Brian's Rock Family Tree.

The Gunmen of London, Dive Dive Dive, Pacman, X-Bein, 
This Curtain
1980 to 1981. 
The naïve scratchings of the New Wave, young, keen, and innocent. A time when haircuts really mattered! Rehearsals in bedrooms, gigs in church halls, videos on golf courses, spiky punk anger to ambient weirdness. This is where it all began for the young Brian Spencer…
Here come the young men... Screen grab from groundbreaking This Curtain video (1981).  15 minutes of the band walking across Twickenham Golf Course to an "experimental" backing track....
 

This Happy Breed 1981 to 1983. 
Archetypal 80’s. Raincoats, lots of hairspray, existential angst… Actually managed some proper recordings and gigs, but fell apart as growing up started to take control (and take its toll)…

Brian
Spencer
(vocals/guitar)
James
Afford
(bass)
Mike
Afford
(guitar)
Matt
Lyons
(guitar)
Ian
Malcolm
(drums)
Iain
Banks
(keyboards)
More video! This Happy Breed (1982) attempt home-produced effort in a bedroom.  Note innovative use of slide projector to add arty backdrop (everyone was doing it then!).
The Breed live at Bishop Abbott College, Chichester (1983) - at this point we started to have visions of "making it big".  Subsequent events were to prove otherwise...
 

Kabaal 1984 to 1989. 
Ah, the rattling of the drum machines. Unfortunately rather Gothy (seemed a good idea at the time) and never came to much, although a seminal song (‘Angelfield’) was written in this period.

Brian
Spencer
(vocals/bass)
Mike
Afford
(guitar)
Matt
Lyons
(guitar)
Iain
Banks
(keyboards)
 

Angelfield 1989 to date. 
Like your Rock with a big dollop of Indie? Well, this is the band for you! Originally studio-based, then started rehearsing with a GP and Gynaecologist on bass and drums until finally reuniting with The Breed’s rhythm section to become the killer act known and loved by their five fans today! Now on it’s 5th line up change. Top recordings, endless gigs at the Halfmoon in Putney and a fantastic website (www.angelfield.com)…you know how it is…

Brian
Spencer
(vocals/guitar)
James
Afford
(bass)
Mike
Afford
(guitar)
Ian
Malcolm
(drums)
Lynne
Spencer
(keyboards)

Brian doing his hair at one of the Field's many appearances at the Halfmoon in Putney.