photo by John Austin …. Dennis Wootton, Paul Austin, Roger Carey & John Wilde on drums.
card supplied by Roger Carey and photo when they formed in 1974 from Paul Austin
John Austin… Anyone Remember Man Friday ? aka Paul Austin, Roger Carey, Dennis Wootton, Think John Wilde was the drummer, use to play The New Broom, back in the day
Chris Baker…..Dennis Wootton! Now there’s a blast from the past!
Yvonne Cleland…..Will plays with him from time to time. He’s still about!
John Wilde… Not me folks.
Paul Austin… Dennis and me played guitar, John Wilde (not the one above) played drums and later on, Roger joined us playing bass guitar.
Peter Thomson… The New Broom, back in the day(!) was my local, and Graham Barrett’s. Don’t ever remember seeing a band in there but then we used to avoid it if we could…
Pete Millington… Roger Carey I remember “lusting” after that Gretsch Bass when I first saw it at St Helen’s Hospital Social Club – must have been about 1975/6.
Martin Richter… are they xmas jumpers or am I having a flashback ?
Barry French… Saw Man Friday several times, great band. Since Man Friday Paul went on to play in an early Slam lineup. Dennis has continued to play in many bands on a variety of instruments (Drums,Bass,Saxophone & Guitar). Den & I often bump into Paul & talk about the old days.
Barry French… I have recently had the sad news that vocalist/guitarist Paul Austin has recently passed away. During the 1970s Paul played with Man Friday & more recently he played guitar in an early Slam line up. Paul also performed solo singing & playing his guitar, he was also instrumental in organising some gigs at the Tivoli Pub along Battle Road, which consisted of six or seven of us getting together under the banner of “The band with no name” Paul was a great supporter of local music & was often down the Old Town cheering on the local talent. Always an unassuming Gentleman, Paul will be much missed .
Dennis Wootton… I will miss Paul greatly he has been a great friend over the years this was the gig at the Tivoli with Will Powell on drums who sadly is no longer with us.
photos supplied by Dennis Wootton
Roger Carey… This is very sad news, will miss Paul greatly too, would run in to him in the Old Town from time to time and he Den Wootton and I had a nice get together last summer. The “Man Friday ” band was the first pop flavored band I played for and we had some fun gigs in the mid 70s as well as that reunion pictured above…