Chapterhouse

Chapterhouse

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Members: Stephen Patman, Andrew Sherriff, Simon Rowe, Russell Barrett, and Ashley Bates

Formed in Reading in 1987 by Andrew Sherriff (b. 5 May 1969, Wokingham, England; guitar/vocals), Stephen Patman (b. 8 November 1968, Windsor, Berkshire, England; guitar), Simon Rowe (b. 23 June 1969, Reading, Berkshire, England; guitar), Jon Curtis (bass) and Ashley Bates (b. 2 November 1971, Reading, Berkshire, England; drums), Chapterhouse took the unusual step of rehearsing and gigging for well over a year before recording even a demotape. Initially lumped in with the British acid rock scene of the time, a mistake hardly rectified by the band's early performances supporting the rather laidback Spacemen 3. Chapterhouse eventually escaped from one genre only to find themselves thrust amongst the infamous "shoegazer" groups of 1991 (with Lush, Moose and Slowdive), so called because of the bands' static live shows and insular music. Bassist Jon Curtis left early on to study, being replaced by Russell Barrett (b. 7 November 1968, Vermont, USA) who also fronted his own garage band, the Bikinis. Chapterhouse eventually signed to the newly-formed Dedicated label, releasing a series of lavishly-acclaimed singles, including Pearl, which reached the UK Top 75, and which revelled in distorted melodies and attracted a healthy following, while the autumn of 1991 saw the band aiming their sights on the anticipatory American market.

As of November, 2009, the band is together and playing live shows again, with dates in Japan and North America scheduled for 2010.
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Chapterhouse Discography

Albums

DEDLP 001, DEDLP 001-8, DED 002 C Chapterhouse Whirlpool (Album) Dedicated DEDLP 001, DEDLP 001-8, DED 002 C UK 1991 Sell This Version
DEDCD 011S Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis (Album) Dedicated DEDCD 011S US 1993 Sell This Version
DEDCD 011, DEDCD 011S Chapterhouse / Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication Chapterhouse / Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music (Album) Dedicated DEDCD 011, DEDCD 011S UK 1993 Sell This Version
07822-18742-2 Chapterhouse Blood Music(CD, Album) Arista, Dedicated 07822-18742-2 US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

STONE 001 CD Chapterhouse Freefall (EP) Dedicated STONE 001 CD UK 1990 Sell This Version
STONE 002T Chapterhouse Sunburst (Single, EP) Dedicated STONE 002T UK 1990 Sell This Version
STONE 003DJ Chapterhouse Pearl (Single) Dedicated STONE 003DJ UK 1991 Sell This Version
RDJ 62151-2, RDJ62151-2 Chapterhouse Mesmerise (EP, Single) Dedicated RDJ 62151-2, RDJ62151-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
HOUSE 002 Chapterhouse Losing Touch With My Mind(Flexi, 7") Chapterhouse HOUSE 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
RDJ 62019-2 Chapterhouse Falling Down(CD, Single, Promo) RCA, Dedicated RDJ 62019-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
74321 16137 2 Chapterhouse She's A Vision (Maxi, Single) Dedicated 74321 16137 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HOUSE 004(2) Chapterhouse We Are The Beautiful (Maxi, Single) Dedicated HOUSE 004(2) UK 1993 Sell This Version
CHW 2003 Chapterhouse Don't Look Now(12") Dedicated CHW 2003 UK 1993 Sell This Version

Compilations

DEDCD 025 Chapterhouse Rownderbowt(2xCD, Comp) Dedicated DEDCD 025 UK 1996 Sell This Version
88697092862 Chapterhouse The Best Of Chapterhouse(CD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697092862 Europe 2007 Sell This Version

Videos

none Chapterhouse Chapterhouse(DVD-V, NTSC, Num, Ltd) Not On Label (Chapterhouse Self-released) none US 2010 Sell This Version