photos supplied by Erica Roberts via Barry French
Barry French… These show the early 70’s band called Country Air. They played extensively around Hastings. This photo was taken at The Carlisle. On vocals is Erica Roberts, drummer is Cedric (Blue) Hellier, on rhythm guitar is Roger Messetter & lead guitar slightly out of shot was Mervin Toft. The bass player (Not shown) was either Paul Hugget or Bruce ??? I saw them many times. They were a very good band playing Country & Western & a range of sixties & seventies music.
David Edwards… What happened to band members?
Peter Simpson… Paul Huggett is still living in Hastings and still has some involvement in the local music scene. Merv Toft, sadly, died some years ago.
Paul Huggett… Would be me on bass, yes. Cedric has been all over the world, eventually became captain on oil tankers, now retired and back in Hastings, building his own boat! Roger passed away a few years ago.
Harry Randall… RIP Roger used to play bass in my first band “The Chain Reaction”! John Petrie (Lead Guitar) HARRY Randall (Rythm) Roger Messetter (Bass) and Archie Pelham (Drums) Phil Booth on Vocals