Geoff Peckham(Jaffa) & Andy Qunta 2014


photo by Yvonne Cleland

Geoff & Andy meet up again at the SMART meeting after nearly 40 years!

Mick O’Dowd….This is what these meetings are about. Renewing and making friendships.

Andy Qunta….Great to see the guys hanging out again!

Mick Mepham……’Twas a most convivial meeting Andy.

Alan Esdaile…..Clive Richardson reminded us of when Jaffa played the whole set with ‘Factory’ sitting in a deckchair!

Andy  Qunta….Jaffa was always a relaxed kind of guy, but playing the set from a deckchair was unusual even for him! The tall drink with the cocktail umbrella by his side was a nice touch too!

Geoff Peckham….I don’t recall sitting in the deckchair for the entire set – I’m sure I got to my feet when the music took off. I had plans to bring a large armchair, coffee table, standard lamp and teasmaid on stage but the boys thought it clashed with our macho image!

Andy Qunta…..Oh yes, we were very macho!


PA wanted for Hastings in May 2014

Andre Martin…..Ok all you people in SMART land – can you help me, I need a disco/PA for a 60s event that I am involved with in May, needed for about 3 hours, but don’t have much cash – donated for the time would be nice, can arrange collection, etc – have stacks of music – if mp3 tracks can be used so much the better – If you can help please contact me. Thanks.


Hastings Rock on Air- 87.7fm – 3rd May 2014 and cutting from 1993.


Created in 1993, Hastings Rock is a RSL radio station broadcasting for 28 days in May each year, run and manned entirely by volunteers. It also raises awareness for St Michael’s Hospice in St Leonards on Sea.


A radio station playing the latest music from Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Strokes, Fall Out Boy, HIM, Green Day, Paramore, Biffy Clyro, The Killers and many more, plus classic rock from Deep Purple, Bon Jovi, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd etc… On air to Hastings, Bexhill and the surrounding area on 87.7fm and worldwide on the internet, from Saturday 3rd May to Friday 30th May, 2014. Tune in to Hastings Rock for the best new and classic rock music.

It all started here! From the Hastings Observer July 30th, 1993.

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