Merv Kennard… I remember the lads from Demon Disco, cant remember names. If we both had gig in town we would meet up after and go for a meal. If memory is right, one of them married Linda from Stylus Records.
supplied by Tim White http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk/index.html
Steve Francis (bass/vocals), Paul Morfey (guitar/vocals), Kevin White (Drums).
Tim White… Skysteed existed around 1975 and rehearsed at my Nan’s house in Catsfield, East Sussex.
Janette Morfey… I’m loving all the long hair!!
Roy Penfold… Is that cymbal suspended from the ceiling?
Alan Esdaile… I think you might be right Roy? The photo reminds me of Pink Floyd Ummagumma.
supplied by Nick Prince
Flyer supplied by Barry French
Robert Searle… Bought a Fender Mustang bass there ,you know the one with the white stripe on it.
Colin Fox… Am I correct in saying that Bonners owned it. I remember Eddie Sargent, (Eastbourne guitarist), worked there for a while and I bought a Yamaha SG in there.
Paul Dengate… Bonners at Silverhill was a different building/business, opposite side of the road to Leisure Music.
Mick O’Dowd… They had a practice room downstairs.
Robert Searle… Did Rev have,or had use of a studio there somewhere ?
Paul Dengate… Leisure Music had three adjacent shops. At the back of one was a small workshop accessed by a path from the road at the side. I understand Rev did have a studio there but I never saw it. I went to work at Leisure Music after leaving Mullett Smith Music in Robertson Street. While I worked at Leisure Music, I rented the building at the back which could be used by bands for rehearsing or I’d use it for recording (The Box). I believe that when I left Leisure Music, it was still used for rehearsals but not looked after.
Andy Qunta… Spent many happy hours, & quite a few pounds, at Leisure Music! Rehearsed with Factory at the studio in the back a few times too!
Andy Caine… Loved leisure music! Spent so much time there! Bought my first serious guitar from Paul Dengate, “wish I’d kept it!” Gibson S G with bigsby for £220. Where is John English these days? Stepping out, roaring 80’s…. Great days! I rehearsed in Denmark Street a couple of weeks ago, out the back. Reminded me of the box! Sadly looks as though those studios will be history soon too!
Andy Qunta… I think the first gig with Jim Jim & The Jims was at Leisure Music, & Mick Abrahams, ex-Jethro Tull was a guest player. Pete Prescott, Pete Shaw, Ray Fenwick, Dermot Murphy & maybe Andy Caine & others were the Jims that day!
Martyn Baker… I always loved the Jims sets. Proper music played properly! I also loved The Teenbeats taking the piss too!
Pete Fisher… have to dig out the receipt for my Vox AC15 – I think that came from Leisure Music in 73?
Pete Millington… Spent quite a bit of money there
Ken Copsey… Leisure Music was the centre of my musical world from the age of 16-18. Played for the first time with the Teenbeats in The Box. Huggy jumping through a plasterboard partition, resting a certain part of his anatomy on Dave Blackman’s floor tom mid song! John English was always such a lovely bloke. I still have my Musicman RD 1×12 combo I bought from there. Wish I’d bought the late 60’s paisley Telecaster I saw hanging there once. Think this had belonged to Paul Dengate?
Pete Fisher… Pretty sure that’s where my very first (Vox AC15) amp came from…still have the receipt somewhere…
Alan Esdaile… Remember John English, yes he was a nice guy.
Roy Penfold… Pete, I wish I still had the AC15 I inherited from an uncle….beautiful sound!
Pete Fisher… also sold mine about four years after I’d bought it in 1972, which I regretted later, just like all the other amps I sold over the years…this is what mine sounded like back in the day in Hastings with Pueblo…very lo-fi recording, but gives you an idea! This and all the other tracks here on my live page are downloadable as high quality wav files, just click on the More icon below the track…
Roy Penfold… That sounds good Pete- mind you with such a line up could it fail to sound good? It never ceased to amaze me how a ‘small’ (if you can describe it as such with the weight of it) nominally 15W amplifier could get so loud!
supplied by Peter Millington
Peter Millington… Just to prove that Paul didn’t die in 1966 (Ringo’s latest blunder) this was taken on 23rd November 1995, he seemed very fit and well for a 29 year old “stiff”.
