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The Cure Members
present and past

Robert Smith
full name
Robert James Smith
birthday
21. April 1959
presence
Jan. 1976 – present
instrument
Vocals, Guitar
links
Wikipedia
Simon Gallup
full name
Simon Johnathon Gallup
birthday
01. June 1960
presence
Nov. 1979 – 12 Jun. 1982
Feb. 1985 – present
instrument
Bass
links
Wikipedia
Roger O'Donnell
full name
Roger O'Donnell
birthday
29. October 1955
presence
Jun. 1987 – Feb. 1990
Feb. 1995 – May 2005
Aug. 2011 – present
instrument
Keyboards
links
rogerodonnell.com / Wikipedia
Jason Cooper
full name
Jason Toop Cooper
birthday
31. January 1967
presence
Jan. 1995 – present
instrument
Drums
links
Wikipedia
Reeves Gabrels
full name
Reeves Gabrels
birthday
04. June 1956
presence
spring 2012 – present
instrument
Guitar
links
Wikipedia
Perry Bamonte
full name
Perry Archangelo Bamonte
birthday
03. September 1960
presence
May 1990 – May 2005
Autumn 2022 – present
instrument
Keyboards, Guitar
links
Wikipedia

Lol Tolhurst
full name
Laurence Andrew Tolhurst
birthday
03. February 1959
presence
Apr. 1976 – Jan. 1989
instrument
Drums, Keyboards
links
Wikipedia
Michael Dempsey
full name
Michael Stephen Dempsey
birthday
29. November 1958
presence
Jan. 1976 – Nov. 1979
instrument
Bass
links
Wikipedia / Discogs
Porl Thompson
full name
Paul Stephen Thompson
from 2012: Pearl Thompson
birthday
08. November 1957
presence
Oct. 1976 – 3 May 1978
Apr. 1984 – Dec. 1992
Jun. 2005 – 2010 or 2011
instrument
Guitar, Saxophone
links
pearl113.com / Wikipedia
Matthieu Hartley
full name
Matthieu Aiden Hartley
birthday
04. February 1960
presence
Nov. 1979 – Sep. 1980
instrument
Keyboards
links
Wikipedia
Phil Thornalley
full name
Philip Carden Thornalley
birthday
05. January 1960
presence
Jul. 1983 – Nov. 1984
instrument
Bass
links
Wikipedia
details
In early 1982 he produced the album 'Pornography' and in July 1983 he joined the band and became their bass player.
Andy Anderson
full name
Clifford Leon Anderson
birthday
30. January 1951
died
26. February 2019
presence
Jul. 1983 – 18 Oct. 1984
instrument
Drums
links
Wikipedia
details
Before becoming an official member of the band, Andy also played with the band for a two-song performance at the Oxford Road Show in March 1983.
Boris Williams
full name
Boris Peter Bransby-Williams
birthday
24. April 1958
presence
7 Nov. 1984 – July 1994
instrument
Drums
links
Wikipedia

