Section 5 formned in 1981 in Stoke on Trent England. Formned by Tosh & Sid the original bassist for many years. The first line up was Tosh guitar/Sid Bass/ Rat Drums & Tony Boult vocals. This line up did around 5 shows when it came clear it was not going to work out. Tony was replaced by Dave Maskery aka Mask around 1983. This line up then went on to do around 20 gigs and 13 demo tracks. On hearing these tracks Roddy Moreno then signed the band in 1985 to his label Oi! Records.