supplied by Stuart Moir.
Johnny Mars, Sam Fox, Terry Pack, Stuart Moir, Phil Gill, Pete Shaw, Pete Prescott, Dave Easton, Colin Fox, Ray Fenwick and a host of other people – The Valbonne Club 1984.
The Continental Bexhill 22nd September 1982 – supplied by Pete Prescott
Pete Prescott, Terry Pack, Dave Easton, Pete Shaw, Andy Caine and Ray Fenwick.
The De La Warr Pavilion 5th October 1983 supplied by Pete Prescott
Pete Prescott ….it was one of those short lived (and everyone new it ) fun bands.ray was good at getting everyone on board and organising rehearsals.i learned 48 rock and roll songs in a week.the best 24 were picked and the rest dumped.i could still sing most me then now.we all learned a lot.especially how good rock and roll is.and how influential it is.
Robert Searle… Good pictures of Pete and great picture of some great musos.
Jane Hartley… Nice legs!
Phil Gill… You wouldn’t want to take any of ’em home to meet your parents, would you?
Harry Randall… I’m wondering what’s happened to them all?
Janet Rennie… Lovely boys
Mark Gilham… What is it with Ray and promo pics?
Pete Prescott… Great band ! Andy and Ray played so well. Fantastic players. We had our moments.
Terry Pack… did a number of recordings with him, including a country blues album(!). I liked him and he was a very good player: much more than a rocker.
Andy Caine… Bags of fun!!!
Martyn Baker… Great band photo!
Pete Shaw… What fun we all had..before Harry R, during the mad days of Harry R and after where we all did a bomb burst back into more mad music in varying bands!! Great lessons learnt…22 minute guitar solos..easy!!!
Pete Prescott… Yeah ray solo Andy solo Andy Qunta solo Tony Qunta West solo ray solo in a blues jam. 28 sodding minutes ha ha !
Phil Gill… I believe Rev Stockdale’s mum met several of them one morning when she walked into her living room and found them asleep on the floor.
Pete Shaw… What fun we all had..before Harry R, during the mad days of Harry R and after where we all did a bomb burst back into more mad music in varying bands!! Great lessons learnt…22 minute guitar solos..easy!!! And I’m allegedly a drummer…!
Andy Caine… Making as much noise as possible!
Martyn Baker… I’ll have you know, my parents met at least 3 of them.
photo by Pete Prescott
Peter James Shaw…Looks like a Jim Jims rehearsal….! My sparse rehearsal kit!
Terry Pack….Upstairs at Ray’s?
Pete Prescott…. I took this. Andy played on two songs of written. He played great. This was at Andy Qunta’ s house.
Martyn Baker… Monsieur A. Cunningham. Pretty much the best singer/guitarist I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
Janine Anne Scott… Happy Days xx. We used to strum along at Duncan Dray’s house xx
Here’s a rare photo of Cozy Powell taken by Pete Prescott, rehearsing at Catsfield Studios playing the hammers!
left to right ray fenwick, chris cozens, cozy powell, pete prescott, neil murray
photo from Jenny Hervey-Moon via Terry Pack – National Hero Paul Kendrick & Terry Pack
supplied by Mick O’Dowd
Terry Pack… Paul Kendrick & Terry Pack. It was a pop harmony band: a guitar, bass, keys and drums quartet with three voices, doing 50s, 60s and 70s material. I enjoyed it. The drummer you can just make out was Paul ‘Bunny’ Freeman. Out of shot is Tony Bird.
Mick O’Dowd… Am thinking maybe National Hero or Easy Street?
Terry Pack… That’s right. National Hero. We played night clubs, holiday camps, British Legions and Working Men’s’ Clubs, in the days when there were lots of those gigs, and well paid.
Mick O’Dowd… Thought it might be them as I promoted them at The Carlisle around this time Terry.
Phil Thornton… I have no memory of playing at the Carlisle with Minotaur !!! – did this happen ? was anybody there ?
Mick O’Dowd… Yes it did happen as I put it on. Not full but I made a modest profit on the night Phil.
