Footloose at The Carlisle 1970’s

supplied by Harry Randall

Harry Randall… Once upon a time a long long long long time ago when I had Hair a Les Paul Custom and a Marshall! Those were the days! Not allowed anymore how times have changed! The Carlisle about 1979 from left to right Tony Bridger (Guitar) Will Powell (Drums) Brian Setchfield (vocals) Iain Cobby (Bass) and myself HARRY Randall (guitar) would love to see any other photos kicking around!

Phil Gill… nice pic, thanks for sharing. I always loved Tony’s playing when I was in Stallion, he had great tone, was always concise and consistent and played with intent. The two of you together must have been a joy. Remember my first Stallion studio outing aged 19 with Phil Cordell as producer and Tony on guitar. He was right on the money.

Harry Randall… yes one of the greats, I think I played about eight years in all I remember phoning the Star at Normans bay for a gig and they said never had bands before eventually we were picking the bar out 5 deep so asked for an increase for our meagre gig money only to be told there’s the door! Typical.

Tim Moose Bruce… Loved the set list you guys did. Foreigner, Boston, Styx Quo, Lizzy and loads more.

Harry Randall… Yeah a lot of people knocked us for doing covers but in those days they were pretty obscure bands in UK bigger in Belgium things like Cold as ice and Hot blooded! Played that LP to death!

Iain Cobby… What is that on my head? Playing my old Ric 4001 . Harry and I recently worked on Brian’s Video for ” Freedom Ride” . Missing Tony and have many such memories of him then and pre Stallion, many of which would be unprintable. Do remember carting gear up those stairs! good times.

Global Village Trucking Company – Hastings Pier 3rd August 1974



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Sarah Harvey…..Here is a really good video about the group some of which was filmed in 1973. It tells the story of the band and a reunion in 2007 which was produced as a documentary for the BBC

Alan Esdaile….I used to see Pete Kirtley from Global Village play with Liane Carroll at the Filo. Flying Gnome disco was Chris Cornford. Anyone in contact with him?

Mick Mepham…..Another load of bands I missed, doooooohhhh!!!!

Clive Richardson…Global Village were excellent. I always believed that the above photo was taken in Hastings old town. Anyone confirm or deny?

Mick O’Dowd…..Found these pics of Global Village….

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Kev Towner…  Well apparently Seagull Coaches were based in Blackpool, although that scene in the background is rather reminiscent of that farm on The Ridge just before the Harrow Junction.

Alan Esdaile… Thanks Kev, I know where you mean. Could be in the coach broke down on the way to the pier?

Ric Hool… In 1996 Peter Kirtley ex of Global Village was working with a poet pal of mine, Tom Pickard. Peter stayed at my house one time when he was in Wales with Tom. Peter was, I believe, living in Southwold at that time and had just released his excellent Bush Telegraph CD Liane Carroll (keyboards), Steve Lamb (bass), Gregg Leppard (drums)

Jon Owen… Watch out for release of album… soon..

Colin Gibson… Def NOT Hastings. I recognise that courtyard!

Hastings College – A July Ball The John Roye Orchestra and The Lonely Ones 9th July 1965

Supplied by John Busbridge

John  Busbridge… A College Ball Friday 9th July circa? any ideas? Starts at 10.30pm, I am normally asleep by then, oh to be that young again!

Pete Millington… That was 1965 John – a very good year for most of us

John Busbridge… That sounds about right I was 18!

Andre Martin… I would say that sounds about right, the old Dolphin Ballroom was a great place for the more formal college dos.

Carole King… My father and uncle were in the band. My father was Roy Barden. I have photos of them all at the Dolphin Ballroom

Johnny Nash R.I.P.

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Paul Buxton… He was great’ God bless him

Colin Bell… Another sad loss, only last Saturday wrote a piece on him, had no idea he was in bad health. Great voice and talented song writer. RIP Johnny.

Malcolm Sharp… Great singer, still remember singing. I can see clearly now loraine has gone

Eugene Hughes… Such a lovely voice, such memories. RIP

Jacquie Hinves… So sad. Another great man gone. RIP Johnny.

