The Krewmen was formed originally in 192
by Tony McMillan. The bands sound at that time was pure rock-a-billy.
From 1982-1984 the Krewmen played many gigs around UK, mostly at small
pubs and clubs. The start of 1985 the band was pick to play "Elvis
Presley" early band in in "Elvis the musical". Whitch
toured the USA-Canada an the UK for 9 month. On returning from Canada
the Krewmen had several offers from labels from UK, France, Holland,
Sweden and the USA. They were about to sign with Lost Moment Records,
when two of the band decided to leave the band to do other things, like
car-washing and playing in local pubs.
|Allthough the band were having a great deal of success, with both their record sales and touring all over europe. Tony decided he wanted the band to go in another direction. For he was getting totaly bored playing other peoples material. He wanted to record-write and play his own material. Also lost moment records wanted the band to record Tony's material. But Carl and Jimmy were only interested in playing covers. So they had to go. So in late 1985 Tony once again reformed the Krewmen. In came Mark Cole (Vocals), Jason Thornton (Double Bass), and Dominic Parr (Drums) with Tony going back on guitar. With this new line up Tony was at last able to write and produce the harder heavyer sound he had always wante the krewmen to play. This line up releases the albums The Adventures of the Krewmen (1986), Sweet Dreams (1987) and Into the Tomb (1987).||
Even with the band having a great amount of success all over the world with sales of all three albums. Also having played several tours around europe and with tours booked for japan and the USA. Atittudes in the band were shit. It was Mark Coles aggressive atittude and not justiflable egoism, not just with the band but more importantly to our fans and press. Which was the cause of all the problems int the band. It was during a major tour of europe, (infact after only the second gig of the 30 gig tour). It was decided by the rest of the band cole had to go at the end of the tour. With Tony taking over the vocals. Everything was going really good for the band for a year or so. That was untill both Jason and Dominic found they could not handle all the hard work, that is needed from a Band who were touring and recording as much as the Krewmen were doing at that time.
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