Page Of Ads 1976 Felix, Procol Harum, The Firehills Band


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Sarah Harvey….A whole page of the Observer dated March 13th, 1976. Some things of note…. a good write-up by Stephen Turner about Felix, a preview of the forthcoming Procul Harum gig and not to mention The Firehills band appearing at the Church Cafe in Fairlight. I would imagine they were a pure dance band.

Richard Moore…..I  think the Firehills Band was a one-off gig at the Church Cafe as I seem to think I played there on a Saturday night for Dancing from April to October as well as for coach parties during the week.

Andy Qunta….Felix were really good!  Don’t think I saw this Procul Harum gig, but saw them years later – great show! As a side-note, I wrote several songs with their lyricist, Keith Reid, including “You’re The Voice”.

Alan Esdaile…..Hi Andy, did you make your own recording of ‘you’re the voice’ or did you write it especially for John Farnham?Great track.

Andy Qunta…..Thanks, Alan! I had a bunch of my recent song demos sent to my publishing co. in Sydney, & they sent YTV over to Farnham. Apparently he liked it! Btw, 4 writers on YTV – Chris Thompson, (singer from Manfred Mann’s Earth Band), Maggie Ryder, (backing vocalist for Eurythmics), Keith Reid & myself.

John Wilde……Rousing chorus, goosebumps when the bagpipes come in. A real favorite.

Andy Qunta….Glad you like it, John! Can’t take any credit for the bagpipes, though! That was Farnham’s team’s idea. We had a percussion & bass break-down in that section in the demo. Bagpipes are far better! Got some goosebumps myself when I first heard them!

Perri Ann Haste…….I  did not realise Andy wrote this song – one of my all time faves in the 80’s & it still holds sway now – so many great memories come flooding back…

Mick Mepham….I think it’s a cracker Andy and the bagpipes work well. Like JAW I get goosebumps too.

Yvonne Cleland…..Awwwww. Felix should have made it!

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