Tony Gale and Tina – Railway Club Warrior Square, St Leonards – Seventies & Tony solo photos

All photos supplied by John Gale

John Gale… dad on his drums,, he had a residency with a lady called Tina (on keyboards) 1975-79. Railway Club near Warrior Station most Saturday and Sundays,,,, God they were busy nights,,, not sure if it was because the band was good or the drink was cheap,,, 🤣🤣. Think I know the answer

Chris Boorman… I know I’ve said this before, but Tony was my greatest drumming inspiration when I was growing up. Fantastic drummer and such a nice bloke.

Mike Mitchell… This is a nice set of photos. I particularly like the one of your dad using on some “music oil” aka Best Bitter.

Ken Copsey… Great set of pictures John. I notice that Tina is playing her keyboard through a very nice and extremely desirable Ampeg amplifier as used by the Stones in the 1970’s. Also very loud. Was this so that she could be heard over the drums! Only thought of this as it appears that your dad was a big influence on a certain Mr Boorman? Just saying.

Mick Bacon… Great photos

Mark Mackenzie… Fab pics, thank you.

Peter Millington… Knew Tony well at FJ Parsons. Regularly chatted with him at the EHSAA on a Saturday night. Nice bloke

Pete Millington… Those were the days, Observer Office party Christmas 1964. Dave Johnson (lead foot) on drums

supplied by Pete Millington

Jazz Combo photos 1959 and more from John Gale

all supplied by John Gale.

John Gale… Here is the Jazz Combo lineup from the poster I posted last week of the 1959 gig St Mary’s Hall( later known as All Saints Church Hall) , All Saints Street, Thursday 16th July …..

Photo 1)my dad Tony Gale (drums), Paul Goddard (Trombone), Mick Davies (Clarinet), John Evans (Tea chest base), Kenny Easton (Trumpet) and John Miles (Piano).

Photo 2)
Same but different order,, John Evans, Paul Goddard, Mick Davies, Tony Gale (hidden almost), Kenny Easton and John Miles

Photo 3) Harvey shops (guitarist), Mick Davies (Clarinet), “. Then 2 unknown guitarists,,,, anyone know who they are please ??

John Gale…Dad use to jam at quite an early age in Hastings ,, late 50s, early 60’s with different musicians… Photo 1) here dad can be seen playing he drums with John ‘Spud’ ‘ Taylor, who soon after this went on to play piano for Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Lane. Photo 2) dad and Spud again but with who on bass, sax and trumpet? Any idea?

Geoff Peckham… I wonder if my late dad, Dave Peckham, ever played with him. He played bass around the Bexhill/Hastings area in the 50s and 60s and certainly played with some people mentioned like Ted Crouch and Gordon Miles.

John Gale… Most likely Geoff, I’ll ask mum if she remembers your dad, she’s got a good memory and was always with dad, they met on the pier at a dance

Geoff Peckham… It would be nice, wouldn’t it, John. He was certainly friends with Gordon as I remember visiting him with dad, I believe up from the Old Town. And Gordon and others used to come to our place in Sidley for jam sessions on Sunday afternoons. I kept trying to get my dad to write his memories of playing in jazz and dance bands, but he never did.

John Gale… Gordon and Arthur had the lawnmower shop in Courthouse Street, yes Gordon lived in All Saints Crescent