FORMED IN 1987 BY VOCALIST MIKE KELSON , CHAS PARVEZ AND BASS-MAN JIM LOUGHRAN, WITH A VIEW TO A 'FUN TIME'. THE STAGE ACT GRADUALLY DEVELOPED A VARIETY OF IMAGES AND THE 'ROCK N' ROLL VICARS' BECAME PARTICULARLY POPULAR WITH AUDIENCES AND LOCAL PRESS.
SEVERAL LINE-UP CHANGES OCCURRED BEFORE THE BAND TOOK ON A MORE SERIOUS ATTITUDE WHICH CULMINATED IN RECORD COMPANY INTEREST. THEIR DEBUT E. P. 'THEN SHE TURNED' GAINED RAVE REVIEWS FROM REGIONAL MUSIC PRESS AND SOLD WELL THROUGHOUT THE U. K.
THE CURRENT LINE-UP WAS COMPLETED TOWARDS THE END OF 1993 AND KEYB0ARDS BECAME A REGULAR FEATURE OF THE SOUND. HAVING RECORDED A DEMO FOR FLAT RECORDS IN JANUARY 1994, TUFF ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO CAPITALISING ON THEIR PREVIOUS SUCCESS.
Back in 1992, TUFF had everything going for them. They'd just reached the final of a national song writing competition and along with it came good press, were touring Britain making new fans wherever they went, and had interest from several major record companies,...
All the small things
Back in the USSR
Cigarettes and alcohol
Can't get enough
Down in a tubestation at midnight
Don't look back in anger