Who Were They?
The Ancestry were one of the many Goth bands that appeared in the early 90's. They released a number of demo tapes and one 12" single in the time they were together. The band had a couple of different line ups to start with, but the final version consisted of (future) husband & wife Mike Pye (Guitar) and Joie Slater (Vocals) with Wez (Bass) as the third and final member.
I was witness to the band eventually breaking up - this is my recollection of that time.
In Their Own Words
This second sheet was later in date and listed the 12" plus some merchandise (Thanks to Tom V).
Thanks to Dave Raddon for this information (slightly edited from his original).
The Ancestry had the original line up:
Mike Pye - Guitars
Shaun Gennard - Bass
Dave Raddon - Vocals
Pete - Guitars
Drums - Some Alesis drum machine
(In Dave R's words) We use to rehearse in Joie's house - she was the unofficial manager and Mike's bit. Back in 1988, Pete got pissed off and left, I went to Liverpool to kick off His Last Parade and Joie took over vocal duties after purchasing lots of shiny new kit for the remaining lads and away they went...
Gep (Shaun G) left to pursue other interests (Realms of Flame, later Empyrean) after a memorable gig at the Barrel (Organ), where he walked off stage after 2 songs and left the band bass-less for the rest of the gig.
Initially the tour dates were my best recollection of the venues and were somewhat incomplete as I have a bad memory and was drunk at most (all?) of them.
The pre-April 1991 dates (and selected others) from Martin P.