Smokestack Lightning – Tackleway Hall 13th May 1978

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Ken Copsey…..Flyer from the legendary gig where Adults singer Jeb (also part time Teenbeats van driver) smashed up a Burns Sonic.The Adults also featured Dave Blackman on drums and Eddie Mays on bass. Andy Leaney was on guitar.Smokestack Lightning featured Ken Copsey on guitar.Huggy was at the gig, so you had four fifths of the Teenbeats present.This was definitely one of Eddie May’s designs and who could forget Noggins Deluxe Disco.

Noel Noggin… Noggins Delux Disco is still in existence, although it’s now called Zeehound and lives in mid Wales. Same DJ same great tunes. 🙂

Peter Fairless… …and Smokestack Lightning will be on tour again this summer!

Mick O’Dowd… I  really liked this band because one of their Dads’ told me to but I actually did like them!

Mark Syrett… The first time I met Steve Mepham and Craig Marsh.


The Culprits – Royal Standard 19th February 2006

The Culprits playing at the Royal Standard. (Martin Blackman, Kevin Hoad, Chris Barratt, Phil Gill) 19th February 2006


Photo collage by Peter Millington

Alan Esdaile… Phil Gill with his happy face on! Martin seems to have got the hang of levitation.

Phil Gill….I’m guessing my happy face is because someone had just yelled “Can you do Mustang Sally?!!” in my ear for the fourth time that week

Martin Blackman….Blimey’ forget about this line up, must be time for a reunion! “Mustang Sally Denied”

Robert Searle… Now, come on Phil, you know it’s your favourite number

Nearly On The Beach Concert 2017 – final total.

photo © Rachel Rigsby

Mike Raxworthy… For everyone who got involved with this years Nearly on the Beach Concert….thought you’d like to know that the final figures came in at last nights meeting and we made a fantastic£8,800.00 profit – a wonderful surprise considering it was raining on the Saturday. This will be divided into 3 donations (apart from a small amount held back for getting next years concert rolling) between THE RNLI, THE PETT LEVEL RESCUE GUYS (self funded) and THE HASTINGS SEA CADETS (tomorrows Lifeboat men and women). A big thank you to everyone who helped, collected, played music, or turned up and put a whole lot of money in our collecting buckets! See you next year I hope! x

Pauline Richards… Well done

Glenn Piper… Fabulous guys and gals, well done for raising such a good amount 😀

Alan Esdaile… Amazing amount, considering the weather on Saturday. Well done Mike.

Hi-Fi Club, 59 High Street Hastings – 1968

Jon McCallion… Its where Muller got started

Jim Breeds… Nothing worse than unlicensed dancing. Society is doomed once dancing without a license takes hold!

Alan Esdaile… I think before this they probably only had a license for music and not dancing. Mind you, you couldn’t do much dancing, as it was often jammed packed. Always tried to sit in the alcove at the bottom of the stairs, opposite the dj booth.

Hastings Jazz and Blues Festival 2017 – 2nd June to 4th June 2017

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for more information…

Mike Raxworthy… The Hastings Winkle Club Jazz and Blues Fest. Loads of FREE concerts on The Stade and in participating pubs and bars, Friday June 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. There’ll be buckets for donations all over town so please give generously. It all goes to The Winkle Club, who in a few weeks will be donating almost £30,000 to local charities and good causes!  Come along and have a party! Please bring sunshine!

The Stade Open Space, Rock-a-Nore, Hastings Old Town.
Gates Open at 1:30pm



4.30pm – 5.30pm: JANE REEVE’S TRIPLE DELIGHT – 3 girl vocals plus band


7:30pm – 9pm: The LIANE CARROLL BAND, Main Stage on the Open Space, Sponsored by Stade Saturdays (Hastings Borough Council)

Great music continues in participating Pubs and Bars around the Old Town see the venues for more information!

The Stade Open Space, Rock-a-Nore, Hastings Old Town.
Gates Open at 10am

10.30pm: Why not join us for our Jazz Breakfast! Music starts at 10.30pm
We’ll have a great selection of Breakfast Baps – cooked on site at reasonable prices as well as Teas and Coffees. Sit back and enjoy the music with The INVICTA JAZZ ORCHESTRA!

2pm – 2.45pm: HEXAGONAL – the finest JAZZ SEXTET in the country

3pm – 4pm: The GREG COULSON BLUES BAND (ex Selector)

4.30pm – 6pm: The TONY O’MALLEY BAND – (Arrival – Kokomo and ex-10cc)

6.30pm – 7.30pm: The TOM FITZPATRICK BAND

Great music continues in participating Pubs and Bars around the Old Town see the venues for more information!


The Sand Fountains – George Street Hall. 1993

sandfountainsgeorgesthallsupplied by Phil Little Jacqueline Wearn, Jeremy Gillet and Martin Richter from Hastings Music Files.

Linda Day… Omg thank you, thats wonderful. My son is to the right of photo Stuart Day. Left to right Jon Porter Dan Cox front middle Patrick Woolloff drums and Stuart Day far right. Also Stuart played in the group Daytripper a year later with Wayne Jeffery Nick Goddard  and Joe Clements.


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