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poster supplied by Paul Dove, photo by Paul Wiseman
Paul Dove, Jon McCallion, Alan Esdaile(manager), Steve Demetri. Paul Wiseman is taking the photo.
Alan Esdaile… Happy days of…..Hair! Business card must have been when Harry was manager.
Jan Warren.. Oh yes, my hubby (ex) Pete Watson was the regular Saturday night DJ at The Regent ……. must have been around about 1972 to 74?! – there were lots of bands, I remember “Rubber Band” (Bowie-type lead singer called Dave, haha) they released a single called “Moon Walker”!! and many other local bands played there, many of which have often been mentioned here in SMART group!! – good times!!
Paul Dove… Well done Alan good memories,, here we are 50 years on and still living the dream,, just wish a few of our old friends could see them but I expect they are still living that dream were ever they are, we are carrying on that dream, love music love life ,love SMART,xx
Harry Randall… I used to go to school with both Steve and Paul Wiseman
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Spyke – Peter Millington, Twiggie (Vocals), Terry Chedzoy, Ian Williams.
Martin Richter… Ian Williams – lol
Peter Millington… Spyke converted to Jinks in 1974 shortly after Twiggie left. 40 years on. We did a few Gigs at the Regent – The seafront was alive with good music then – I miss those days at the Regent/Scalliwags, Alexandra, Witchdoctor/Cobweb, Pier, Mr Cherrys etc. etc.
Madeline Joyce Morton… Miss, Chris Sayer those were the days at the Alex x
Robert Searle… Great photo. Played at The Regent with Easy Street and remembering seeing Shaft play there with the late Dave Shaw on vocals.
Jon McCallion… Nice picture Pete.
Joe Knight… great!!!
Andy Qunta… I remember all those bands! I remember playing at the Regent with Factory too!
Pete Millington… The above picture was taken at the Regent Hotel in 1973 – The advert is for SPYKE in 1968 which was this line-up, although taken at the White Rock Theatre on 12 January 1968. The KB Annual Dance with Bob Miller and the Millermen – Great memories!
Janie Lowe… What happened to Twiggie
Pete Millington… She still lives locally. She can be seen in black top hat and black uniform in the old town drum procession eg Carnival march
Charlie Ball… Always finished with Alright Now, in the Alex
Pete Millington… You’ve a better memory than me and I was playing it!
supplied by Paul Dove
Tony Ford, Nigel Dance and Paul Dove.
Charlie Ball… Paul Dove playing there is my cousin.I used to go to The Regent, Spyke played a lot there.
Jan Warren… I used to go there in the early 70s, my husband was the regular Saturday night
Andy Qunta… Before Factory was formed, my brother, Tony, & I played in a band called Static Emotion, with Chris Sambrook & Dave Austin. We played downstairs at the Regent every Saturday, between March-May 1970, approx. Good times! Small audiences, as I recall, but a gig’s a gig!
posters supplied by Paul Dove, photo supplied by Jon McCallion
Steve Demetri, Jon McCallion, Paul Wiseman, Paul Dove.
Jon McCallion… So many stories, good days
Carol Arnold… Ah such good times!
Phil Gill… So that’s where Steve got the picture idea from
Stallion photo supplied by Phil Gill