Alexis Korner – The Carlisle 25th March 1977



poster supplied by Paul Dengate,  photo Alexis Korner & Snape, Musikhalle Hamburg, November 1972 Heinrich Klaffs –

Paul Dengate… I came across this rather nice large poster while having a sort out of boxes in the attic. March 25th 1977 at The Carlisle. Can’t particularly remember the gig, but I know I was there as I got paid!

Yvonne Cleland… Oh this was such a good gig! It was when Shipley had the Carlisle, wasn’t it? Alexis Korner was lovely x

Chris Baker… He also came down to play with Pete Sansom, his pianist from way back. I was playing bass with him at the time.

Tony Court-holmes… i was there

Paul Sleet… me too

Martyn Baker… I was at this gig with a few of my college friends. It wasn’t all that busy. He was already a legend, yet playing upstairs at The Carlisle! Anyone else remember? It was a somewhat chaotic gig as far as I remember, but Alexis was in great form.


Steppin’ Out – Archery Tavern Christmas Eve 1977


supplied by Paul Dengate

Paul Dengate…. I’ve checked through my diaries and I reckon this was taken at the Steppin’ Out “party night” at the Archery, Eastbourne, 24th December 1977. Used to do the sound for the band, but this was probably a special party-piece. L-R: Wesley Magoogan, Ray Fenwick, Paul Dengate, Martyn Baker, Roger Hubbard. Drummer is possibly Andy Knight.or Kevin Hoad.

Andy Qunta… Great band!

Nigel Ford… Was Tich Turner in Steppin’ Out at some point,…soon after he left Stallion, I seem to remember?

Alan Esdaile.. Yes your right Nigel. Here’s a press photo from 1977…


John Wilde… One word. Hair.

Wesley Magoogan… Serious flairs!

Martyn Baker… Yeah, nice pair of lionels Wesley but I think if there was a biscuit around then Paul would have taken it.

Paul Dengate… Yes.

Dave Nattress… Samisen played the Archery Tavern once when I was with them – mid-week I think and If I remember correctly it was one of those gigs where the unappreciative audience had just about made double figures.

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Roger Hubbard and The Prisonaires – The Piper Friday 13th December 2019

The Piper’s proud to present a rather special show for December, with Roger HUBBARD & The PRISONAIRES – playing alternately.

Roger Hubbard – Nana Tseboe – Henry Isaac – Paul Baverstock – Dr King – Tony Reeves

The Prisonaires will play 2 sets, one at 8:00 pm and the other 10:00 pm
Roger Hubbard will play 2 sets, one at 9:00 pm the other at 11:00 pm

‘Roger Hubbard is as good as any guitar player in the USA and UK’ – Muddy Waters
‘Absolutely brilliant music a joy to watch them play’ – The Green Man Festival
‘One of the finest gigs I’ve seen anywhere for years’
‘Really one of the most remarkable and memorable live performances I’ve ever seen’
The Prisonaires definitely a supergroup, pivotal to the most ground-breaking music of the 1960s and ’70s’
‘King provided the platform for Bert Jansch to move out of the shadows and into the sun’

Tickets are £10, available on-line in advance or directly from the venue in advance or on the door on the night. For more information and tickets…

Wee Jock… Awesome

Neil Partrick… Is this liable to sell out in advance? I mean it should.

Alan King… Don’t know! Best to try to get advance tickets. The venue uses a ticket app called DICE, which is smart phone / mobile only and you need to download the app, i’m sure it works for youngsters but possibly not appropriate for the demographic for this gig – i’ll try to set up a wegottickets page to accommodate those who can’t handle the new technology – but there is also the walk up – tickets on the door approach – so get there early.

David Edwards… The trouble is people in Hastings are breastfed when it comes to music and begrudge paying to see artistes of such calibre when they should pay. I hope it is jam and packed full

Tom James Cowan… If you use DICE to book but don’t have a smartphone you can just print off the ticket, or the Piper have a list of ticket purchasers on the door as well….