David Miller… I was there, your Mum and Kaye were there, John Wilde even showed up…. David McKnight, Marc Reynolds and Glen too. Upstairs, wunnit…! I remember that night (April 7th) as a member of Minotaur, I lost my voice but met John Wilde for the first time. One scene was coming to an end and a new one was bubbling up and getting ready to manifest.
Tim Moose Bruce… I remember seeing Loggerhead upstairs at the Carlisle. Prog stuff if I recall. Labrath Roadshow. Great rock music disco
Mick O’Dowd… Any idea where Steve & His Brother are now Tim?
Tim Moose Bruce… I never knew them . I just saw the band that night upstairs in the carlisle. Think the main band that night was Footlose or Slack Alice as they were latterly known when they changed the band name. Harry Randall may remember that night.
Mick O’Dowd… I used Labrath regularly as Steve was very reliable. I would love to know what became of him.
Steve Fox… I’ve just found out what happens when you google your history! Great days, good memories of running the Labrath disco, van loads of gear and tons of records, I’m still in the business repairing and servicing sound gear.
supplied by Pete Prescott
Pete Shaw… Peter “Shore”….Just because I live by the sea….!
Phil Thornton….another great band !!
Yvonne Cleland….I seem to remember Johnny Mars playing a lot in Cherries too.
Pete Shaw….Great gigs at Mr Cherries…packed house, Chris Cozens on keys and sometimes trumpet, Ray Fenwick, Terry the Pack, Johnny and moi on drums…we enjoyed it and had a blast…usually it was during a “South Coast “weekend…Six Bells Chiddingly, Mr Cherries and back to Chiddingly Sunday……!!
Promotional video from 2012
Pete Prescott… I remember singing a song of his on the forcefield album called “fire in the city” he used a word in the song that doesnt exist (hellness) it still made sense.great player.nice guy.built like a brick s*@t house !
Terry Pack… Johnny has a talent for inventing new words! We recorded several different versions of Sonny Boy Williamson’s ‘Don’t Start Me Talking’ (album, TV, radio, etc) and he never sang the same thing twice in one of the verses. I once asked him what he was singing, and in typical Johnny Mars style, he said, ‘I don’t know. I listened to Sonny Boy a hundred times, and I still don’t know what the hell(ness) he was singing!”
supplied by Pete Prescott
Featuring Johnny Mars, Ray Fenwick, Pete Shaw, Terry Pack & Chris Cozens.
Terry Pack…I don’t have a copy of this, but I remember shooting the video on a freezing cold day in an alleyway in Wapping. The place was covered in ash and treacle (to represent tar, yuk!) and one of the extras was Nick Mason, the drummer from Pink Floyd, who spent the day dressed in rags and covered in ash because the director was his friend. I met Nick recently and we talked about this shoot. He said he had a tape of it, and would make me a copy. I don’t have it yet, but I bet Pete Shaw has it (he has everything!)..I don’t remember the session either, but I’m guessing from the cover that we did it at Park Gates(?)
Alan Esdaile….It would be great to see a copy of the video. According to Pete Prescott this track was featured on the Esther Rantzen show for the anti smoking campaign. Interesting to know if any of the band were smoking at the time!
Terry Pack….John used to smoke cigars when I first met him in about 83, but he’d quit by the time we did this. Chris had been a smoker at college, but quit in his 20s. I’ve never smoked, and I suspect that neither Ray nor Pete ever have.
Pete Fairless…..I think this it is, guys! Anette Lyton being, of course, Mrs Nick Mason…
Pete Shaw…..Quite an exciting time being involved in this….recorded at Park Gates, video recording in both a Thameside redundant warehouse and a studio….three dancers from our Harry R and Jumpjet girls…Including Kathy (later Fenwick)…fun with Warren Mitchell who played the office caretaker in the video, Annette who arrived all in black on a motorcycle following fiancé Nick Mason in his black 5 litre Porsche 928, lunch whilst all still in “costume” in a pub right on the Thames, and later TV showings and much publicity….and Terry was right, none of us actually smoked nor had a lighter to start the burning wreaths of fags on the Cadillac Hearse! And yes, I have a copy of all!! Plus, we still don’t smoke coz… “Ash ain’t nothing but trash……!!” Haha…
Terry Pack…..just watched the video. I don’t remember any of the studio stuff, or the girls. That must have been shot on a different day(?). All I remember is the stuff in the alley, and how cold it was! I have a very brief moment on camera, looking about 18! (Dave Cottrell please take note: you’re not the only one who looked 10 when aged nearly 30). I like the bass sound on this, and the playing. My Fender Jazz (back pick up only) straight into the board.
