Snatch-Back – Hard Times

Snatch Back is back! Formed in  St. Helens Merseyside UK in 1974, and active until 1983, Snatch Back played covers and slowly introduced original material along the way. 1979 saw the recording of their first single on Manchester Label CSS records – “Eastern Lady C/W Cryin’ to the Night.”  This 7″ is now highly collectible!

The band played all over the UK and built quite a following, selling out their local theatre several times. In 1982 the band entered the studio again to record some tracks. These remained unreleased until 2017 when the band released them on a limited edition cassette “The Amazon Tapes 1982”. The band split in 1983 after a few personnel changes.

Guitarist Steve B and bassist Ian Wood decided to try and get the original line up of the band back together in 2016, but had no idea where drummer Steve P and singer John Crowley were but contact with their old road crew meant every original member was contactable and they were making soon music again!

Word was soon out and the band were offered the headline spot at WestFest, St.Helens. An EP Back In The Game was released to coincide and the game was indeed back on! Since then they have played gigs and festivals throughout the U.K. and November 2019 saw the release of their new Album ‘ Ride Hard Run Free’ on download, CD and gatefold vinyl LP available from www.snatch-back.co.uk & facebook SnatchBackBand

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