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.
DARREN JUVIE (aka DARREN PAWSON) – GUITAR/VOCALS
MITCH – DRUMS
GARY BROOKS – BASS
Gary is currently playing bass and singing with Rockets from Mars and playing guitar with King Neptunes. Check them out on Facebook.
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.
We were around before 85 and played at the Civic pop festival in 84 I think it was, I still have the poster, nice to be included on here, thanks.