PH2 (Purple Hearts 2)
Bob Manton – Vocals
Jeff Shadbolt – Bass
Mick Finch – Guitar
Steve Smiler Besemer – Drums
PH2 is the Acronym for Phase Two of the Purple Hearts.
Formed from the ashes of Romford Punk group The Sockets, the Purple Hearts were one of the key bands from the late 1970’s Mod Revival along with The Jam, Secret Affair, The Chords, The Lambrettas, and Squire.
The Purple Hearts had three singles which reached the UK charts – Jimmy, Frustration & Millions Like Us – and an incredible 1980 debut LP Beat That! on Fiction Records. Further classic singles followed such as My Life’s A Jigsaw, & Plane Crash before the band split in 1982.
Two original members of the Purple Hearts, Bob Manton and Jeff Shadbolt, return to perform music from the band’s back catalogue along with a few surprises.