My History.
I've always enjoyed creating my own music and from 1991 I wrote music using the classic Amiga music programs Soundtracker and
Protracker (converted to the Acorn Archimedes by Bismuth bandmates James and Owain Vaughan) and was involved in some minor band
fun in test bands such as Destruxyun (along with Toxic vocalist Gareth Higgs) and the Deep with Thermite AKA Jason Witts and Phillip Page
who is TCs lead guitarist now. I concentrated on my computer music until Bismuth was formed. These were / are:-

James Vaughan - Lead guitar and music
Owain Vaughan - Rythm guitar and music
Rob Hewitt (me!) - Vocals and Bass along with lyrics and occasional music bits

James went to the USA so that was the end of that - I started writing on my own as Coagulus until I was asked by my old friend Phillip Page
to session as vocalist for Cwmbran metal band Blackened Souls. I knew most of them so I gave it a crack. It didn't work out and I was ejected
from the band. Phil left at the same time so we decided to form/join Toxic Cocktail (which had had a website for a year or two but nothing
had happened yet. Toxic Cocktail are :-

TOXIC COCKTAIL (also know as THE PHIL PAGE BAND - I'm not sure who's right but the site is called TOXIC COCKTAIL!)
Owain Vaughan - Rythm Guitar
Phillip Page - Lead Guitar
Gareth Higgs - Vocals, lyrics, management/organisation, camera/video
Ian Larke then James Vaughan then ???????? - Bass
Rob Hewitt - Drums (!)

I didn't start of as the drummer, I was initially on the bass. But since there was a drumkit at the studio I thought I'd give it a crack - it worked!
I'd sessioned as a drummer once before (the first time I had ever played drums!) in a band (can't remember the name!) with Ian so I knew
that with me on drums, he was the obvious choice.

On Sunday 31st August there was a mini Bismuth reunion as Jim was back from the US for a few weeks so we nipped down to Mirage and played through the old songs for an hour.

On Sunday 7th September BI and Toxic Cocktail ventured into the studio. Unfortunately Ian has left the band as he has moved away but in his absence Jim took the bass role (well, he bought the bass we use!) and did a fine job for TC. Also of course all BI songs were played too and
all was recorded (without vocals due to technical problems) to audio tape (!) and good fun and KFC/Beer was had by all! Jim has gone back
to America now so we a sans-bassist but we'll get by, or get someone whichever happens first!


The backdrop you see is my attempt at a Toxic Cocktail logo - let me know what you think - rhewitt [at] (replace the [at] with the @ symbol - I'm trying to avoid spam for at least a bit!)