The Lobes were Haydn Butler (Guitars/Vocals), Wayne Bowman (Guitars/Vocals), Charlie Amner (Bass Guitar) and Rory Pickle (drums). Perpetual tryers, The Lobes entered the annual Battle of the Bands competitions in 1995, 1996 and 1997. However, they failed to make the finals on all three occasions. The height of their successes saw the track Freak reached number 3 on the Contact 89FM Top 13.
Haydn plays with art rock band The Well Hungarians in London. Wayne plays with an alt-rock band Jonny On The Spot in New Zealand