Downliners Sect

Also known as Dowliners Sect, The, Downliner's Sect, The, Downliners Sect, The

Short biography of Downliners Sect: Downliners Sect were a British 1960s group with an R&B style similar to The Yardbirds or Rolling Stones, formed by rhythm guitarist/vocalist Mick O'Donnell with drummer [a=Johnny Sutton] when their group the Downliners disbanded after a disastrous French tour.

Arthur Evans, originally a drummer, joined the band and became bass guitarist/vocalist, whilst an earlier lead guitarist was replaced by [a=Terry Gibson] from an Orpington band called The Hoods. O'Donnell and Evans decided to change their performing names to [a=Don Craine] and [a=Keith Grant (2)] respectively, although they retained their real names in writing/arranging credits.

The band's first studio recordings in 1963 were "Cadillac" & "Roll Over Beethoven", but were not released until much later. The first Downliners Sect release was a self-financed EP of 400 copies, titled "Nite In Gt. Newport Street" - recorded live in the street's club Studio 51, run by Vi Highland & Pat Mayhew, later to become the [a=Ken Colyer] Club. It was here that the band met and took on [a=Ray Sone] as harmonica player.

They signed a deal with [l=Columbia] in 1964, recording "Baby What's Wrong" and the album "The Sect". Their EP had gained attention on Swedish pirate radio and a single, "Little Egypt", reached No 2 in the Swedish charts in April, 1965 - at the same time Sone was replaced by Pip Harvey. Harvey left before the band recorded the album "The Rock Sect's In" and a single "The Cost Of Living", after which Gibson & Sutton quit the band. One notable session musician & arranger in four of their albums was [a=John Paul Jones].

In 1967 Craine & Grant formed a newline-up and continued as [a=Don Craine's New Downliners Sect]. (Including Bob Taylor, [a=Matthew Fisher], Kevin Flanagan, Barry Cooper). Craine & Cooper departed in 1967 and Grant took over the band to record Swedish releases on [l=Garageland Records], back under the name Downliners Sect. After many lineup changes, the band continues to play together.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Downliners Sect - The Country Sect The Country Sect 14
mp3, CD
2002 Munster Records
2 Downliners Sect - The Definitive Downliners Sect Singles A's & B's The Definitive Downliners Sect Singles A's & B's 29
mp3, CD
1994 See For Miles Records Ltd.
3 Little Egypt 2
mp3, CD
1977 Charly Records
4 Downliners Sect - The Birth Of Suave The Birth Of Suave 14
mp3, CD
1993 Hand Of Glory (2)
5 Downliners Sect - The Sect The Sect 15
mp3, CD
1982 Line Records
6 Downliners Sect - The Sect Sing Sick Songs The Sect Sing Sick Songs 4
mp3, CD
1983 Outline Records
7 Downliners Sect - Little Egypt Little Egypt 2
mp3, CD
1964 Columbia
8 Downliners Sect - The Sect The Sect 16
mp3, CD
2002 Munster Records
9 Downliners Sect - Insecticides Insecticides 16
mp3, CD
2002 Munster Records
10 Downliners Sect - Showbiz Showbiz 4
mp3, CD
1979 Sky Records
11 White Caterpillar 3
mp3, CD
1985 Garageland Records
12 Downliners Sect - Showbiz Showbiz 2
mp3, CD
1977 Raw Records (2)
13 Downliners Sect - Live In The 80's Live In The 80's 14
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1986 Garageland Records
14 Downliners Sect - Cross Section Cross Section 17
mp3, CD
1987 Decal
15 Downliners Sect - The Country Sect The Country Sect 12
mp3, CD
1965 Columbia
16 Downliners Sect - Brite Lights - Big City Brite Lights - Big City 4
mp3, CD
2011
17 Downliners Sect - The Rock Sect's In The Rock Sect's In 16
mp3, CD
2002 Munster Records
18 Downliners Sect - The Country Sect The Country Sect 12
mp3, CD
19 Downliners Sect - The Sect The Sect 15
mp3, CD
1977 Charly Records
20 Showbiz 12
mp3, CD
1979 Sky Records
21 Downliners Sect - The Rock Sect's In The Rock Sect's In 14
mp3, CD
1966 Columbia
22 Downliners Sect - The Sect The Sect 24
mp3, CD
2005 Repertoire Records
23 Downliners Sect - The Rock Sect's In The Rock Sect's In 14
mp3, CD
1982 Line Records
24 Downliners Sect - The Rock Sect's In The Rock Sect's In 19
mp3, CD
2004 Victor
25 Downliners Sect - Little Egypt Little Egypt 2
mp3, CD
1964 Columbia
26 Downliners Sect - Colour-Coded Red Colour-Coded Red 2
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1985 Inner Mystique Records
27 Be A Sect Maniac 14
mp3, CD
1982 Line Records
28 The Sect 15
mp3, CD
1977 Charly Records
29 The Rock Sect's In 14
mp3, CD
1976 Charly Records
30 Downliners Sect - Live Live 14
mp3, CD
1986 Beat City Records
31 The Rock Sect's In 22
mp3, CD
2005 Repertoire Records
32 The Country Sect 19
mp3, CD
2005 Repertoire Records
33 Downliners Sect - All Night Worker / He Was A Square All Night Worker / He Was A Square 2
mp3, CD
1966 Columbia
34 Downliners Sect - The Country Sect The Country Sect 18
mp3, CD
2004-07-21 Victor
35 Downliners Sect - The Sect / The Rock Sect's In The Sect / The Rock Sect's In 29
mp3, CD
1999 See For Miles Records Ltd.

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