(c’83-’90) Rob Foster (guitar / vocals), Steve Foster (vocals), Danny Boothman (guitar), Sally Thornton (backing vocals) and John Anon (drums)
FFile, often written F-File, were a Horsell based synth band that played the Centre Halls and The Old Schoolhouse, Woking; The Royal, Guildford; and Byfleet Live Aid. Some venues were surprised to see a 13 year old up that late playing to a room full of Punks. In ’85 they recorded 14 tracks at Charlie Tyler’s studio in Byfleet that included “Please Come Home”, “Good Times”, and “Tribute”. This last track was ‘a song for Bowie’ asking why some hit mega-stardom and others remain non-entities. Songwriter Steve sings: “Stare at the posters on my wall / If Bowie came alive / What would he say? / ‘Carry on, my friend’ or ‘forget it all'”.
A some point after the recording the band were down to 3 members: Steve Foster (vocals), Sally Thornton (backing vocals) and drummer John Anon and seeking a permanent bassist. FFile came to an end around 1990 and Rob went solo.