Sam Burnett - Guitar - Vocals
Signed to Chris Parry’s Fiction label in 1979 ( Polydor subsidiary ) with Back To Zero (guitarist and songwriter) . Released one 7” single “Your Side of Heaven’ c/w ‘Back To Back’. Toured UK twice with Secret Affair, Purple Hearts in that year as well as around 120 gigs, including headlining and selling out the Marquee, Wardour St. Had two personnel changes up to March 1980 when the band split after unsuccessful negotiations with Chrysalis.
Formed Kindergarten in 1983 and signed to Diamond Records in 1985. Two releases – 7” “Warrior” c/w “Ha Ha Ha”, one 12” EP “The World Turned Upside Down
Joined day-glo punk stalwarts Rubella Ballet in 1986 after Kindergarten split, initially on bass then guitar. Played in UK, Europe and brief stint in Los Angeles. Released two albums “if…” in 1986 and the live double album “The Ballet Birthday Box”.
Retired from live performance temporarily in 1988, concentrating instead on song writing and honing recording and producing techniques in my eight track studio.
Became involved with Chickenshed Theatre Co. based in Southgate, N. London in 1994. Also becoming resident guitarist with the acclaimed Chickenshed band. I remain with them to this day.