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British musician, Steve James Sherlock (born London, UK) played saxophone, clarinet and flute. An inventive musician his style often involved experimenting with sound and feeding his playing through various electronic devices. Around 1978 Steve formed the band Electra Vogue with vocalist Derek Anthony Morris. In 1978 they were joined by guitarist Steve Parry. SP suggested a name change to Neu Electric (later being changed to Neu Electrikk).
Neu Electrikk comprised of Derek Anthony Morris (Vocals), Steve James Sherlock (Sax/Effects), Steve Parry (Guitar/Electronics), Nick Hunt (Bass) Barry Della (Drums/Percussion)
Neu Electrikk recorded two singles and contributed a track to the 80’s compilation The Some Bizarre Album. Steve Parry introduced Sherlock to Matt Johnson (The The), the former having answered an advert placed in the NME by Matt for musicians to form a band. Steve Sherlock would later join The The and contribute to the ‘Uncertain Smile’ sessions ‘Three Orange Kisses From Kazan’ and ‘Waitin' For The Upturn’.He also joined Matt in various other ‘live’ versions of The The. At this time Steve also recorded various sessions with Keith Laws (unreleased) and joined forces with Matt Johnson/Colin Lloyd Tucker/ Simon Fisher Turner contributing to Deux Filles - ‘Silence and Wisdom’ LP. Following a recommendation from Matt, Steve joined Marc Almond and Annie Hogan in Marc And The Mambas. His inventive playing featuring prominently on ‘Torment And Toreros‘. Steve wrote the track Narcissus with Marc Almond for the album. Steve also contributed flute to the track ‘The Hungry Years by Marc Almond and Andi Sexgang included on the 1983 compilation album ‘The Whip’