May 1989
Time for another "Bob Dylan Birthday Bash" and a new line up, augmented by Paul Ricketts, Ian Jackson and the Dylanesque and very drunk Will Saunders.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
HENRY RACE: Guitar.
KEVIN HARRISON: Guitar/vocals.
WILL SAUNDERS: Guitar/vocals.
IAN JACKSON: Lead guitar.
PAUL RICKETTS: Vocals.

THE WICKED MESSENGERS #3: May 1990
And yet another line-up a year later and another set of Bob Dylan songs for his birthday.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
HENRY RACE: Guitar.
KEVIN HARRISON: Guitar/vocals.
WILL SAUNDERS: Guitar/vocals.
IAN JACKSON: Lead guitar.
A. DRUMMER?: Drums.

STORMCLOUDS #4: December 1988 to December 1991
After the split of THE JELLYCLOUDS Steve and Louise return to performing as a duo doing both acoustic gigs and electric gigs with backing tapes.
STEVE LINES: Guitars.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.

THE CLAMPETS: November 1987 to July 1991
An off-shoot of THE WICKED MESSENGERS. Ian Jackson would guest occasionally and Steve on a more regular basis
HENRY RACE: Guitar/vocals.
KEVIN HARRISON: Vocals/guitar.
with guests:
STEVE LINES: Bass.
IAN JACKSON: Lead guitar. (Club bands in Swindon)

THE WRATH OF CALNE: May 1990 to June 1990
This band played one gig, recorded a couple of demos and then split.
STEVE LINES: Lead guitar/bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals/guitar.
DAVE SCOTT: Rhythm guitar. (THE PUBCRAWLERS)
PAT MOORE: Vocals. (THE TRYLLS)

THE DOLL HOUSE: October 1990 to December 1990
STEVE LINES and Mark Angell put together a short lived band which rehearsed through the Autumn of 1990. Tapes exist but the band fell apart.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
MARK ANGELL: Vocals.
DAVE SEAL: Lead guitar.
JOHN SLADE: Drums.

THE PUB CRAWLERS: May 1991 to August 1991
A studio band who released one tape "Get It Down 'Yer" under the influence of considerable amounts of bourbon and beer.
STEVE LINES: Guitars/bass/harmonica/keyboards/vocals.
DAVE SCOTT: Rhythm guitars/vocals.

THE ROLLING WILSON REVUE: March 1991 to May 1991
Another "Bob Dylan Birthday Bash" and THE WICKED MESSENGERS change their name and add Dave Scott to the line-up.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
HENRY RACE: Guitar.
KEVIN HARRISON: Guitar/vocals.
WILL SAUNDERS: Guitar/vocals. (Went solo)
DAVE SCOTT: Rhythm guitar.

JOHN BOY & THE JIM BOBS: July 1991 to December 1992
THE ROLLING WILSON REVUE decide to work up a set of c/w covers, change their name and add Peggy Carew to the line up for the second of their two gigs.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals.
HENRY RACE: Guitar. (Moved to Scotland)
KEVIN HARRISON: Guitar/vocals.
DAVE SCOTT: Rhythm guitar. (PUBCRAWLERS)
PEGGY CAREW: Vocals (Moved to Scotland)

THE KIDS: June 1992 to December 1992
Steve, his son Matt, and nephew Danny, recorded two tapes ("Oh No! It's The Kids" and "The Kids Are Back") of original material. Matt was 10 at the time and Danny was 11. They both went on to play in the same band together in 2000, called TOURETTE YOUTH.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
MATT WOODWARD: Vocals. (TOURETTE YOUTH)
DANNY MAISEY: Vocals. (TOURETTE YOUTH)

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #3: March 1987 to December 2005
Despite vowing never to play together again, THE CHAOS BROTHERS reform and have play a couple of gigs a year. The line-up remains the same but Steve and Dave swap instruments.
STEVE LINES: Bass.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals. (NOBODY'S HEROES)
DAVE YOUNG: Guitar. (THE BOYS FROM COUNTY HELL)
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums. (Australia)

STORMCLOUDS #5: December 1991 to October 1993
For recording purposes STORMCLOUDS add Ken Flynn to the line up. A multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and engineer. This line-up records the album "Not of This Earth" and the singles "Lost in Space" and "The 2D Man". In March 2005 Rainfall Records released "The Darkest Hour" which is the original version of "Nightmares in the Sky". Louise is sacked from the band in October 1993.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
LOUISE ALLEN: Vocals. (AGAINST THE GRAIN)
KEN FLYNN: Lead guitar/keyboards/backing vocals.

