The Upstarts – The Pig In Paradise Hastings 1987/88


photo by Madelene supplied by Roger Carey

Roger Carey… The Upstarts, Dave Trigwell drums, Roger Carey bass/vocals, Liane Carroll keyboards and vocals.This was our rock band though we played jazz together as well.

Tim Moose Bruce… I remember a previous band that Liane and Roger were in back in 85 called Green For Love.

Liane Carroll… My lovely friend Pinky Rawsthorne just sent me this pic of me, Roger Carey and Dave Trigwell, who sadly passed away yesterday. Wow. 1987. Pig in Paradise! Xxxx

Meridian – Kings Country Club – Eastbourne.


photo from Sandie Croft via Andre Martin/Kings Country Club Facebook page.




supplied by Andre Martin/Kings Country Club Facebook page

Janine Anne Hemsley…. Omg. Barry Goacher.

Andre Martin… OMG 30+ years ago – this group photo was taken when the Merries were part of the Jimmy Jones Season – January 1979. Great venue, great acts and great owner.

Ken Leadbeater… Saw Charles Aznavour there with some friends and my then wife. Great performance

John Wilde… Mitch Mitchell second right.

Leisure Music Silverhill photo 1973

Supplied by Roy Penfold via Leigh Kennedy Silverhill remembered

Roy Winchester… I remember it well

Harry Randall… Spent many hours in that shop! And a lifetime rehearsing in “The Box” out the back!

Andy Qunta… I remember it well!

Pete Fisher… bought my first amp there, a Vox AC15..

Supplied by Barry French

John Winch… Just seen the old picture of Leisure Music, up at Silverhill. A few weeks ago I found amongst my music gear an H&H mixer amp with a ‘Leisure music’ sticker on the back – i have carted it about for years, and now it’s dusted down and cleaned up. Don’t know when I got it or how long I’ve had it, but used it on a gig a few weeks back as PA. I’d forgotten how good they sound and personally think it’s better sounding than some of my newer stuff – fuller, rounder, fat sound than a lot of the tinny ‘digi’ stuff that is on offer today. I used H&H for some years in the seventies in the ‘Standard’ Sunday morning gigs. Talking ‘Standard’. Remember landlord John (gone fishing) and Landlady (forgotten her name). One evening she was sitting at the bar in her full wedding dress and totally Piss– off because it was their wedding anniversary and, John had forgotten and really gone fishing with Obi and crew. Not a happy bunny that evening.