photos by Johnny Mason
Another GREAT gig by 90% Proof. Pictured Mick Mepham in action.
T.Rextasy are the only band to have been authorised and endorsed by Marc Bolan’s catalogue management, and are now recognised as the “official” Marc Bolan/T.Rex tribute band.
With their uncanny doppelganger lead singer and guitarist, Danielz, T.Rextasy perform a powerful and mesmerising presentation of Marc Bolan’s rock and pop anthems.
With a career spanning over 17 years, T.Rextasy have toured Worldwide, including Japan, Germany, Denmark, Abu Dhabi, Sweden and Marrakech, to name a few. They have not only performed with Bolan’s contemporaries such as Roy Wood, Steve Harley, Ian Hunter, Slade, and Gary Glitter, but they have played more than once at the impressive Wembley Arena in London, and headlined the gigantic Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan, and now they are coming to St Marys!!!!!
The next SMART coffee get together is Friday 23rd August at 3.30pm White Rock Hotel Hastings.
Hopefully you can make it as we have a number of new people interested .
As always please pass on details to others and if you have any interesting bits & pieces please bring along.
Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970’s, Dr Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world, with a string of hit singles including Milk and Alcohol, Roxette, Back in the Night, Down at the Doctors, She Does it Right, Going Back Home and See You Later Alligator.
The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both 29 years in the band and Steve Walwyn on guitar who has been with the band for 23 years.
1976 Promo Photo
L-R: Steve Stewart, Terry Pack, Francis Lickerish, Dave Storey, Charlie Elston, Robert John Godfrey. some interesting info and images on Terry’s website www.terrypackbass.co.uk
Terry wrote the following about joining The Enid – It was a lucky break. The band had just split up with its management, and lost its bass player. It was looking for a record deal, and had little to offer in a commercial sense to a more proficient player. I think I had a bit of potential, and was prepared to go and live with a dysfunctional ‘family’ in a freezing cold cottage at the end of a rutted track in the bleakest regions of North Herts where there was nothing else to do but practice, and no money to anything in any case! We were made for each other.
A great picture of Factory from Andy Qunta’s website www.andyqunta.com
I asked Andy where the name ‘Factory’ came from and got this reply :
Well I was working in a factory around that time, it was on an industrial estate. (Tich Turner was working for another company on the same estate, which was where I first met him). I don’t know if that’s why we called it Factory, but maybe. We thought of it as a band that made music, therefore – Factory. The first name we had was Jack Plugg, which we thought was hiliarious for a couple of weeks, and then the joke wore off! A friend of mine at Hastings College, called Dave Gurney, suggested we call ourselves Cherubim, Seraphim, Angel & Tone! Umm, thanks, Dave! Andy Qunta
Drummer – Lol Cooksey
From Tim White, some great pictures from Hastings band ‘Cracked Mirror’ 1979 – 1982 cuttings, write ups, audio. Various concert programmes and photos. Also various other bands Tim was in, including Shyboy.
This is an interesting site from ‘Spyboy’ who present folk, roots, blues and acoustic music at venues throughout East Sussex.
Ralph McTell and Steeleye Span coming to St Marys in The Castle?