The second version of The Vipers, or as we might call it today Vipers 2.0 was active from July 1978 to September 1979. The band featured:
- Paul Boyle (Lead Vocals and Guitar)
- George Sweeney (Lead Guitar and Vocals)
- Brian ‘Dolan’ Foley (Bass Guitar and Vocals)
- Dave Moloney (Drums)
This lineup of The Vipers was very active with supporting British tours with The Boomtown Rats and Thin Lizzy. The band was based in London and did a John Peel Session in February 1979.