Hello MLS lovers....

I think (if I can find it) that I have a radio 1 live recording on minidisk (which should be mp3able) of empire line and if you can't live without me.... may be one or 2 others as well. I am looking for any tracks that appear on vinyl that DON'T appear on cd (as I have all cd's but funny ha ha). Particularly want to here 'home sweet zoo'. Can you help? Can I help you?

Also any live recordings or video footage you fine people may have. Willing to trade/share.

Got to see them on the south coast many times and have seen both the London reunions. The people at the merch desk said that Jake has ideas about doing 1 or 2 MLS events a year, so here's hoping! Logistically difficult but not impossible. Don't think we have heard the last of them and I would also bet there will be some kind of new material at some point. It's just a hunch though. They are great.

Email me @ acoustism@yahoo.co.uk


Acoustism <acoustism@yahoo.co.uk>
- Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 08:35:29 (EDT)
Loved MLS so much but never saw them live and now find the albums/singles hard to find.Greatest band of the 90's.Maybe you should reform!!!
Mark Hollis <mark@hollishouse.plus.com>
Kings Lynn, Norfolk UK
- Monday, January 08, 2007 at 15:30:43 (EST)
Nice site - I hadn't seen it before.

We're off to see the second 2006 reunion gig tonight at the London Astoria, and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the new b-sides album: 40 tracks of MLS goodness! If anyone else is coming tonight - see you at the front!

London, UK
- Friday, December 08, 2006 at 08:53:51 (EST)
thanks for the site caroline... fancy.. amazing...
my life story save me from grief...cool
dont have any words to describe they're...GREAT!!!

Joz Yusadiredja <thepessimisticangel@yahoo.co.uk>
Bandung, West Java Indonesia
- Saturday, August 19, 2006 at 01:17:33 (EDT)
I had the pleasure of seeing MLS at Reading in 99 but never owned any of their material and now can't get any. Bugger.
They were excellent tho

David Shields <god_zuki@hotmail.com>
Edinburgh, UK
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 20:21:23 (EDT)
danny, 06:52 18.06.2006


can anyone help,im after some setlists of old mls gigs:

1. 23/5/98 - garage
2. 14/12/00 - the acoustic tunes played before the main gig underworld
3. 08/99 - Reading

any help really appreciated

- Sunday, June 25, 2006 at 04:03:35 (EDT)
There's a review of the Mean Fiddler reunion up here:


Dan <dan@artistsandmakers.com>
- Monday, May 29, 2006 at 17:24:55 (EDT)
We are off to the Mean Fiddler reunion gig next friday - we can't wait to see Jake and all the Orchestra again. All together now.... '12 reasons why, 12 reasons why I wrote this love song, it's off the cuff, I write it down, a shopping list of love'.

Am really tragically ancient and wrinkly these days but I can't wait to revisit my well-spent youth following MLS all around the country.

Julia xxxxx

Julia & Helen <jdodd@supanet.com>
Leeds, USA
- Friday, May 19, 2006 at 10:05:02 (EDT)

Jake Shillingford has reassembled all 12 original members for a one off concert at London s Mean Fiddler on Friday 26th May 2006, to coincide with the release of the bands "Best Of".

Sex & Violins (The Best of My Life Story) contains 17 tracks including 2 previously unreleased songs The Dice Man and Here Comes the Big Weekend .

Ticket Hotline (24 hrs) 0870 060 3777
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Join the My Life Story My Space page http://www.myspace.com/mylifestoryspace

itsmal <mal.campbell@tns-global.com>
London, UK
- Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 08:59:26 (EST)
Lots of Bands From Southend are now Feature ... What venues in southend did My Life Story Play ?
Webmaster Giaco <dark786@hotmail.com>
Southend, UK
- Friday, January 27, 2006 at 16:15:51 (EST)
I saw MLS on the NME Maker Shaker tour with Goya Dress and Drugstore in 94/95 (long time ago please forgive me) and was blown away. I saw them at the Reading festival a couple of times and back in Portsmouth once more. Great band and i'm glad there is a site like this still going.

I still have the Mornington Crescent CD and a load of early picture dics. Glad to see so many people here who remember the band.


