TANYA HYDE & THE TORMENTORS
St.Albans

 

TANYA HYDE - VOCALS PETE SUTTON - GUITAR
RONNIE - BASS STEVE WILCOX - DRUMS
 

 

Tanya Hyde & The Tormentors were from St.Albans in Hertfordshire.

 

........in their own words 

"High Energy Rock"n"Roll,"77 Music." 

 

 Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors came together after local face Pete Sutton, teamed up with  Tanya (ex-Words) and Ronnie (ex-Crossfire), along with the mysterious Wilcock (found through a Melody Maker advert) on drums, in January  77. After three weeks of rehearsals the band played their first gig, then the next day cut their demo tape which gained the interest of 19 record labels, all wanting a punk act on their label, Virgin looked favourites to get their signature, unfortunately nothing happened! Although their co-manager, Barry Clarke, gig promoter at City Hall in St.Albans, got them many a tasty gig ,their mix of original material and standards (the kids are alright, sha la la la lee, under my thumb, poison ivy, lets spend the night together, etc) never really found favour. Like many 77 acts they soon faded away...... their only vinyl legacy was a few years later when Tanya Hyde released a solo sub-disco single called "Herr Wunderbar"..........Punk Rock it was not! 

Herr Wunderbar /Auf Der Anderen (Waldos) 1979

 

  The above eight photos were taken by Allen Adams of 'The Blanks' at the "Vortex" on 15.08.77. First on were 'The Now' but for some reason they didn't play but were replaced by 'Dick Envy', next up were 'Tanya Hyde & the Tormentors', then 'The Prefects' and the main attraction were 'The Slits'.

 

The above Gig date is for Monday 15th August 1977 at the 'Vortex', London, W1. for 'The Slits', 'The Prefects', 'Tanya Hyde & The Tormentors' & 'The Now'. 'The Now' never turned up and were replaced by 'Dick Envy'.

 

The above gig review for 'The Talking Heads' & 'Tanya Hyde & The Tormentors' from the "Rock Garden", London from Friday 13th May 1977 appeared in the fanzine "New Wave" #4.

 

The above gig date at the 'Vortex' is for 'The Rezillos', Tanya Hyde & The Tormentors', 'Menace' & 'The Bazoomis' and is Tuesday 8th November 1977.

 

 

Thanks to Allen Adams & Joe Public

 

<<BACK TO INDEX

©Detour Records