Muller – September 1969

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supplied by Jon McCallion                        

 Paul Wiseman, Paul Dove, Jon McCallion, Steve Demetri.

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Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

Andy Qunta….Factory did some gigs with Muller! They were good! I think it was them who did a great version of Deep Purple’s Flight of the Rat. Steve D. especially outstanding on that! We did do a gig or 2 with Muller, or maybe I just saw them play. Wasn’t Steve Kinch with Muller at some point btw?

Steve Kinch….I’m in Oslo, it’s 3:30 am, I’m a bit the worse for alcohol, and I probably should not be on FB right now… but, that WAS Muller, and (I think) I replaced Paul Wiseman on guitar… and Phil’s right – I had a sunburst ‘crapocastor’ and we probably played Summertime Blues.

Paul Dove….Yes that was Muller,were did this photo come from,!! early Muller yes Steve you did replace paul wiseman and yes we played a couple of times with Factory , I remember going up to London to record our one & only record i think it was called fooling around, long time ago but didn’t we have fun, great memories

Harry Randall… Great to see this as I lost track of Hastings bands during my time in Army 68-77 I played with Paul Wiseman and Stevie D during my school days and a guy called Moose on bass!

Muller at Cavern Studios London – 2nd April 1970

Outside the Cavern Studios London, recording the single ‘Fooling Around. Paul Wiseman, Jon McCallion, Steve Demetri, Paul Dove and Alan Esdaile.

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photo by Ray Medhurst

Paul Dove….Great times, it amazes me were these photos keep coming from,next question did that record ever survive,! look at Alan doing the 1000yd stare !!,,, It always made me laugh seeing the veins in Jon Mac,s neck sticking out when we done house of the rising sun, classic.

Jon McCallion....Good times. I still have a copy of Fooling around, will play it to you one day.

Paul Dove….Hi Jon that would be great,although cant remember how it went. ! i keep meaning to come along to one of alans meetings, but i will.Yes good times.

Alan Esdaile…We only planned to record the one song and then had just enough time for an unplanned ‘B’ side which had to be an original. Nothing arranged, so the band came up with an instrumental called ‘Freak Out’.

Paul Dove…Alan you are doing wonders for my memory , yes i remember doing the b side ,We got to do a big meet up with factory, Steve k , I know we lost Stevie D .But would be great to see all the guys from that magical 60s 70s era,!!!  what was i looking at ,, think alan had dropped a 1 00 note , was good fun recording Fooling Around, same studio as the Who recorded , hope to see Jon,  Alan & maybe Paul Wiseman at Beatles Day tomorrow.

Alan Esdaile… We all look tired and fed up Paul. Hanging around for ages for the studio guy to turn up.

Pete Fisher… seem to have missed something here…what did you play Alan?

Alan Esdaile… played the fool Pete! I was manager of the band or should I say humper of the gear, arranged the recording session and gigs and got paid lots of money. Well maybe not the last bit!

Muller – The Regent Hastings 1969.

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poster supplied by Paul Dove, photo by Paul Wiseman

Paul Dove, Jon McCallion, Alan Esdaile(manager), Steve Demetri. Paul Wiseman is taking the photo.

Alan Esdaile… Happy days of…..Hair! Business card must have been when Harry was manager.

Jan Warren.. Oh yes, my hubby (ex) Pete Watson was the regular Saturday night DJ at The Regent ……. must have been around about 1972 to 74?! – there were lots of bands, I remember “Rubber Band” (Bowie-type lead singer called Dave, haha) they released a single called “Moon Walker”!! and many other local bands played there, many of which have often been mentioned here in SMART group!! – good times!!

Paul Dove… Well done Alan good memories,, here we are 50 years on and still living the dream,, just wish a few of our old friends could see them but I expect they are still living that dream were ever they are, we are carrying on that dream, love music love life ,love SMART,xx

Harry Randall… I used to go to school with both Steve and Paul Wiseman

Muller – promotion photo 1969

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supplied by Jon McCallion

Jon McCallion, Paul Dove, Paul Wiseman & Steve Demetri.

