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Criminal Class

Please give a brief history of the band, including current line up.

The band formed in late 1979, with Craig St Leon, Fred Waite and Mark Braski, then me joining in mid 81. But the current line-up now in 2002 is....

Craig St Leon - vocals
Danny Greer - guitar
Kez Reid - bass
Nels - drums


Strength Thru Oi
Fighting the System
Blood On The Streets Oi Collection CD

Why reform after all this time, and what are the main differences you are noticing in the scene all these years on?

The CD really, and to give the band a second chance because things didn't work out the first time. I think the scene is really good - it's been a bit of a surprise.

What is the best gig Criminal Class have ever done and who else was on the line-up?

Best gig, Birmingham 82 with Exploited. It was crazy!

I am a fan of your songs, but there never seems to be enough of them - are you planning to do any new tracks (please explain)?

We will be going into the recording studio soon to record some new tracks.

Has any band member played in other bands, if so what?

We all did a bit in the past, but nothing worth while.

Do you do any covers in your live set, if so what?

We do one cover song in our set, Craig's favourite - Sham 69's, Borstal Breakout.

What is the Punk/Oi scene like in your area?

It's really good. There has been some great bands playing in Coventry in the last year.

Plans, gigs and releases planned for 2002.

Hopefully to do some touring here and abroad and release a new CD.

Any final comments?

To contact the band for gigs, phone or email Data Records on 0247 6559992 or datarecords@btopenworld.com

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