Footloose & Die Laughing – Heavy Metal Holiday June and Brian Setchfield Aug 1979

26234_385823993709_4630979_n

footloose 25:8:1979

flyer supplied by Mick Mepham and cutting supplied by Iain Cobby

Mick O’Dowd…..Thanx Mick I hadn’t got a copy of this. Footloose were quite a good localband but don’t hear much about them now.

Chris Pook…..Really liked Footloose.

Mick O’Dowd….Yeah Chris. Remember the drummer played for Beez Neez when Mark was indisposed at The Carlisle.

Mark Chapman… We met Brian for the first time today at the west end of Bexhill on the beech front. What a polite, interesting and informative chat. Just checked out the discography and history of rock bands. Great stuff and still very fit and kicking. We look forwards to meeting up again in the near future and probably by pure chance again. All the best Rock’n’ Roll. Mark and Julie

Harry Randall… That very gig “Sound Check” would love to see any photo’s of us! Check out “Freedom Ride” by Brian on You Tube it’s all that’s left of “Footloose”!

Tim Moose Bruce… Before the Storm. Bunch of young lads who started out a bit off key but improved by leaps and bounds every time they gigged. Changed their name to Billy Wizz later on.

Footloose at The Carlisle 1970’s

supplied by Harry Randall

Harry Randall… Once upon a time a long long long long time ago when I had Hair a Les Paul Custom and a Marshall! Those were the days! Not allowed anymore how times have changed! The Carlisle about 1979 from left to right Tony Bridger (Guitar) Will Powell (Drums) Brian Setchfield (vocals) Iain Cobby (Bass) and myself HARRY Randall (guitar) would love to see any other photos kicking around!

Phil Gill… nice pic, thanks for sharing. I always loved Tony’s playing when I was in Stallion, he had great tone, was always concise and consistent and played with intent. The two of you together must have been a joy. Remember my first Stallion studio outing aged 19 with Phil Cordell as producer and Tony on guitar. He was right on the money.

Harry Randall… yes one of the greats, I think I played about eight years in all I remember phoning the Star at Normans bay for a gig and they said never had bands before eventually we were picking the bar out 5 deep so asked for an increase for our meagre gig money only to be told there’s the door! Typical.

Tim Moose Bruce… Loved the set list you guys did. Foreigner, Boston, Styx Quo, Lizzy and loads more.

Harry Randall… Yeah a lot of people knocked us for doing covers but in those days they were pretty obscure bands in UK bigger in Belgium things like Cold as ice and Hot blooded! Played that LP to death!

Iain Cobby… What is that on my head? Playing my old Ric 4001 . Harry and I recently worked on Brian’s Video for ” Freedom Ride” . Missing Tony and have many such memories of him then and pre Stallion, many of which would be unprintable. Do remember carting gear up those stairs! good times.

Tim Moose Bruce… 1st time I saw you in this band(1978 at the Wheatsheaf), you had a doubleneck guitar.

Harry Randall… Tim, that was my Ibanez be worth a lot of money now same as my JTM 45 Marshall everything was hand written on it it was that old

Tim Moose Bruce… Saw a pair of Ibanez doubleneck guitars in the 80s in Cass Music in Eastbourne. About the same time I bought my Shergold doubleneck from Birds Music.

Wee Jock… Love the photo, stacks, wem columns, concert toms

Tim Moose Bruce… Wee, And Brian’s vocals going through a Copycat. Sounded great.

Harry Randall… Wee, used to pack out the Star at Normans Bay, landlord said the tiles were coming off the roof LOL! I remember phoning them and arranging the gig at a low fee as they never had bands after several months and the bar getting 5 deep to get served asked for a raise as we had by then established it well and truly only to be told “No”! So pulled out!

 

Steppin’ Out and Dupree – St Valentine’s Ball – Carlisle Hastings – 11th February 1977

dupree-poster

img714

img713

supplied by Mick Knight

Photos of Dupree by Eric Money. Featuring Andy Bannister, Barry Denyer and Mick Knight

Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember this gig?

Martyn Baker… Well, I definitely played the gig with Tich, Martin, Roger, Piers, Wesley, Andy. I think Dupree were friends of Tich’s. Long time ago!

The Good Missionaries – P.P.Benefit Ball – The Carlisle 4th January 1980

supplied by John Gale

John Gale… Just found this, was a bit of a messy night I seem to remember

Alamo Leal… that brings me back..I remember vaguely about this one only..we done a few opening for Tich’s band too, the Roaring 80’s at that time. .I ended up playing gtr for his fantastic band some 5 years later in London, the YaYa’s..one of the greatest front man Tich is.