Damon <DeadAirGenetics@aol.com>
Portsmouth, uk
- Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 13:15:05 (EST)
me too
dolly jones
brighton, england
- Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 14:47:10 (EDT)
TO sarah in LONDON,

me too!

honey brown
manchester, england
- Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 14:45:28 (EDT)
I met the crow in a nightclub and had a two month affair with him, he told me he was a millionaire rockstar, I got totally sucked in and am now having his baby and he has disappeared into thin air.
sarah Smith
- Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 14:42:14 (EDT)
Hi Wim, I asked Richard at 12 Reasons Why where the site had gone ... he didn't know what had happened, but it's now back up, so you can check out his lyrics page at http://www.twelvereasonswhy.co.uk/lyrics/mlslyric.html
Cleveland, OH USA
- Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 21:41:52 (EDT)
Hello, nice site, i'm desperatly searching for lyrics of mls songs, especially from golden mile songs. the 12rw site doesn't exist anymore???? i'm a music student so if anyone happens to be on the possession of chords, scores,... be so kind to e-mail me, i'd be forever in your debt.greetz
Wim Somers <wimfke@yahoo.com>
Hoeselt, Belgium
- Friday, August 05, 2005 at 10:54:33 (EDT)
i would like to know more about my life story band
can you tell me how to get all thing about the band, please!

Hikmat Nur Abdi Alfi <half-fi@bluebottle.com>
bandung, west java Ina
- Wednesday, June 01, 2005 at 12:23:08 (EDT)
Jake, No mention of Jonny in the bio? So hows life? Still like Kevin and in love with yourself??
Still keeping up with the singing lessons? Drop a line and say hi David:)

David Thomas <david@amazonstudios.co.uk>
- Friday, September 10, 2004 at 08:38:52 (PDT)
Hello! This is a very nice site. Very helpful. I love My Life Story, they are my 7th. Favourite Band of all times:). It’s cool I can still find info about them considering I "discovered" them at about 2 years ago! and I could buy one of their CDs and a single last year. It was a miracle! Because it’s very dificult to find anything of them round here. Anyway, I enjoyed looking around your site. Congratulations:).
Melissa Mel-low!
Mexico City., Mexico.
- Sunday, June 20, 2004 at 15:19:20 (PDT)
Hi Caroline,
Excellent site! Do you know the full track listing to “Motorcade”, I haven’t seen it advertised for sale on any music buying sites, must be really rare! Thanx Chris

Chris <cmk.hurton@btopenworld.com>
Basingstoke, Hants England
- Monday, May 10, 2004 at 15:56:54 (PDT)
My Life Story … Early Picture of Jake
Giaco <dark786@hotmail.com>
London, UK Uk
- Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 10:30:46 (PDT)
This is an image of Jake when he founded My Life Story
Giaco <dark786@hotmail.com>
London, UK UK
- Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 15:00:55 (PDT)
My Life Story are one of the great lost bands of the last decade. Fantastic live (complete with wind machine as I recall). Jake Shillingford was (is?) a great performer and the last album was criminally underrated. It’s a Girl Thing, Sunday Tongue, Empire Line, etc deserve continued listening. I’m listening to them now, as I often do, drunk and sad that they can no longer be heard live and have been heard as recordings by far fewer than they deserve. A toast to My Life Story. Cheers.


Brighton, England, March 2004.

Stephen Bull <stephen@cameraclub,demobn.co.uk>
Brighton, England
- Sunday, March 14, 2004 at 18:26:18 (PST)
Hello, if you like My Life Story, you might be interested in joining our MLS group, it can be found at http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/groups/mylifestoryatribute All contributions are greatly welcomed, bring photos, stories, links, whatever!

Ross Em <indiejanglefunkterrorist@yahoo.co.uk>
Glasgow, UK
- Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 05:11:03 (PST)
I’m selling a copy of the very rare first issue (green sleeve) Mornington Cresent CD. on eBay if anyone wants to get hold of a copy. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2250&item=2561015016
- Friday, September 26, 2003 at 08:14:18 (CDT)
You can reach me by clicking the link below. ;-)
Cleveland, OH USA
- Sunday, September 21, 2003 at 07:57:54 (CDT)
Hi… I’ve been trying email Caroline… anyone on here have any idea if she has a new email address? Please email me at : popodudi@bigpond.net.au
Thanks, Jules

Jules <popodudi@bigpond.net.au>
Bondi Beach, Sydney, NSW AUSTRALIA
- Saturday, September 20, 2003 at 22:06:36 (CDT)
Hey – I saw MLS back in ’97 while in London. They were openers for Dr. Robert in a dockworkers benefit.

I’d never heard of them but loved the show. I’ll never forget the full wonderful sound of the cello and young girls bouncing around in the audience with glitter and glow sticks in their hands.

Jake was a great singer & I’m glad he’s still working on other projects.

