Pete Fairless… Whatever happened to Jon, anyone know?
Alan Esdaile… I did see him still driving around in his van, a few years ago.
Mick O’Dowd… I saw him a couple of months ago in Hastings.
Sarah Harvey says… Hastings Rock FM are looking for new and upcoming local(-ish) bands and artists to play at The Hastings Rock showcase events. We are especially interested in showcasing those composing and playing their own original music. We are a rock radio station so the music played should broadly fall into the rock category. There are three dates available in 2020 and you would play alongside two other bands / artists at the event as well as The Hastings Rock Roadshow. We already have some bands lined up so don’t miss out. Please Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
and from 1996…
Ernest Ballard… Crickey. The mature boys !
Andy James Long… Since it’s a reunion, after a fair while, would it be fair to to say you were now the found men?
Pete Prescott… Nah ! Lost the plot !
Ernest Ballard… I’m gutted to miss this gig as I’ll be at Goodwood Race course. Hope to see some video later and pics
poster supplied by Paul Dengate, photo Alexis Korner & Snape, Musikhalle Hamburg, November 1972 Heinrich Klaffs – http://www.flickr.com/photos/heiner1947/4482746700/in/photostream/
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
photo: Pete Prescott
The band were called ‘The Pullbacks’ and had Joe Rytlewski on guitar and Martin Richter on bass.
Tony Qunta….The drummer from the first proper band I was in in Hastings with Andy Q!
Pete Prescott….i could get radio 4 on that haircut.its outside the carlisle around 1990/91 its Chris and Joe rytlewski was on guitar.i was passing and invited up to sing (probably) natural born woman.we were also joined by Richard (not sure of his 2nd name) the drummer of caravan.he was the landlord of a pub the lost boys played at in ashford.nice guy.good drummer.i used to love watching Chris play.he always put so much into his playing.
Yvonne Cleland…Phil Little was the drummer after Chris. Jez Gillett used to do vocals and keyboard for the Pullbacks when he didn’t have a gig with the Lost Boys.
supplied by Mick Mepham cutting supplied by Mick O’Dowd
Tim Bruce….I went to the Footloose gig. Loggerhead if I recall were a prog type band playing their own material.
Mick O’Dowd… Here’s on of my gigs from 1979. Footloose were a very good band in the Thin Lizzy mould if I remember rightly. I know the drummer was called Will but I don’t remember any other names. Can anybody help with names/pics? The following night Will actually played drums for Beez Neez because Mark Harris (now a Likely Lad)( He was then as well!) got held up and couldn’t get to the gig. Will did an excellent job. What can you say about the Piranhas/Teenbeats gig. Then there was those stalwarts of the local music scene Centre Page whose line-up over the years reads like a whos-who of local talent!
Peter Millington… There’s a job for you Mick – create a family tree of who’s played in Suspect/Centre Page over the 50+ years they’ve been entertaining the locals and the not so locals. Group family trees are a complicated business – I’ve just finished one for myself which goes from the CONFEDERATES – SPYKE i – SUSPECT – SPYKE II – JINKS I – EVOLUTION – JINKS II with all the members comings and goings. Not very adventurous with names were we? 53 years non-stop so no complaints!
Iain Cobby… Yes, I was the bassist in Footloose. Will on Drums (cant remember his surname) Brian Setchfield on vox, Guitars were Tony (Vic) Bridger RIP and Harry Randall. Good times were had with a mixture of covers and our own stuff. We did record one with two Saxon covers. I think we went on stage to Widors toccata in F. Such pomp!
Dave Nattress… I still see Brian Setchfield quite often along Cooden Sea-front. He walking his dog, me walking mine, and we often walk along chatting about all those old times, bands and characters. Brian was in Boulder a parallel universe to Damaris and they morphed into Footloose. Mick Kemp and Tony Barraclough played in both bands. Boulder actually earned money doing weekend gigs. Really glad you’ve “signed up” Iain – catch you soon. Loggerhead’s bassist was Steve Watson who later joined up with Mick Bridgeland, Andy Leaney, (RIP), and me in The Charts. Mick, Andy and I had been in The Prisoners for a year or two with Robin Heggie. Robin joined the Hollywood Killers and I think it was then actually Steve Watson joined us.
Mike Mitchell… I remember that gig: The Piranhas and The Teenbeats…a great night. And I found a silver Parker biro on the benches too.
Colin Fox… I like THE GENTLEMEN OF POP under Centre Page.
Mick O’Dowd… Will from Footloose took over the drumkit from Mark at this one. It’s ok Mark Harris, he was still sitting at the back!
Mark Harris… I think you might be right Mick about Will deputising.
Chris Pook… Think that was the only gig you missed Mark. Agree Mick, Footloose were a great band – Dave Neal included!!
Ernest Ballard… Piranhas Great Band