THIS IS OUR MUSIC: The Pencils – “Watching The Tears”.
Here’s a band so obscure and long forgotten that even the most voracious vinyl collector probably isn’t even aware of their existence.
Formed in 1980, the Pencils featured singer and guitarist Tony Skeggs, singer and bassist Den Pugsley, keyboardist Rick Birmingham and drummer Andy Wells. Based in Hertfordshire, England, the band gigged locally for three years before throwing in the towel. They further deposited a trio ofsingles, which were given a bit of regional airtime and received encouraging reviews.