Welcome to the webpage for The Exciters.


This picture was taken during a break in filming the Ballistic Jets video 

(hence exactly the same stage clothes as in the video) on a bridge 

directly outside The Kensington and features the original lineup from 

The Oral Exciters and was filmed in 1980, Watch out for Concord in 

the video.



The Exciters video for Ballistic Jets recorded at Abbey 

Road studio 2 and filmed at The Kensington and 

Heathrow airport is now on youtube on the link below:


Courtesy of the Museum of St Albans Punk and new Wave '76 - '81 exhibition.


The Exciters

Tim Soul - Vocals and Synthesiser

Tony Fewkes - Guitar 

Alan Rolfe - Keyboards

John Walpole - Bass Machine

Gary Hawkins - Drums 

Gary was later replaced by Dave Taylor in early 1981 

and Dave was replaced by Paul Madden in late 1981

This was the lineup with Paul Madden in late 1981

By Autumn 1980 the name had been shortened to The Exciters 

as our agent was having trouble booking gigs for us as The Oral 

Exciters. We also filmed our first videos for "Ballistic Jets" and 

"Valentino".  Gary Hawkins sadly left the band in January 1981, to 

be replaced on drums by Dave Taylor who had previously played 

with Tim and Tony in English Rogues and in the meantime had 

been playing in Cheap Flights.

In the Summer of 1981 we went to Sitges in Spain (about 30 

miles south of Barcelona) for a six week residency, playing three 

sets a night, seven nights a week. At the end of our residency in 

Sitges we handed over to The Nashville Teens, who unfortunately 

only lasted a week after one of the band members children fell off 

the balcony of the apartment above the club into the street below.

The Exciters headed back to England and carried on gigging and in late 

1981 Dave Taylor left and after holding auditions was replaced by 

Paul Madden on drums.........(to be continued)