Metro YouthLocal teenager band Metro Youth began In 1979 with Andy Southard - drums, Nigel Stopard - vocals, Tim Lyddon - guitar, and Rich Cross - bass/vocals from Exeter's Hele's School (the name came from the idea of getting a band logo based on symbols from underground train networks in London). Before Metro Youth, Nigel and Rich were in a band called XlR8. Once in Metro Youth, they practiced at the Exeter Friends' Meeting House on Friday nights(once the place was empty)after they left their original practice spot due to neighbor complaints. They played their first gig at the Methodist Church Hall in St Thomas, Exeter, August, 1979. They were committed to Youth C.N.D. and the ideals of anarcho-pacifism.