It’s 2001 and we are CANDYHEADS, the delays have taken their toll and gaps appear in
the CANDYHEAD ranks, a new drummer and guitarist are needed; The word is put out, ads are placed, strange phone calls
are received, at the end of a humorous yet strangely taxing month, new axe spanker
(Kerrang speak) Hannah
Fautley joins the band, coincidentally from an ad placed in Kerrang. I was astonished, I didn’t know Kerrang readers
could read (Just joshing Phil). Ted and Mic, welcomed her into the fold for her playing ability. I on the other hand was
taken in by her claim to be the illegitimate daughter of Angus Young and Marianne Faithful, and that she had been
abandoned as a baby in a primeval forest in northern Transylvania, with only a Gibson SG Standard and Marshall stack to
keep her company..I have since checked this story, and it is patently untrue! However she’s in the band now, and there
is nothing I can do about it.
New drummer Laura
(that drummer doesn’t scare me) Conway, joined the band via a serious recommendation, hey I don’t listen to joke
recommendations. A great Drummer - and remains in the band despite drunkenly admitting to occupying the drum stool with
West Life at this year's Brits, frankly we have saved her life! and I feel sure she is grateful.
So! I hear you asking, what is CANDYHEADS all about? Well it's rock that swings, with tunes that have shaken the hand of
pop; A distinctive voice harnessed to intelligent lyrics, there is a little punk lurking at the edges (isn’t there
always) there is a nod to the mighty Zeppelin….. nice…all wrapped up in a unique British sense of drama.
In closing this missive of strife & evolution of the eight-legged rock
machine, the band has reached it’s coming of age…………..'That Chemistry' is there!…………which is VERY