(c’85-86) – Jeff Nash (vocal), Ringo Ognir (drums), Colin ‘The FishPerson’ Robb (bass) and John Roberts (guitar)

Holy Durex, (L to R: Robb, Jones, Nash, Ognir and Roberts. Picture courtesy of Kaz Jones

This University of Surrey, Guildford based four-piece often performed dressed as clergy and on at least one occasion roped in Casual Sax, thanks to Robb of Steel Bill and The Buffalos, for whom the sax’y trio also provided horn. In May ’85, Holy Durex entered the University of Surrey Student Band Competition along with Fantasy Lies, but lost out to Swivel Corps, before the evening was headlined by the Geisha Girls. They went on to appear at the University’s Blues All-Dayer and they headlined the University of Surrey Rugby Club’s Drag Disco on 31 January ’86. Later that year they performed at the University’s Royal Charter Disco, supporting Bad Manners along with Inspector Tuppence & the Sexy Firemen; with the event starting at 8:00pm and ending at 6:30 the following morning. Their farewell gig was Guildford Live Aid at the Civic Hall, Guildford, but this was followed by a reunion gig at the University, involving the four mail members, on 3 July ’86.