The band started as a quartet with Pip Pyle (drums) and Mark Kramer (keyboards, producer), touring the US and UK in 1998. They released a 1999 album called The Children's Crusade. Reduced to a trio, Brainville: Live in the UK, released as by "Daevid Allen with Hugh Hopper and Pip Pyle", came out in 2004.
The band, now Allen, Hopper and Chris Cutler (drums) operating as the Brainville 3, played shows in 2005-6.
This line-up played at the Canterbury Festival in October, 2006.