Dreamboys: A Punk Band with Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson

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Left to right: Peter Capaldi, Temple Clark, Craig Ferguson, and Roderick Murray. (RSA News)

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Photo of Dreamboys from an exhibit in Glasgow, Harry Papadopoulos: What Presence! (Harry Papadopoulos)

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Peter Capaldi of Dreamboys at the Nite Club September 5, 1981, says Edinburgh Gig Archive. (Simon Clegg Photography)

After the announcement on Sunday evening that Peter Capaldi would be playing the Twelfth Doctor in Doctor Who, Chris Hardwick was quick to mention the fun fact that Capaldi once played in a punk band with fellow Scot and Late Late Show host, Craig Ferguson. The band, called Dreamboys, featured Capaldi as guitar player and lead vocalist while Ferguson played drums. Also, on bass was Temple Clark, a storyboard artist who has worked on films like Kick-Ass, The Avengers, and a couple of the films in the Harry Potter franchise. While a guest on his show in November 2009, Capaldi spoke about making music in Glasgow and how well Ferguson played the drums:

In 1980, the band released a three-song 7” vinyl record which was recorded live at Hellfire Club Glasgow in October of that year. The record was released in the U.K. on St. Vitus Records and was listed as New Wave Punk. Unfortunately, Ferguson was not part of the recording. See the album art and listen to the record below:

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