This engaging UK pop band comprised lyricist Michael Wallis (vocals), Steve Marshall (keyboards), Ben Kesteven (bass) and Sam Kesteven (drums). Marshall and Wallis grew up in Snodland, Kent, England. They had played together in bands from 1987 onwards, but achieved little until they joined with the Kesteven brothers. Initial demos prompted interest from the major labels, and they were initially signed to WEA/Korova as the Apples in September 1990. Their initial single, ‘Congratulations’, was released in February 1991, produced by Lee Gorman (ex-Bow Wow Wow) who also produced the band’s second single, ‘Scrap Happy’, by which time they had become Jefferson Airhead, inspired by Jefferson Airplane. After objections from representatives of Jefferson Airplane’s record label, they became simply Airhead. Their debut album, Boing, and its catchy single, ‘Funny How’, surfaced soon after the name change.
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