Chapel Gate Green… Was this around the time of Flashman and the Prefects (Rye) ? Can’t remember if Mick Booker played for the band or just mentioned them ….
Iain Cobby… surely that’s Geddy Lee at the front?
supplied by Lol Cooksey
Reunion photo – sitting on the stairs of The Carlisle. 13th June 1988
Stage photo – Melody Maker Rock Contest Final, The Venue London 1st July 1979 and Lol & Mick around 1981
Yvonne Cleland… Mick….That’s a hairy chest. Great one of Laurie x
Andy Qunta… Great pics! Lol – Great shot!
Tony Qunta… Lol Awesome pose!
Glenn Piper… Hastings own ‘Keith Moon’ and I mean that most respectively 🙂
Geoff Peckham… That’s our Lol!
Richard J Porter… Terry and Lol, 6Ts, still going strong with Harry!!
Kev Towner… You look like you’re just about to do a stand-in for the old Solvite ad Mick!! LOL
Mick Mepham… Lol, Pier maybe?
Sheila Maile… The colour photo, Are they the 6T s in their younger days they are a good band with their fancy dress. I like the Andy pandy theme tune at the end of the gig
Alan Esdaile… Yes Sheila, the 6T’s, Mick Mepham’s not with them now but Terry Corder, Laurie Cooksey and Harry Randall are still constantly gigging and their next local dates will be Shearbarn Holiday Camp on the 20th August and The Comet on the 27th August 2016.
Andy Qunta… Those Die Laughing guys still look exactly the same to this day!
Supplied by Mick Mepham
Phil Gill….My first gig with The Jukes. Andy Knight and I had a splendid time wandering around the place with a pair of walkie-talkies we commandeered from someone official looking and winding people up. Ian Dobson introduced The Jukes by name and said “On bass, Phil Gill. It’s not true when people say he’s not fit to live with pigs, because he is.” Great line! Also remember being hugely impressed with Michael Mepham’s band Mars, especially a song called Lorelei – they had a real big time buzz about them, well rehearsed and confident, and it showed from the first song. I still have the Prom-in Aid T-shirt and a poster. Lovely day.
Alan Esdaile… Mick, was Mars the band I saw at your special launch night in Eastbourne?
Joe Knight… sounds like you all have had some great fun in the past , thanks you two are like a library of Hasting bands
Tim Moose Bruce… Went to this one. Mars were great.
photos by Neil Cartwright
Michael Mepham….Wa-heyyyyyy, pix of me that I didn’t have before!!!! Top is Paul Tanner/guitar, Next are, from left, Liane Carroll – keys, Robin Heggie – bass and yours truly – guitar. Next l to r me, Garry Blakely and Steve Cooke – violins and Robin Heggie during the finale, Hands Across The Water. Next – me, Bottom, the late, lamented Michael Bettel – drums and percussion. Lovely chap and a great drummer. Died way too young.
Michael Mepham….Mullets a-gogo! Garry and Steve stepped in to play the string parts as cellist Ian couldn’t make it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t filmed or recorded, as far as I know, as the camera ran out of film before the track. The whole audience sang the chorus and we thought that maybe they’d be able to hear it in Africa. Great gig. Also, as I remember it, the event raised £3000 in the day. Fantastic for Hastings in 1986! Ian Dobson presented most of the bands and Joe Macilvenny not only sang with Better Days but also organized most or all of it. Marvellous memories of that gig.
Liane Carroll….awww….memories!!! x
Alan Esdaile….The photo at the top looks like the mike stand is going through Paul Tanner’s stomach.
Mick Mepham…..A bit like the church lightning rod that falls off the top of the church in the Omen and transfixes the priest ……
supplied by Pete Prescott
Featuring Liane Carroll, Roger Carey, Mick Mepham, Buick 6, Jez Gillett Band, Ian Barnett, Splash.
Andrew Bantock… Ah, the memories. I was Station Manager of Radio Cracker that year. Memories of watching from backstage and Simon Halsey doing the radio mix. I don’t actually have a copy of that.
Mick Bean… When I did a Buddy Holly stint on Radio Cracker (who remembers that groundbreaking local radio station?) I left a photo of Buddy Holly on display in the studio, I’d got his wife María Elena Holly to sign it when I met her in London. I wonder where it is now… Thats rock ’n’ roll I guess.
supplied by Mick Mepham
Mick Mepham…..Here’s a pic I look at most days and had completely forgotten about. This was Roadhouse circa 1984 – 5 (I think). L to r: Nigel Millichamp (drums/pyros), Chris Jones (bass/leather), me, Dave Bartlett (Vocals/brylcreem). Good fun band, 1 album – Outhouse Tales. Hurrah!
Karen Sweatman…..I loved Roadhouse and spent many a happy evening down The Crypt watching these guys! Although, I was watching them probably around 1988 and the line up had changed a bit by then- great memories of dancing around like a lunatic .
Mick Mepham….I’ve got a few more pix like this but no live ones – has anybody got any live photos of this lineup please?
John Mcewen….I,m sure I,ve still got the poster from Roadhouse’s last gig at the Carlisle in the loft.