Formed 1984 in Wooleston, Christchurch. Originally called The Jean Paul Sartre Experience (no hyphen) but that was later shortened to JPS Experience or JPSE. Supposedly due to conflict with the Sartre Estate.
Members were Dave Yetton (bass), Gary Sullivan (Drums), David Mulcahy & Jim Laing added guitars "with roughly six strings".
Since the demise of JPSE the members have been involved in a number of other NZ bands; Superette, The Stereo Bus, Pine & Lanky