|Origin||Sudbury, Suffolk, England|
|1978-1982, 1992-1993, 2015-present|
|Blue Blud, Blue Blood, Requiem, Cathedral|
Steve "Sleeve" Mills
Adrian Grimes (aka Adrian Lynden)
Initially the band consisted of brothers Mark Sutcliffe (voice and guitar) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums), Dave Crawte (guitar), and Richard Penny (bass). Later they replaced Richard Penny with Cris Linscott and added vocalist Steve "Sleeve" Mills, all under 21 at the time. They all had day jobs, as the band never became financially viable: "Sleeve" was employed by the Social Security Dapartment, Mark and Paul worked at a factory, Dave worked at a record shop, and Cris was an income tax collector. The band's manager was Steve Kendall.
The band came to sign with Trial Records and their first single, "One of These Days", had a pressing of only 2000 copies, which were sold out in a short time. After that they enlisted vocalist Rob Eckland to record their "Jealousy/Live It Up" single, which was a double a-side. The final release for the label was the Bright Lights EP which also had a pressing of 2000 copies. Interestingly, the a-side ran at 45 RPM but the b-side ran at 33 1/3 RPM.
In 1982 the band were represented for a brief period by Lester Mortimer, the manager for British pomp rock band The Enid. Lead vocalist Adrian Grimes (aka Adrian Lynden) joined them for the recording of a 6-track demo, produced by Steven Stewart at The Enid's The Lodge Recording Studio. Some of these tracks were included on One Of These Days: The Anthology. The band played a few gigs with this line-up (the biggest being the Quay Theatre in Sudbury, Suffolk), but disbanded after a family tragedy.
They also managed to have two of their songs included in the second volume of the Metal For Muthas compilation series.
In 1990 Lars Ulrich, the drummer and co-founder of the band Metallica, released a compilation entitled NWOBHM '79 Revisited celebrating the tenth anniversary of the new wave of British heavy metal. The double-CD includes some of the top acts of the time, with Trespass being represented with their biggest hit "One of These Days" from the BBC session.
After Trespass's break-up, the long-term members of the band (Mark, Paul, and Dave) formed a glam metal band by the name of Blue Blud (later Blue Blood), releasing two albums: The Big Noise (1989) and Universal Language (1991). After Blue Blood's break-up in 1992, the brothers revived the Trespass name and released an album of original material in 1993 by the name of Head.
Various compilations of released and unreleased material have been issued during the years, both officially by the band and in unofficial bootlegs. Some of these include: Through the Ages, The Works, The Works 2, and One Of These Days: The Trespass Anthology.
Trespass started to reform in 2013 into 2014 when they entered the studio once more to rerecord their classic material so it had a consistent sound and feel.
The band launched an official Trespass Facebook page in December 2013.
In 2014 Paul Sutcliffe decided he wanted to pursue other musical avenues so the remaining members of the band Mark Sutcliffe and Dave Crawte recruited James Last on Drums, Paul Martin on Guitars and Danny B (who engineered the new album) on Bass.
The band's new line up debuted at the Brofest #3 festival in Newcastle upon tyne, UK on 28 February 2015. The new eponymously titled album and accompanying website were launched in March 2015.
Crawte and Martin left the band in January 2016. A new drummer Jason Roberts and lead guitarist Joe Fawcett joined Mark Sutcliffe and Danny B signalling a return to the original Trespass twin lead guitar sound. An album of brand new material is due for release in late 2016.
(the Friday Rock Show session)