Delta Wing – Carlisle playlist 7th Oct 1978


delta wing


supplied by Roger Hubbard – Playlist and ticket supplied by Roger Carey.

Danny Hedge, Jon Cleary, Dave Walton, Roger Hubbard and Roger Carey (not in photo).

Alamo Leal… I was thinking here..way back in 1979, Roger Hubbard had a band called Delta Wing, with none other than Jon Cleary (now legendary piano player based in N.Orleans, from Crowhurst of all places) I used to go out with them frequently to gigs all around, Etchingham, Battle and many others. Do you know of anybody that might have any photos from them as a band?

Roger Hubbard… Jon’s just contributed to my new solo album on four tracks. He comes from Cranbrook Kent, by the way!

Martyn Baker… Fantastic band!

Alamo Leal… Yes..and just to think that Jon used to play guitar on that band..and he was already a great player..Now everybody knows..A top “Old School’ piano player based in N. Orleans.

Roger Hubbard… playlist, Excellent.

Joe Knight… Great days.

Roger Hubbard – Kino Teatr – St Leonards 7th January 2017


Roger Hubbard returns to the Kino-Teatr after his sell out performance last year. Roger will be performing an acoustic set followed by a full band show with Richard Studholme on guitars/accordion/vocal, Jim Leverton on bass guitar/vocal and Luce Langridge on drums.

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Roger Hubbard to record a live album at The Royal Standard – Feb 2015


The Old Town Blues Club… The Royal Standard.  From 9:00 pm until midnight – Bar until 1:00 a.m. FREE ENTRY

Thu 12th Feb 2015 – Alan King (solo) with guests, let me know if you want to come down to play and I can get a house band together
Thu 19th Feb 2015 – The Prisonaires & Roger Hubbard (recording a live solo album)
Fri 20th Feb 2015 – The Prisonaires & Roger Hubbard (recording a live solo album)


Alan King… I’ve finally managed to get my London band, The Prisonaires, down to Hastings for 2 nights and as Tony, the bass player, records the gigs and has previously produced both John Martyn & Sandy Denny we will be using the opportunity to try to record ROGER HUBBARD solo sets on both nights for a projected solo  ‘live’ album from Roger

The Band comprises of : Bobby Valentino – violin (Bobby has played with Bob Dylan, Tom Petty & Mark Knopfler, The Pistoleros with BJ Cole and Pete Thomas, The Fabulous Poodles and is probably best known for the court case surrounding the Young At Heart  violin riff – which he won)

Tony Reeves – bass (Tony was in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Mick Taylor, before becoming a founding member of Colosseum with John Hiseman, moving on to Greenslade and Curved Air, with Stuart Copeland and along the way produced both John Marty and Sandy Denny, he also played bass on Davy Graham’s first few solo albums)

Mike Paice – sax & harp (Mike was in Jools Holland’s Millionaires alongside Pino Palladino, he’s played with Ronnie Wood’s band, he was in Lonnie Donnegan’s band, The Jo-Anne Kelly Band, was a founder member of Red Beans & Rice and currently plays in Dana Gillespie’s band)

Les Morgan – drums (Les was in pub rockers Juice On The Loose, Ron Kavana’s band and The Jo-Anne Kelly Band with Mike.  Miller Anderson who fronted the house band for three series of the German TV show Superdrumming, featuring the world’s best drummers, regards Les Morgan as the best of the lot.)

Martin Brown – guitar (Martin has spent the last decade working in Vintage & Rare, Guitar Shop in Denmark Street, he is the go to session guitarist in London, our very own James Burton.)

Alan King – guitar (I worked with Bert Jansch, Davy Graham & Alan Hull back in the 1990’s, producing 2 albums for Jansch – both Mojo albums of the year – and one cited in the US Acoustic Guitarist magazine as being one of the 10 best singer songwriter albums of all time – and doing several arrangements with Davy. In a previous life, according to Malcolm Hardee, the godfather of alternative comedy, I was most of the brains behind Vic Reeves’ Big Night Out – which in the light of overwhelming evidence I now apologise for.)

