"spunge" are a ska punk band from Tewkesbury, England.
Originally formed in July 1994 they didn't release their debut album until 1999. However, they did create The Kicking Pigeons EP in 1998 to sell at gigs; eventually selling in excess of 5000 copies. Copeland used to play bass for the band in addition to his singing duties, but eventually the band was joined by a dedicated bassist, Simon Bayliss, who was then replaced by Martin Holt. Holt was then replaced by Chris Murphy.
The Tewkesbury quintet, known for their touring ethic, are strong believers in touring to building a following. After being represented, but ultimately dissatisfied, with labels including Sucka-Punch Records, Moon Ska Europe and B-Unique Records), the band created their own label, Dent'All Records, in 2004. All recordings, including That Should Cover It!, have been released on this label. spunge recently signed new band Cousin Joey; though the band have since disbanded. http://www.dent-all-records.com/
Rhythm guitarist Wol (Paul Gurney) left the band in January 2006, due to personal reasons. spunge have since decided to carry on as a four piece to record the first part of their fourth album as ...
|years active||July 1994-present|
|music genre||Ska punk|
|current members|| Alex Copeland|
Chris Murphy (musician)