A random thought for a Friday night - ironically for perhaps the quintessential turn of the 90s UK indie band, are Heavenly the greatest life achievers in music history?
Just Amelia Fletcher on her own trumps the field, as while she continues with the Tender Trap her day job is as director of economic and statistical advice and financial analysis - chief economist, basically - at the Office of Fair Trading, getting a press release just for her when she joined in 2001, and if you don't believe us here's her photo in an official press release PDF document; her late brother Matthew worked for the OED and was apparently proud of having got the word 'motherfucker' in; guitarist Peter Momtchiloff is a senior commissioning editor for the Oxford University Press specialising in philosophy; bassist Rob Pursey is a respected TV producer and Cathy Rogers fronted and produced Scrapheap Challenge and later Robot Wars ripoff Full Metal Challenge, which in perhaps the greatest musical mismatch of all she co-fronted with Henry Rollins. She then got promoted to become Creative Director at RDF Media in LA, where she oversaw the US versions of Faking It and Wife Swap, and now runs an olive tree adoption scheme in Italy.
From jangling guitars to the jangle of the change in your pockets:
Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh
Heavenly - Space Manatee