Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy began in the late 60's and released three singles before founder member Kev Thompson disbanded the group to join the Mixtures (hit record the Pushbike song) later joining the Love Affaire (Everlasting Love), The Glitter Band (Angel Face) and Vanity Fare (Hitchin a Ride).

Kev also toured as guitarist vocalist with many chart toppers including Del ShannonAlvin Stardust, First Class, Gidea Park, The AppleJacks and Tommy Bruce.

Kev Later reformed Poison Ivy , gathering awards and critical acclaim with live shows, TV shows, record releases and a hit on the indie charts with Round and round.

Kev also toured with rock n roll legends Bill Haley,Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee, the Crickets, Del Shannon  and appeared in the film Blue Suede Shoes.

 Reformed in the 80's Poison Ivy were a fixture on the cabaret circuit winning several awards inc Club Entertainer of the year and were invited to play for the Royal family at the 1988 Royal film premier.

1988 the band released the single 'Secrets' that  became record of the week and enjoyed mass attention from most radio stations.1990 Poison Ivy became the darlings of the indie scene when 'Round and Round' went to No 30 in the indie charts resulting in the band performing on many TV shows and festivals.

Poison Ivy continue to tour playing both, venues where they perform original songs and theatres and hotels where they perform tribute shows and are well known as a goodtime band that can 'work' a crowd.

 

 memorable gigs -

Star club Germany

Abbey road Studios

Kid Jenson Radio 1 show

Radio One Live from London studio

BBC Pebble Mill Birmingham Live

Night Out Birmingham

Batley Variety Club

Daddy's Hard Rock Copenhagen 

Wembley solid gold 60's tour

Royal film premier for the Royal Family

National lottery live show  (world wide)

Beat Club TV Germany

Sky Tv best of the 60's

QE2 / Cunard cruises 

Butlins summer season midnight cabaret

Barbican London 

Warners 50's 60's and 70's weekenders

Coranation street party (live on the set)

Pinewood studios with Morcombe and Wise