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They were only two in the Rodchester Kings...I think that's more "15 hours on a september thursday" MGB

That's right. This is a shot of the band circa 1994. The band is:


Matt Good - Guitar/Vocals

Steve Codling - Keyboards

Judy Renouf - Celo

Eran Voys - Drums

Ariel Watson - Bass


1. Matt's folk band "the Rodchester Kings" was breaking up in 1992

2. Matt wanted to record a demo

3. Matt's friend Brent Christensen put Matt in touch with Steve Codling who had a home recording studio

4. Matt recorded Broken in Steve's bedroom in surrey, British Columbia

5. After they finished recording, Steve did a few quirky remixes of some of the songs for fun

6. Matt liked the way Steve played keyboards, so they became a duo

7. Matt and Steve started playing open mike nights and coffee houses in 1993 and Matt insisted he would never perform standing up

8. While Steve was away working in Calgary Matt recorded Left of Normal

9. Matt recruited a violinist and a celist, and they became a four-piece

10. Matt wrote the music for a song by Danielle French called Worthy

11. In the spring of 1994, they recorded Euphony with help from Dan and Joe Sather on drums and bass

12. This demo tape got them into the CFOX battle of the bands

13. The violinist left but the celist Judy Renouf stayed, so they were a three-piece

14. While playing a gig on Granville Island with Danielle French, Matt convinced her drummer Eran Vooys and bassist Ariel Watson that it would be more fun to play with him, so now they were a five people.

15. They played at New Music West in 1994 and got a management contract

16. The management contract got them a publishing contract

17. They used some free studio time they had won to record 8 songs live in the studio in autumn of 1994

18. This demo was called 15 Hours on a September Thursday and was homemade with tapes duplicated on Steve's home stereo and the covers printed on Steve's computer

19. During the first part of 1995 they played a lot at the town pump in vancouver and toured across Canada and back

20. In Winnipeg Steve said he was quitting

21. In Edmonton Matt passed out between sets and the next day Eran and Ariel quit

22. Matt reformed the band with Dave, Ian and Geoff Lloyd (who ran the practice space where they had practiced and who had been their guitar tech for local gigs)

23. Cellist Judy Renouf left

24. The new band recorded Last of the Ghetto Astronauts

25. The rest is pretty much well-documented

26. If Matt hadn't become a musician he says he would have been a history teacher

Edited by haircut-rabbit
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