Shy Reptiles hail form Stockton-on-Tees, in the north east of England. They signed to Phonogram/Fontana, after making an initial demo recording at Fairview Studios, in Hull. These recordings went on to form part of the band's only album, of the same name. Their music was released at a similar time to 'House Of Love', who they were label mates with. However, despite an album, two single releases, and a number of live shows, they never gained the recognition of their contemporaries. The band were released by Phonogram around 1991, after the album failed to make any sales impact.
Dave Allinson - Guitar, vocals, keyboards (primary songwriter)
Paul Kelley - Guitar
Gary Prouse - Bass
Paul Lynagh - Drums
Later recordings feature by Lloyd Howell on drums