IT was at an open mic night at Ma Murphy’s Irish pub in Morecambe when Stephie Harris first met Benni Beard.
Benni fell in love with Stephie’s voice, Stephie fell in love with Benni’s lyrics, and then the pair fell in love for real.
The result was a new band called Icepops for Breakfast who have been making waves on the Morecambe and Lancaster music scene.
Originally a duo, Benni and Stephie played gigs all over the district before recruiting Clem Clemson on drums and “Silent” Mark Read on bass, who had both been in previous bands with Benni.
After only two practices together they entered Ma Murphy’s Battle of the Bands in November 2010 and came second, losing by only one point.
See The Visitor (06-07-11) for full story.