THE WONDER STUFF are to reform for a series of LONDON shows this Christmas, their first in six years, nme.com can exclusively reveal.
The band, which is expected to feature the original members of The Wonder Stuff with the obvious exception of late bassist Rob ‘Bass Thing’ Jones, who was replaced by Paul Clifford in 1990, three years before his death – have revealed details of a show at the London Kentish Town Forum for December 12.
Tickets go on sale on this Friday (July 14), priced #15. It is anticipated that if the show sells well, the band will play at least one more gig in December.
The Wonder Stuff originally split after their appearance at the 1994 Pheonix Festival. Following their demise, various members formed other bands, including Vent 414 and weknowwhereyoulive, but none were as successful as The Wonder Stuff, who scored a string of hits, including ‘The Size Of A Cow’ and the 1991 number one ‘Dizzy’ in tandem with comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Vocalist Miles Hunt also had a brief career as a presenter on the music channel MTV.
Rumours that the band would reform have been circulating the music industry for a number of months. It was originally claimed that the band’s comeback gig would be at the 30th birthday party of the Midlands venue Dudley JB’s. However, that rumour proved to be untrue, with Miles Hunt instead playing a solo acoustic show at the event alongside Terrorvision and a reformed Ned’s Atomic Dustbin.