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The Disciples of Mary Release Taste Of Candy EP

Original story by Mel Butler at TheMaryChain.com


There’s no doubt that 2020 has been an incredibly tough year for most people, especially those who work in the music industry. Not just for musicians but also for support crews who are the backbone of world tours. The Jesus And Mary Chain had more than 100 days of touring booked for 2020 before venues around the world were forced to close their doors in response to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic.

With no revenue coming in from touring, The Mary Chain’s dedicated support crew have recorded two tracks - Sidewalking and I Hate Rock n Roll - and have released the tracks on the Taste Of Candy EP, under the name The Disciples Of Mary.


The EP, Taste Of Candy went online for pre-orders on Friday 18th December 2020 and has had a positive response from Mary Chain fans.

Chief Sound Engineer Michael Brennan said:

“A big thank you to all the lovely Mary Chain people that have pre-ordered the crew’s versions of the songs. Cheers!”


Michael also added:

“I would like to say on behalf of the rest of the JAMC Crew, thanks to Jim and William for giving us this awesome music. Thanks for live shows. Thanks for lovers of this music. Thanks to YOU. You guys are the reason we all do this. Band and Crew. This is yours. This belongs you. You are responsible for all of this. BIG LOVE!”

Taste of Candy EP is available to buy and download from The Disciples Of Mary’s Bandcamp page.

All profits from the sale of this will go to the crew who have not been able to work all year due to the world-wide COVID-19 Pandemic.


The Disciples Of Mary are: Simon Smith - Drums (Crew position - Tour Manager), Paul Bruce - Drums (Crew position- Drum Tech) , Alaric Lewis - bass guitar and Bvs (Crew position- guitar tech), Andy Lister (Ozzy) - guitar (Crew position- guitar tech), Allan Stewart - bass on I Hate Rock n Roll (Crew position- guitar tech), Mike Reina - Vocal 1st + 3rd Vrs (Crew position - Monitor engineer USA), Michael Brennan- Guitar noise/feedback + Backing Vocal (Crew position- FOH Sound Engineer), Davey Byers - Backing Vocal (Crew position - Lighting Designer), Melanie Susan Knott - Backing Vocal (Crew position- TM 2), Gerry Colclough (Ted)- Vocal 2nd Vrs (Crew position- Monitor Engineer)


Watch the video for "Sidewalking" and purchase below and bandcamp.