Made in Kent - Criminal Brainstorm

Made in Kent - Criminal Brainstorm

Current Line-up

  • Aggrovator - Vocals
  • Psi - Bass
  • Pete - Guitar
  • Azz - Guitar
  • Daz Pascalini - Drums

Welcome to the World of Criminal Brainstorm. Like it or Lump it!
Originally based in Tunbridge Wells back in 1976. There are no original members now but the longest serving member is Aggrovator, who picked up a Bass guitar and played for Maidstone bands Xaburok and Vocal Attack. When they split an offer to join Criminal Brainstorm came up after gigging with them. We were doing lots of gigs in the early days, mostly Kent, places like the Red Lion, Northfleet, Tonbridge, a few in London supporting Peter and the Test Tube Babies.
Aggrovator from London moved to Sheppey, followed by Steve, and the fantastic bond with the local punks was formed. The format changed with Neil Harvey, Daz Champ and Noz all drumming for us at some stage. The only real recording was done on Sheppey at Woolly Records, where ‘like it or Lump It’ was recorded. Many gigs on Sheppey and Kent followed, and the growth of the Kent Syndicate, gave us all the chance to organise local bands. With various member changes, the only roots of the band were Steve Clarke and Aggrovator. Steve was the founder of the band, guitarist and singer, and stayed with it till he suddenly died. The music had moved into another dimension and another band name ‘Portrait of Insanity’. Portrait of Insanity had moved to a more underground club sound with punk roots, the members were Steve, Aggy on Bass and Daz Pascalini on drums. When Steve died, we also put POI to bed and returned to our roots.
Daz P and Aggy decided to get the best line up available which was Daz Champ front man, ’F’ on guitar, Daz P on drums and Aggy on Bass. It was supposed to be just a tribute to the greatness of Steve, but we wanted more. More changes ended with a short inspiration from Noz on Bass, that when Aggy stepped up to the mic. The line up now is Daz Pascalini drums, Aggrovator vocals, Psi Bass, Pete guitar and Azz guitar. Since the reform we regenerated some of the original songs. We didn’t stop there. We wanted to do more gigs than ever before, so we had a lot of catching up to do.
Since the reform we have written many songs as a band including , Wake Up’, ‘Terrorists’(words by Daz Champ when he was in the band), ‘Skins’,’ Condemnation’, ‘Too Late’, ‘CSA’ and other songs that have come and gone. We intend to get into the studio and get a really decent sound, with new songs this year. Our views are mainly, get out have fun. Someone is always going to be offended by something, but we stick to what we believe, unity against the Government at whatever means. So after nearly 40 years we are still fighting for justice for all races and equality.

Contact Details

Contact: Criminal Brainstorm
Email: sheppeyspunks@hotmail.com

Made in Kent - Criminal Brainstorm