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Honeytrap
(England) Washington
Singer, Guitar-Phil Walton (Sonny Ranchero) Washington, Tyne & Wear
Guitar-John Peel, Washington Tyne & Wear
Bass-David Haytack, Flint Hill near Consett
Drums-Tony Stewart, Gosforth Newcastle
Keyboard-Jon Haslam, Jesmond Newcastle
All but John Peel and Tony Stewart worked at TRADECRAFT, a company that traded with third world countries and paid 1st world prices direct to producers, look it up . Whoosh fanzine started at around the same time, owner Steve Joyce also worked at Tradecraft. During a conversation regarding an imminent Whoosh Club which was due to be held upstairs in the Broken Doll public house featuring Jesse Garon and the Desperadoes, Phil Walton agreed to fill one of the support slots. Calling himself Sonny Ranchero, taking the name from a ditty he had recently penned he enlisted the services of John Peel. A small handful of gigs later and David Haytack joined, closely followed by Tony Stewart. At this point and still operating under the name of Sonny Ranchero, Phil Walton and Jon Haslam began discussing and exchanging song writing ideas. Jon joined the group which was promptly re-christened Honeytrap. One additional member was later added, John 'Dicka' Dickson (Guitar) before the band went their separate ways around 1991.

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Releases:
The Boy Who Wouldn't Be Beaten (FLX) Nov 1988
on Sublime
- The Boy Who Wouldn't Be Beaten
- Make Me Happy
On compilations:
on
- England
on
- A Slender Grip
on Bilberry Records - BILB 7
and Clarendon Records - W6 5CD
and Firestation Records - FST 50
- Peace In A Picture
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