- Cousins Stuart Meads (aged 9) and Oliver Horton (7)
agree to form a band. The band goes through several
name changes including The Sheep, The Beats, The Beating
Sheep and finally Technobeat. The cousins write their
first album, entitled "Stereo".
- Stu and Oli change their band's name to "Trademark".
- 1998 - Oli and Stu write and record many
songs, getting together on a regular basis.
- Paul Soulsby joins Trademark, and the three decide
to make an album which they call "Audiologue".
The album which sells a few copies on the band's new
- Trademark organise themselves, start playing gigs
and working on a new album.
Trademark gig regularly and Self Release the album "Fear:Disconnection"
which they sell at their live shows.
- Following another self release, the EP "This
Is Our Trademark", the album "Trademark
Want More" is released on Truck Records. The
press like it (most of them), including Pop CD of the
Week in The Times. A live session at London's XFM with
John Kennedy follows, and then Trademark finish the
year off with a 20 date nationwide tour supporting the
- Trademark gig loads, accompanied by an ever evolving
live show of light up lab coats, giant flashing Perspex
plugs, Science Lectures, light boxes and Mince Pies.
- Trademark remix the theme music for Five's “Brainteaser”
and then top off the year by supporting electronic legend
- "Raise The
Stakes" is finally released. "Toe
the Line" from the album is used on the soundtrack
of "Goal 2 - Living the Dream".
release new EP "At Loch
Shiel" on Dreamtrak Records.
- Trademark begin writing and recording a new record.