"Symposium" were a punk pop band from the UK. They were active in the mid to late 1990s.
The band formed while still in school in Kensington, London, in 1995. The line up was: Ross Cummins (vocals), Hagop Tchaparian (guitar), Joe Birch (drums), William McGonagle (guitar), and Wojtek Godzisz (bass). The band had a selection of up tempo and cheerful, yet mosh pit-friendly songs which, together with their very young average age of only 18 years old, bought them attention within London and landed a record deal with Infectious records. Some writers suggested that they sounded like youthful exuberance.
Debut single 'Drink the Sunshine' in 1996 was followed by support from NME who placed them on the "Bratbus Tour" - an annual tour of four hotly-tipped bands which would visit Universities in the UK. The band's energy-filled stage show had been noted and Melody Maker ran a cover proclaiming the band to be the "best live band in the UK" in March '96. The band released a mini album 'One Day At a Time' and a #25 hit single 'Farewell to Twilight'. This was followed by a very well-received headlining tour which generated superb reviews. Many fans went to multiple dates on the tour a...