- The Band History
Rapid Tranq were formed by 5 members of NHS staff in October 2007 to perform
free gigs to patients
held in regional secure units along the South Coast.
Their first performance was at Ravenswood House
in December 2007 as part of
a Christmas show put on for, and including some of the patients.
Following the success of this show, the band were asked to perform at various medium and low security units around the Portsmouth and Southampton area, going back as requested for repeat performances over the following 18 months, playing Christmas, Easter and Summer shows.
In June 2009 rapid tranq were asked by 2 nurses from Ravenswood House to do a
gig at The Curlew Pub in Havant. They agreed and on
26th june they performed 2 high energy 45
minute sets made up of rock covers
including classics such as Queen's 'i want to break free' and
covers of some
of the biggest selling artists, such as Oasis and The Kings of Leon.
The gig at The Curlew went so well that the nurses raised hundreds of pounds for thier Charity and the pub immediately re-booked the band.
Rapid Tranq are available for gigs anytime, anywhere - playing rock covers from
the past and present.
for bookings contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris "I am the real He-Man" Harries
My name is Christopher David Harries
I was born in the middle of Portsmouth on 2nd of September 1982 (without the need for foreceps or bananas or ska music).
My favourite leisure activity is comparing the calorie content of 'Chicken and stuffing sandwiches' - specifically those from supermarkets.
My favourite member of the band is Dougie because of his sense of style, and my least favourite member of the band is Ross because of his four eyes.
On paper I am a qualified mental health nurse.
I have had headlice twice - both whilst at junior school. Both times I used strong nit shampoo from the chemist to get rid of them. I remember the shampoo being wildly expensive.
Another interesting point is that I have at least two testicles.
Likes: FIFA 2015
Dislikes: When there's not enough time for FIFA 2015
Favourite Type of fruit: Green
Dougie "Capital C" Da Santos
I was born on the 25th day in the month of the scorpion in a time ong forgotten when the world was divided into 7 kingdoms. Raised by wolves and nurtured by my foster mother and father in the civilised world of Southampton. I learnt guitar, and played heavy, I have been in several bands over several years. Studied art and body painting on naked women. I still hunt for my food and love Chinese. I am at present a qualified mental heath nurse.
Age: Older and wiser than most of the band
Plays: Solo's... with the occaisional bit of guitar solo over a solo
I Like: Rapid Tranq and all of my superb guitars
I Dislike: Stuck up people with crows on thier heads
Favourite animal: Scorpions
Heath "Watch out for my left hook" Gunn
I'm Heath and I was born over 5000 years ago in the land known as The North
I am the singist in Rapid Tranq and can often be heard in traffic jams around Hampshire singing louder than my car's Blaupunkt cassette radio.
I draw inspiration from a wide variety of highly acclaimed artists, including:
Zippy and George from Rainbow, sha-waddy-waddy and Wham.
Likes: Fast bikes with novelty birthday candles. Ribbons are required.
Dislikes: Miserable people... there is just no need!!!
Favourites: Favourite colour is ultra-violet and my favourite fruit is the oh-so prickly pineapple.
Mike "I can't believe how very narrow Chris' face is" Maher
Likes: Curry! Wahayyy!
Dislikes: Chris' narrow face
Favourite Film: Forrest Gump
Ross "finally got a decent hair cut" Shaw
Hi, my name is Ross and I don't really know what to say when put under pressure to define myself especially when myself is asking these questions to myself myself.
I like singing and I also like pea and ham soup. I enjoy pretending to play my bass guitar, and I also really enjoy actually playing my bass guitar. My main inspirations for these leisure activities are Stephan Jenkins and Stu Hamm.
I am partial to a Lasagne and I often enjoy playing with the playstation - hopscotch is our favourite past-time.
Pretends to play: Bass
Likes: Waiting in line at the post office
Dislikes: Waiting in line at the bank
Favourite song: Motorcycle drive-by - Third Eye Blind