The Mouse Movement plus The Shrew People – Sedlescombe Village Hall 14th July 1967

Geoff Peckham… I’m curious to know something about these bands. Never heard of them – great names!

Gerry Fortsch.. I remember the Mouse Movement very well, great name I always thought.

Phillip Earle… Hi. The Shrew People were myself, Dave Neale, and Paul Dove.

Geoff Peckham… Ah, yes. Hi Philip. I seem to remember Laurie mentioning you on them now.

Phillip Earle… After The Shrew People, Dave and I formed The Magnetic Fruit Juice with another guitarist (can’t remember his name). We only did one gig before the guitarist left and of course as Laurie mentioned then came The Mone.

Geoff Peckham… Magnetic Fruit Juice – genius!

Dave Nattress… The “Mouse Movement” band was the originator of “Rodent Rock” taken to great heights many years later by….”The Hamsters”.

Geoff Peckham… ….and briefly by the Boomtown Rats.

Phillip Earle… but long before them all was the Rat Pack.

Gerry Fortsch… Must have been a Boom Town.

Bruce Thomas-Pickett… My Dad was the rhythm guitarist , saxophonist, flute & trumpet player in The Mouse Movement, later Brewers Elbow.

Mick O’Dowd… This was the part of the world wide tour of Village Halls that were popular in the 60’s/70’s. All the bands used to do the circuit. Battle,Sedlescombe, Staplecross, Beckley etc

Edward Adams… I remember the mouse movement i think the drummer was blind

Terry Hopper… Edward, The Vampires that played all around the village halls in the late 1960s had a blind drummer

Stuart Moir… A long time since it was financially viable to have two bands in a village hall

Ellie Hutchinson… My Grandad Derick was the lead singer of the Mouse Movement, always loves to tell me stories

Harry Randall… Used to practise in that Hall in “The Chain Reaction” with John Petrie and Roger Messiter