Steppin’ Out – Archery Tavern Dec 1977

Wesley Magoogan, Kevin Hoad, Martin Baker, Roger Hubbard, Tich Turner, Pete Prescott, Ray Fenwick.


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all photos supplied by Pete Prescott

Wesley commented….I remember that gig well cos while I was singing my teeth flew out my mouth into the audience and I had to quickly jump down to pick them up and carry on playing !

Steppin’ Out – Archery Tavern Christmas Eve 1977


supplied by Paul Dengate

Paul Dengate…. I’ve checked through my diaries and I reckon this was taken at the Steppin’ Out “party night” at the Archery, Eastbourne, 24th December 1977. Used to do the sound for the band, but this was probably a special party-piece. L-R: Wesley Magoogan, Ray Fenwick, Paul Dengate, Martyn Baker, Roger Hubbard. Drummer is possibly Andy Knight.or Kevin Hoad.

Andy Qunta… Great band!

Nigel Ford… Was Tich Turner in Steppin’ Out at some point,…soon after he left Stallion, I seem to remember?

Alan Esdaile.. Yes your right Nigel. Here’s a press photo from 1977…


John Wilde… One word. Hair.

Wesley Magoogan… Serious flairs!

Martyn Baker… Yeah, nice pair of lionels Wesley but I think if there was a biscuit around then Paul would have taken it.

Paul Dengate… Yes.

Dave Nattress… Samisen played the Archery Tavern once when I was with them – mid-week I think and If I remember correctly it was one of those gigs where the unappreciative audience had just about made double figures.

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Steve Boyce Band – The Archery Eastbourne 30th December 1978

Dave Nattress… Great band and there are some good You Tube vid’s. Interesting “Battle of the bands” gig at Hyde Park included which apparently was a competiton they’d won. Remember the name but didn’t ever see. Steve is stll doing it, largely on his own as good as but still some band involvement it seems. The Archery – I posted once that Samisen played there one night, mid-week, audience about double figures, we played well though, like a sound-check really!!

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Tim Moose Bruce… Die Laughing on the Archery ad would have been late 70s. Loved the archery. Did some good gigs there and saw some great bands. Dr Feelgood, Dumpy’s Rusty Nuts and Wilko Johnson with Norman Watt Roy from the Blockheads on bass were memorable nights.