FIRST, A BRIEF BACK STORY ABOUT THE WASPS...
The Wasps are a Punk band first formed in East London, February 1976 with original lead singer/songwriter Jesse Lynn-Dean. They were there at the start of the UK Punk rock movement, along with the likes of The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Damned, Buzzcocks, UK Subs, Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers, Subway Sect and many more.
During the '76-'77 period They performed extensively at venues across London and the UK such as The Roxy, The Vortex, The Bridge House, Music Machine, The Marquee, etc and performed live twice on Radio 1's John Peel show, etc... Their singles "Teenage Treats" (a favourite of Peel's), "Can't Wait 'Til '78" (along with their version of "Waiting For My Man on the '77 "Live at The Vortex" album), are considered Punk classics from that period. Their first single with RCA, "Rubber Cars", was RCA's fastest selling single the week it was released and would have been a massive hit had RCA not relucantly pulled the record for legal reasons. The band with the line up at that time split in 1979 during its release due to unresolvable managerial disputes.
NOW, jumping forward to 2021, Jesse Lynn-Dean has reinvented The Wasps with creative & talented musicians, with a pedigree in Punk and afficionados of UK Punk '76-'79 era.
They are all currently based on the Costa del Sol, southern Spain and have just finished recording their brand new album, "Punk Prayer" which is due to be released soon....
From Islington, London, Jesse, is a founder member of The Wasps.
From Birmingham, UK, Martin is the original guitarist in Punk band The Accused. He also has played in Punk bands P.F.S Picture Frame Seduction and The Reinfected.
From the UK, Roly is the former singer in the well known UK Punk/New Wave band on the coast, The Reinfected... but he is a man of many talents and is an excellent drummer too!
Kiko is from Malaga and is the lead singer/guitarist in the popular Spanish Punk band "No Picky"
From Stockholm, Sweden, Mats is former lead guitarist in Punk band The Reinfected
PHOTOS OF JESSE LYNN-DEAN performing at Punk Fest "PUNKIROLA" 2018, Fuengirola Malaga, Spain, along with UK Punk band The Anoraks, local British Punk band The Reinfected (based on the Costa del Sol), Tin Fish (UK), D.C. Spectre (UK) and Guiri Resort (Spain). Photography by James Yeadon www.jamesyeadon.com