March Violets-related Links
There are very few March Violets websites out there, and those we can find seem to be in a state of neglect. Nonetheless, here's a collection of Violets-related links for you to explore:
The March Violets official Facebook group, run by Tom with input from Si and Rosie.
In preparation for their reunion the band have created this MySpace page, complete with audio snippets, news of their eagerly anticipated reunion gig, and all the usual stuff that MySpace sites come with... Join their friends list now!!
As mentioned elsewhere on this site, Tom created this created this personal website in 2000, and it promised to be a great source of information, photographs and gossip. In 2001 Tom relocated to the States and began his new project The Multiverse (see below) and stopped working on his old site. He has kindly given us a copy of the March Violets section of his old site so we can host an archive here at MarchViolets.co.uk.
Update: Site now offline
Tom Ashton's solo project The Multiverse now looks like the project may have been shelved in favour of the recent Violets reunion. Tom's previous website Tom@shton@Home is now hosted at MarchViolets.co.uk (see above)
Ian Grimstead deemed The March Violets worthy of their own section on his expansive The Sisters of Mercy website. Now sadly neglected, for a long time this was the only MV website to be found on the internet.
Simon Denbigh's current day job: "It's not jazz, and it's not wank, it's more a way of life..."
Rosie Garland's current day job as Manchester's self-styled "Vampire Queen and undead performer extraordinaire".
Phillip has been taking very cool photographs of very cool bands for a number of years. He has a surprising number of Violets live photos from 1984/1985 on his site. You really should explore his site completely as there are some gems to found amongst his massive archive.
A nice biography and a handy set of links to the various band members' other projects.
A short entry in someone's personal A-Z of Goth. Worthy of note purely for this comment: "Kind of a biker band with the most killer pop instincts you've ever heard." We agree.
Simon's other day job involves pressing buttons and fading faders for Doktor Avalanche, The Sisters' drum machine. Find out when you can catch him in action via The Sisters' website...
Simon's second day job earns him a profile on this Sisters fansite dedicated to The Sisters' backroom boys.
A bizarre site selling pin badges of the March Violets, with what appears to be the artwork from "Turn To The Sky". Ummmm, ok.
Thanks to Giaco for sending in this URL. Reading Festival 1980s has photos of various bands that have played the festival during the '80s, including The March Violets, The Mission and Hawkwind.