WONDER STUFF DIARIES
Early in 2014, Miles Hunt announced that he had
started work on his first printed body of work.
Not a biography, as such, but the story of
The Wonder Stuff through his own eyes using notes
from his own scrap books written at the time and
also personal memories and recollections.
keeping diaries right around the time that we
formed The Wonder Stuff in March 1986. Around
the same time I also began keeping scrapbooks of
any press mentions we got, posters, flyers and
back-stage passes, you know the sort of thing.
The contents of this first book of mine are
drawn directly from those diaries and
scrapbooks, giving the reader not only a
detailed look into what went on in and around
The Wonder Stuff during it's first four years,
but also a detailed personal view of how I was
feeling about our journey onto rock 'n' roll's
I'll make no
bones about it, writing this book has been the
most difficult thing I have ever done. As well
as giving me a new found respect for anyone that
has ever published their story, I feel that I
have emerged from doing so an ever-so slightly
better person. Finding the balance between what
could be considered entertainment, and off
loading some of the raw honesty that I felt I
needed to, has been no easy feat.'
The first volume, released in October 2014,
primarily covered the period 1986 to 1989, with
recollections from Hunt's childhood, schooldays and
pre-Wonder Stuff times. A second volume
detailing the period 1990 to 1994 is planned, with
hopes that at least one further volume will
bring the story of the group up to date...
Copies of the book could be pre-ordered from
IRL, The Wonder Stuff's record label, from Jane 2014
along with a selection of additional exclusive
merchandise including the infamous Paul Smith tartan
suit and the safari hat as worn by Miles in a number
of videos and photoshoots between 1990 and 1994.
For more information on Miles' book, or to
buy a copy, visit the group's