He initially joined Hawkwind members Dave Brock and Robert Calvert in 1977 in a band called Sonic Assassins in which he played bass guitar. Sonic Assassins was formed by Brock to exist alongside Hawkwind, but to focus on playing local concerts around the South West of England.
When Hawkwind split up after the 1978 tour of the United States, Bainbridge was asked to play for Brock and Calvert's new band Hawklords. By 1979, the Hawklords had largely disintegrated and although the legal ownership of the name "Hawkwind" was still in doubt, Brock and Bainbridge re-created Hawkwind.
Prior to joining the Hawklords in July 1978, Bainbridge had been involved in a number of performing groups. His first musical group was when he was at school. A group of friends formed a band called Fredsfuzz with Martin Bland on vocals, brother Lawrence on drums, Gary Tinson on lead, Bainbridge, having just purchased a bass guitar and amplifier, and 'Fred' Davis on organ. The group was a rhythm and blues band, playing Chuck Berry covers etc.
Bainbridge continued to play bass with Hawkwind until late 1984. He then became the band's primary keyboard player, as Brock recruited the 20-year old Alan Davey into the band to play bass. Bainbridge continued in this role until 1991.
Since leaving Hawkwind, he has worked mainly as a solo performer but has also performed with Lancashire space rockers Earthling Society at a number of their shows. Bainbridge with Spaceseed released an album on Zeta Reticuli Records called The Empire of Night in 2006.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Bainbridge accessed 17th July 2013
Beginning with the Hawklords in 1978, HARVEY BAINBRIDGE has proven himself to be one of the longest tenured HAWKWIND veterans to date. A one man dynamo, he surrounds himself on stage with keyboards, synthesizers, and samplers. Harvey is known lyrically for his socially relevant commentaries and can soothe you with dreamy, spacey ambiance - or jolt your consciousness awake with his trancey, pulsating beats and direct vocal approach! His signature Hawkwind compositions such as "Dream Worker", "The Changing", "T.V. Suicide", and "Back in the Box" shows that Harvey has an acerbic wit and very keen observation while his contributions to Hawkwind classics like "Valium Ten", "Free Fall", "Angel Voices", "Coded Languages", "Dust of Time", "Mutation Zone", "Joker at the Gate", and the increasingly prophetic "Fall of Earth City" have helped Hawkwind maintain their legendary underground status.
SPACESEED hails from Atlanta, GA and play their own unique brand of spacey, high energy, rock & roll... loud, raucous, and almost punk-ish at times! They released "Future Cities of the Past Pt. 1" and did a 13 date US tour with NIK TURNER in 2004. This year they joined forces with HARVEY BAINBRIDGE and will release "The Empire of Night" on the newly formed Zeta Reticuli label.
For more information please visit: http://www.spaceseed.org
THE SOLAR FIRE LIGHTSHOW is an eye assaulting, mind bending, psychedelic stew of colorful geometric designs, B/W moires', oil wheels, strobes, and more - all combined with some very striking images of deep space and beautiful alien planetscapes! They've toured with HAWKWIND, OZRIC TENTACLES, GONG, PORCUPINE TREE, and NIK TURNER and have done light shows for many others over the years.
Beginning with the Hawklords in 1978, Harvey Bainbridge has proven himself to be one of the longest tenured Hawkwind veterans to date and will still perform with them from time to time. He has long ago developed a unique musical style of his own and quite often will surround himself with keyboards, synthesizers, samplers, and other such devices that he is so fond of using.
A one man dynamo, Bainbridge is known lyrically for his socially relevant commentaries which are both humorous and insightful. Musically, he will lull you with dreamy and spacey ambiance - only to jolt your consciousness awake with his trancey, pulsating beats and direct vocal approach!
His signature Hawkwind compositions such as "Dream Worker", "The Changing", "T.V. Suicide", and "Back in the Box" shows that Harvey has an acerbic wit and very keen observation. His many contributions to other Hawkwind gems over the years like "Valium Ten", "Free Fall", "Angel Voices", "Coded Languages", "Dust of Time", "Mutation Zone", "Joker at the Gate", and the (increasingly prophetic) "Fall of Earth City" have certainly helped Hawkwind to maintain their legendary underground status throughout the Dark Ages of hair metal and new wave.
Since the early 1980's, Harvey has periodically released his solo and collaborative works on the side - most recently "Harvey Bainbridge Live @ Strange Daze 2000" and "Red Shift" - along with the CD's "Afrodiziac", "Orisha", and "Diamonds and Toads" from his days with the Alman Mulo Band.
His successful solo tour of the United States in late 2000 (leading up to his headlining the Strange Daze 2000 SpaceRock Festival) was followed by him teaming up with Mr. Quimby's Beard for their 2001 US Tour. Since then he has been working on new material while doing the few odd English gigs, both solo and with Simon House, and appearing on bills with Alan Davey's "Bedouin".
Warm and friendly, Harvey is a true free spirit and a gentle man. He will escort you down some of the less traveled corridors of your mind with his thought provoking lyrics as he keeps your face smiling - and feet moving - with his amazingly modern & trancey beats!
