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Lancaster band Caned Unable started playing together in July 1999. The original line-up consisted of the three Perkins brothers, Aaron, Johan and Sol, who were joined by drummer Dave Hale. Sol and Dave stayed with the band for two years, both leaving in June 2001 because of other committments.

Dave was replaced by Kyle Oram, who first appeared with them on stage June 29th at their second Roadhouse gig, with Sean standing in for Sol until a permanent replacement could be found. Rob Porter took over on bass at the beginning of September 2001. In November 2001, the line up was increased to five with the addition of cellist Katy Davis.

When the band played at the Fieldtrip Festival in August 2002, Johan was away in Spain. Temporarily replacing him on lead guitar were Rob Holden (for "The Circadian Rhythm" and "Taking Me Under"), and Will Locke (for the other numbers).

Katy left in October 2002. The last of the Caned Unable gigs she played was at The Bobbin, September 5th, but Katy contributed to the Zen Panic Demo released the following year, playing cello on "Eggshells" and "Shout At Me (I Need You)"

In October 2003, Rob left the band. For the 15th November gig at The Byers, Ewan stood in for him. The band decided to carry on as a three-piece with Aaron playing bass.

The band did a few gigs at the start of 2004, but there followed an extended summer break, and individual interests took precedence for the rest of the year. In December 2004, the death of  Sher,  mother of Aaron, Johan and ex-bass player Sol, robbed the band of possibly their greatest fan. She attended most of their local gigs and provided support on many levels.





Sound engineer Jim Graham started working with the band in December 2001.

Laura Newton acted as the group's manager from June 2002 to March 2003, leaving because of other work committments.

Mia Jackson began helping out with admin support in February 2003, and took over as manager in April 2003, with Joe Beswick joining her as co-manager in May 2003. This lasted 3 months, until August 2003, when Aaron took on the role.

      
Jim Graham
Jim Graham





line-ups


July 1999

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Sol Perkins  -  bass guitar
Dave Hale  -  drums, percussion

June 2001 (1 gig)

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Sean ?  -  bass guitar
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet

September 2001

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Rob Porter  -  bass guitar
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet

November 2001

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Rob Porter  -  bass guitar
Katy Davis  -  cello
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet

August 2002 (1 gig)

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Will Locke / Rob Holden  -  lead guitar
Rob Porter  -  bass guitar
Katy Davis  -  cello
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet

September 2002

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Rob Porter  -  bass guitar
Katy Davis  -  cello
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet

October 2002

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Rob Porter  -  bass guitar
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet, vocals

October 2003 (1 gig)

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Ewan ?  -  bass guitar
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet, vocals

November 2003

Aaron Perkins  -  vocals, bass, acoustic/rhythm guitar, keyboards
Johan Perkins  -  lead guitar
Kyle Oram  -  drums, percussion, cornet, vocals

      


Sol Perkins
Sol Perkins


Dave Hale
Dave Hale


Katy Davis
Katy Davis


Rob Porter
Rob Porter





associations


Aaron played with trip-hop uk-garage folk-fusion band Lucid which came together in August 2002 - Lucid shared Caned Unable's gigs at the Bobbin on 26th Dec 2002 and 3rd May 2003 - their line-up was -

    Becky Young  -  vocals
    Aaron Perkins  -  acoustic guitar, keyboards, vocals
    Will Locke  -  electric guitar
    Joel Townsend / Dave Beale  -  bass guitar
    Simon Rothwell  -  drums, sequencing

Aaron has also been involved with rock trip-hop urban-jazz group Sativa since August 2002 - Sativa haven't done anything for quite a while, but they may restart in 2006 - their line-up was -

    Cassy  -  vocals
    Phil  -  guitar, vocals
    Matt  -  lead guitar
    Aaron Perkins  -  acoustic guitar
    Joel Townsend  -  bass guitar

In Summer 2003 Aaron started playing acoustic guitar with Citrocaine, who shortly afterwards changed their name to Herbie whose current line-up is -

    Becky Young  -  vocals
    Jesse Derby  -  electric guitar
    Aaron Perkins  -  acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards
    Simon Rothwell  -  drums

Rob played bass with Lancaster hard rock band The Thens from the start of 2002 to October 2003 - the line-up was -

