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WHERE DID THE NAME R.A.M-M.A.N COME FROM?! DID IT EMERGE FROM THEIR RESPECT FOR AN 80’S CARTOON HERO WHO BROKE THROUGH WALLS WITH HIS HEAD? OR, DOES IT STAND FOR ‘REVOLT AGAINST MAN-MADE ATROCITIES NOW’? WHO KNOWS?!!! WHO GIVES A SHIT?!!!

WHEN THE BAND WAS FORMED IN AUGUST 2001, NOBODY COULD SING AND NOBODY COULD PLAY. SO NOTHING CHANGED A LOT REALLY!……. R.A.M-M.A.N PLAYED IN MANY PARTS OF THE UK AND ACROSS EUROPE, BEGINNING LIFE AS A FAST & CATCHY PUNK BAND, BUT GOING ON TO BECOME MUCH FASTER AND HARDCORE SOUNDING AS TIME WENT ON.

THEY STARTED WITH 1 GUITARIST BUT IN JUNE 2002 SHENT WAS THROWN IN ON LEAD TO ADD MORE POWER AND DEPTH TO THEIR SONGS. THIS WAS DEFINITELY WHEN THEIR HARDER AND MORE AGGRESSIVE SOUND BEGAN TO CREEP IN. THE BAND HAD ANOTHER GOOD MATE ON DRUMS FOR THE FIRST 2 YEARS, BUT IN JUNE 2003 JOHN STEPPED DOWN TO CONCENTRATE ON HIS OTHER BAND, SWAKTANG. DAZ (FORMERLY OF EASTFIELD) TOOK OVER AND WAS WITH THEM FOR MANY YEARS. WHILST PAUL WAS RECOVERING FROM RECONSTRUCTIVE KNEE SURGERY DURING SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2008, AL (D’CORNER BOIS) STEPPED IN TO HELP OUT ON BASS. IT WENT SO WELL THAT HE WAS ASKED TO STAY, SO THE BAND HAD 6 MEMBERS FOR A WHILE, WITH BOTH ANDY AND PAUL FRONTING THE BAND TOGETHER…..

IN JANUARY 2010, ANDY B REALISED THAT HE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO COMMIT TO THE BAND, ESPECIALLY THE TOURS, SO HE MADE THE HARD DECISION TO LEAVE THE BAND. BUT IT WAS ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FOR THE GUYS, SO PAUL CARRIED ON SINGING BY HIMSELF.

2011 HAD BEEN A GOOD YEAR, BUT THE MEMBERS HAD FOUND IT HARD TO COMMIT TO GIGS, THEN THEY HAD TO PULL OUT OF THE SCHEDULED EUROPEAN TOUR WITH EASTFIELD, SO IT SEEMED LIKE HAT IT WAS TIME TO TAKE A BREAK. R.A.M-M.A.N ALWAYS WERE ABOUT FRIENDSHIPS FIRST, MUSIC SECOND, SO DECIDED TO END AT ON THEIR HIGHEST POINT IN 10 YEARS, SO THE BAND WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN A FOND MEMORY.

THE GUYS STAYED QUIET AFTER THAT, BUT IN 2013 A COUPLE OF MEMBERS STARTED TO SAY THEY WANTED TO DO A FEW GIGS HERE AND THERE. NOTHING SERIOUS, AS ALL MEMBERS HAD LOTS OF OTHER THINGS ON. BUT, THE IDEA HAD BEEN PLANTED AND IN THE SPRING OF 2013 A FEW MEMBERS DECIDED TO START JAMMIN’ AGAIN. THEY WROTE A FEW NEW TRACKS AND HEADED TO EUROPE FOR A TOUR WITH ‘SLAB’… THE TOUR WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC, BUT WERE STILL STRUGGLING TO GET TOGETHER REGULARLY, SO DECIDED TO CALL TIME FOR GOOD AND START NEW PROJECTS.

PAUL AND JAKE STARTED ‘HEALER OF BASTARDS‘ IN 2014, AL HAS BEEN IN ‘NO MORE NUMBERS’ FOR YEARS AND IS NOW IN ‘BRASSICK’ TOO. THE GUYS ALL MEET UP REGULARLY FOR BEERS & LAUGHS, PLUS KEEP TRYING TO START FUN SIDE PROJECTS, BUT THE PUB ALWAYS GETS IN THE WAY :) 

IT WAS A TOTAL BLAST!!! THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT EVER HELPED THE BAND! NOBODY NEVER EXPECTED IT TO BE SO MUCH FUN, FOR SO MANY YEARS.

UP THE PUNX!

R.A.M-M.A.N (2001 – 2013).

PAUL – VOCALS & BASS (2001-2013)
ANDY G – GUITAR & VOCALS (2001-2013)
SHENT – GUITAR (2002-2011)
DAZ – DRUMS (2003-2011)
ANDY B – VOCALS (2001-2010)
AL – BASS (2008-2011)
JAKE – GUITAR (2013)
JOHN – DRUMS (2001-2003)

SOME OF THE BANDS RAM-MAN HAVE PLAYED WITH INCLUDE: SUBHUMANS, DISCHARGE, THE RESTARTS, VARUKERS, DRONGOS FOR EUROPE, INNER TERRESTRIALS, CONTEMPT, POLICE BASTARD, M.D.M, P.O.A, BICKLE’S CAB, BURN-SUBVERT-DESTROY, ACTIVE SLAUGHTER, EASTFIELD, INTENTION, DEMONIC UPCHUCKS, THE FIGHT, JESSE JAMES, ALL AMERICAN REJECTS, YOURCODENAMEIS:MILO, STUNTFACE, SKIMMER, D’CORNER BOIS, THE NIHILISTS, RADIATION ANGELS

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