Roger Hubbard to record a live album at The Royal Standard – Feb 2015

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The Old Town Blues Club… The Royal Standard.  From 9:00 pm until midnight – Bar until 1:00 a.m. FREE ENTRY

Thu 12th Feb 2015 – Alan King (solo) with guests, let me know if you want to come down to play and I can get a house band together
Thu 19th Feb 2015 – The Prisonaires & Roger Hubbard (recording a live solo album)
Fri 20th Feb 2015 – The Prisonaires & Roger Hubbard (recording a live solo album)

 

Alan King… I’ve finally managed to get my London band, The Prisonaires, down to Hastings for 2 nights and as Tony, the bass player, records the gigs and has previously produced both John Martyn & Sandy Denny we will be using the opportunity to try to record ROGER HUBBARD solo sets on both nights for a projected solo  ‘live’ album from Roger

The Band comprises of : Bobby Valentino – violin (Bobby has played with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & Mark Knopfler, The Pistoleros with BJ Cole and Pete Thomas, The Fabulous Poodles and is probably best known for the court case surrounding the Young At Heart  violin riff – which he won)

Tony Reeves – bass (Tony was in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Mick Taylor, before becoming a founding member of Colosseum with John Hiseman, moving on to Greenslade and Curved Air, with Stuart Copeland and along the way produced both John Marty and Sandy Denny, he also played bass on Davy Graham’s first few solo albums)

Mike Paice – sax & harp (Mike was in Jools Holland’s Millionaires alongside Pino Palladino, he’s played with Ronnie Wood’s band, he was in Lonnie Donnegan’s band, The Jo-Anne Kelly Band, was a founder member of Red Beans & Rice and currently plays in Dana Gillespie’s band)

Les Morgan – drums (Les was in pub rockers Juice On The Loose, Ron Kavana’s band and The Jo-Anne Kelly Band with Mike.  Miller Anderson who fronted the house band for three series of the German TV show Superdrumming, featuring the world’s best drummers, regards Les Morgan as the best of the lot.)

Martin Brown – guitar (Martin has spent the last decade working in Vintage & Rare, Guitar Shop in Denmark Street, he is the go to session guitarist in London, our very own James Burton.)

Alan King – guitar (I worked with Bert Jansch, Davy Graham & Alan Hull back in the 1990’s, producing 2 albums for Jansch – both Mojo albums of the year – and one cited in the US Acoustic Guitarist magazine as being one of the 10 best singer songwriter albums of all time – and doing several arrangements with Davy. In a previous life, according to Malcolm Hardee, the godfather of alternative comedy, I was most of the brains behind Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out – which in the light of overwhelming evidence I now apologise for.)

Martyn Baker… Strangely enough….. I’ve just recorded a series of “down the pub” concerts, in my local in Shoreham-by-Sea, that feature the aforementioned Miller Anderson. He’s Brilliant!

 

Man Friday – New Broom early 80’s

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photo by John Austin …. Dennis Wootton, Paul Austin, Roger Carey & John Wilde on drums.

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card supplied by Roger Carey and photo when they formed in 1974 from Paul Austin 

John Austin… Anyone Remember Man Friday ? aka Paul Austin, Roger Carey, Dennis Wootton, Think John Wilde was the drummer, use to play The New Broom, back in the day !

Chris Baker…..Dennis Wootton! Now there’s a blast from the past!

Yvonne Cleland…..Will plays with him from time to time. He’s still about!

John Wilde… Not me folks.

Paul Austin… Dennis and me played guitar, John Wilde (not the one above) played drums and later on, Roger joined us playing bass guitar.

Peter Thomson… The New Broom, back in the day(!) was my local, and Graham Barrett’s. Don’t ever remember seeing a band in there but then we used to avoid it if we could…

Pete Millington… Roger Carey I remember  “lusting” after that Gretsch Bass when I first saw it at St Helen’s Hospital Social Club – must have been about 1975/6.