    Scouse  -  vocals
    Rob Holden  -  lead guitar
    Rob Porter  -  bass guitar
    ? (original drummer was Chrissie)  -  drums

Kyle drums with 'Hendrix-style rock band' Turpin which began in summer 2002



The Terms

The Terms started playing in 2005, and still have the same line-up -

    Dee Sharkey  -  vocals, keyboard
    Johan Perkins  -  guitars
    Scott Montgomery  -  bass
    Kyle Oram  -  drums, backing vocals


Dee Sharkey  Dee Sharkey       Scott Montgomery
Dee Sharkey
Scott Montgomery
(click on pics for full size images)




26th December 2002 - Lucid supported Caned Unable at The Bobbin

28th February 2003 - Aaron did an acoustic set of 6 numbers at The Gregson in Lancaster (with Johan joining in on 3 of them)  -  see pics

31st May 2003 - Aaron, Becky & Rothy did an acoustic set at the Gregson Centre before the main Caned Unable gig

6th June 2003 - Aaron, Becky, Rothy & Mick Lupton performed as The Cosmic Avengers at the Dome, Morecambe - (Mick plays drums, guitar & synth + sings)

31 July 2003 - Citrocaine played The Brickyard in Carlisle

6 September 2003 - Lucid, supported by Citrocaine, played at Paddy Mulligan's

1 November 2003 - Herbie, supported by Lucid, played at Paddy Mulligan's





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2000

10th March
26th May

9th June
27th August

9th September
21st October

10th November
24th November


2001

17th January
22nd February
1st March
22nd March
24th March
29th March
10th May

29th June
8th September
15th September
27th September
27th October

1st November

16th November
28th November
1st December
27th December



2002

7th February
2nd March
13th April
18th April
2nd May

14th June
20th June
25th July
16th August
5th September

25th September
24th October
28th November
19th December
21st December
26th December



2003

16th January
12th February
13th February
15th March

28th March

4th April
5th April
1st May
3rd May
8th May
23rd May
30th May
31st May

21st June

28th June
10th July
15th November



2004

21st January
13th March
29th April


 

-   LMC, Yorkshire House, Lancaster
-   LMC, Yorkshire House, Lancaster
       
(rec by BBC Radio Lancaster "Music Live!")
-   LMC, Yorkshire House, Lancaster
-   The Dome, Morecambe
       
(5th Annual Freestage Festival)
-   Yorkshire House, Lancaster
-   LMC, Yorkshire House, Lancaster
       
(Lancaster Music Coop 15th anniversary)
-   Yorkshire House, Lancaster 
poster )
-   Barrow-In-Furness


 

-   The Roadhouse, Manchester
-   Yorkshire House, Lancaster
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
-   Sugar House, Lancaster
-   Bentham, Yorkshire
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster 
poster )
       
(+ Forenzic - 17th May cancelled)
-   The Roadhouse, Manchester
-   Grizedale Forest, Lake District
-   Craven Heiffer, Ingleton
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
-   LMC, Yorkshire House, Lancaster
       
(October Fest)
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
       
(date ok?)
-   The Roadhouse, Manchester
-   Salford University, Salford
-   Byres, Bentham, Lancashire
-   Yorkshire House, Lancaster
       
(Bobbin Fest)


 

-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
-   The Roadhouse, Manchester
-   Yorkshire House, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
       
(all-time record crowd for The Bobbin)
-   Wagon and Horses, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Fieldtrip Festival, Newton Stewart 
flyer )
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster 
poster )
       
(another record crowd)
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster 
posters )
-   Korners Bar, Lancaster
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
       
(+ Lucid)


 

-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster 
poster )
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
       
(Paddy's Weekend)
-   County Hotel, Carnforth, Lancashire
       
(Battle of the Bands - winners!)
-   Gregson Centre, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   The Bobbin, Lancaster
-   Keystones, Lancaster
-   The Roadhouse, Manchester
-   County Hotel, Carnforth, Lancashire
-   Gregson Centre, Lancaster
       
(+ acoustic set by Aaron, Becky & Rothy)
-   Nottingham
       
(private wedding reception)
-   Kirkland Festival, The Park, Kendal
-   Keystones, Lancaster
-   Byres, Bentham, Lancashire
       
(+ Herbie)


 

-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Paddy Mulligan's, Lancaster
-   Commodore, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria



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