The Stylistics – White Rock Theatre 18th November 2017

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The Stylistics are known instantly for their recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’, plus numerous classics including ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)’, ‘Let’s Put it All Together’, ‘Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart’, ‘You Are Everything’, ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’ plus lots more. They are one of the most iconic and best selling soul groups in history.

The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, playing to everyone with the hits that made them a household name.

Further information… https://whiterocktheatre.org.uk/Online/

The Confederates reform after 52 years

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supplied by Peter Millington

Pete Millington… Yesterday (21st April 2017) the Confederates reformed after 52 years. The 1965 picture was taken at Southampton University when the Confederates played alongside the Soul Agents (Rod Stewart, then an unknown, was their lead singer). To make this happen John Conroy, flew in from Toronto and Tony Goodman, drove down from Leicester. A pretty hectic weekend is well and truly under way. L-R Peter Millington, John Conroy, Tony Goodman, Trevor Spears and Terry Chedzoy. Several toasts were made to members of the group who have passed away – David Saunders, Dave Johnson, Keith Harrison-Burgess (Budge) Paul Burton and of course the manager Bob (Spyke) Millington.

Pat Ritchie… So can we see a video of it ?

Colin Norton… Great stuff guys! Did you play together as well?

Patricia Landamore… w that’s so good to see you all back together, lovely

Robert Searle… Great photos Pete, great to have that heritage

Andy Qunta… That is fabulous! Well done, you guys! Have fun!

The House Shakers or The Frantics – 1964/1965

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supplied by Gerry Fortsch

Gerry Fortsch… I think we were called The House Shakers or The Frantics, it was a long time ago. The band was Paul Ritchie drums, Graham Bradley guitar, Rob Keely guitar, I think the guy singing was Wil Tate and me on bass. This would have been1964/5.

May Day – Monday 1st May 2017. Classics On The Pier. Hastings Pier.

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Hastings Bank Holiday Monday Classic Scooter & Motorcycle display accompanied by 2 x Live bands and DJ sets.
This is a FREE event
public access is from 11am until 5pm
Further Info on its way very soon including band/dj schedule

Thee Dagger Debs
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The wind-swept, south-east coast of England brings forth Thee Dagger Debs, and not a moment too soon! Since forming in the Autumn of 2014, this 3 piece all-female band have built up a loyal fan base through gigs and radio airplay both here and on the continent.

Quite simply put – Thee Dagger Debs make good old-fashioned pub-rock ‘n’ roll.

www.facebook.com/theedaggerdebs

Thee Missing Finks
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Hastings based ‘1960s backyard’ inspired Rock n Roll –

Influenced by Americas teenage reaction to the British music Invasion of the 1960s. Thee Missing Finks play raw garage-rock, fuzzy instrumentals and howling stompers about Love n’ Hate

www.facebook.com/TheeMissingFinks

Reservoir Cats – Hastings Beach Concert 2004

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Phil Gill guitar, Pete Prescott vocals, Terry Pack guitar, Pete Shaw drums, Jo Brooks keyboards.

Pete Shaw… I’ve still got those shorts, that top and the kit! I must have cleaned it as the gold snare hoops don’t have any lager stains or crisp leftovers……

Alan Esdaile… are these the famous shorts from ‘Harry R & The Jump Jets’?

Pete Shaw… An updated pair carefully tailored for the fuller man….!

Pete Prescott… hot day as i recall !

Pete Prescott (commenting on Jo Brooks) that is one serious shirt !(good coming from me ha ha !) lovely fella.

Reservoir Cats – When We Were Young CD – 2001

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featuring Terry Pack, Phil Hudson, Rick Pentecost, Pete Prescott and Pete Shaw

Leigh Wieland Boys… Good pic Peter – which black & white photo is of you?

Pete Shaw… Have a guess….!!

Leigh Wieland Boys…  ….hmmmm, now let me see, eeny meeny miney mow……just going to scrutinise them ….Ok, think it is the fifth one?

Pete Prescott… Don’t tell him pike ! They have to guess ! A lot of people point to your photo when they look for me !

Pete Shaw… Haha Pete…! So many people had difficulty getting it right! Come on Leigh Not no 5…! 4 to go….

Leigh Wieland Boys… Should have known…sitting in the car, you’ve always had a thing about toy cars!

Pete Shaw…  🙁 + 🚘 = happy 6 year old in my favourite pedal car…had it years and swooped it for a pedal bike! Photo taken in the rear garden of our house in Shelley Crescent in Hounslow

Phil Gill… This was one of two CDs in 2001 that I made absolutely no contribution to whatsoever, but still got a mention in the liner notes.

Pete Prescott… You were a kitten I guess you played with us on gigs Phil Hudson couldn’t play on. I find it hard listening to this album. We had used or time up at the studio. I had to go in with a voice weakened by gigs and had literally a couple of hours one afternoon to do all the vocals. I just sang it thru from track one till the end. I didn’t have time to repair parts that were really bad. As I went through it my voice was getting weaker. I can hear it getting worse. But the playing is great. Phil Hudson played some stunning guitar ! Great sales job on the album ha ha !
I bet the few people that have it are digging it out to check how bad the vocals are !

Alan Esdaile… you still did a great version of Burlesque Pete

Positive Routes – Pig In Paradise Palace Bars 1985

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photos supplied by Tim White  http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk

Steve Todd guitar, Tim White bass/vocals, Pete Wooley percussion, Mick Mattess drums, Charlie Garrioch sax, John Plummer trumpet, Sally & Shirley backing vocals, Jimmy Osho lead vocals.

Gerry Fortsch… I remember playing at the PIG in the eighties with the Hippo band, we always started off with medium tempo songs and eased into more upbeat numbers later in the evening after people had indulged in a few beers and got a little rocking. On this one evening the PIG was fairly full of French students that wanted to bop from the beginning, we were all knackered by eleven o’clock.

Jon Nurse… Where’s Jimmy now?