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Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom

Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom
Band Folk Punk


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'Serpent And The Bearded King' single 1987
'Pronounced Offee-ick Cuss' album 1989
'Lost Tribe' EP 1991
'Songs From Rachel's Book' 1998



Pronounced 'offee - ick - cuss', Ophiuchus are a folk/roots rock group from Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England, formed in 1986 by twin brothers - guitarist Jon and bassist Simon Cousins, with saxophonist Pat D'Arcy and photographer, graphic designer Martin Tom Sawyer.

A variety of musicians have performed with the band, including drummer Ed Grimshaw (later of the Warm Jets) and the legendary La's co-founder Mike Badger.

Ophiuchus have released the double A-side single, "Serpent And The Bearded King"/"Song For Pym" (produced by Climax Blues Band guitarist Pete Haycock) on their own label, Ophiuchvs Recordvs, and an album on Liverpool's Probe Plus label.

At concerts, Ophiuchus are accompanied by The Cruel Driver and Dick - two characters from the Lacock Ragged Heroes Mummers - who introduce the show. The Dick character is a Mari Lwyd horse's head, and spends most of the group's performance 'frightening' the audience. An Ophiuchus concert ends with the distribution of cow-bells and percussion instruments - "The Bashy Bits" - to the audience, to enable the crowd to play along with the group's closing numbers.