Gaye Advert played bass guitar in The Adverts in the late '70s. She was one of the first female stars of the punk movement, whom "The Virgin Encyclopedia of '70s Music" called the "first female punk star." Dave Thompson wrote that her "photogenic looks, panda-eye make-up and omnipresent leather jacket defined the face of female punkdom until well into the next decade."
The formal, angular style incorporating Celtic symbols deployed by architect, designer and watercolourist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) defined the Glasgow school, along with the Macdonald sisters and Herbert McNair. Together, they were known as The Four.