BARNSLEY MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY – THE JUVIES 1985 – 1992

The Juvies were one of only a couple of Rockabilly/Psychobilly bands in Barnsley. Originally formed in the mid-1980s and named after a book by Harlan Ellison, who also wrote the book Rockabilly.

The Juvies became well establisged on the psychobilly scene after being signed to London’s Rage Records. They play famous venues such as the Marquee Club and also shared the billy with luminaries such as Restless, The Meteors and Frantic Flintstones. As well as appearing on a number of compilations with also released their one and only album to critical acclaim in 1990. Playin’ Hookie, mostly written by Darren Juvie, was described as “the new hope on the rockin’ scene” by Crazy News (France).

The band split in 1992. Darren later resurfaced as the vocalist and bassist in The Cat Pack, a 19-piece big band in the style of The Brian Setzer Orchestra and The Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Mitch and Gary later resurfaced in the Yorkshire based rock n’ roll band Littletown Bigshots.

LINE-UP:

DARREN JUVIE (aka DARREN PAWSON) – GUITAR/VOCALS

MITCH – DRUMS

GARY BROOKS – BASS

DISCOGRAPHY:

PLAYIN’ HOOKIE – LP (OUTRAGE RECORDS) 1990
Rereleased in 2007 Split LP with The Midnites’ Walk the Line under Raucous Records.
1. Blackboard jungle
2. Alligator shoes
3. No way out
4. Jukebox Jill
5. Sunset this morning
6. Gotta run
7. Playin’ Hookie
8. On the road
9. Breakin’ it up
10. Into The Fire

The Juvies also appeared on Bites and Stabs, the compilation of Barnsley bands released by Dean Peckett on his Torment Records label in 1985.
Side A.2, The Juvies – Breakin’ It Up

The Juvies also appeared on
Various Artist – Outrage Vol.1 (Rage Records) 1990
Side A.2, The Juvies – Into the Fire

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3 thoughts on “BARNSLEY MUSIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY – THE JUVIES 1985 – 1992

    • Thanks for that. I wasn’t able to find either of them.
      i’ve been in contact with Darren and got some really useful info for a project I’m working on for Barnsley Museums.
      I’ll soon be contacting these lads too.
      Cheers

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