"The Pooh Sticks were ostensibly led by frontman Hue Pooh (born Hue Williams), who in October 1987 teamed with Swansea-area schoolmates Paul, (guitar), Alison (bass), Trudi Tangerine (keyboards) and Stephanie (drums) and debuted with the single "On Tape," released on manager/svengali Steve Gregory's Fierce label. (In actuality, Gregory was the real mastermind behind the Pooh Sticks, writing, arranging and producing their records, designing their cover artwork and even choreographing their live performances.)"
So: Hue is real enough, but Trudi, Alison, Stephanie and Paul were entirely fictitious. These five constituted the 'core' line-up'! (Paul Phillips - later of The Beatpack - played on a couple of releases, and briefly peformed live, but he should not be confused with the basic fictitious Paul.)