Stuart Moir… Nice pic Pete’ even McCartney looks young there
Pete Shaw… Looks like Paul and his wife Linda are approving a care home place for you Ginge!! Did you get a good deal? What’s the food like? Double room?
Peter Millington… Ha ha Pete won’t be long, they’re putting in a bar just for me
Mark Randall… When was Cilla’s hair this long?
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Natasha Kaschevsky… OAKFEST 2017 to be held on Saturday 17th JUNE, is a one day Beer & Music Festival on the outskirts of RYE – East Sussex and this year will be held in aid of the RNLI RYE HARBOUR LIFEBOAT. ENTRY on the Gate is £5 ADULTS [16 YEARS & UPWARDS] – £1 CHILD.
more details…. http://oakfestrye.wixsite.com/musicfestival
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OAKFEST 2016 will be held in aid of the OLIVER CURD TRUST. Last year’s festival raised a staggering £3,500 for Charity.
ENTRY on the Gate is £5 ADULTS – £1 CHILD.
[Please Note – NO DOGS will be allowed as this is a working SHEEP FARM]
This year’s lineup will be as follows (in no particular order):
PAUL & JANETTE – PHIL TRAINOR – CARL BURGESS & THE ROOSTERS – TRACE WALTON – TOTAL MAYHEM – SLAP BANG – THE BLACK SHEEP – THE BLING CROSBIES – SLAM – ROGER HUBBARD & RICHARD STUDHOLME – THE TOURLE BROTHERS
Gates open at MIDDAY – Music starts at 1PM – FREE PARKING in the field.
The organisers would appreciate if visitors don’t bring their own food or drink to the event, as prices are VERY reasonable and this would only take away money raised for the Charity – Thank you in advance! smile emoticon
There will be a BAR tent serving REAL ALES – a BARBECUE – RAFFLE – FACEPAINTING on the day.
FREE CAMPING is permitted on the Saturday night.
Yvonne Cleland… Who’s going to this?
Elaine Roberts… We are! 🙂
photo supplied by Chris Meachen. Essence at Rye Thomas Peacock School – Mick Mepham, Keith’Dusty’ Miller, Chris Catt, Chris Meachen and Mick Booker.
photo Chris Meachen Essence on the Pier
Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
photos supplied by Chris Meachen
Mick Mepham fashion icon and Chris showing some leg.
Eric Cawthraw suggested this post.
Eric Cawthraw … I’ve seen the article on local Music Shops. Well, I’ve come up with another one, now long gone. It was Paine Electrics and it was about half way down Kings Road in St. Leonards.
It had an odd selection of LPs – I remember buying ‘Brainticket’ in there. I think the only other people who popped in to buy a copy were Simon Pont and Clive Richardson! Euro Space Rock – and they are still going. They must have just got back to our galaxy….naa noo naa noo.
Anyone got anymore memories and cuttings/photos?
Phil Gill… I bought the first Taste album and Zappa’s Live at the Fillmore there. Young Carey and i were always in there.
Patrick Lewis… Brought several albums there: Barclay James Harvest Live Tapes, Joni Mitchell Blue and Beach Boys 20/20.
Andre Martin… Always had a good selection of records, when they sold out, the back catalogue was really fantastic, bought lots of London American from their old stock.
Mick O’Dowd… Yeah I bought the odd disc in there but there was a second-hand/junk shop(now that’s an oddity) at the bottom that I picked up American imports and first got “Tracks of My Tears” by The Miracles on import even though I had no idea what it was! Snobbery was the name of the game as I used to supply the records at The Grove Road YC and I thought with all these imports I could impress the birds (sorry girls!)
Nick Prince… They also sold televisions and we got our first colour tv from them. It was a 14 inch Grundig portable and cost over £400 around 1976.
John Wilde… I lived at 8 Kings Rd and often bought Lps from the two guys at Paines. They were a cheerfull pair.
Chris Meachen… Used to cycle there specially from Ore on occasions, then more often once I was at college, & it was conveniently close.. Bought a couple of Gentle Giant albums on my last visit there, but missed it going…
Terry Huggins… Was this company anything to do with Farley Paine who had a shop at the bottom of Castle Hill Road where the car park is now?