Collins was an original member of CLOCK DVA (White Souls In Black Suits / Thirst) before forming Avant-Punk group THE BOX with the other ex-CLOCK DVA members Roger Quail & Paul Widger. Hope joined THE BOX in 1982 and the band released 3 albums and several singles & EPs through GO! DISCS & DOUBLEVISION.
Collins has continued working in avant-garde, free jazz and improvising bands, trading his arsenal of horns for drums and percussion, both producing and performing to international acclaim. Hope continues to challenge with both collaborative and solo work in numerous guises (pH2 / EXPLODING MIND / SUFFERHEAD / CRIMINAL FACE / plus more)