STORMCLOUDS #6: October 1993 to July 1996
While Louise is completing her final vocals at Thunderhead Studios, Steve is auditioning her replacement, Melanie Townsend at Cloudbase Studios. This line up recorded the album "Nightmares in the Sky" and contributed to tribute albums to Marc Bolan and Galaxie 500.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
MELANIE TOWNSEND: Vocals.
KEN FLYNN: Instruments/backing vocals.

STORMCLOUDS #7: July 1996 to June 2000
Steve brings in multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter CHILDE ROLAND to play guitar on the album "Sleep No More". This line up also featured on the "Strange Aeons" H. P. Lovecraft tribute album. There is an album's worth of outtakes, demos and new songs in the can. Melanie was sacked from the band on June 4th, 2000.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
MELANIE TOWNSEND: Vocals. (Quits music)
KEN FLYNN: Instruments/backing vocals.
CHILDE ROLAND: Lead and rhythm guitars (CHILDE ROLAND)
With guests:
MARK ANGELL: Vocals. (Quits music)
REEFUS MOONS: Instruments. (solo)

STORMCLOUDS #8: June 2000. to the present
With the departure of Townsend, Steve concentrated on the "Strange Aeons" project as most of her contributions to that were recorded before she left. Likewise his next project "The King in Yellow" also had all Townsend's contributions in the can. Time will tell whether Steve finds another female vocalist and returns with another STORMCLOUDS album.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
KEN FLYNN: Instruments/backing vocals.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #9: March, 2006 to November 2009
Steve and Mike decide to record an album of old and new songs, enlisting the occasional help of Ken Flynn.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
with
KEN FLYNN: Lead guitars, keyboards and backing vocals.

MC/DC/SC: June 2009 to August 2009
Steve, Mike and Dave Chaos play an acoustic set of covers by the New York Dolls, Lords of the New Church, Johnny Thunders and The Vibrators. The name is Mike's idea as they are supporting his band NOBODY'S HEROES and he wants to jeep the gig a secret.
STEVE LINES: Acosutic guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
DAVE YOUNG: Acoustic guitar.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #10: March, 2006 to January 2011
Having played with Dave Young as MC/DC/AC Steve and Mike decide to book a gig as The Doctor's Pond to play a set of acoustic songs.
STEVE LINES:Guitar/bass.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
DAVE YOUNG: Guitar.

STORMCLOUDS #10: November 2009 to April 2011
Steve finds a new singer in the shape of Heather Carmen, a long-time Stormclouds fan and girlfriend of Oliver St John (also known as CHILDE ROLAND). With Oliver aboard the band start to work on new material but this incarnation is short-lived and only three songs are recorded before relations between Steve and the rest sour.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
HEATHER CARMEN: Vocals. (Tantrika)
OLIVER ST. JOHN: Instruments. (Tantrika)
KEN FLYNN: Instruments & vocals

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #4: October 2010 to July 2011
The Chaos boys reform with a new drummer and do one gig at The Vic in Swindon..
STEVE CHAOS: Bass.
MIKE CHAOS: Vocals.
DAVE CHAOS: Guitar
TERRY CHAOS : Drums.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #11: January 2011 to  December 2012
Concurrenly with The Doctor's Pond #10, this line up begin work on a new album 'Swampadelic' with Psychotronic Steve on vocals.
PSYCHOTRONIC STEVE LINES: Vocals/Instruments
OBLIVIA: Vocals.

STORMCLOUDS #11: April 2011 to Present.
Begin work a new with a mysterious new vocalist.
STEVE LINES: Instruments.
KEN FLYNN: Instruments & vocals

BLACKWATER: April 2011 to Present
Steve and his Son Matt  start work on demos for a new album.
STEVE LINES: Vocals, Instruments.
MATT WOODWARD: Vocals, instruments.