Marc Ceccagno
full name
Marc Ceccagno
birthday
-
presence
Jan. 1976 – Oct. 1976
instrument
Guitar
details
Marc Ceccagno left Malice to play Jazz and to form the Band Amulet.
Martin Creasy
full name
Martin Creasy
birthday
-
presence
Dec. 1976
instrument
Vocals
details
Martin was a journalist of the Crawley Observer and a cabaret singer. He sang on 1-3 Malice concerts in December 1976.
Gary X
full name
Gary X
birthday
-
presence
Mar. 1977
instrument
Vocals
details
In March 1977 he was the singer of Easy Cure for a short time.
Peter O' Toole
full name
Peter O' Toole
birthday
-
presence
April 1977 – 12 Sep. 1977
instrument
Vocals
details
He was the singer of Easy Cure for about five months and quit to went to a Kibbutz in Israel.
Derek Thompson
full name
Derek Thompson
birthday
-
presence
1983-03-08
instrument
Bass
details
Derek played bass during a two song appearance at Oxford Road Show in March 1983.
Norman Fisher-Jones
full name
Norman Fisher-Jones
birthday
1 February 1962
presence
Jan. 1984 – Feb. 1984
instrument
Bass
details
In January 1984 Norman was hired by The Cure as bassist, for a one-off concert in Munich, filmed for television and a live promotional 2-song TV appearance on BBC Oxford Road Show. In addition he also recorded a 4-song radio session with the band at BBC Maida Vale Studios for David Jensen.
Vince Ely
full name
Vincent Paul Davey
birthday
-
presence
22 Oct. 1984 – 4 Nov. 1984
instrument
Drums
details
Vince stepped in to play 11 concerts on the 1984 North American tour after Andy Anderson left The Cure. He was previously the drummer in The Psychedelic Furs.
links
Wikipedia
Roberto Soave
full name
Roberto Soave
birthday
-
presence
2 Nov. 1992 – 21 Nov. 1992
instrument
Bass
details
Roberto replaced Simon Gallup, who had contracted pleurisy, during 12 shows of the 1992 european tour.
Before and after that he was a member of bands like The Associates, Shelleyan Orphan, Presence, Babacar.
links
Discogs
Eden Gallup
full name
Eden Gallup
birthday
18. March 1990
presence
27 Jul. 2019 & 12 Oct. 2019
instrument
Bass
details
Eden became a member of The Cure's road crew and later filled in at two concerts in 2019 in Yuzawa and Austin when his father Simon was unable to attend.
links
Facebook
Mike Lord
full name
Mike Lord
birthday
-
presence
19 Nov. 2023 – 10 Dec. 2023
instrument
Keyboards
details
Mike replaced Roger O'Donnell during the 2023 South American tour for health reasons. He seems to have been Roger's keyboard tech since at least 2014 or earlier.
links
mikelordproducer.tumblr.com


