Edinburgh, Scotland's TV21 were always in good company during their brief time together as a band. Teardrop Explodes' Troy Tate produced their first two independent singles. The 1981 album, "A Thin Red Line," was produced by Ian Broudie of the Original Mirrors and later Lightning Seeds. Mike Scott of the Waterboys and Pete Wylie from Wah! make appearances on their lp .They toured with the Undertones and were the opening act for the Rolling Stones for the Scottish dates of their 1982 European tour. But tensions among the band members and disagreements with Deram, their record company, brought an untimely end to the band.
Neil Baldwin - bass guitar, backing vocals
Dave Hampton - trumpets, string synth , organ, backing vocals, synthesiser
Ally Palmer - acoustic guitar, guitars, backing vocals, percussion, synthesiser, 12 string acoustic
Ali Paterson - drums, percussion, guitar
Norman Rodger - acoustic guitar, 12 string acoustic, lead & backing vocals
Visit Norman Rodger's TV21 site to find out more about the band and download songs and demos.
Read an interview with some band members here.