Martyn Baker… Strangely enough….. I’ve just recorded a series of “down the pub” concerts, in my local in Shoreham-by-Sea, that feature the aforementioned Miller Anderson. He’s Brilliant!


The Old Town Blues Club at The Royal Standard. Thursday Nights from the 30th Oct, 2014. 9.00pm

Alan King writes.. The Old Town Blues Club, at The Royal Standard, East Beach Street, Old Town, Hastings TN34 3AY on Thursday 30th October 2014 World class blues on your doorstep with free entry – Miller Anderson opens with Alan King


45th years after The Woodstock Festival – The Royal Standard is pleased to present Miller Anderson

Miller performed at the original 1969 Woodstock Festival when he fronted The Keef Hartley Band. He has also been a member of Mountain, Chicken Shack, Savoy Brown, Deep Purple’s touring band, Jon Lord Band and even T.Rex. He’s jammed with Hendrix and backed John Lee Hooker and more.


King provides esoteric guitar musings. He previously worked with 60’s guitar icons Bert Jansch & Davy Graham and the late great Alan Hull, producing two albums for Jansch, both of which were Mojo Magazines albums of the year. He is widely regarded as the man responsible for Jansch’s renaissance in the mid to late 90’s.

closely followed by :

Thu 6th Nov – Roger Hubbard / Alan King

Thu 13th Nov – Miller Anderson / Alan King

Thu 20th Nov – Steve ‘Boltz’ / Alan King

Thu 27th Nov – Miller Anderson / Alan King

Thu 4th Dec – Roger Hubbard / Alan King


Roger needs no introduction to the residents of the south east coast. Roger is the finest exponent of the bottleneck guitar in the country, bringing the deepest real blues, from a player who is the real deal.

‘Roger is as good as any blues guitarist in the UK and the USA’ – Muddy Waters


Steve Boltz is the only other guitar player except Pete Townsend to play for THE WHO. He toured with them on their World Wide 25th anniversary tour when Pete was suffering from tinnitus.

He started his career in Atomic Rooster and has played with Bob Dylan, Keef Richards. David Bowie, Ray Davies, Scott Walker, Rick Wright and countless others.

A typical Thursday night on the not too respectable outskirts of Hastings Old Town

Beaten-down men and women cling to each other, factory girls in tight white hiphuggers do the bump, skinny bald old men in overalls jitterbug decorously with stout middle-aged women in sequined glasses.

Strangers huddle together against the cold.

You can feel it in your bones. You know a change is gonna come.

Run in worn out shoes. Steal the moonlight that creeps through the branches of the trees.

The Devil comes on Thursday nights. He comes in a big old car with whitewall tyres, suicide clutch and the stench of gasoline.

Picking and sliding on an old guitar, with drums pounding and a low down bass growling in syncopated rhythm.

Sometimes songs need singing, sometimes they need something else.


Every Thursday from 30th Oct

Out here is a long way from Thursday night. Notes sweet, strangled and crying for life, or another drink, or more of that moonlight through guitars and amps that ‘aint got none.

There’s things out here that some folks ‘aint never seen.

Drums on fire with the Lord’s gasoline.

Bass notes running out of one vein and the Holy Ghost pumping something new in the guitar player’s wrist.

Feel that hand start a fluttering, making sounds on those strings like this.

Defrost your heart, blow a kiss this lonesome way.

Steal that moonlight, white car-a-coming, have no fear, lay down those pills, put away that liquor.

They caught The Devil and they got him in The Royal Standard.

And he got wings that look like leather and a long and forked tail and when he clatters it against the bar, sparks will fly.

The Royal Standard The Bourne, Hastings TN34 3AY – FREE ENTRY 9:00 p.m.

Buick 6 – Light From Darkness Studio Hastings 1992


supplied by Phil Little.

Colin Gibson – bass,  Liam Genockey – drums  & Roger Hubbard – guitar.

Alamo Leal….Buick 6, one of the most amazing bands I’ve seen. They could go into any area and cover it with a incredible groove. Great players.