HARVEY BAINBRIDGE DISCOGRAPHY - incomplete
MADE IN CORNWALL (Compilation LP)
Played in band called "ARK"
THE HAWKWIND YEARS
25 YEARS ...The Hawklords Wrote "Free Fall" with Bob Calvert
REPEAT PERFORMANCE ...Hawkwind (compilation) Charisma Label material
LIVE 79 ...Hawkwind
LEVITATION ...Hawkwind Wrote "Psychosis" and co-wrote "World of Tiers" and "Dust of Time"
SONIC ATTACK ...Hawkwind Wrote "Virgin of the World" and co-wrote
"Sonic Attack", "Psychosonia", "Coded Languages"
CHURCH OF HAWKWIND ...Hawkwind Wrote "Experiment with Destiny" and co-wrote "Angel Voices", "Fall of Earth City", "Joker at the Gate"
CHOOSE YOUR MASQUES ...Hawkwind Wrote "The Scan", "Dream Worker" and co-wrote "Void City"
HAWKWIND ...Hawkwind (Spanish Release) Co-wrote "Valium 10", "Over the Top", "Free Fall"
ZONES ...Hawkwind Wrote "Dreamworker" and co-wrote "Running Through the Backbrain", "The Island"
INDEPENDENT DAYS ...Hawkwind (Compilation) Flicknife Label material
STONEHENGE: THIS IS HAWKWIND DO NOT PANIC ...Hawkwind Co-wrote "Stonehenge Decoded"
UTOPIA 1984 ...Hawkwind
ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 1 ...Hawkwind Co-wrote "British Tribal Music", "World of Tiers", "Ghost Dance"
CHRONICLE OF THE BLACK SWORD ...Hawkwind Wrote "Shade Gate" and co-wrote
"The Pulsing Cavern", The Demise, "Chaos' Army"
ANTHOLOGY: VOLUME 2 ...Hawkwind Co-wrote "Douglas in the Jungle"
THE HAWKWIND COLLECTION ...Hawkwind
INDEPENDENT DAYS: VOLUME 2 ...Hawkwind
ANGELS OF DEATH ...Hawkwind (Compilation) RCA Label material
LIVE CHRONICLES ...Hawkwind Wrote "Narration", "Shade Gate" and co-wrote "Wizards of Pan Tang"
OUT AND INTAKES ...Hawkwind Co-wrote "Cajun Jinx", "Flight to Maputo", "Confrontation"
BRITISH TRIBAL MUSIC ...Hawkwind
THE OFFICIAL PICTURE LOG BOOK ...Hawkwind
XENON CODEX ...Hawkwind Wrote "Lost Chronicles", "E.M.C.",
and co-wrote "Good Evening", "Mutation Zone"
SPIRIT OF THE AGE ...Hawkwind (Compilation) Charisma Label material
ZONES/STONEHENGE ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
LEVITATION: HAWKWIND LIVE ...Hawkwind
IRONSTRIKE ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
NIGHT OF THE HAWK ...Hawkwind (Live)
ACID DAZE: THE HISTORY OF HAWKWIND (Compilation)
CASTLE MASTERS COLLECTION ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
THE BEST AND THE REST OF HAWKWIND LIVE ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
NIGHT RIDING ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
SPACE BANDITS ...Hawkwind Wrote "T.V.Suicide"
PALACE SPRINGS ...Hawkwind Wrote "Acid Test" and co-wrote "Back in the Box"
MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
SPIRIT OF THE AGE ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
HAWKWIND LIVE IN SPACE 1990 ...Hawkwind (Italian Release)
ANTHOLOGY ...Hawkwind (Triple CD Release)
3 ORIGINALS ...Hawkwind (Triple CD Release)
THE FRIDAY ROCK SHOW SESSIONS ...Hawkwind (Live at Reading '86)
MIGHTY HAWKWIND CLASSICS: 1980-1985 ...Hawkwind
HAWKLORDS LIVE ...Hawkwind
CALIFORNIA BRAINSTORM ...Hawkwind
TALES FROM ATOMHENGE ...Hawkwind The Bob Calvert Years
THE BEST OF ... Hawkwind (Compilation)
25 YEARS ON ...Hawkwind (4 CD Box Set)
SILVER MACHINE ...Hawkwind
UNDISCLOSED FILES - ADDENDUM ...Hawkwind
INDEPENDENT DAYS: VOLUMES 1 & 2 ...Hawkwind
SPACE IS DEEP ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
HEAVY METAL ...Sweden (Compilation)
HEAVY ROCK ...Germany (Compilation)
A QUIET NIGHT IN ...UK (Compilation)
FRIENDS AND RELATIONS ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
FRIENDS AND RELATIONS 2 ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
FRIENDS AND RELATIONS 3 ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
AXE ATTACK ...USA (Compilation)
METAL KILLERS 111 ...UK (Compilation)
METAL KILLERS KOLLECTION ...UK (Compilation)
BRISTOL CUSTOM BIKE SHOW (Compilation)
THE BEST OF FRIENDS AND RELATIONS ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
TRAVELLERS AID TRUST (Compilation)
THE METAL BOX (Compilations)
ROCK CLASSICS (Compilation)
COSMIC TRAVELLERS ...Hawkwind (Compilation)
THE EMERGENCY BROADCAST SYSTEM SAMPLES (Compilation)
TRAVELLER'S FIELD GLASTONBURY...Hawkwind (Compilation)
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG VOL.1 (Compilation)
OFFICIAL BOOTLEG VOL.2 (Compilation)
NOTTINGHAM 90 (Compilation)
HAWKWIND FAMILY TREE (Compilation)
w/ "THE ALMAN MULO BAND"
DIAMONDS AND TOADS
HARVEY BAINBRIDGE LIVE @ SD2000
Orbit 5 (tape) 1983 UK
Interview & Exclusive Soundtrax - Harvey Bainbridge
Electro-Syrinx Vol 1 (tape) 1986 UK
Alman Mulo Band - Excerpt from "Invisible Warrior"
Electro-Syrinx Vol 2 (tape) 1987 UK:
Alman Mulo Band - Orisha from "Orisha"
Artist - Spaceship Eyes:
Truth in the Eyes of a Spaceship - 1998 - Hypnotic
The Great Yew Hedge - H. Bainbridge & D. Falcone
Source: http://harvey.strange-trips.com/#bio accessed 17th July 2013