Paul Avron Jeffreys

13th Feb 1952 - 21st Dec 1988

Bands

Cockney Rebel 1973-74

Cockney Rebel

Line Up

  • Steve Harley- Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Milton Reame James - Keyboards
  • John Crocker- Violin
  • Stewart Elliott- Drums

Releases

Singles:
Sebastian - 1973
Mr. Soft - 1974
Albums:
The Human Menagerie - 1973
The Psychomodo - 1974

The band that launched Paul into the spotlight for a couple of years. Playing Top of The Pops, The Old Grey Whistle Test and many festivals around Europe.

Be Bop Deluxe 1975

Paul Jeffreys and friends boating on the lake at Whipps Cross

Line Up

  • Bill Nelson - Guitar & Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Milton Reame James - Keyboards
  • Simon Fox - Drums

This was a touring band only and they released no official recordings. Paul and Milton were taken in by Bill after the collapse of Rebel, but the record label did not agree.
Does anyone have any photos of this lineup?

Chartreuse 1977

Line Up

  • Rob Elliott- Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Jeff Faulkner- Guitar
  • Milton Reame James - Keyboards
  • Malcolm Ashmore - Drums

Releases

Singles:
You Really Got Me - 1977

This band later became The Violins.

The Violins 1977

Line Up

  • Raphael Doyle- Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Jeff Faulkner- Guitar
  • Milton Reame James - Keyboards
  • Malcolm Ashmore - Drums

This band finished when Paul and Milton were recruited into the Warm Jets.

Warm Jets 1977-1980

the Warm Jets

Line Up

  • Paul Ballance - Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Maciej Hrybowicz- Guitar
  • Milton Reame James - Keyboards
  • Dave Cairns - Drums

Releases

Singles:
Sticky Jack - 1978
Big City Boys - 1979

This band started to get some notice in the press and had a couple of singles. One was the first ever release on Terry Murphy's Bridge House label. They then signed to Robert Stigwoods RSO label.

Electric Eels 1980-81

Electric Eels single Dont wanna go to Moscow

Line Up

  • Paul Ballance aka Pablo Hallam - Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys aka Methane Wernick - Bass
  • Maciek Hrybowicz aka Red Leader - Guitar
  • Milton Reame James aka Mad Molecule - Keyboards
  • Dave Cairns aka Stigs McGregor - Drums

Releases

Singles:
Don't wanna go to Moscow - 1980
Not in Love EP - 1980
Albums:
The Original Electric Eels Album - 2001

A rebranding of the Warm Jets with a move towards more electronic dance oriented music.

The Pope 1981

The Pope

Line Up

  • Paul Ballance - Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Joe Fadil - Guitar
  • Dave Hammel - Drums

The two Pauls from the Warm Jets joined forces with Joe and Dave from The Brakes

Sperm Wails 1981-83

The Sperm Wails

AKA: Atazoa - Reagans aids - HMS Herpes - Nasty Norman's Naked Feet

Line Up

Paul Ballance - Paul Jeffreys - Jeff Ellis - Rob Gawthrop - John Halliday - Stewart Arrandale - Maxine Winter - Adrian Large - Keith Huggins - Robin Parsons - David Hammel - Phil Knight - Dave Copleston - Fred - Alan and many others

A raucous ensemble owing much influence towards the Magic Band though not as tightly rehearsed! The band often had to change names to get gigs.

Wattle & Daub 1983

Line Up

  • Paul Ballance - Vocals & Synth
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass & Double Bass
  • Jeff Ellis- Guitar

A stripped down to the bones Sperm Wails trio that was used to play cabaret type gigs.

Linda and the Prophets 1984

Linda and the Prophets

Line Up

  • Linda - Vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Adrian Large - Guitar

Releases

Singles:
Work 1984

I believe this was a one off studio project. Apologies to Linda for not being able to find out her last name.

The One Pacific 1985

The One Pacific

Line Up

  • Adrian Large - Guitar & vocals
  • Paul Jeffreys - Bass
  • Pedro Ortiz / Bill Dare - Drums
  • Nick Miller - Percussion
  • Rob Johnson - guitar
  • Chareen Parsley, Phoenix, Lynn Cooper - backing vocals

This was a gigging band the Adrian and Paul got together following the Linda and the Prophets single.