Here are some demo tapes that survived from back in the days...
In the early years, Graham, Andy and Tracey (Onallee) were backed by a variety of sax players, rappers and backing singers; all of whom largely performed, composed and arranged with lavish autonomy.
|Deeper Down||Sue and Lisa sang this one at various times. This one's Sue with Onallee backing.||Play||Download|
|DNA||An early version of a perennial song that took many forms over the years. Onallee singing.||Play||Download|
After a few years, the band settled down to it's most prolific line-up, with Mandy co-singing with Onallee, D-Rock rapping, Adrian playing sax, and Laurie on drums.
|Superbad||Onallee's vocal arrangement on a fair funky tune.||Play||Download|
|Personal||A late-night, studio rehersal of a song we used to do live. Just Onallee (who wrote the song) and backing track. Andy hones his engineering skills by remembering to press record!||Play||Download|
|Devotion||Mandy's lead vocals - composed, arranged, sang.||Play||Download|
A brief incarnation when Amanda composed entirely new vocal arrangements over the existing Sourmash set, and Lucy made her first appearance at the tender age of sixteen, as backing singer.
|Clever Disguise||This is one of the original compositions from this period, with Graham cleverly disguising himself as the Isley Brothers!||Play||Download|
G+A wrote an entirely new set based around the vocal compositions and arrangements of Jokate Benson. With Crispin now on drums, Sourmash became a four-piece, although Jokate managed to fill the stage just fine.
|Dreamland||An extended version of the closest thing Sourmash ever got to producing a pop record||Play||Download|
|People Fly||A late-night, studio rehersal with just Jokate and backing track. Another foresightful pressing of the record button!||Play||Download|
|Pity the Souls||Soulful Jo||Play||Download|
After Jokate left, G+A wrote yet another set, with the lovely Bryony on vocals.
|Running Away||Slow, moody, funky||Play||Download|
|Up and Leave||...and so they up and left.||Play||Download|