Raven – Saturdays Discotheque Hastings February 1977

Shaun Pont… Second right, Paul Ray

Len Smith… Believe line-up is ?, Dave Hacker, Paul Ray & Alan Davies.

John Kitcher… Paul Ray I played with many times.

Chris Coleman… Second from left Dave Acker

Mark Little… Paul Ray, Dave acker

Alan Davies… L to r Aus Tony, Dave Hacker, Paul Ray and me

John Stafford… ‘Tony’ is Tony Saxton (Bass)

Dawn… Hi, I remember Saturdays and all the other discos/nightclubs in Hastings and St. Leonards in the early to mid 80’s but just cannot think of the name of the one under the Queens Hotel. Can anyone enlighten me please?

Alan Esdaile… Are you thinking of Bonitas, Dawn?

Judy Atkinson… I remember it as Bonitas till about 1975, then Queen of Clubs

Tony Ball… Tell Paul I hope his broken leg got better, ( six months in a cast!) We had to get another drummer, PR Combo.

Dawn… Hi Alan, I don’t think so, the 70’s was a bit too early for me and I don’t remember it being the Queen of clubs either. – definitely something else in the 80’s

Alan Esdaile… What about Lazybones or Emmas, Dawn?

Nelson King… I played with the great Paul Ray in a few bands.. a great drummer..

More Mushrooms Vicar – 1990’s


supplied by Colin Fox – Eastbourne Bands from 1960 on

Anyone remember this band?

Yvonne Cleland… I remember the name!

Mike Guy… Yep, and Rod Brown [bass] and Paul Ray [drums] later played in my old band Kudos, now evolved into Globesque. Paul Ray left the planet some years ago but Rodney is still gigging – he was with Monty’s Python for a few years.


Phil Thornton… Duncan is still around gigging with ‘Ugenix’ ( but they keep changing their name and I cant keep up !!!!)

Steve Young… Steve Young still alive in South Wales playing with The Secret Faces after a long solo career and in Nick Wards live band . Before this wrote and played with Honey Bane on a new album after being part of psychodelic trance act Sunfish with Sacha Holloway . Love and peace. Steve Young. ( Methadone Madness )

Steve Young… Forgot that just before The Secret Faces , Steve played main keys in Cardiff reggae band Zion Road . Following success with Sunfish , Steve had an amazing career on the underground dance seen as is the only live dance act to ever appear at Trowbridge Village Pump Festival .
Steve was main musical director for The Two Rivers Folk Festival in Chepstow , after being one of the main music committee members for 4 years at Fordstock Festival in Harbertonford Devon, Steve instigated some main acts for the festival culminating in securing mercury prize artist Seth Lakeman.
Now playing with The Secret Faces the band have now released 2 singles on iTunes and all other major download sites and have secured several gigs this year 2019 to launch the band in to the mainstream .After a long career in music , Steve’s biggest claim to his musical career was his collaboration with ex punk ledgers , Honey Bane