A group of misfits, nobodies, from different towns on a chance meeting starting with a jam in the cellar of a house on the edge of Birmingham Rd near Lichfield Friary cricket grounds going on form TENSILE in the mid-eighties...
Brothers Dave (Drums) and Martin (Guitar) with bassist Damon and in the early days, guitarist Dave Heath, vocalist Gordon Bromley, newcomer guitarist Jon "Spider" Allsopp forming the foundation of TENSILE in a shared studio in Lichfield.
We pinched "Spider" from neighbouring band "Kill the hedgehog", Swiped up Gordy from "Chemikill" just after Damo left Chemikill and big Dave went off to form "Dog Jimmy"
Heavily influenced by Metallicas' Black Album (Just released) and Manowars' Kings of metal & Triumph of steel along with local heroes Scarab and Wolfsbane the rest was teenage fun.
Some 30 years later, after being with different bands, Tensile reformed for a one off event but that turned out to be a line up too good to miss. So here we are today with the old and the new and the very much older and slower...,
It took 30 years but after 5 weeks in the studio getting the LP right, well, it all seemed to make sense..
We've made many friends and some enemies along the way, some we played along side, some we married and some we still jam with. In tribute to some friends who have supported us or put up with us here's a dedication list..in no particular order but with heartfelt thanks..
Jo Timms, Guy the roadie, Big Dave Heath, Jon "Spider" Allsopp, Jackie Russell, Gazkill, Banjo Pete Beanie, Caz and all the kids, cats and dogs...
Special thanks goes out to STONES BITTER