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Gaye Bykers On Acid (the name originally inspired by a Ray Lowry cartoon) were formed in late 1984 by Ian Reynolds (Robber Byker) and Ian Hoxley (Mary Byker). They were later joined by guitarist and art student Tony Horsfall (Tony Byker) and drummer Kevin Hyde (Kev Byker).

Their first releases – the single Everything’s Groovy and the Nosedive Karma EP – were both recorded in Leeds with Jon Langford of The Mekons, and released on the InTape label, both reached the indie charts with Nosedive Karma staying at No.1 for 2 weeks.
They then signed to Virgin Records releasing the albums Drill Your Own Hole and Stewed To The Gills. Ray Lowry also helped write the script, and provided artwork for the 1 hour movie of the same name that accompanied DYOH. The vinyl version of Drill Your Own Hole was pressed without a hole in the centre, so it was necessary to literally drill your own hole in order to play it. The album spent one week at number 95 in the UK Albums Chart in November 1987.They did several tours of the UK and Europe and 2 tours of USA.

Gaye Bykers On Acid + Support at Le Pub, Newport.

Tickets £18 / 7:30pm doors