Malcolm, drummer in Hastings around 1977? Can you help?

Ness Freeman… Hi all , I’ve been reading through lots of these posts and am wondering if any of you can help me. I’m trying to trace a gentleman by the name of Malcolm who I believe used to be the drummer in a band that played in venues around Hastings during 1977. The only other information I have is that by day he was possibly a bus driver , long shot I know but any help would be much appreciated.

Diane Leigh… Was he based at Silverhill or Hastings bus company ?

Ness Freeman… Thanks again for adding my comment. I now have further info on a definite venue Malcolm played in was The Inn at Crowhurst during early 77’. I did see a post on here from 2019 that mentioned this venue but am unable to find it again. As before , any info no matter how small would be greatly appreciated. Diane, hi, I honestly wouldn’t know. We have such limited info at the moment. We are literally starting from scratch.

Will Powell R.I.P. – Willfest, an event to celebrate a life well drummed. The Duke 26th October 2019.

Supplied by Paul Huggett

Mike Waghorne… Drummer of Footloose!

John Williams… I am shocked I worked with this man he also played in our band for some time RIP will

Andy Qunta… RIP Will.

Mick O’Dowd… RIP Will. One of life’s good guys!

Martin Curcher… RIP Will, Remember the Jam sessions, when I was about 15/16 years old, rehearsing “Sultans of Swing”.

Paul Huggett… Hope as many SMART people as possible will come along and support the event, run on behalf of Will’s family and two wonderful organisations

Iain Cobby… Great memories of Will and the gigs we did in Footloose all those years ago. Such a lovely guy who was always smiling, shine on you crazy diamond.RIP

Kevin White… Can’t believe he’s passed.He was a lovely guy, always smiling as IC says. I worked with him for a while on Anglian Windows in the 80’s, he was always willing to share his carpentry skills with me. He was a great drummer too. RIP Will

Ginger Baker R.I.P.

photo: Zoran Veselinovic. 1980

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Kev Carleonis… The best must sadly die

Mike Cope… RIP at The Great Gig in the Sky with all the other Greats. What a Session that must be…?!

Alan Parker… R.I.P. Ginger Baker.

Tony Court-holmes… worked on the pier the night he played hastings with the army. r.i.p.

Jan Warren… Oh nooooo, probably The best drummer ever!! R.I.P Ginger

Eric Cawthraw… I’ve just heard that Ginger Baker has just joined the Rhythm section in the sky. That’s Ginger and Jack gone – just Eric left!  Spooky, it was only earlier that I was paying some Cream in the car to my lad and I mentioned that Mr. B was getting on a bit.

Alan Esdaile… I remember we promoted Baker Gurvitz Army at Chatham Town Hall but he wasn’t happy. I think it was down to the stage size or may have been the support bands equipment. However was a fantastic gig. R.I.P. Ginger Baker.

John Warner… Last saw him many years ago at the Cellar club, Kingston with Cream. Great group, great drummer!

Mick O’Dowd… Worked onstage with him at Martin-Casson Pier gig. Support band had to play half way up Pier even though The Army were only a 3 piece. Stood throughout set about 6 feet from him and that was an eye-opener! He made drums talk with hardly any effort. RIP Ginger.

Mike Waghorne… RIP

Deborah Mould… It’s sad that the drummers don’t get the recognition they deserve!

Danny Goyvaerts… Sad! Best drummer ever!

Peter Houghton… I saw the Baker Gurvitz Army and I think there were 4 Ginger the two Gurvitz Brothers and one other have to check my album cover I think the other guys name was Snips?

Neil Partrick… He was wonderful. If anyone’s not seen Meet Mr Baker, it’s strongly recommended. Not always pretty but entertaining.

Doug Prentice… Saw him with Cream on the revolving stage at Glasgow Locarno Ballroom and later leading Airforce at Glasgow Apollo – Magnificent.

Jimmy Copley – R.I.P.


photo: Jimmy Copley  facebook

Steve Kinch… Anyone who played with Jimmy, or heard him play couldn’t fail to realise that he was one of the drumming greats. RIP Jimmy x

Ernest Ballard… I followed Jimmy when he was with you Steve. Such a wonderful master of the open hand style. He was a very talented and unique drummer. And he was a Spurs supporter too. Such sad news and will be sadly missed.

Alan Esdaile… R.I.P. Jimmy Copley.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Sad news, my thoughts are with his family & friends

Martyn Baker… Upp!

Chris Sambrook… Sorry to read Jimmy Copley has passed away. He had a wealth of experience within the Rock Industry. Jeff Beck, Tony Iommi, Paul Rodgers, Members of Deep Purple and of course MMEB.

It’s Cool Man – New Album by Phil Little. 2015


It’s Cool Man is the new album by Latin drummer and live music campaigner, Phil Little. Born in Widnes, Lancashire, Phil has been playing drums since childhood and has enjoyed performing live in a wide variety of bands for almost fifty years including playing at Liverpool’s The Cavern Club in 1969. In the seventies and eighties Phil was a well known drummer on London’s busy live music scene before ending up in Hastings. In 1993 Phil founded the Live Music Forum which became the principle pressure group for live music in the UK and made a great contribution to the Live Music Act 2012, which made it easier to put on live music in England and Wales than it had been for a hundred years.

Phil plays all the instruments on this album, including drums, percussion and guitars. Except for, Barry Jones – Bass on Mozambique Tom, Yambuitar, Conga Santiago and Breakout. Mick Bolton Vocals and Organ on Conga Santiago for which he also wrote the words.

Alan Esdaile… This is rather good. Well done Phil.