"The Wonder Stuff" are a band originally based in Stourbridge, West Midlands, in the Black Country, England.
The original line-up was Miles Hunt (whose uncle Bill Hunt was keyboard player with Wizzard), Malcolm Treece, Rob "The Bass Thing" Jones (d. 1993) and Martin Gilks (d. 2006). The group originated from an earlier collaboration with group members of Pop Will Eat Itself (aka PWEI), called ''From Eden'', which had Miles Hunt on the drums.
In 1990, Martin Bell, an accomplished fiddle and banjo instrumentalist, joined the band and Paul Clifford replaced Rob Jones on the bass. Martin had contributed the fiddle and banjo on the earlier ''Hup'' album (1989), notably on tracks ''Golden Green'', ''Unfaithful'' and ''Cartoon Boyfriend''.
The group scored a rare, but predictable, commercial success when they covered Tommy Roe's ''Dizzy'' with Vic Reeves in 1991, reaching the top of the charts for two weeks. The band initially split on July 14 1994 at the Phoenix Festival near Stratford-on-Avon but reformed for a few live tours from 2000 onwards.
Their first new album for over a decade, ''Escape From Rubbish Island'', was released in September 2004. The line-up for t...
|music genre||Alternative rock|
|current members|| Miles Hunt (vocals/guitars)|
Malcolm Treece (guitars/vocals)
Andres Karu (drums)
Mark McCarthy (bass)
Erica Nockalls (fiddle)
|past members|| Robert "The Bass Thing" Jones (bass) |
Martin Gilks (drums)
Paul Clifford (bass)
Martin Bell (fiddle/ banjo)
Stuart Quinell (bass)