The Chime formed in 1980 in the small London over-spill town of Haverhill in Suffolk. Born out of the British Punk scene: Vocalist Mick Hand, guitarist Gary O'Connor and drummer Ricki Cook were previously in The Antix while bass player Terry Taylor, played with the hard hitting three piece The Wynd-ups.
The band released three independent singles: Coffin Maker, Cursed and Fire, and disbanded circa 1983.
Singer Mick Hand is nowadays a window cleaner in Haverhill
Guitarist Gary O' Connor is in a new band called "Long Bone Trio"