Yep Gedge is from Middleton and was a student. Were RLYL students? It doesn't really matter whether they were students or not, it matters whether they formed, wrote, recorded, rehearsed, and played in Leeds.
You either have to accommodate that or accept that henderson is right and that only leaves a punch up between:
The Magnificent 7
Flowers For Agatha
Goff Jackson and The Hun (though I guess they may have also been students)
Black Bin Liner
The Rhythmn Sisters
come on, look at that list and tell me Henderson wasn't right. Given that Between Vince and Hilaire (is he still on here?) used to strip naked at the opening chord of the set... I rest my case.
Fiery and Mick you might want to fight your own corners but if it comes down to a vote don't forget there are three Butter Cookies on here and only two Hang The Dance and one Age of Chance.
I forgot Toxic Waste, what about Colin Bailey Rae and all the other new bands.