supplied by Len Benton
Nigel Davies on keyboard, Barry French adjusting his amp.
supplied by Peter Millington
Peter Millington… Nigel Davies tuning up I think. He was playing in The Alamo at this time and after this went on to form Grundy with his brother Clive Davies and Kirk Ronchetti.
Myra King… Yes this was taken when Nigel was playing with the Alamo
Jenny Tyler… He was such a good musician & singer.
Mick O’Dowd… He also was a nice guy as was his brother.
Brian Lowe… Played drums in the Alamo, such good memories
supplied by Peter Millington. Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present
Pete Millington… Grundy as Bob Posner joined. Probably one of the most popular groups in Hastings for over 40 years and still going. L-R Bob Posner Bass Guitar/Vocals, Nigel Davies Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals RIP , Clive Davies Guitar/Vocals, Kirk Ronchetti Drums.
Bob Posner… 1984 I had the pub from 1979 to the end of 84 then I took it on again for another Five years from 1987. (Glutton for punishment) then I had the Old King John for a number of years.. Pub pic, left to right… Me, Nigel Davies, Clive Davies, Kirk Ronchetti. As a matter of interest and memories as you can tell from the pumps in the pic. (The hand pumps were in the top bar) it was still a Whitbreads pub (before the mergers and monopolies commission).
photo supplied by John Busbridge via Hastings Groups from 1958 to the present
Peter Millington… Two pictures from 1963-65. The SOUND CASTERS practicing in the Fountain Pub St Leonards. John Busbridge, Nigel Davies, Gerry Bolton and Paul Hankinson. Published by Peter Millington and photos supplied by John Busbridge
playing on Carnival night 2001 in the garden of the Royal Standard Pub in Hastings Old Town. RIP Nigel – very much missed. (Clockwise top left to bottom left) Bob Posner, Nigel Davies, Kirk Ronchetti, Clive Davies
Mick O’Dowd….Bob Posner only seems to speak Spanish on Facebook. Is he located in Spain now?
Yvonne Cleland…..He speaks Italian
Stevie Beale…..yes he has moved to Italy permanently now, and doing well in his old band ( dont know the name) but touring etc.
Yvonne Cleland….It’s The Rokes.
Mick O’Dowd…..f you are on FB you can’t miss The Rokes & Rokes Fan Club but most of it is in Italian!
Antonio Piras Scanu….Sei troppo forte…appena posso verrò a vederti cantare!! which translates as….You’re too strong … I will come to see you as soon as I can sing!
Eric Cawthraw…..it must have been about 6 years back that Bob Posner told me he was hoping to go back to Italy and would like to get the old band back. As many of you know, he had a big hit out there in 60s/70s.
supplied by Hastings Groups 1958 to the present
playing in 1997 at the Tudor Rose. L-R – Clive Davies, Bob Posner, Kirk Ronchetti, Nigel Davies, RIP. A great group.
Joe Knight….i was there lol i was in the RAOB when Pauline & family owned it . thats upstairs is now a house were talking to owners in MIKKI BAR