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

The Carlisle Hastings February/March 1979

supplied by Ken Copsey

Ken Copsey… Seem to remember there was some discussion about the billing of the Piranhas gig at the Carlisle. They were definitely top of the bill. Teenbeats were tagged on to get in the local mods.

John Gale… Went to the all those mate,,,, the only band not worth watching on the those bills were the Teenbeats,,,, they were crap 🤣🤣🤣. Seriously, mate all good bands. The Chicane night ended up a bit messy i recall , less said about that the better 😂. The Piranha gigs were particularly good as they attracted a mixed crowd , I remember the one where Nicky and the Dots supported l them too, a certain mate of mine went flying down the stairs with his broken leg. Think it was that one anyway 😂. Good Times mate . What I would give for a night like that tonight ?

supplied by John Gale

Steve Sampson… Was that the night Kev O fell down the stairs ! 🤣… one of those at the Carlisle I lost my hearing for days after being pushed into the speaker stack while pogoing

Ken Copsey…Unless my memory fails me the place was completely packed that night from the front of the stage to about two thirds back. I can imagine it would have been quite easy to end up wedged against the PA. This was my first gig with the Teenbeats and I was still an innocent 16 year old.

 

Headlights, Smokestack Lightning & The Executives – Hastings Pier 23rd Sept 1978

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poster supplied by Mick Mepham,  ad supplied by Sarah Harvey

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The Executives supplied by Mick O’Dowd,

Flyer supplied by Lynn Gale

Alan Esdaile…. Mick O’Dowd promotion

Mick O’Dowd… Headlights were a brilliant band and I had already promoted them at The Caves( Those were the days!) and was so impressed that I put them on my first Pier Gig. Does anybody have any info or pics of them? I thought they could have gone on to greater things as did another of my promotions, Smeggy & The Cheesey Bits who morphed into King Kurt!

James Sadia… One pound!! blinkin extortion!

Chris Boorman… Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated!

Mick O’Dowd… I  know how to rip-’em-off James!

Gavin Martin… Executives- not the Roy Carr (untaggable) band?

Lynn Gale… Hubby dug the above flyer out

Mick O’Dowd… The Executives were a Brighton based band. I believe they were signed to the Attrix label.

John Gale… 42 years ago today, along with an extract taken from my 1978 diary. It’s been edited for bad language. In the afternoon I went down to Tiffer’s House and helped load SSL’s equipment onto the pier for the gig tonight. Arrived with Executives but Headlights didn’t arrive until later.  Executives went down really well. Smokestack were brilliant though. Steaming through their set of covers. Tiffer drumming like Keith Moon (who died recently), I lost my voice from singing along, didn’t see Headlights play, was a great night “

Ken Copsey… I guess we still owe you your roadie fee and highly partisan review!