Haze (17)

Haze (17)

Haze (1978–1988) are an English progressive rock band from Sheffield, England, mainly active in England in the 1980s.

Formed in 1978 by the brothers Chris McMahon (bass, keyboards and vocals), and Paul McMahon (guitar and vocals), they played their first concert at Stephen Hill Youth Club, Sheffield on 10 November that year. They had several drummers before the longest serving and most notable, Paul 'Chis' Chisnell, joined them at a concert at the White Lion, Huddersfield, on 19 June 1983.

Following a "final" sell-out gig at Sheffield University, the trio split up on the 10th anniversary of the band's founding, 29 May 1988, but reunited for a "one-off" concert to mark the 20th anniversary, on 31 May 1998 at The Boardwalk, Sheffield. They now play together on an occasional basis, and played two 30th anniversary gigs at The Peel, Kingston-upon-Thames, London on 31 May, and at The Boardwalk on 1 June 2008, at which six new songs were performed.

Despite achieving no chart success, and never having a recording contract (they released their own albums), they attracted a considerable cult following, headlined at The Marquee, and their original albums are highly sought after collectors' items.


Haze (17) Discography


Haze (17) The Cellar Tapes (Album) Not On Label UK 1983 Sell This Version
GABL 001 Haze (17) C'est La Vie(LP, Album) Gabadon Records GABL 001 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Haze (17) Cellar Replay (Album) Gabadon Records UK 1985 Sell This Version
GABC 4 Haze (17) Warts 'n' All (Cass, Album) Gabadon Records GABC 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
HUM 1 Haze (17) Old, New, Burrowed & Blue (No Third Mole)(Cass, Album) Gabadon Records HUM 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
Haze (17) Stoat & Bottle (Album) Gabadon Records UK 1987 Sell This Version
Haze (17) The 10th Anniversary Show (Album) Gabadon Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
HUM 3 Haze (17) Humphrey(Cass, Album) Gabadon Records HUM 3 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HUM 5 Haze (17) Last Orders(Cass, C60) Gabadon Records HUM 5 UK 1989 Sell This Version
CYCLUB 005 Haze (17) 20th Anniversary Show(CD + CDr, Ltd) Cyclops CYCLUB 005 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Haze (17) 20th Anniversary Tape: 1978-98(Cass, Ltd, Num) Gabadon Records none UK 1998 Sell This Version
CYCL 168D Haze (17) 30th Anniversary Shows(CD, Album) Cyclops CYCL 168D UK 2008 Sell This Version
GABCD 17, CYCL 177 Haze (17) The Last Battle(CD, Album) Gabadon Records, Cyclops GABCD 17, CYCL 177 UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MUSH 1 Haze (17) The Night(7", Single) Not On Label MUSH 1 UK & Europe 1981 Sell This Version
GABS 3 Haze (17) The Ember(12") Gabadon Records GABS 3 UK 1985 Sell This Version
Haze (17) Tunnel Vision / Shadows Gabadon Records UK 1986 Sell This Version


HUM2 Haze (17) The Peterborough Tape And ... (Cass, Album, Comp) Gabadon Records HUM2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
KDCD 1006 Haze (17) In The End : 1978 - 1988(CD, Comp) Kinesis KDCD 1006 UK 1992 Sell This Version
CYCL 041 Haze (17) C'est La Vie / The Ember(CD, Comp) Cyclops CYCL 041 UK 1996 Sell This Version


GABV 1 Haze (17) In Concert Birmingham University 15.6.85(VHS) Gabadon Records GABV 1 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Gabdvd 1 Haze (17) In That Branch Of The Lake ( Lecco 09-04-2010 )(DVDr, Album, Ltd) Gabadon Records Gabdvd 1 UK 2010 Sell This Version