Stuart Moir… All the best of music are moving house RIP Mr Nash

Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – Hastings Pier 11th October 1975


poster supplied by Mick Mepham, advert supplied by Andre Palfrey-martin collection

and from 1977 -Somebody’s Fool


supplied by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey….October 11th, 1975. Not sure why ‘Quiver’ was dropped from the advert. Most likely couldn’t fit it in the advert space. Always remember Tim Renwick breaking a string during one of their songs and cooly changing it during the song itself without it seemingly making any difference.

John Wilde….I was there and was also greatly impressed by the string change with little effect to the song. It was a great night.

Perri Anne Haste..Arms of Mary was my favourite song of theirs – Still love it now.

Jim Breeds…..Perhaps the two Sutherland Brothers occasionally still gigged without the Quiver boys? Interesting, ‘cos having got together with the Quiver band they recorded and toured together for several years until there was only one original Quiver guy left and the brothers went back to being a duo. One of the Sutherlands wrote Sailing, which was such a huge hit for Rod Stewart

Sarah Harvey……I am pretty sure I saw the band twice on the pier and one of them could have been during 1974, but this advert and the picture is definitely from October 1975

Henry Mann….Went to this and pretty well every other for the next few years.

Philip John….Back in the early 70’s Sutherland Brothers & Quiver supported Mott on their British tour and Colin Waters their roadie shared a house with me and other assorted crew menbers. I remember they were asked to play at Mick Jaggers birthday party at a hotel on the Thames. it was a really good gig and Tim Renwick ended up jamming on stage with Keith and Charlie. As rock stars don’t eat much we were able to take home enough party grub to feed us all for a week.

Andy Qunta…..Factory supported Sutherland Bros & Quiver somewhere in England around this time. They were great! I seem to remember we all had a jam at the end of the night, & Dave Gilmour got up & played too! Years later Tim Renwick played with the post-Waters Floyd, along with my friend Guy Pratt from Icehouse, so I saw him quite a bit around that time. Nice guy!

Nick Prince… I know the Quiver years were 1973-1978, So if this was 1975 they should most definitely be playing at this gig. Jim. I like your idea of the three/six digit numbers but not all of Hastings and St Leonards went over at the same time. The Baldslow exchange, numbers starting in 75 went six digit as early as the sixties but some areas around Silverhill were still using 3 digit numbers at late as 1979. You are quite right about SB and Quiver years being 1973-78.

Tony McEwen-Smith… Great band, got their LP

Gavin Martin… Couldn’t make it. Actually, I’m lying. In the arms of Mary.

Paul Morfey… I was at that gig, great band, great gig!!!

Mary Baker and her Olde Tyme Orchestra – Hastings Pier 11th October 1969

Chris Baker… No relation! Suspect were brilliant though!

Alan Esdaile… I was going to ask you this Chris, as I thought your mum played in a band but may have got it wrong.

Chris Baker… When I was young, 7 to 10 ish, my Mum, Brenda Baker, would sing with Prince McBride at dances etc. I believe she gigged at Falaise Hall and what was the Cafe under Bottle Alley. I do know one of the songs she did was “Me and My Dog”, (Lost in a fog), as she used to swan around the flat in Cobourg shining it into a small saucepan so she could hear her voice reflected back at her. 😁 Happy Memories!

Julie Driscoll Brian Auger and the Trinity – Top Rank Brighton 1968

Supplied by David McLean DJ Gremlin’s Rockin’ Stompers!

Mick Knights… Great venue, we were regulars on Saturday nights before Eastbourne and latterly Hastings caught up.

Tony Court-holmes… i was in love with her

Steve Thorpe… same here

Alan Esdaile… same here

Colin Bell… That’s all of us then!

Steve Thorpe… that voice was amazing and she was great to look at as well.

Alan King… she looks like something of of Star Trek. skip bifferty, miss teenage brighton contest

Michael Gibbs… Love This Wheels On Fire

Colin Gibson… I was there, in the other band

Alan Esdaile… Any interesting memories about the gig, Colin?

Colin Gibson… Absolutely none! Loved The Trinity though

Phil Gill… Colin, I used to love Skip Bifferty. Every episode he used to alert someone about a kid trapped down a well or an old mine shaft.

Colin Gibson… and they had to use several kangaroos per show because they kept running away