The Boo Radleys

Formed 1988. Disbanded 1999.
The Boo Radleys


The Boo Radleys were an English alternative rock band of the 1990s who were associated with the shoegazing and Britpop movements. They were formed in Wallasey, Merseyside, England in 1988, with Rob Harrison on drums, singer/guitarist Sice Rowbottom, guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr, bassist Timothy Brown . Their name is taken from the character Boo Radley in Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Shortly after the release of their first album, Hewitt replaced Rob Harrison on drums and he was in turn replaced by Rob Cieka. The band split up in 1999. In their decade long career, the band could only generate one top ten single; the 1995 single "Wake Up Boo!", which charted at no. 9.

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  1. Review of Giant Steps

    Giant Steps 1998

    Reviewed by Daryl Easlea
    Giant Steps is still “dripping with poise, attitude and melody.”
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