(c’91) – Glyn Edwards (drums), Gavin George (bass), David “Sammy Rat” Rose (vocals), Keith Wallond (lead guitar), Steve “Stevie Ray” Moore (guitar), and Mark Harris (harp).

The Ant Hill Mob at The Cricketers, Westfield. Picture and courtesy of Jacky Stevens

Five months after departing Sammy Rats Big Big Blues Band, ex-member Rose got together with remaining Blues Band members Edwards and George; Wallace, formerly of T Model Slim and catalyst for the bands formation; Moore and Harris to form The Ant Hill Mob. The band’s debut gig was at The White Lyon, Worplesdon on 31 January 1991; they also appeared at the Farnham Folk and Blues Festival later that year. May ’91 saw the band record their second demo in Send. The Sovereigns, Woking was a regular gig spot for the band, as was The Cricketers, Westfield. The University Surrey Student Union’s Crab Feast (Rag Week) on 23rd Nov 1991 is the final gig of which we are currently aware.

Harris was killed in Summers Road, Farncombe in February 2015 by his brother.