SHIVA TIMELINE

 

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1979
Shiva Formed
1980
First Gigs
1981
Definitive Shiva Line Up
1982
The Records
1983
Finding A New Drummer
1986
The Final Gig
2004
The New CD

 




1979  Bristol, SW England:  The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) was about to hit the UK and I was about to set off on a round-the-world trip after several years involvement in various rock bands (Bison, Mantiss, Red Shift) and in need of a break.  In the meantime John Hall had come to Bristol to join two mates in a new band they'd called "Shiva".  The band comprised two guitarists, John and Chris D'Avoigne, a drummer Jack Carver and they were still looking for a bassist.  Previous to this I'd had quite a lot of dealings with local agents in the music business and knew Ken Lintern from the Rainbow Agency.  Ken almost ran me down one day in his eagerness to give me Shiva's phone number with a view to completing their line-up.  I agreed to play an audition "just in case" and was so impressed with the material, and John's guitar 'shredding' in particular, that I cancelled the trip to join up.

 

Shiva at the Granary

 

Shiva/Andy Skuse 2004