Dave and Chris met at the red eye in Islington around 2003, and became friends due to a mutual love of The Shadows and Blur. Neither of them liked each other's bands but that didn't stop them going on to form Space Potatoes, a musical partnership that lasts to this day.
Ricky and Nick were recruited on drums and bass respectively, and until 2020 Space Potatoes had a consistent line-up. Unfortunately Nick decided to leave in 2020 after the collapse of their world tour due to COVID-19.
Space Potatoes released 3 albums, 5 years apart that sold in total approx 3.5M copies worldwide.
Photo from their first gig at The Underworld, Camden in 2005.
The man who spotted the talent and offered them a deal was George Ibbetson of Celebate Records, the name is a mixture of celibate, like virgin, and celebrate because life is a party for all you spelling pedants. George is northern and The Beatles did it so why can't he?
Some claim the music is just a throwback to the past, some say it's a total ripoff worthy of lawsuits, but to the Space Potatoes fans they are keeping 90s Britpop alive.
To find out more watch our mini-series 2020 Rendezvous