Everything on this page has been deliberately left as it was when Anno and Nao first created it, hence no updates.
Citron - Bass Guitar
Mangili - Drums
Billy Scherer- Guitar/Vocals/Words
Anno Birkin- Guitar/Vocals/Words
KJD First spilled like sour milk
onto the London music scene (Ha!) in August 2000,
with shows at 'The Kings Head' - Fulham, and later
at 'the Subterania' - Ladbroke Grove. Political
uncertainties in the South Pacific, however, led
to an unstable band situation (as one would expect)
and things were put on hold until March 2001.
Rehearsals resumed and Live shows followed, though
this time ... "Like a cascading wave of vomit
this band has decimated British music", or
so it was put by renowned music journalist ...
ahem! All Venues who played host were to feel
the thunderous wrath of a not particularly disaffected
youth. The great stone walls of pomposity shook
briefly when they played 'The Point', Oxford.
'The Barfly' - Tottenham ct. rd. were so distraught
about finding a follow up act that they closed
two days later. At the 'West One Four' obscene
acts of subservience were committed in full public
view. And at 'the Dublin Castle'?
Before joining KJD, Lee played bass with 'French
Car and the Bolemic Wizards' from '94 - '97. In
'96 he joined 'Stony Sleep' who were already signed
to 'Big Cat Records'. They toured extensivly throughout
the UK and Europe to promote the album 'a Slack
Romance'. They worked with Chris Cunningham on
the video for 'Lady Lazarus' and appeared on many
television and radio shows including 'the Jooles
Holland show', 'the Big Breakfast', 'the John
Peel show' and some cable thing. They were reviewed
by most of the London Music Press including the
Evening Standard, Kerrang, NME, Melody Maker,
and Metal Hammer (also some French and American
publications. He plays in two side-projects: 'Judge
Death' with Bishop Dante and 'the new telepathics'
with D. Harkness.
Alberto had played in several Italian bands before
he moved to London. These include 'Uragano', 'Feel
Hippy and Grumpy' and a project with Bruno Santori
and Max Numa. He has frequently appeared in the
Italian Music press, including 'Radio Populare',
'Buscadero' and 'Telethon'. He has gigged extensivly
in Italy and played at the 'S.Remo Giovani' festival.
In 1998 he moved to London to attend the 'Powerhouse'
music school. He was named 'Student of the Year
98/99' and appeared in 'Rythm' magazine. He played
on three songs with Milla Jovovich, Solon Bixler
and Anno in Berlin, May 2001.
Billy moved to London from Texas in 1996. He and
Anno have played together in many bands since
then, including 'Midstream' and 'Durango '95'.
Both bands played frequently in London. In early
1998 Billy returned to Pittsburg where he spent
the next year. He returned in 1999 and he and
Anno formed 'Flying Mango Attack' with Lee Citron
and Christian Smith (Both from Stony Sleep) One
album was recorded in December 1999, before the
band split again. In January 2000 he and Anno
worked in LA with Milla Jovovich and Solon Bixler
on a few songs. They held meetings with Tony Berg
(V.P, A&R Virgin Records) and then decided
to return to London in order to play with Lee
again. In the summer of 2000 Kicks joy Darkness
Anno formed his first band 'Midstream' in 1994.
They gigged frequently in London (though rarely
were they re-booked) until the summer of 1996
(Billy joined early that year) when they split.
New members were enlisted (including the magnificent
J.S Rafieli) and 'Durango 95' was formed in October
1996. They split up a year later and for two years
Anno played by (with) himself. He also worked
with various other musicians, most notably Andy
Cooper of 'the leeches' who produced much of his
stuff and saved him from the shackles of pop music
(forever thankful) and recorded shit-loads of
demos. Around this time he formed a strong creative
partnership with Milla and they wrote and recorded
a number of songs together. They recently collaborated
again in Berlin with Alberto and Solon Bixler.
He and Billy spent time in LA writing/recording
together on two occasions during Billy's exile.
But ... London calling.