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #5: July 2011 to August 2011
The Chaos boys have one rehearsal with Rich Park (from NOBODY'S HEROES) on double bass, then Terry is added for the two rehearsals and they play a short set of acoustic Clash songs at The Vic In Swindon on 19th August 2011
STEVE CHAOS: Guitar.
MIKE CHAOS: Vocals.
DAVE CHAOS: Guitar
RICH CHAOS : Double bass.
TERRY CHAOS : Drums.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #12:  December 2012 to October 2015
Ken is back on recording duties and Croak Froghead and Oblivia are waiting in the wings as guest vocalists, but essentially the band is now Psychotronic Steve with guests.
PSYCHOTRONIC STEVE LINES: Vocals/Instruments.
OBLIVIA: Vocals.
CROAK FROGHEAD: Vocals.
KEN FLYNN. Vocals, instruments.

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD #1: April 2011 to November 2013
John Ford had originally started a project as Jonni Boa recording rock songs with Andy Haldane. In April Steve joins the project and they call themselves The Ungrateful Dead and begin work on their first album Black Snakes & Rats, released in July 2013.
JONNI BOA: Vocals.
JIM XAVIER: Vocals.
ANDY HALDANE: All Instruments, vocals.

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD #2: November 2013 to July 2014
The band bring in Montana Red Dog and begin work on their second album 'Ain't Got No Whiskey', released July 28th 2014
CROAK FROGHEAD - Vocals.
JIM XAVIER: Vocals.
ANDY HALDANE: All Instruments, vocals.
MONTANNA RED DOG - Music & vocals.
SKINK CICADA: Banjo

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD #3: July 2014 to June 2015
The record their third album The Nightmare Influence.
JONNI BOA: Vocals.
JIM XAVIER: Vocals.
ANDY HALE: All Instruments, vocals.
SKINK CICADA - Vocals.

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #6: June 2014 to March 2018
The band are back with Simon on drums and Rich remaining in the lineup. They play their first gig at the Vic in Swindon on August 2nd 2014 supporting 999
STEVE CHAOS: Bass.
MIKE CHAOS: Vocals.
DAVE CHAOS: Guitar.
RICH CHAOS : Guitar, vocals.
SIMON CHAOS : Drums, vocals.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #11: October 2015 to January 2016
The Chaos Brothers decide to do gigs as The Doctor's Pond. They do two gigs.
STEVE LINES: Guitar/slide guitar.
MIKE HUMPHREYS: Vocals.
DAVE YOUNG: Lead guitar.
RICHARD PARK: Bass
SIMON BEWLEY: Drums.

THE UNGRATEFUL DEAD #4: July 2015 to present.
Session man Andy Haldane is dispensed with once the music for The Nightmare Influence is completed. Now working on finishing their fourth album to be titled Dali's Brain.
CROAK FROGHEAD - Vocals.
JIM XAVIER: Vocals.
OBLIVIA: Vocals.
STEVE ZODIAC: Instruments and vocals.
RIP RAVEN: Voclas and voices.
JONNI BOA: Vocals and vocies.
MATT MERCURY - Music & vocals.
SKINK CICADA: Electric spoons.

THE CHAOS BROTHERS #7: March 2018 to Now
Steve has a broken arm, so while he is on the mend, John Fielding is drafted in as a temporary replacewment
STEVE CHAOS: Out of action.
JOHN FIELDING: Bass.
MIKE CHAOS: Vocals.
DAVE CHAOS: Guitar.
RICH CHAOS : Guitar, vocals.
SIMON CHAOS : Drums, vocals.

THE DOCTOR'S POND #12:  July 2018 to Now
The band has been in luimbo since January 2016 so Steve decides to put together a revised line up. They do not have a drummer yet.
STEVE LINES: Guitar/slide guitar.
MIKE BRADY: Vocals/guitar.
DAVE YOUNG: Lead guitar.
RICHARD PARK: Bass/backing vcls


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