Although originally formed in 1977 by Kev "Slob" Vegasand Dave Bass in the south coast town of Eastbourne, the band relocated to their native Birmingham at the height of the British punk scene. Early appearances (under the name of The Worms) soon followed, but the first performance of The Sussed was at The Stone House (Birmingham) in January 1978.

As pubs and clubs across the city took advantage of the new "youth explosion", the Sussed took advantage of a weekly residency at The Stone House (Birmingham) where they performed alternate Saturday and Sunday nights. A strong "cult" following emerged, and among the many guest bands who supported them there were The Killjoys (later Dexy's Midnight Runners), Mis-Spent Youth and a very early incarnation of Duran Duran. But, Birmingham Barbarellas was THE place to be at the time, and The Sussed became regulars. They hosted both headline nights and regularly played on the same bill as The Clash, The Damned, Generation X and many more. Even on nights when the band weren't on the bill, you could guarantee they would be there, and part of the "clique" that made that era so influential.

They joined Shoestring Records in the summer of 1978, and the release of their debut single I Like You / Tango / The Perv (a "triple" A side) soon followed.

Although the single was well received, had plenty of radio air play (and gained good regional sales) it failed to launch the band to national fame. They became unhappy with their management company and "split" (only to reform as two separate bands) during the summer of 1979. For a short time the two new bands were both using the name "Sussed".

Although the single was well received, had plenty of radio air play (and gained good regional sales) it failed to launch the band to national fame. They became unhappy with their management company and "split" (only to reform as two separate bands) during the summer of 1979. For a short time the two new bands were both using the name "Sussed".

Oscar continued as "Oscar AND the Sussed" and formed an entirely new band playing reggae standards and one or two original songs. Mal R Joey went on to form The Troops and, later, collaborated once more with Slob (and Mis-Spent Youth's Jon Buxton) in The Jet Set.

Oscar released "I've Got Me Parka" for Graduate Records in 1980 which became a regional standard in the "mod" revival of the early 80's.

Nigel Dolman later fronted Wolverhampton band Michelangelo's David, and pursued a career in acting (landing roles in ITV's "Boon" and numerous BBC TV plays. He also achieved a number 1 record in Mexico with "High Sex Drive" as solo artist Dolmann. He is currently a presenter for BBC local radio.

After a short and unremarkable career in jingle/song publishing, Slob turned to video and now runs a small production company.

Slob and Dave still play live in PUNK'D the Spirit of 1977 a band described as "the ULTIMATE live tribute to punk!" performing classic songs from the Sex Pistols to the Adverts!

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