The Epidemix
Dublin 1978 - 1981

Line up;
Paul Bonnar Sax & Vocals
Colin Devlin Guitar
Gerry Grogan Bass
Dave Bell Drums

Photo from "In Dublin"
The Epidemix have been in existence for about 18 months, although they have only been gigging a year.
Gig Guide

21/10/1979 Dandelion Market, Dublin

17/11/1979 Dandelion Market, Dublin with U2

16/12/1979 Dandelion Market, Dublin with The Bogey Boys

05/01/1980 Dandelion Market, Dublin

11/01/1980 McGonagles, Dublin

12/01/1980 Dandelion Market, Dublin

18/01/1980 McGonagles, Dublin

Photo by Patrick Brocklebank

The Epidemix & The End Toners
Two of the finest new wave pop bands to emerge in the last few months drew a capacity crowd to Toners, and sent the audience away satisfied. The End suffered from poor sound, but their excellent set transcended the problems; “Sex Movies”, "Love On The Airways”, and “Listen” show a developing sense of song writing style. After their twentieth gig, a name worth dropping.
The Epidemix however, are “different”. Paul Singer plays belting sax. Dave Drummer thrashes the mercilessly, Colin Guitar thinks he’s in the Ramones, while Gary Bass remains cold, almost Claytonian! Their songs are powerful, both lyrically and musically - witness the classic “Whore” (except for the appalling title) and the superb “Basement Life”. Occasionally Paul slips up – silly anti Semitic jokes, childish “schoolboy” humour, sometimes rampant sexism (“Easy Penetration” and rewritten “Lets Dance”). Still, despite several flaws, the Epidemix are possessing of enough talent to “make it”.
U2, D.C. Nien, The Atrix and co. are going, the Tricolour TV Set is still on the blink, but just you wait, cos the Epidemix and the End are coming! Hot Press Review Gerald Siggins 

09/03/1980 Dandelion Market, Dublin

10/03/1980 Toners, Dublin with The Resistors

17/03/1980 Toners, Dublin with The Resistors

24/03/1980 Toners, Dublin with The Resistors

31/03/1980 Toners, Dublin with The Resistors

07/04/1980 Toners, Dublin

14/04/1980 Toners, Dublin

18/04/1980 Kevin Street College, Dublin with Mod - L's

Photo by Patrick Brocklebank

21/04/1980 Toners, Dublin

25/04/1980 JCR, Trinity College, Dublin with The Revillo's, Teen Commandments

28/04/1980 Toners, Dublin

05/05/1980 Toners, Dublin with High Society, Love Murders

Where Are They Now?

At this time I have no information on what the band members are doing now.

Demo's & Recordungs

A well acclaimed demo tape was made in December at Eamonn Andrews’ studio. The four tracks featured are “The Ad-man Cometh”, Shift 14”, Middle – Class Life” and “Young Lovers”. Front man Paul Bonnar has been described in such terms as “Lanky Humanoid…. Psychotic presence” and a “prat”. Hot Press "All The Young Dudes"

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