ONE SKA UNITY STAGE
- THE SKATALITES (Jamaica)
- THE SELECTER (United Kingdom)
- NEVILLE STAPLE (From THE SPECIALS)
- THE BEAT (United Kingdom)
- BAD MANNERS (United Kingdom)
- THE TOASTERS (United States)
- NICK WELSH AKA KING HAMOND (United Kingdom)
- DUB TONIK (Jamaica)
- THE DUALERS (United Kingdom)
- THE SKANX (United Kingdom)
- BLASTER MASTER (Finland)
- INTENSIFIED (United Kingdom)
- ORANGE STREET (United Kingdom)
- FREDDY LOCO & THE GORDOS (Belgium)
- TOOT ‘N SKAMEN (United Kingdom)
- BY THE RIVERS (United Kingdom)
- THE EQUATORS (United Kingdom)
- GOLDMASTER ALLSTARS (United Kingdom)
- THE SKAMANIANS (France)
- THE ESTIMATORS (United Kingdom)
- THE GHOULS (United Kingdom)
- TALLOWHA (United Kingdom)
- LES GUEULES NOIRE (France)
- HEY RUDI (United Kingdom)
- THE SNARE (United Kingdom)
- SKATACUS (United Kingdom)
- CHAINSKA BRASIKA (United Kingdom)
- THE APOCHRYPILITES (United Kingdom)
- ROCKSTEADY ALLSTARS (United Kingdom)
- CALL ME MALCOM (United Kingdom)
- SKATONICS (United Kingdom)
- COVERED IN SKAS (United Kingdom)
- THE SKANGSTERS (United Kingdom)
- MAINLY MADNESS (United Kingdom)
Nice Day and good to be back at the White Rock Hotel, great venue for a coffee and a chat. Talk was about a paper gig guide, new logo on our website www.ninebattles.com which reflects a 70’s feel. Hastings Pier, will the theatre be big enough to attract top names, Bob Knight’s memories. Excellent tv show on David Bowie. Possibilty of organising an early evening get together. ‘Venuu’ in Geroge Street has gigs lined up and a new venue in Kings Road ‘Kave Gallery‘ which used to be ‘The Happening‘ many years ago and John Wilde’s connection. Andre’s press cuttings and lots of interest in the local 60’s band ‘Deep Purple‘ featuring Titch Turner. Andre has promised some more great pictures soon, so watch this space. Don’t forget if anyone has any old band cuttings photos etc, please feel free to post them here. More talk on the Disc Jockey Record Shop and Alan Jensen. Kevin Carlyon has been asked to screen test for the new series of ‘Big Brother’. Mick Mepham’s write up in the paper. Carnival FM Radio from the Jenny Lind in August. Still trying to track down Colin Parker aka Colin Bell. Also chat on Steve Maxted, The Equals, Geno Washington still putting on a great show and looking forward to seeing the flight of the Vulcan over Hastings on 16th June.
Another good session at the White Rock Hotel – we covered a lot of ground and I have some more research to do – that’s what happens when we get together and share experiences and stories, great stuff, great location, great people, and I can also confirm as I had lunch beforehand GREAT FOOD – well done Lawrence and the staff. Will keep posting and looking forward to the next meeting. Andre Palfrey-martin
Interesting site which list what prices records got at auction.
great site Alan – found copies of ‘Peter Pan hits the suburbs’ going for loads !!
Philip George Thornton
The next get together is Friday 31st May 3.30pm at the White Rock Hotel.
Please mention to anyone you think will be interested and don’t forget if you got any old pictures, cuttings, etc bring them along. I look forward to seeing everyone.
From Tim White, some great pictures from Hastings band ‘Cracked Mirror’ 1979 – 1982 cuttings, write ups, audio. Various concert programmes and photos. Also various other bands Tim was in, including Shyboy.
Interesting website for sixties & seventies british psychedelic bands etc.
The Carlisle – Sunday 5th May 2013
THE MIGHTY MICK MEPHAM ROCKS ON
One of the hardest working musicians around. When he’s not busy performing up and down the country with rock band ‘90% Proof’ or playing with the more traditional folk sounds of ‘Titus’, Mick takes to the stage for a solo outing. Mick and his guitar but don’t be fooled, nothing mellow about his performance. The powers up, die hard fans are in place and the sweat is flowing. Rock classic after classic are played from Bryan Adams ‘Summer of 69’, Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Oh Well’, ‘Prince ‘Sign O The Times’ and the stand out version of ‘Canned Heat’ ‘On the Road Again’ with a bit of ZZ Top thrown in for good measure! As well as some new original songs which went down well. Catch him soon at one of his many gigs listed on his website www.mickmepham.com
Reviewed by Johnny Mason