The 2 Andy’s – Andy Caine & Andy Qunta – 1981

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photo by Pete Prescott 

Peter James Shaw….There’s that Revox! Still love ’em….oh, and tbe two Andy’s!

Steve Kinch…I’ve just spent 30 minutes looking at that photo and recollecting some of the times spent in that house – most notably and sadly, rehearsing with dear Mark Thirsk. 2 Andys looking cool .Fabulous photo!

Andy Qunta….Yes, Steve! You & Mark & Tone & I spent a lot of good times there, & created some the best music I’ve ever been part of! Lots of other very talented & fun people visited up there too! Very surprised & pleased that so many of them remember it all so well, & so fondly! Cheers to all!

Andy Caine.…Great photo! What year was that Andy?

Andy Qunta….I think it was ’81 or maybe ’82. 2 Andys looking good! Cheers, mate!

Bob Cockburn….I met Andy Caine once, I was in a bar in Soho Square where I worked for 20th C. Fox…got talking and he went next door & came back & gave me his album……still got it. Nice guy.

Reservoir Cats – 2002

 

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Peter James Shaw….One of our inaugural gigs! A delight to sit next to the great sounds of Phil Hudson and Pete Prescott of course but Eastbourne bass player and, I think, before the time for Joe on keyboards….great crowd reaction to our pub funk rock…or at least, that’s what I think they called it!! And I used both hands!!

Pete Prescott….yeah it was a nice gig.picnic type evening.blanket on ground etc.early days.still keen.nice setting for us.eleven years ! they went fast !

Terry Pack….I was definitely on that one, Pete (one event O DO remember!). I think Rick Pentecost was, too (but can’t swear to that). John and Kathy Dyson were visiting Gill, and came along to hear us.

Jinks – The story of the group from The Confederates to Spyke in 51 years

JINKS – The story of the group from the Confederates to Spyke to Jinks over 51 years! This website has been very well put together and thanks to Peter Millington for letting me use his photos.

http://pet842.wix.com/jinks-the-group#!links

Robert Searle….Absolutely fabulous feature. No doubt Peter Millington had a lot to do with this. Great stuff Peter.

SMART 5 Report

Hot day at the White Rock Hotel for SMART 5. Gave us a chance first  to check out the new boards at the front of the Pier, giving a history of the Pier over the years and future plans. Good to see some new people again and everyone seemed positive at the future of the Pier and to watch it grow . Mick O’Dowd came along with a bag full of goodies to show, press cuttings, Carlisle posters, various cassettes including 4 A.M black & white, DIE LAUGHING no laughing matter, SAVAGE HEARTS cuts, EXPANDIS complete home and  PHIL THORNTON ‘S flying.  Also had a hand written EXPANDIS tape ‘Dungeons & Dragons’. Uppers On the South Downs Album and a signed copy of the MARS single by Mick Mepham.

Phil Gill unleashed the new and improved ‘STALLION’ CD ‘The Hard Life’ which has just been rereleased. Now has a coloured cover and an excellent booklet inside on the history of all the band members over the years and details of the different bands they played in. The album is dedicated to the memories of Tony Bridger and Steve Demetri. The last pressing sold out quickly so buy it now.

Subjects chatted about were The Hi Fi, Fiesta, Black Cat, Pam Dor, Carnival FM, The Exective Hotel,  Regent Hotel, Green Cardigan Festival, Factory, Tich Turner, Ray Fenwick, Muller, Town Council,  King Rod, Round Table Youth Club, Calvert Youth Club, recording studios, Phil Cordell, the future of music on the pier and more.

The website ninebattles.com is going from strength to strength and getting a few hundred hits a week now. Discussed how to we get more people involved and very surprised by the number of people not on the internet.  Good time was had by all

Andy Qunta….Sounds really good, wish I could have been there! Thanks for the round-up of the subjects you chatted about – brought back some great memories!