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Scheer are five people who grew up in small country towns bang in the heart of Northern Ireland. Brought together by a shared interest in music, they've spent a lot of formative years around each other and therefore know each other well, very well. The band as it stands now was first mooted in 1990, when Joe (drums), Peter (bass), and Paddy (rhythm guitar), came together. Neal (lead guitar) was added at the end of that year, after Peter spotted him playing at University with another band, in a talent competition! and Audrey (vocals), who had worked with Peter in another band, completed the line-up early in 1992. They spent considerable time practicing and writing songs before embarking on a few gigs around Ireland, where they've built up a loyal following.
This activity led to interest from Dublin's tiny and eclectic SON records and in the summer of 1993 their debut single 'Wish You Were Dead' came out. In August 1993 Scheer played the Feile festival, Ireland's biggest music festival, where they wooed among others Jim Rose of the Jim Rose Circus Side-show!. This was followed up by the release of a four-track E.P. 'Psychobabble' ,an extensive Irish tour (150 gigs!) and a place on the bill at the Sunstroke festival in Dublin, alongside Ice Cube, Helmet and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
By this time Scheer had received interest from international labels. One major label in particular offered an all expenses paid trip to New York for a showcase. So in Dec 1994 Scheer played a showcase in New York. Among the audience was Colin Wallace (A&R) and Ivo Watts-Russell (founder of 4AD)from the record label 4AD. The band were immediately smitten by their attitude, enthusiasm and down right humanity. In April 1995, Scheer said an amicable good bye to SON and accepted a place on the 4AD roster.
The results of the happy union to date have been a promo-only single called 'Demon' (Single of the Week, MM; Single of the Fortnight, Hot Press; Single of the Month, Deadline), an EP called 'Physobabble', a single called 'Shéa', followed by 'Wish you were dead' and their debut album called "Infliction".
Other things you probably don't know about Scheer are; they've toured America as part of 4AD's 'Shaving The Pavement' extravaganza with Lush and Mojave 3 plus also played or toured with Bush, Placebo, Jesus & Mary Chain, Belly, Throwing Muses and Ash, they still rehearse in Peter's shed, they once played in front of U2 manager Paul McGuiness, who left early (his loss- though Audrey claims that she too would have left early that night if she hadn't had to sing), they've supped beer with Michael Stipe and Helena Christensen and their ambition is the knowledge that people they've never met are going out and buying tickets to see them.
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lies | Reviewer: PJ Doherty. Original bass player and formative member of Scheer. | 9/21/12
PJ was formative member of this band and was committed to its success. For reasons which will b posted soon pj left to travel to america and peter flemming took his place as bass guitarist. However pj never mentioned now as formative member. History rewritten. Guess its karma that band split and nevep got any further together.
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