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On January 13, 2003.

On January 13, 2003, “Jarrah” label released “Up All Night”, the fourth Waifs album. It was recorded in 2002, and was produced by Chris Thompson, Steven Schram, Josh Cunningham, Donna Simpson and Vikki Simpson. On the 2003 “ARIA Awards”, The Waifs won “Best Blues and Roots Album” and “Best Independent Release” awards, and Chris Thompson won “Producer Of The Year” and “Engineer of the Year” awards.


  • Josh Cunningham- dobro, guitar, mandolin, songwriter, ukulele, vocals
  • Donna Simpson- guitar, vocals
  • Vikki Simpson- guitar, harmonica,  vocals
  • Ben Franz – bass, dobro, double bass
  • David MacDonald – percussion, drums
  • Bruce Haymes – keyboards, Wurlitzer
  • Sam Hickey – design, photography, typography
  • Mark Howard – engineer
  • Tony “Jack The Bear” Mantz – mastering
  • Steven Schram – assistant engineer, mixing, mixing assistant
  • Chris Thompson – engineer, mixing

Track listing:

  1. Fisherman’s Daughter – Donna Simpson
  2. Nothing New – Donna Simpson
  3. London Still – Donna Simpson
  4. Lighthouse – Josh Cunningham
  5. Flesh And Blood – Josh Cunningham
  6. Highway One – Donna Simpson
  7. Since I’ve Been Around – Josh Cunningham
  8. Fourth Floor – Josh Cunningham
  9. Rescue – Donna Simpson
  10. Three Down – Donna Simpson
  11. Sweetness – Donna Simpson
  12. Up All Night – Josh Cunningham



In August 1985.

In August 1985, “Epic” label released “World Service”, the third Spear of Destiny album. It was recorded in 1985, at “Trident 1” and “RAK Studios”, and was produced by Rusty Egan, Kirk Brandon, Stan Stammers, Dolphin Taylor, Neil Pyzer, Mickey Donnelly and Alan St. Clair.


  • Kirk Brandon- vocals, guitar
  • Stan Stammers- bass guitar
  • Dolphin Taylor- drums, percussion
  • Neil Pyzer – grand and electric piano, organ, and alto and tenor saxophone
  • Mickey Donnelly – alto and tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute
  • Alan St. Clair– guitar
  • Barbara Pennington, Mae McKenna, Lorenza Johnson, Jackie Challenor – backing vocals
  • Simon Gardener, Steve Sidwell- trumpet
  • Steve Sidwell – flugelhorn

Track listing:

All tracks by Kirk Brandon

  1. Rocket Ship
  2. Up All Night
  3. Come Back
  4. World Service
  5. I Can See
  6. All My Love (Ask Nothing)
  7. Mickey
  8. Somewhere in the East
  9. Once in Her Lifetime
  10. Harlan County