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Roman Jugg (born 25 July 1957 in Caerphilly, South Wales)is a keyboard player and guitarist. He began his career in the Welsh punk band Victimize in the late 1970s.
An acquaintance of Paul Gray, Jugg was originally hired in late 1981, recording various projects for The Damned, Naz Nomad and the Nightmares and David Vanian and the Phantom Chords. Jugg's alias during his Naz gigs was Sphinx Svenson.
After Captain Sensible left The Damned in 1984, Jugg moved from keyboards to main guitar and became a full memberon the studio albums Phantasmagoria and Anything .
After the 1989 breakup of The Damned he continued to work with Dave Vanian and Bryn Merrick, forming The Phantom Chords.A studio album called David Vanian and the Phantom Chords was released in 1995.
In May 2004, after a nine-year absence, Jugg released a new solo album called Papa Loco.
Jugg lives in the Essex town of Leigh-on-Sea.
Jugg plays accordion in an Irish/folk rock band called Dirty Water which he has described as "a good excuse for getting pissed".The group most recently played in Essex at Chinnerys in Southend on 21 December 2019 and will be playing again on St. Patrick's Day 2020.
However, in 2008/2009 Jugg produced and played guitar on the début album of singer-songwriter Andy J Gallagher entitled Helicopter Dolphin Submarine,marking a distinct return to his punk rock roots.
The Damned are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1976 by lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, "New Rose" (1976), release an album, Damned Damned Damned (1977), and tour the United States. They have nine singles that charted on the UK Singles Chart Top 40.
Strawberries is the fifth studio album by English punk rock band the Damned. It was released in October 1982 by record label Bronze.
David Vanian is an English rock musician, and lead singer of the punk rock band the Damned. Formed in 1976 in London, the Damned were the first British punk band to release a single, release an album, have a record hit the UK charts, and tour the United States. With a fluid line-up since their founding, Vanian has been the only ever-present member. His rich baritone voice has been described as "impressively sonorous".
Grave Disorder is an album from the punk rock band The Damned, released in August 2001. It was their first release since signing to Nitro Records.
Anything is the seventh studio album by the Damned, released by MCA Records in 1986. On the album's release, it charted in the United Kingdom, peaking at No. 40, and was certified as silver by the British Phonographic Industry. Four singles were released that all charted in the UK.
Phantasmagoria is the sixth album by the Damned, released by MCA in July 1985. Special editions were available on white vinyl or picture disc; some versions included a free 12" of their No. 3 hit "Eloise".
"Thanks for the Night" is a single by the Damned, released in May 1984.
"Generals" is a single by the Damned, released in November 1982 on Bronze Records.
Naz Nomad and The Nightmares was a one-off project featuring the members of British punk and gothic rock band the Damned.
"Is It a Dream?" was a single by the Damned, released 9 September 1985 on MCA.
"Anything" is a single by the Damned, released 6 November 1986 on MCA.
"Gigolo" was a single by the Damned, released 23 January 1987 on the MCA label.
"In Dulce Decorum" was a single by the Damned, released 16 November 1987 on the MCA label.
"Shut It" is a song by the Damned, released as a single in September 1996 on Cleopatra Records.
The Light at the End of the Tunnel is a double compilation album by the Damned, released by MCA in 1987 as a retrospective collection. The same name was also given to a concurrently released video cassette and an approved band biography by Carol Clerk.
Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords were a 1990s British rock band, featuring The Damned's Dave Vanian on vocals. Playing rockabilly and gothic rock, sometimes referred to as gothabilly, they performed a mixture of covers and new material.
Big Beat Presents David Vanian and the Phantom Chords is the 1995 album by rockabilly band Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords.
Smash It Up: The Anthology 1976–1987 is a compilation album by the English punk and gothic rock band the Damned, released on 22 October 2002. It collects tracks spanning the first eleven years of the band's career, beginning with their debut single "New Rose" (1976) and continuing through their first seven studio albums—Damned Damned Damned (1977), Music for Pleasure (1977), Machine Gun Etiquette (1979), The Black Album (1980), Strawberries (1982), Phantasmagoria (1985), and Anything (1986)—along with the non-album singles "Stretcher Case Baby" (1977), "Lovely Money" (1982), and "Eloise" (1986).
Black Is the Night: The Definitive Anthology is a 2-CD, career-spanning compilation album by the British rock band the Damned, released on 1 November 2019. It collects tracks from most of the band's studio albums between 1977 and 2018, as well as selected non-album singles and B-sides. It also includes the new track "Black Is the Night". Of the band's eleven studio albums to date, Not of This Earth (1995) and So, Who's Paranoid? (2008) are not represented on the anthology. All tracks were chosen by the band themselves, and sequenced thematically instead of chronologically.