Heatwave (original band) – Eastbourne 1970




supplied by Martin H Samuel  http://www.heatwave.n.nu

John Fellows (bass / vocals), Terry Shea (rhythm guitar / vocals), Richard Steen (lead guitar / vocals), Martin H. Samuel (drums / pyrotechnics), Peter Allat (lead vocals / percussion).

Martin H Samuel… 1970 outdoor gig in Eastbourne.

Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember going to this gig?

Martin H Samuel… I am the drummer with Heatwave ca. ’69… the 1st and original, south London-based, band by that name not the funk/disco group who ‘borrowed’ our good name in ’75. I know we played in Hastings one winter, I don’t remember where, but our van broke down in the snow on the way home. 1970.  Our record, ‘Sister Simon (Funny Man)’ b/w ‘Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)’, was written by our agent, ex-pirate Radio City & Radio London DJ, John Edward.  The 45 was released on the Larry Page Penny Farthing Records label on 13th November 1970. The A-side has backup vocals by The Ladybirds, Rick Wakeman plays piano with Doris Troy singing backup on the B-side. I just learned John Edward passed away last August. 1962, he played guitar in The Manish Boys with David Jones (aka, David Bowie) as the vocalist.  Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) played lead guitar on their single. Having played a week at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in ’70, Heatwave is proud of its commemorative brick, 20 rows above ‘John’, in the Cavern Wall of Fame.

Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember seeing them in Hastings?

Judas -The Regent Hotel – 1971/72


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!