Savage Hearts Cassette – 1982

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Kevin Carlyon….Sent a copy of that out to Radio Caroline and it got airplay

Michael Mepham….Where’s me royalties ….

Kevin Carlyon….Went down with the ship!

Michael Mepham….(thinks) might do this one again. Anyone interested?

Paul Haze Harrison… Tommy Vance played Flying on the Friday Rock Show 4th February 1983

 

Savage Hearts with Mick Mepham – early 80’s?

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Michael Mepham….Weird! I’m not sure where they were taken but I think the Yellowish one may have been upstairs at Rumours.Or downstairs. Don’t remember where the red one was . The 2 chaps on the left wore absolutely splendid jackets with the SH logo.

Vicky Jones… Heheh fancy finding this…. I’m the girl at the back (of the lower green one) with my chin resting on my hand. Yes it was taken at Rumours and I am looking at a copy I had stashed away as I type, my ex hubby Nick Jones used to arrange all the bands there

 

Savage Hearts – 1982 – stage, pier, rumours (the crypt)

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all photos supplied by Mick Mepham

Mick Mepham… (photo 1) Hurrah! Note: The girl’s eyes front left!!!  (photo 4)  Takes me back to when Rumours was a really good gig. Packed out, hot, dark, sweaty and that was just Steve’s underwear …..This is how we use to get into the dressing room, hence the expression “the place was a dive”…… — With Steve Farris, Andy Animal, Momo Sex, Mick Mepham…. ”Not at all staged …..”

Vicky Jones… I used to work at Rumours and have just dug out a poster we cobbled together of the band, with me behind the bar! my ex-hubby Nick Jones was arranging the bands for Rumours at the time..

Prom In Aid – Jazz Caverners, Morgan Le Fey, The Jukes, Mars. Queens Hotel 31st May 1986

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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.

Die Laughing photos from Lol Cooksey.

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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!

Andy Ives… Loved this band I even have a CD Album of theres

Essence at The Carlisle & final gig

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supplied by Mick Mepham

photo 1. upstairs at The Carlisle. with Mick Mepham, Farid Seddiqi, Martin and Garnet (moo).

photo 2. Last Essence just before Small Talk then Hung,Drawn and Withered. — with Keith ‘Dusty’ Miller, Mick Booker, Keith Hackett (The Bass Monk), Chris ‘Bleh’ Loder & Mick Mepham.

Savage Hearts photos and album – 1983

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supplied by Mick Mepham

Andy – bassists, Gary Broughton – guitar, Mick Mepham – guitar, Steve Farris – Drums.

Michael Mepham…may well have been on the pier. The album line-up was different with Momo Sex on guitar and P P on drums. Momo went on to play with Becky Bondage in Ligotage. I do believe he’s been seen recently..

Mick Mepham…..Does anyone remember this? This from 1983 and rather well reproduced by Mo Blackford and friends. Sounds better now than it did then…. enjoy.

Clifford Rose…..I  used to have it on tape and it’s very good too.

Anna Kaye… Andy Animal was a dear friend of mine in the early 80’s – so great to have this online as a link to that time! If Andy reads this Anna-Lisa remembers hanging out with you with fondness. Hope you’re well xx

Mars – featuring Mick Mepham Prom-In-Aid 1986

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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 ……

Radio Cracker – Sounds Like Hastings – cassette 1989?

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.