The Obelisk
ACTIVE
1972
details
The band was formed at Notre Dame Middle School in Crawley and gave their only performance at a school function in April 1972 (or April 1973 ?).
founding members
  • Robert Smith: Piano
  • Lol Tolhurst: Percussion
  • Michael Dempsey: Guitar
  • Marc Ceccagno: Guitar
  • Alan Hill: Bass
"The Group" or Brat's Club
ACTIVE
1972 – 1975
details
The band was formed at St Wilfrid's Comprehensive School in Crawley.
founding members
  • Robert Smith: Guitar
  • Lol Tolhurst: Percussion
  • Michael Dempsey: Bass
  • Marc Ceccagno: Guitar
Malice
ACTIVE
Jan. 1976 – Dec. 1976
details
In January 1976, while at St Wilfrid's Comprehensive School, Marc Ceccagno formed the five-piece rock band called Malice.
founding members
  • Robert Smith: Guitar
  • Michael Dempsey: Bass
  • Marc Ceccagno: Guitar
  • Graham [???]: Drums
  • [Brother of Graham]: Vocals
change of members
  • End of April 1976 the Brother of Graham left and Lol Tolhurst joined the band as the drummer.
  • Around October 1976 Marc Ceccagno left to play Jazz and form the Band Amulet. Porl Thompson then joined the band as guitar player.
links
Wikipedia
Easy Cure
ACTIVE
Jan. 1977 – May 1978
details
The band was named after a song by Lol Tolhurst called "Easy Cure". After winning a talent contest, Easy Cure signed a recording contract with the German record company Ariola-Hansa on 18 May 1977. In September 1977, the band auditioned several singers before Robert took on the role of lead singer. In March 1978, the contract with Easy Cure was cancelled because the record company suggested the band record cover versions, which they refused.
founding members
  • Robert Smith: Guitar
  • Michael Dempsey: Bass
  • Porl Thompson: Guitar
  • Lol Tolhurst: Drums
change of members
  • During March 1977, the band hired and fired vocalist Gary X and co-opted Peter O'Toole who've never sung before.
  • On 12 September 1977 Peter O'Toole quit to went to a Kibbutz in Israel. Robert then decided to be the singer.
  • On 3 May 1978 Porl left the band.
links
Wikipedia
The Cure
ACTIVE
May 1978 – present
details
After Porl left Easy Cure, the remaining three decided to change their name to The Cure. Chris Parry signed The Cure to his newly formed Fiction label in September 1978.
founding members
  • Robert Smith: Guitar
  • Lol Tolhurst: Drums
  • Michael Dempsey: Bass
change of members
  • Michael Dempsey left the band in November 1979 while Simon Gallup joined to replace him. In the same month also Matthieu Hartley joined the band.
  • In September 1980 Matthieu Hartley left the band.
  • After the concert on 11 June 1982 in Brussels, the band briefly broke up, but Robert and Lol carried on, while Simon was expelled from the band.
  • In July 1983, Andy Anderson joined the band and played drums, while Lol switched to keyboards. Phil Thornalley, who had produced the album "Pornography", also joined in July 1983 and became their bass player.
  • Porl Thompson rejoined the band in April 1984 for the upcoming tour, playing saxophone, guitar and additional keyboards.
  • After attacking band members and staff members in a hotel in Tokyo in October 1984, Andy Anderson was sacked from the band. Phil Thornalley arranged for Vince Ely to fill in on drums for the next 11 dates of the North American tour in October & November 1984, but when Vince had to leave, Phil brought in Boris Williams, who would join The Cure for the remainder of the tour and beyond.
  • At the beginning of 1985, Phil Thornalley decided to do his own thing and no longer stay with The Cure.
  • Robert and Simon met again and Simon was asked to rejoin The Cure, which he did in February 1985 and went into the studio with the band to record demos for the forthcoming album.
  • In 1987, Roger O'Donnell was recruited as a touring keyboardist for The Cure on the recommendation of Boris Williams. The Cure needed an additional keyboard player to supplement founding member Lol Tolhurst, who had become unreliable due to alcohol abuse. At the end of the Kissing Tour in 1987, Robert invited Roger to join The Cure as an official member.
  • During the recording of the album Disintegration in 1989, Lol Tolhurst's alcoholism became so severe that the other members of the band threatened to quit. Lol was fired by Robert Smith in February 1989.
  • Dissatisfied with the big stadium shows The Cure played during the 1989 tour and with personal differences between the band members, Roger O'Donnell left the band in February 1990.
  • In 1990, Perry Bamonte, who had been part of The Cure's road crew since 1984 and had been Robert's guitar technician and personal assistant ever since, was promoted to full member of the band and played keyboards as well as guitar regularly.
  • Porl Thompson left The Cure shortly after the 1992 Wish Tour to spend more time with his young children.
  • Boris Williams left the Cure for personal reasons in 1994.
  • In early 1995 Robert invited Roger O'Donnell to rejoin the band.
  • In 1995 Jason Cooper responded to an ad from the Cure that said simply "Drummer wanted for international band". Jason was one of four drummers to play on the 1996 album Wild Mood Swings, but he was invited to join the band officially.
  • In 2005, Perry Bamonte and Roger O'Donnell were dismissed from the band.
  • Porl Thompson rejoined The Cure in 2005 and became a member of the band for the third time.
  • In 2011 Porl Thompson left the Cure again to focus on art.
  • Roger O'Donnell and Lol Tolhurst joined The Cure onstage at the Sydney Opera House in May 2011. Roger then officially rejoined The Cure and became a member of the band for the third time.
  • In 2012 Reeves Gabrels was invited to play as a guest during several Cure concerts. Reeves then became an official member of the Cure.
  • Perry Bamonte rejoined the Cure in 2022 for the Lost World Tour, and has remained with the band.
links
thecure.com / Wikipedia

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