Factory reunion update by Andy Qunta

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photo – Factory rehearsing in France March 2015 – supplied by Factory


© Factory.  Factory Rock France. Reunion gig photos.

Andy Qunta… I’ve been in quite a few bands in my time, mostly really good, and some quite successful, but none have been as close to my heart as Factory, the band I was in back in the ’70’s. We played all over the UK & Europe, sharing the stage with many top bands of the day. Roger Daltrey of The Who invited us to his studio several times, & came and saw us play live, so we must have been pretty good! We’re now working on a reunion gig, and maybe more, this summer. It’s slightly complicated as I live in California and the other three band members (one of whom is my brother, Tony) are in England, but I’m going over to rehearse with them for a couple of weeks next month! Exciting!

Phil Thornton… cant wait to hear FACTORY !!!!

Colin Norton… You will have a lot of fun!

Terry Pack… It’s been a while, Andy. Having heard you as a group back in 1974, and having worked with you, Tony and Geoff at various times over the past 36 years, I can’t wait to hear the four of you back together again.

Steve Cooke… Missed you first time around, I was working away in various musical guises. I’ll not miss you this time though!

John Wilde… We want Factory to christen the refurbished Hastings pier! Rock on guys. This is great news. Best wishes.

Mick O’Dowd… Totally with you on that one John.

Martyn Baker… Stay in touch. We’ll make a film of it. www.yougig.co

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Masons Music – 187 Queens Road Shop. Early 80’s.


Recognise a few Toyah Singles.

Andy Qunta… What’s wrong with this picture? Absolutely nothing!

Martin Richter… it`s a mystery….?

Matt Thomas… coco lol. Oldies Unlimited. Good times,even though i didnt start until the move up to 190

Darren Holmes… memories – used to get so many old and rare records from there especially when Andy got the catalogue out!

Mark Gilham… A proper shop

Mick O’Dowd… Same haircut as today. Change your stylist Alan.

Yvonne Cleland… There was a time… when everyone had those plastic coloured strips in the doorway hahahahaha

Julie Findlay-jones… Great times there x

Andy Qunta… Yes, Yvonne, I had those plastic strip things in my bedroom doorway!

Tony May… A great picture to see. Many memories…

Iain Cobby…  I remember a sixteen year old bassist being regularly taken to your shop by one Stevie D, to hear bands for the first time such as ELP eponymous album, Santana, Genesis and any other bands that he was into. Such great memories of you the shop and of course, the man himself.


Andy Qunta in Hastings Sunday 22nd March 2015 to meet old friends.


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Andy Qunta in Hastings on Sunday at the Jenny Lind and would love to meet up with old friends. Tony Qunta says…. just to let you know I am coming to Hastings with Andy this Sunday(22nd March)! We are going to the Jenny Lind around 2.30. anyone who would like to see Andy before he goes back to the US can meet us. Cheers, Tony.

Mick Mepham… See you there Andy. 🙂

Phil Gill… I’ve actually met him before, a couple of times. Seems like a nice bloke, so he’ll probably remember me.

Yvonne Cleland…I’ll be so sorry to miss you, Andy, but I’m unable to get to the Jenny on Sunday. Hope you all have a great time xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Phil Thornton… I  would love to be there and say Hi but sadly I’m not able to be out and about yet ! – should be OK when you come back over to gig !!!

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Hope the Jenny Lind has been pre-warned & ordered an extra barrel! Have a great catch-up

Alan Esdaile… Just come back from an enjoyable afternoon at the Jenny Lind and great to see Andy Qunta after all these years. Catching up with old friends and new ones and with Titus playing what more could you ask for.

Andy Qunta… Had a great time! What great people! Thanks for coming down!

Mick Mepham… What a table of talent!  Great to see you all and roll on the reunion!!!! Cheers all.