Phil Gauthier <gokey3@hotmail.com>
Northampton, MA USA
- Friday, September 19, 2003 at 10:48:03 (CDT)
Hi Rob, sorry I don’t have anything that goes back that far, I didn’t “discover” MLS for myself until 1996/7, and I don’t really have that many pictures period! :(
Cleveland, OH USA
- Tuesday, August 19, 2003 at 10:33:31 (CDT)
hi! i really like this site, compliments!
i’m desperatly looking for MLS pictures with the drummer Jason Cooper (pre 1995). any help will be appreciate very much, thank you!

rob <theknot@virgilio.it>
- Monday, August 18, 2003 at 08:54:14 (CDT)
i’ve got some good MLS loot to sell, e-mail me if you are interested…

Francis <franciskulaga@comcast.net>
- Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 10:16:00 (CDT)
"i love you like gala", hmm beautiful thing!
Sadboy <stoosh@go2.pl>
- Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 11:49:18 (CDT)
i went to about 4 gigs before they broke up and i miss them sooooooo much some of the best times i had with mi buddy mr ben and robin… they rocked and always will!!!!!
jo <jo_sargeant@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 04:36:12 (CDT)
Lots of lovely pics & happy memories! Thanks for keeping the memory alive,
Hugs & sparkles x

- Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 16:14:15 (CDT)
Thanks for stopping by guys … wow, I don’t check this for a few weeks and as soon as I turn my back visitors appear. :) Sounds like an interesting flight Tom—where were you flying to and from?
Cleveland, OH USA
- Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 10:00:23 (CDT)
Great website for mls. didn’t know liked ’em in the states. saw them back in 1998 in liverpool also in portsmouth in 99. excellent band.
James O’Keefe
- Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 12:57:44 (CDT)
please can u send me the lyrics of the song it’s agirl thing?

esther <xtralocada@hotmail.com>
aberdeen, USA
- Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 12:26:49 (CDT)
I did not know much about My Life Story until I sat on a plane next to one of the band members (on 1 April 2003). I didn’t ask what her name is, but she said that she did some background vocals as well. So after looking at a few pictures of the band on the internet, I think it was Roxanna Shirley that I met… but I am not 100% sure. She said she is currently working at a performing arts school in London (ages 3 and up, to adult level). Everything she said about My Life Story was great, and she loved the experience.
Tom <sutterhome@hotmail.com>
Richmond, UK
- Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 14:10:35 (CDT)
Douglas Adams said: I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Douglas Said <douglassaid@lycos.it>
- Friday, February 21, 2003 at 06:42:00 (CST)
Oh, I forgot to include my website last time I was here…
The Alien Blues Dude
(Guitarsist with Shawn Dale Barnett, a Deaf Drummer who played drums with Alice in Chains.)

Cazzy Love <cazzylove@hotmail.com>
Orlando, FL USA
- Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 03:10:45 (CST)
very nice page
- Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 05:09:22 (CST)
great site – greetings from austria
georg <gr@tplus.at>
vienna, austria/europe
- Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 12:05:35 (CDT)
Wow, a site featuring two of my favourite singers, Jake (MLS/ExileInside) and Louis (Rialto/Kinky Machine). I got to see them both last week when they played at the launch of a tiny London acoustic venue (Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon). I thought the new songs by Louis were excellent. They’re available on an EP called Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead. I wasn’t that keen on the ExileInside stuff. A computer that keeps crashing mid-song just isn’t the same as a 12 piece orchestra. Keep up the good work on the site.
Kevin <wotnofootball@email.com>
London, UK
- Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 10:46:45 (CDT)
WEll, I’ll have to check some of that music out… Peace? Cazzy The Alien Blues Dude
Cazzy <cazzylove@hotmail.com>
Orlando, FL USA
- Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 21:23:38 (CDT)
Hey, just thought you folks might like to know that you can win a signed copy of Exile Inside’s debut album at: http://www.garbledonline.net/competition.html
Alex Finch <garbled@email.com>
- Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 05:32:06
Aaron is now in a new band called “ExileInside” with former MLS frontman Jake. You can visit their website at www.exileinside.co.uk.
Cleveland, OH USA
- Friday, June 07, 2002 at 11:25:56 (CDT)
Hi Caroline, do you know anything about Aaron, that guy who used to arrange the MLS songs? Where is he now? Is he still doing stuff?
Stella <sjbrooks@hotmail.com>
Leeds, UK
- Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 16:43:58 (CDT)
Great to see your MLS site back online and looking better than ever. Thanks for linking to my MLS interview. I’ll return the link shortly.
Sean McManus
- Monday, May 20, 2002 at 14:09:06 (CDT)
An absolutley perfect MLS tribute site!!! Well done – I’ll also check out your Rialto one, as I’m a fan too. AL
Al Whysall <alflavor@hotmail.com>
Northampton, UK
- Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 16:50:46 (CDT)