Mayhem (9)

Punk band formed in Southport, Sefton, Merseyside, England, UK. (1979 / 1986)
Initially started with a load of mates knocking about together coming out of the legendary Eric's club Liverpool where they all went to the matinees on a Saturday except for Collo who was a bit older and hit the pUnK scene with full force because he could . Mick's old school mate Andy Carroll was involved in the early days as manager , he also was involved with sleeve artwork and created the band's logo as well as taking some of the sleeve pictures . Andy signed Mayhem to Riot City Records of Bristol which led to touring with Vice Squad . Numerous independant gigs went on with support for The Exploited at Brady's ( ex Eric's ) being a particulary mad night for the book . Mayhem also did gigs with the Dead Kenneys . Mick McGee , Andy Carroll and later , one of the Mayhem wreckin' crew ~ Phil ' Rabbit Man ' Harrison got involved as road crew for the DK's also . The lads did 3 UK tours with the DK's .

As ever band members switch about with other local groups and Mayhem members were also with Blitzkrieg and The Insane . Mick Collo was formerly with the earlier Southport PuNK band The Dumb Blondes .

This is from David Ball, of Failsafe fanzine fame: Mick McGee who sang for Mayhem is now a sound engineer at the Roundhouse in London. Collo from Mayhem lives in Bury, about 8 miles from where I am at present...

LINEUP 1982-1983:

Vocals: Mick McGee
Guitar: Johnny Liu (ex Paraquat, pre-Blitzkrieg)
Bass: Deadcat (ex-The Set Up, pre-Blitzkrieg)
Drums: Collo (ex-Dumb Blondes)

LINEUP 1985:

Vocals: Mick McGee
Guitar: Chris Hind (pre-Blitzkrieg)
Bass: Deadcat
Drums: Collo

Guitar: Gray Bentley
Guitar: Gary 'Gaz' Sumner - (pre Blitzkrieg, Insane)
Guitar: Will Maudsley
Rhytmn Guitar: Pete Morley
Bass: Trev Aindow (pre-Insane, Blitzkrieg)
Drums: Mick Johnson
Drums: Fred Doyle

Singles & EPs

RIOT 13 Mayhem (9) - Gentle Murder E.P. album art Mayhem (9) Gentle Murder E.P. (EP) Riot City Records RIOT 13 UK 1982 Sell This Version
RIOT 24 Mayhem (9) - Pulling Puppets Strings album art Mayhem (9) Pulling Puppets Strings Riot City Records RIOT 24 UK 1983 Sell This Version
VIG 1 Mayhem (9) - Bloodrush album art Mayhem (9) Bloodrush Vigillante Records VIG 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version