(c’86-’87) – Julia Duthie (vocals), Steve Brock (guitar), Darren Lucas (guitar), Jamie Legg (drums), and John Hudson (bass).

4 members (Hudson, Legg, Wilde, and Brock) of Innocent Bystanders at RAM Studios, Hayes in the Summer 86. Picture courtesy of John Hudson.

The Innocent Bystanders spent some time at RAM Studios, Hayes in the Summer ’86. This Guildford band also had a regular gig at The Talbot Hotel, Ripley. This ended in ’87 when The Talbot stopped doing gigs with the band securing two or three gigs at the Duke Of Wellington, Farncombe after persuading the landlord at short notice. In October ’87 the band played two gigs at The Cricketers, Chertsey; on Friday 2nd and 30th.

They split in late November ’87, with Legg, Lucas, and Duthie teaming up to form a new band. A week or two later Brock received a letter inviting Innocent Bystanders to audition for Opportunity Knocks.

Brock joined Cobham based Nightshift shoretly after Innocent Bystander imploded. Duthie later joined The Colour Red and is rumored to be a midwife in the South East now. Legg would appear in Eat the Sofa a few years later and has since joined forces with others to form The True Deceivers. Sadly, Brock is no longer with us.