(c’92-96) Barney Jeavons (bass, vocals), Anthony Read (drums) and Alex Ballantyne (guitar, vocals).

(L-R) Alex Ballantyne, Anthony Read and Barney Jeavons were Summersalt

This well respected 3-piece recorded the 8 track ‘Better Than Nothing’ cassette demo at DNA Studios, Brixton in 1992; which featured Alex Steinitz on violin. The band were included in Rock Explosion 2 at Civic Hall, Guildford in March ’93. Summersalt supported Parma Violet at Camberley Town Football Club in July ’93, headlining at the venue two months later. We are also aware of support slot up in London. In 1994 “Autumn” from their Better Than Nothing” demo appeared on ‘Revenge of Farnborough Groove, Vol.4. On wrapping up Summersalt the group reformed as Kilter.

Jeavons went on to run The West End Centre, until 2019, and now the Creative Director at Kick Arts UK. Read is a BI and Database developer who still bashes a drum or two. Ballantyne, after a spell at 20th Century Fox Film, went to work at Fender and is now at Pirate.com, a provider of rehearsal and recording facilities for artists with studios in the UK, Germany and the USA.