THE BERRY LANE

THE BERRY LANE 

Band / 1982-2023

Though Jeff performed with eleven different professional bands around Essex in the early eighties, his first full time outfit was The Berry Lane between 1982-1983, which came out of Basildon, very big at the time for electronic and New Wave music. Acts such as Yazoo and Depeche Mode used the same rehearsal rooms as The Berry Lane. 

The name The Berry Lane was taken from the address of their rehearsal studios, also used at the time by Depeche Mode and Yazoo. 

Notable gigs included The Basildon Ball-zup, rumoured to be Alison Moyet’s 21st Birthday party. Other live shows were mostly around Essex and the South-East of England. 

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their first live performance, The Berry Lane re-united in 2023 to create new recordings of some of their original songs. The first to be released was the single Someone (Touch Me).

Jeff Kristian (Vocals/Keyboards), Chris Burdon (Guitar/Vocals), HECTOR (Bass/Vocals), John Chamberlain (Drums #1/VOCALS), Doug Garvie (Drums #2) Jeff Moody (Drums #3/VOCALS).

SOMEONE (TOUCH ME)

THE BERRY LANE SINGLE / 28TH AUGUST 2023 / DIGITAL, MP3, M4A, FLAC

SOMEONE (TOUCH ME) / SOMEONE (TOUCH ME) (SACK THE DRUMMER MIX)

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their first live performance, The Berry Lane re-united in 2023 to create new recordings of some of their original songs. The first to be released was the single Someone (Touch Me) backed with a brand new stripped back acoustic version, Someone (Touch Me) (Sack The Drummer Mix).

Words and music by HECTOR. Produced by Jeff Kristian at Sparkie's Little Music Factory, Kent.

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