Formed in 1976 The Speedometors were part of the London Punk/New Wave scene. Playing gigs with such bands as The 101'ers, Radio Stars, U.K. Subs, Ultravox and many other "new" cutting edge band's. Gigs included two appearences at the famed "Reading Festival".

The Speedos attracted the attention of indie label Mascot records and the subsequent release of the single "Disgrace/Work" put the band on the indie charts. The single caught the ear of producer Miki Dallon who put the band in the studio and cut the "Day in the lights" L.P. which was picked up by Acrobat/Arista records. The single "Tonight Tonight" recieved a great response with plays on B.B.C. Radio one and a live at the B.B.C. session.

The band continued to tour and play packed shows at clubs such as the "Marquee" in Wardour St London, the launching pad of acts like the Who.

At the end of 1979 the band went in different directions to pursue other avenues. Guitarist Martin Finlay formed the bands Ground Zero and Trigger Trigger, both of which did very well in the UK and and Europe. Vocalist/Bassist Robbie Watson fronted his band the Torpedoes, wrote chart successful songs with Chris Thompson of Manfred Mann's Earthband and ended up a producer/engineer in New York City.
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