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Postby SonicBoom » Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:11 am

Anyone know what these three are up to currently? Any chances of them ever reuniting? Maybe putting out some new material? Personally I'd love to hear how the T. Twins would sound in 2010.
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Postby djcraig » Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:00 pm

Didn't they retire to New Zealand to milk sheep?

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Postby Ollie Stench » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:04 am

Tom and Alanah spent most of the 90's recording under the name Babble.

According to Wikipedia:

"Babble released two albums—The Stone (1993)[4] and Ether (1996)—and one of its songs was featured in the film Coneheads. Three quarters of a third album was recorded, but it remains unreleased.

In 1999, Bailey produced and played keyboards on the hit album Mix by the New Zealand band Stellar*, and won the 'producer of the year' award at the New Zealand equivalent of the Grammy Awards.[14] He has also arranged soundtracks and has provided instrumental music for several films. In the mid 1990s, Currie gave up the music business to set up her own glass-casting studio in Auckland.

After her sister died of Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, Currie founded a group in New Zealand called Mothers Against Genetic-Engineering in Food and the Environment (also known as MADGE), which soon had thousands of members. Currie described this group as a "rapidly growing network of politically non-aligned women who are actively resisting the use of genetically-engineered material in our food and on our land". An advert for this group featuring a young woman with four breasts hooked up to a milking machine became famous after appearing on billboards across New Zealand.

Bailey and Currie split up in 2003, and are now divorced. They both left New Zealand to live separately in Britain, but are still close friends. Currie currently lives with Jimmy Cauty (formerly of The KLF) and is a trained upholsterer.

The earlier members went on to do other things:

* Dodd and Roog formed a band called Big View (with Edge on drums) and recorded a single called, "August Grass", which was released on Point Records (owned by Merton, the Thompson Twins publisher) in 1982.[16] Dodd is now living back in Chesterfield working as a freelance journalist — and has released his own History of Rock album billed as Peter & the Wolves. Dodd still sees Podgorski on a regular basis.
* Roog lives in London and is in a senior position in Tower Hamlets Adult Services.
* Seligman worked for a law firm in London, and has played in The Soft Boys reunions as well as releasing his own albums,[17] but has moved to Japan with his Japanese wife and their daughter. In 2009, he has been contributing to the new Thomas Dolby album.
* Bell moved from London to Bath, and played in or for Spear of Destiny (band), Gene Loves Jezebel and Hugh Cornwell.[18] He also works as a landscape gardener.
* Booth is, reportedly, living in Shanghai and is the general manager of a music publishing company.
* Podgorski still lives in Chesterfield.
* Edge has a singing career and is an English teacher in Austria.

Bailey continues to make music under the moniker International Observer. His albums Seen, and All Played Out both received positive reviews.[citation needed] The most recent outing was Felt, released on 8 September 2009.[19] He also performs with the Holiwater group from India. Remarried (to artist Lauren Drescher), he currently resides in France."
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Postby FiveTenFifteen » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:50 am

Just add a bit more...

Chris Bell is also currently playing with the reformed 'Specimen'. He has also played with Matthew Seligman in 'Snail', along with current Specimen and ex-Banshee guitar noise-merchant Jon Klein... website:
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