Edinburgh punk/new-wave band formed in 1976 , formed from the ashes of a pre-new-wave band called Angel Easy. Disbanded in 1979 after releasing 3 indie singles on Zoom Records and Albion Records. Extensively gigged in UK, Ireland and Sweden. Valves History
Band members – and this is gospel – every other website seems to get confused by the multiple Gordons.
From left to right –
Ronnie Mackinnon – Guitar
Dave Robertson (aka Dee Robot) – Lead Vocals, Harmonica
Gordon (aka Pada) Scott – Bass
Gordon (aka Teddy) Dair – Drums
Reformed for a one-off reunion gig in December 2013 at the Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh.
As Dee is resident in Antwerp, recruited Joe Donkin (Cheetahs) on vocals, Gordon Mackinnon (AVO-8) on keys and Fergus Murray (guitar) and started playing Edinburgh gigs as the Valeetahs.
Back to a five-piece after Fergus left and as we’d run out of mash-ups involving the Valves and Cheetahs, decided to go back to our roots under The Valves (aka The MIGHTY Valves) banner.
Called ‘Punk Legends’ by the Scotsman. Honest…
Work starts on a vinyl only LP.
14 tracks, all previously unavailable,
recorded from 1977-1979. It’s taking time, but will be worth it.