Frank Barber Band with Ted Crouch on drums
all photos supplied by Janine Anne Hemsley – The Ted Crouch Band
Terry Pack….I played a few gigs with The Ted Crouch Band in the early 1970s. On a plywood bass with no amp! Used to strap the bass to my mum’s shopping trolley and get the train to gigs. I often had to walk home, wheeling the bass along.
Geoff Peckham….Well there’s a thing, Terry. My dad played for him regularly in the 60s!
Terry Pack….Could the World get any smaller? I had actually forgotten Ted’s name until I saw this.
Geoff Peckham….I may possibly have played with him too as a 14 or 15year old. My dad was a depping bass player and when he was double-booked and thought I was ready he’d offer my services. I remember my first ever gig was at the Horseshoe Inn, Boreham Street in 1967. A dinner dance, I wore my dad’s spare dj and bowtie. When we played a slow modern waltz, Fred Wilkinson, the drummer (and my chaperone), leant forward to me and muttered “Steady, Geoff, steady”! My first lesson in strict tempo!
Bernard Jeffery….wow this takes me back my dad taught Ted to Play the Drums.