Geoff Peckham… Around ’68 when I was 15 or so, I auditioned for rhythm guitarist (I was a bass player) with Town Council. It was at someone’s house in Hastings and Steve D and a bass player with glasses were there. The latter had a ‘classic’ bass and wouldn’t let me try it. They tested my diminished chords with Fire Brigade and Got to Get You into My Life. I thought I did well but I didn’t pass. It’s funny what you remember isn’t it.

Jac... Paul Wiseman is amazing!

Bertie Wiseman… My dad Paul Wiseman awesome find.

Steve Kinch… Always thought Paul Wiseman had a Long John Baldry look about him.

Andy Qunta… I agree, & a bit of Paul Jones in there too!

Andy Knight… Geoff, I suspect the Bass player was Bob Shipway and the bass was a Burns Bison?

Geoff Peckham… You’re probably right, Andy, but don’t recall. Thought I did well remembering what I did! Except that it was probably augmented and not dim. chords.

Terry Corder… It was Bob Shipway and he did have a Burns Bison, black If I remember correctly. He also used a burns amp. They used to play at the Round Table.

 

Judas -The Regent Hotel – 1971/72

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supplied by Paul Dove

Tony Ford, Nigel Dance and Paul Dove.

Charlie Ball… Paul Dove playing there is my cousin.I used to go to The Regent, Spyke played a lot there.

Jan Warren… I used to go there in the early 70s, my husband was the regular Saturday night

Andy Qunta… Before Factory was formed, my brother, Tony, & I played in a band called Static Emotion, with Chris Sambrook & Dave Austin. We played downstairs at the Regent every Saturday, between March-May 1970, approx. Good times! Small audiences, as I recall, but a gig’s a gig!

Muller – 1970 – Regent Hotel.

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MULLER Thursday Nights in 1970 at The Regent Hotel. Photo from Bertie Wiseman. Paul Dove, Steve Demetri, Paul Wiseman, Jon McCallion and manager at the end!

Jon McCallion… Great photo these were such good times.

Steve Kinch… Think I joined the band at the end of the Regent Hotel run. Good times indeed… just wish that I could remember them! :/

Paul Dove… Yes we’re great days Jon , am going to the next SMART meet would love to see you &  Steve K, maybe Paul W. I see Factory are reforming , well I have all the gear maybe Muller could do a one off gig who knows ??!! ❤️

Alan Esdaile… have past on a message to Paul Wiseman, it would be great if he turns up at the next meeting.

Bernie Wiseman… I will make sure he will come along.

Muller – The Regent & local gigs. 1969/1970

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posters supplied by Paul Dove, photo supplied by Jon McCallion

Steve Demetri, Jon McCallion, Paul Wiseman, Paul Dove. 

Jon McCallion… So many stories, good days

Carol Arnold… Ah such good times!

Phil Gill… So that’s where Steve got the picture idea from

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Stallion photo supplied by Phil Gill

Mark Gilham….

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Muller – more classic photos

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supplied by Bertie Wiseman

Muller with Jon McCallion,Paul Dove, Steve Demetri & Paul Wiseman. Second photo is Jon with Ray Medhurst.

 Leigh Wieland-Boys….”Anita Medhurst & Becca Medhurst – the lovely Ray!”

Chris Baker….Paul Wiseman, John McCallion and Steve. I joined them for a bit shortly after this.

Jon McCallion…..Great photos Alan.

 

Muller – abbey road cover recreation

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all photos supplied by Bertie Wiseman

Steve Demetri drums. Jon McCallion, Steve Demtri, Paul Wiseman & Paul Dove struggle to recreate Abbey Road cover and Alan Esdaile with Paul Wiseman and his famous bubble car.

Jon McCallion….Fantastic.

Paul Dove….how steve managed to drum & smoke at the same time,!! and yes paul”s infamous bubble car.Its funny i didnt like the name muller also, happy days.