Hurrah! were a British jangle pop band formed in the early 1980s and active until 1991. Two band members traded off lead vocals on track-by-track basis, giving the band two distinctly different sounds.
Formed in the early 1980s and originally known as The Green-Eyed Children, Hurrah! initially consisted of Paul Handyside (born 1960, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; guitar/vocals), David ‘Taffy’ Hughes (born 1961, Southmoor, Northumberland; guitar/vocals), David Porthouse (born 1961, Gateshead; bass), and Mark Sim (drums). Sim was soon replaced by Damien Mahoney.
When Mahoney left in 1986 to join the police force, after exhaustive auditions, the band eventually recruited Steve Price (born 1965, Newport; drums) as a permanent replacement drummer. Adrian Evans (born 1963, County Durham, England) became the band’s fourth drummer when Steve Price left the band and emigrated to America.
Here below are publicity photos of the alternative rock band Hurrah! for their 1989 album, “The Beautiful” taken in 1988 from Nancy.
“Just a little of my band memorabilia. There are lots of Hurrah! band photos as I was married to the drummer (on the far right in most of the pix) from 1988-2005.”