Stunshot – who remembers seeing them in Hastings in 1978?


supplied by Gary Miller-Cheevers


ticket supplied by Mick O’Dowd

Gary Miller-Cheevers… I do remember that before the Pavilion gig we played in the Caves (same promoter) and were tickled to drive into town and be confronted with a poster proclaiming us as, “The Loud and Proud Stunshot”….I think maybe we played one other gig at the Pavilion too, but not 100% sure on that. Stunshot were a self-styled post-punk rock band who emanated from Perverse Velvet who had been  in the second battalion of the Roxy (Covent Gdn) punk wave. The name came from some association with snooker! The line-up was Grant Calton (vocals), Gary Miller-Cheevers (guitar), Mark Turner (bass) and Justin Webster (drums). The band hailed from various points of West London and Surrey and kept on keeping on until June 1981 when they played a final gig with the Psychedelic Furs – which I think was their first gig – at the Windsor Castle in Maida Vale. Gary and Grant are still occasionally getting down and doing it in an even more post punk kinda way!

Mick O’Dowd… Yes it was I that did both of these promotions. I remember them being an excellent band hence the repeat gig.

Mick O’Dowd… Gary can you remember the date of the Caves gig?

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