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

Chapterhouse Whirlpool (Album) Dedicated UK 1991 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse / Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication Chapterhouse / Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music (Album) Dedicated UK 1993 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication Chapterhouse Retranslated By Global Communication - Blood Music: Pentamerous Metamorphosis (Album) Dedicated US 1993 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Chapterhouse Freefall (EP) Dedicated UK 1990 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse Sunburst (Single, EP) Dedicated UK 1990 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse Falling Down (Single) RCA, Dedicated US 1991 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse Pearl (Single) Dedicated UK 1991 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse Mesmerise (Single) Dedicated US 1991 Sell This Version
HOUSE 002 Chapterhouse Losing Touch With My Mind(Flexi, 7") Chapterhouse HOUSE 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Tour 1 Chapterhouse / Five Thirty / The Belltower Chapterhouse / Five Thirty / The Belltower - Special Tour Single (7", Single, Ltd, Promo) Not On Label Tour 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse She's A Vision (Single, Maxi) Dedicated Germany 1993 Sell This Version
Chapterhouse We Are The Beautiful (Maxi, Single) Dedicated UK 1993 Sell This Version
HOUSE 005T DJ P Chapterhouse retranslated by Global Communication Chapterhouse retranslated by Global Communication - Blood Music (Pentamerous Metamorphosis)(12", Promo) Dedicated HOUSE 005T DJ P UK 1993 Sell This Version
CHW 2003 Chapterhouse Don't Look Now / Deli(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