Origin: Folkestone, Kent
Style: Gothic Punk
Formed: 1994 Split: Summer 1998
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Dave "Goat Boy" Rawlings (Vocals)
Andy Richardson (Guitar)
Bryan Harper (Bass + Vocals)
Graham Ruston (Bass)
Nick Falconer (Drums)

Pat Bergin (Guitar)
joined in 1996.

Andy, Nick and Pat later formed DOG GREEN SECTOR.

Named after a doomed character from H.P. Lovecraft's gothic horror works, THE CHARLES DEXTER WARD EXPERIENCE quickly obtained a cult following in the Folkestone area, their dark, gothic Punk underlaid by a twisted humour. Their original line up featured the unconventional use of two bass players.

In October 1994 they became the first act outside the USA to perform a live set broadcast over the internet, which was enjoyed by net surfers in Norway, Japan, and the USA.

In August 1995 the band played the first "3 Band Special" at the Leas Cliff Hall.

Following the death of founder member Bryan Harper in April 1996, the remaining members continued and over time the material developed a heavier, darker edge.