Bands For Kelly event The Carlisle 23rd July 1986

img473

The Edge – photo supplied by Barry French

Neil Cartwright…  ‘Bands for Kelly’, event was to raise money for a young girl called Kelly who had a medical condition. The bands who played were: Hat Trick, The Havaiians , Electra Blitz, Sprayman and the Teenage Idols and The Edge. I have audio recordings of everybody.

Barry French… The event was organised to raise funds for a young girl called Kelly Smith who was very sick. Supported by family & my two great friends Dennis Wootton & Neil Cartwright we proceeded to get the wheels in motion to play a few tunes & raise some cash. As always in Hastings,other musicians kindly offered their services & Bands For Kelly was born. Roger Carey, Den & I also played a short impromptu Hat Trick set. It was a great evening for a lovely cause.

The Executives, The Lillettes, The Piranhas, Nicky and the Dots, Teenbeats, Chicane – The Carlisle Hastings Feb/March 1979

supplied by David McLean

Mike Mitchell… The Piranhas, Nicky and The Dots,Teenbeats was a cracking gig. I still play singles from all three bands.

Mark Rodrigues… For a minute I thought that The Executive played there. George and Andrew’s group pre Wham!

John Gale… Mark, These Executives were a minor local punk band,,, a bit different

Stuart Moir… Were the Lillettes a monthly girl band

Lost Boys, Vicious Minds, Jump The Gun, Roadhouse, Boring Farts, Cunning Stunts at The Carlisle 3rd July 1993

14479605_10211285849850443_667800770770835319_n

supplied by Pete Prescott

Jan Warren… The Cunning Stunts ………. hahahahahahaha, brilliant name!!

Pete Prescott… What a band ha ha !

Karen Sweatman…Brilliant line up! Oh happy days

Ernest Ballard… I’d forgotten this one

Alan Vale… I remember this gig just about, there was a video, I played bass for various bands at that gig

Pete Prescott… The Boring Farts were the pre Highway Band. Same songs etc. Nigel on drums, John Laidlaw on guitar Dave woods (guitar. Sadly didn’t show for the gig) Roger Carey bass and me. I loved the rehearsals.

Tim Moose Bruce… We(the Blind Bats) supported Cunning Stunts and Cracked Mirror at a biker party in Camber in the 80s. A wild night

Janet Rennie… Excellent, I love a pun

Pete Houghton… Vicious Mind’s were great that night

Die Laughing rock The Carlisle 1st November 1980 & Melody Maker Rock Contest The Venue 1st July 1979

all posters supplied by Mick Mepham

Tim Moose Bruce… went to the venue for that one. the bit i remember was £1.70 for half a lager!. DL did a good show. went to the area heat final at the Marquee. that was a great nite. Bite the pillow won it. splodges came 4th i recall. dont know what came of bite the pillow afterwards.

Colin… My pals Bite The Pillow won. What a glorious night it was. We all bussed down from Glasgow and a wonderful celebration was had after this somewhat unexpected triumph. The band went their separate ways shortly after. Russell went on to become lead singer and guitarist with Positive Noise and the others formed Dance Walesa, which is when I joined them on percussion and string machine. We had a great time together and disbanded shortly after our last minute cancelled gig supporting Yazoo at Glasgow’s “Tiffany’s”. The disappointment was obviously too much for us and we did the honourable band thing and called it a day!!

Tim Moose Bruce… Max Splodge got best bum award after their performance of Michael Booths Talking Bum… And Die Laughing’s gig van didnt blow up its engine like it did on the area heat final a few weeks previously.

Harry Randall… Mmmmmm must ask Terry Corder about that?

Alan Esdaile… early heat…

John Bryson… Colin? Colin Clark? Chanced upon this random entry and thought “I was there too, and I know that guy” Or may be “knew” is more accurate. Probs not seen you since early/mid 80’s??? Hope you’re doing good.

Teenbeats & Piranhas – The Carlisle 23rd February 1979

403411_10151396306770555_513202279_n

supplied by Teenbeats facebook page.

Bobby Walker….Great gig!  Huggy Leaver was a local character in Hastings around this time. This was the last time I spoke to him … next saw him in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Philip Meston…..Then there was Guns, Gangsters and Zombies!

Mick O’Dowd… Another classic 558 Entertainments promotion and don’t forget the British Heart Foundation ad with Vinnie Jones where Huggy played “The body” to “Staying Alive”. Two great bands. This was the first time I booked the Piranhas after being pestered by their management. The agreement was that I would give them 2 support act slots and if they were popular(which as it turned out, they were) i’d put them on top billing. As it happened they were so popular that they headlined after only one show.

Colin Jefferys… Was this not the gig where a few lads jumped on to the stage ( albeit a very low level small one) and tried to smack Bob Grover? I’m sure they were rubbish

Peter Fairless… Top band, the Piranhas were great Bob and Johnny wrote some magic but, hey, the Teenbeats were ours!

Mark Syrett… Top night as I remember