After Hours


After Hours

After Hours released their debut album, Take Off, in 1988 through FM-Revolver Records. The band featured a line up of John Francis on Lead Vocals, Tim Payne on Lead Guitar, Martin Walls on Bass Guitar and Mark Addison on Drums. Keyboards on the album were played by Rick Young, though he was credited separately from the band. This album marked the start and the end of After Hours' relationship with FM-Revolver, and though they seem to have released one more album during this heyday, the name and release date of this is unclear (though they were dropped from their second record label in 1992, so it is safe to assume their second album was released before then.)

For a long time it seemed that this would be the last that we would hear from the band, and it is probable that the members would have agreed with you: they didn't in fact see anything of each other for nineteen years! However, 2011 saw the reunion of Francis, Payne and Walls, who along with Chris Pope on Drums and Sean McMenemy on Keyboards made up the new line up of After Hours, who released Against The Grain in 2011. This new album featured a very fond reception from the Uber Rock website in particular, who reviewed the album and interviewed Tim Payne to coincide with the release. The band haven't released another album since, but if that does mark the end of their career, at least they didn't just fade away like some of the other great bands of their time!