Positive Routes – Pig In Paradise Palace Bars 1985

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photos supplied by Tim White  http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk

Steve Todd guitar, Tim White bass/vocals, Pete Wooley percussion, Mick Mattess drums, Charlie Garrioch sax, John Plummer trumpet, Sally & Shirley backing vocals, Jimmy Osho lead vocals.

Gerry Fortsch… I remember playing at the PIG in the eighties with the Hippo band, we always started off with medium tempo songs and eased into more upbeat numbers later in the evening after people had indulged in a few beers and got a little rocking. On this one evening the PIG was fairly full of French students that wanted to bop from the beginning, we were all knackered by eleven o’clock.

Jon Nurse… Where’s Jimmy now?

Hooker – Studio & Grove School 1981

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Originally called Strider changed their name to Hooker at the end of 1980.  Steve Francis guitar/vocals, Steve Todd guitar, Tim White bass/synth, Kevin White drums, Charlie (Chas) Garrioch sax and Steve (Babes) Burt sound. Recording at the Sound Sense Studios in Seaford and gig photos from The Grove School.

Alan Esdaile… I remember making badges for this band. The problem was the logo was too big and struggled.

Tony May… There’s a good chance I was at this gig! I thought ‘Hooker’ were great! They did a fabulous version of ‘Ain’t No Love In the Heart Of The City’ (Whitesnake) and I kept on to the one in the band who worked at the school for a cassette recording but he never gave me one. Brings back a lot of memories seeing the old Grove School again…

Roy Penfold… I believe this band eventually became Shy Boy who you have previously featured Alan!