Pete Shaw was talking about this record and song on my radio show for CHR… https://www.mixcloud.com/sarahharvey7737769/johnny-mason-60s-and-70s-show-on-chr-with-pete-shaw-291118/
Pete Prescott… I’ve got the single. on the Forcefield album, the vocal was removed and I sang on the same backing track with a different lyric. It was called fire in the city. I think this was shown on the Esther Ransom show.
supplied by Sarah Harvey
Sarah Harvey… Some familiar names from March 2nd, 1980. Pete Prescott , Kevin Hoad, Ray Fenwick, Terry Pack Tony Bird .
Andy Qunta… Excellent!
Terry Pack… I remember those Sunday gigs. I enjoyed that band.
Robert Searle… I wished i had seen that band
Pete Prescott… We didn’t gig that much. I remember doing Stevie Wonder ‘ s loves in need of love today. A few Chatsworth gigs and it was done.
Peter Millington… I was there, great band and venue
Terry Pack… Sunday lunchtimes. Kevin used to joke that nobody would come to the gigs because people would think it was all lies.
Tim Anderson… And the support act….Post Truth.
Phil Gill… They later changed their name to Alternative Facts.
Sarah Harvey… Peter Prescott !!! How posh ☺
Mick O’Dowd… That’s alot of Lies!
© Eddie Hazell Estate .
Phil Gill guitar, Pete Prescott vocals, Terry Pack guitar, Pete Shaw drums, Jo Brooks keyboards.
Pete Shaw… I’ve still got those shorts, that top and the kit! I must have cleaned it as the gold snare hoops don’t have any lager stains or crisp leftovers……
Alan Esdaile… are these the famous shorts from ‘Harry R & The Jump Jets’?
Pete Shaw… An updated pair carefully tailored for the fuller man….!
Pete Prescott… hot day as i recall !
Pete Prescott (commenting on Jo Brooks) that is one serious shirt !(good coming from me ha ha !) lovely fella.
supplied by Pete Prescott
supplied by Rod Smith
featuring Terry Pack, Phil Hudson, Rick Pentecost, Pete Prescott and Pete Shaw
Leigh Wieland Boys… Good pic Peter – which black & white photo is of you?
Pete Shaw… Have a guess….!!
Leigh Wieland Boys… ….hmmmm, now let me see, eeny meeny miney mow……just going to scrutinise them ….Ok, think it is the fifth one?
Pete Prescott… Don’t tell him pike ! They have to guess ! A lot of people point to your photo when they look for me !
Pete Shaw… Haha Pete…! So many people had difficulty getting it right! Come on Leigh Not no 5…! 4 to go….
Leigh Wieland Boys… Should have known…sitting in the car, you’ve always had a thing about toy cars!
Pete Shaw… 🙁 + 🚘 = happy 6 year old in my favourite pedal car…had it years and swooped it for a pedal bike! Photo taken in the rear garden of our house in Shelley Crescent in Hounslow
Phil Gill… This was one of two CDs in 2001 that I made absolutely no contribution to whatsoever, but still got a mention in the liner notes.
Pete Prescott… You were a kitten I guess you played with us on gigs Phil Hudson couldn’t play on. I find it hard listening to this album. We had used or time up at the studio. I had to go in with a voice weakened by gigs and had literally a couple of hours one afternoon to do all the vocals. I just sang it thru from track one till the end. I didn’t have time to repair parts that were really bad. As I went through it my voice was getting weaker. I can hear it getting worse. But the playing is great. Phil Hudson played some stunning guitar ! Great sales job on the album ha ha !
I bet the few people that have it are digging it out to check how bad the vocals are !
Alan Esdaile… you still did a great version of Burlesque Pete