Head On plus Missing Persons – Queens Hotel 1st December 1979

supplied by Mick Mepham and Pete Prescott

featuring Pete Prescott, Andy Qunta, Tony Qunta, Steve Kinch and Mark Thirsk.

Pete Prescott… I remember this gig. I was very nervous. They were amazing players. Nice guys as well.

Andy Qunta… I vaguely remember it too! Pete did a great job! Unfortunately I think it was the last gig we did. Couldn’t fight punk rock with prog rock! Fun while it lasted though!

Tony Qunta… I remember it too. A line up with great potential!

Ernest Ballard… Great band saw them a few times before I started playing drums (wink wink ). Long time ago now

Pete Prescott… We played a gig at a boutique in London. After the gig I got really drunk on punch (dangerous stuff). We got back to Hastings in time for me to go to work. The green cross code man was there. Huge guy. That was (I think) the last gig. Mark was an amazing drummer. Brilliant players. I felt out of my depth. I remember loving Tony’ s voice on “only you”. I’ve still got a tape of songs like “the burning of Atlanta” it was great being in the band with guys like that. And they were so funny.

Steve Kinch… Yes Pete, absolutely agree, Mark was a fabulous drummer with a great sense of humour.

Tony Qunta… Great memory Pete! Yes the green cross code man – was he in Star Wars or something? Thank you for your lovely comments about the band. Your vocals were fantastic with the band – it’s a shame the band didn’t keep going!  ‘Dinosaur Promotions’!

Steve Kinch… David Prowse – He was only Darth Vader!!!!  Great times! Hastings in the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s was the pefect environment for young musicians learning their craft. With hindsight, the late 70’s wasn’t exactly a good time to be attempting to get a “prog” band off the ground

Andy Qunta… True, Steve, but it was fun trying! Listening to the old tapes makes me feel it was well worth it! Pretty darn good stuff!

Curved Air 30th Nov 1974, Fusion Orchestra 7th Dec 1974 – Hastings Pier

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

Alan Esdaile… Always excellent live. Many happy memories.

John Wilde… Excellent Live indeed.

Terry Huggins… They were still gigging quite recently and Sonia’s still with them, but not sure if any of the other original members are.

Chris Giles… Enjoyed seeing them live ..

Pete Prescott… I’m learning back Street love ! Love that song !

Alan Esdaile.. and the wonderful Fusion Orchestra the following week.

Sarah Harvey… Current members….. -Sonja Kristina – vocals (Original Member) -Florian Pilkington-Miksa – drums (Original Member) -Kirby Gregory – guitar -Chris Harris – bass – Robert Norton  – keyboards – Paul Sax – violin. Stephen Turners’s 30/11/74 article reviewing Sparks the week before and previewing Curved Air.

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

Jan Warren… Yeahhhhhhhhh, Fusion Orchestra – loved them, went to loads of their gigs!!

John Upton… Back Street Luv is such a cool track!

Alan King… Tony Reeves, the bass player in my lot was in Curved Air a bit later on, with Stewart Copeland on drums

Chris Jolly… I rehearsed in a band with Florian Pilkington Miksa about 1976, the original Curved Air drummer… Tony is a fine bassist and a lovely chap!

Dave Weeks… I Woz there I seem to remember