Dave and Jed – The Carlisle Hastings July 1976

Paul Huggett…Good guy, Jed. I auditioned for his job in The Vampires, a well thought-of band on the Kent/Sussex borders, around 1969/70. Didn’t get it, but the band didn’t last too long after, they were very good, and Jed was a hard act to follow. Excellent.

Mark Rodrigues… Was Jed a teacher too?

Mick O’Dowd… How times have changed at The Carlisle!

Alan Vale… Jed played in Sidewinder very briefly in mid 1980’s if we are talking of the same JED the drummer

Richard J Porter… Was Jed from Northiam?

Gerry Fortsch… I remember it well, it was after the Vampires that I lost a year or two.

Headlights, Be Bop Bella, Die Laughing, Sunstroke – Carlisle – 558 Entertainments – 12th Jan to 20th Jan 1979

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supplied by Mick Mepham

Mick O’Dowd… This was my first promotion at The Carlisle. I had previously promoted Headlights at The Caves and was very impressed with them. They came from London but that’s all I can remember about them. Can anybody else help out? As you can probably make out Be Bop Bella & Sunstroke were rock’n’roll acts and then there’s that other band that no one on this page has probably ever heard of. Die Laughing. Hi Mick, Lol & Tel!

Alan Esdaile…  Remember Sunstroke very well. Used to be managed by Cy Whitfield in Hastings. Very surprised we have not found any photos of the band so far. This is all I got.

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Mick O’Dowd… I now realise I promoted Headlights 3 times. They must have been good!

Jim Breeds… Was the audience mainly made up of transfixed rabbits? 😀

Sarah Baggaley… Hi, my dad played bass in a band called Sunstroke in the 70s. I have a pic of the band with a Hastings phone number on it so I guess it’s the same one?! Trying to find out a bit more about it as he died in 1997.

Alan Esdaile… Is Mick O’Dowd mad?

Tim Moose Bruce…  I remember Before The Storm, they were very young and new to the scene but every time I saw them ( Supporting bands like Die Laughing) they improved with leaps and bounds. I recall they changed their name to Billy Whiz later on.