A few musicians had come and gone before regular giggers Richard Whiteley, Matt Pulford, Rob Moore and Jayne Whiteley united to become Harrow's popular rock and indie guitar band.

For Richard and Matt, both 25, their music roots began at Pinner's Nower Hill

High School, where they gave performances at the Duke of Edinburgh Awards ceremonies. They kept on playing, the crowds grew and the two became four when Rod, now 25, and Richard's sister, Jayne, now 20, joined in 2006.

Richard laughs when he remembers their first gig: "We were a bit worried playing our own stuff in Watford after the comfort of doing covers at school, but it went really well." Describing their sound as 'mostly rock and roll with heavy guitar in places', The Scapegoats cite Pink Floyd and Radiohead as being among their influences.

Their track record includes 30 gigs at a variety of venues across London and a special performance in Portsmouth supporting '60s icons Alan Clayson and the Argonauts.

The band's stylish stage image of red shirts, black ties and trousers was developed by Jayne.

When they are not making music they all work, but each hopes to one day be a full-time band member: the ultimate rock 'n' roll dream.

Their quest to fulfil that ambition continues with a gig at the Crown and Treaty pub in Uxbridge on September 11.

Visit The Scapegoats' new website at http://scapegoats.mattpulford.co.uk   

The Scapegoats are:

Richard Whiteley (guitar/bass/keyboards/ backing vocals)

Whiteley (drums/percussion)

Matt Pulford (bass/vocals/guitar)

Rob Moore (vocals/guitar)