[THIS BIOGRAPHY IS CURRENTLY BEING REVISED AND EXPANDED]
Mesh was formed in 1991 by Mark Hockings (vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming, lyrics) and Richard Silverthorn (keyboards, programming) after the two met at a gig where Silverthorn’s band was playing. They were soon joined by Neil Taylor (keyboards, programming), a former band-mate of Silverthorn, and continued as this line up until September 2006.
On September 13th, 2006 Neil Taylor announced that he was leaving the band to pursue other interests. Hockings and Silverthorn unequivocally stated their desire to continue making music as Mesh.
The band recruited keyboardist Geoff Pinckney (Toffeetones Records) to act as a replacement for Taylor during their live performances, taking this opportunity to also incorporate a live drummer; Sean Suleman.
Mesh have created a number of remixes, including a remix of the Apoptygma Berzerk song Mourn for that group’s 2006 cover album Sonic Diary.
On January 8th, 2009, Side-Line magazine announced that the electropop duo were working hard in their studio in Bristol writing and recording their new album describing the sound as ‘Grittier and more Rockier than before’. The resulting album; A Perfect Solution was released on October 23rd 2009.