South Wales: Z

Zabrinski – band from Carmarthen (formed late 90s), feat; Iwan Morgan (keys) (also of Recall), Matthew Durbridge (voc,gtr), Gareth ‘Burger’ Richardson (gtr), Phil Jenkins, Robin Thomas, Emyr Harris. The latter 3 feat on the debut LP ‘Screen Memories’ (Microgram 2000) and ‘Yeti’ (Ankst 01), but were replaced by ex Topper members Rhun Lenny (bass) and Owain Jones (drms). Rel LP Sep02, ‘Koala Ko-ordination’ which also feat; Kris Jenkins (keys). 4th and final LP ‘Ill Gotten Game’ (Ankst 16.6.05), despite almost making it and supporting the likes of Coldplay, JJ72 and Gorkys, poor album sales contributed to their eventual split, and they played their last gig at Gwyl Macs, Carmarthen (1.9.07) (website)

Zail – Cardiff experimental-jungle outfit (c2008)

Z Block – Cardiff indie label (began 1979) (read biog)

Zenith – band feat; Dave Watkins (drms)

Zephyr – schoolboy band (c1986), feat; Kelly Jones & Stuart Cable (both later of Stereophonics). Spelling may also have been Zepher. More info req’d

zephyr reign
Zephyr Reign – 
rock band from Bridgend (formed Jan12), feat; Geraint Roberts (voc,gtr), Matthew Griffiths (gtr), Neil Rossiter (gtr), Gareth Davies (bass), Barrie Davies (drms). Debut gig The Wyndham, Ogmore Vale (Jan12). Debut album Tempus Fugit (May12), followed by 2 singles Waiting For a Lifetime and Be By Myself (both in 2013), then a 4 track EP rec in Dec13.  (website)

Zinc Bukowski – noise band from Pontypridd (formed 2011), feat; (as of May12) David Foley (voc,gtr), Sion Lidster (voc,bass), Ian Coote (voc,drms). (fb)

Zion Train – band from Whitland, Dyfed (website). More info req’d.

Zipper – Cardiff band feat; Andy Brice (bass), Jon Calvin-Thomas (voc), Ray Sinclair (gtr), Mike Gale (gtr), Chris Brazier (drms) (ex Nylonz) (brother of Rob Brazier of Moira & the Mice). In 1980 were Andy Peebles’ record of the week on Radio 1 with Life of Riley (on Virgin Recs). Chris Brazier was sacked the week Thatcher came to power and replaced by John Turner. Brazier says, ‘My drum credit was removed from the Riley single, but I’m not bitter.’ Their songwriter was Andy Brice and his mum used to run the student bookshop at the end of Miskin St in Cardiff.. They always drew a big crowd at the Lions Den & played the best vers of I Shot The Sheriff ever! They rec a 2nd single in 1982 on Spanking, “Tin Soldiers” and “Cuckoo In The Nest” both part of their live set at the time.

zWolf – music mix project from Cardiff(?), (c2009). Rel EP ‘Fake Death’ (Jun08) (website)

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