Always a little bit different, Leeds band The Bridewell Taxis (named after the slang term for a police van) featured a trombone player and were able to draw their loyal fan base from the indie scene and local football fans.
The original line-up featured vocalist Mick Roberts, Simon Scott on bass, drummer Glenn Scullion, Sean McElhone on guitar, Gary Wilson on keyboards and the aforementioned trombone player Chris Walton.
A series of singles on their own label, Stolen Records, enhanced that reputation throughout 1989 and 1990, but the anticipated big break never came: they needed a major label but none were forthcoming.
Trombonist Walton left the band in 1991 and the band split – returning shortly after with a different sound and a shorter name – The Bridewells. However, this didn’t last long and the band called it a day again.
Roberts, Scullion and McElhone reformed the band in 2005 together with twins James and Jules Metcalfe.