Matt Thomas… I was there lol
Mark Mackenzie… We saw them at The Congress in Eastbourne and i am ashamed to say i fell asleep and started snoring, we were near the front row and after a kick in the shin from the wife i woke up and the blonde girl in the band was glaring at me……don’t blame her……
Matt Thomas… Was around the same time I saw Darts at The Congress
Nick Prince… I actually saw them at that concert. They were basically everything you would expect them to be. Middle of the road stuff that sounded almost like their records. I’ll leave it there I think. It hasn’t been that many years that I would admit seeing stuff like that.
Matt Thomas… It was years later when I was working behind the bar at White Rock that I noticed a signed picture of them on the wall in the bar along with other famous acts Roger de.Coucey and Anita Harris,wonder what happened to those pictures,they seemed to vanish without trace lol
Nick Prince… Lol. Now I wonder what happened to those. I remember the Anita Harris pic being there. Not forgetting that Brother Hood of Man beat Frank Ifield in the 1976 Song For Britain.
Now I wonder what would have happened if he represented us? I say 12 off Switzerland and some token points from Ireland and Malta . Or am I being unfair? Somehow i don’t think he would have won
Jim Breeds… Aaagh. 🙂
Barry French… I went to that concert. Wout Steenhuis was an amazing player.
( A mixture of Les Paul & Chet Atkins with a dash of Hank Marvin thrown in) Totally brilliant!!!
Phil Gill… I saw old Wout at the White Rock on 24 Aug1969…which was one of the dates The Move played on the Pier. I know because I was desperate to go see The Move but wasn’t allowed to at 13. Got given tickets to Wout as a consolation and went with a friend. Wout was good…I even got to meet him and talk about guitars and how to make a living at it. He encouraged me to keep keep playing and told me to practice a lot. Nice guy…but he wasn’t The Move.
Iain Cobby… He was related to Chris Baker who lived in the old town and took Steve Kinch’s place on lead guitar in the last line up of Effigy before another change in the line up. Sorry Phil but I did see the Move. They were late arriving and went straight into the Pier bingo hall and told my father who was the manger, they were sorry but the van broke down! he quickly showed them the back route to the ballroom. Well he was wearing a tux……………….
Chris Baker… My mum, Brenda, wrote lyrics and some songs with Wout. He wasn’t related though. He lived in an amazing house he designed himself in Broadstairs. He was brought up on Jazz and joined the Dutch Swing College Band before coming to the UK. He was put on a train by the Germans during the war and managed to escape but was shot in the arm which never set right. Didn’t stop him being a brilliant guitarist. He had a friend, Les Wake who helped set up his home studio for multi-tracking. They produced broadcast quality tapes for the BBC. Incidentally, The Town Council recorded their single with Les Wake in Broad stairs. Sweet & Neat / The Harder You Love both written by Steve Hersee, rhythm guitarist in the band.
Iain Cobby… Hi Chris, hope you are well and a happy man. Is Wout still around or has he shed his mortal coil and joined the celestial guitar chorus?
Chris Baker… Hi there. He died of cancer many years ago, sad to say.
Photo Dave Plummer. All photos and ticket supplied by Tim White http://www.whitehouse2002.co.uk
Andy Burkes guitar vocals, Tim White bass vocals, Ernie Blocksage percussion vocals, Ernst Friedle percussion vocals, Frank Jennings keyboards, Kevin White drums, Charlie (Chas) Garrioch sax, John Plummer trumpet and Sue guitar.
Neil Steadman… Can’t still be going Alan??
Alan Esdaile… Someone said previously that Andy Burkes lives in America now Neil , I think Tim White is still making music but don’t know about the others. Remember seeing them at The Crypt and they were great.
Roy Penfold… The White brothers are still very much into making music, I bumped into Kevin about a month ago. Jon Plummer is in Canada. Wasn’t there a ‘spin off’ jam band involving Paul Gambeau? I remember sitting in on one of their gigs at the Crypt….
Alan Esdaile… Looking at the website, could that have been Sleazy at Midnight, Roy?
All photos supplied by Captain Denis Turner
Captain Denis Turner… I have enclosed some pictures of my Uncle, Prince McBride and his Band plus a picture of my aunt Queenie McBride. Queenie was the younger sister of Prince and sang with the Band when down from Yorkshire. The Mcbrides were all entertainers, my grandparents were dancers, my mother Janetta was also a dancer. Prince was a pianist and bandleader and Queenie was a singer (Light Operatta) My daughter Sara (a Psychodynanic Psychotherapist ) has taken up the batton, in so far as she is a drummer ( part time ) with a number of Jazz bands in Oxford and London.The photos were all taken in the 1930/40s unfortunately i cannot be more accurate .
Alan Esdaile… I remember seeing Prince McBride on the pier, The Sun Lounge and The White Rock Pavilion. I don’t think I ever saw Queenie which I expect the photo was taken inside St Clements Caves. Anyone confirm the venue of the band photos?
Janine Anne Scott… Such a gent. His Son, Alan, played the drums.
Jim Breeds… Great photos!
Keith Cowper… I remember him playing at The Sun Lounge in St Leonard’s way back when !
Carol Arnold… Ahhh and Eugiene and his serenaders at sun lounge when i was a kid .
Dennis Torrance… I seen them also in 60’s at the sun lounge also not forgetting the park first lawn on a weds night fireworks during summer it’s amazing brought back so memories even the green and cream stage.
Michelle Ryder… I’m tracing my family tree and it turns out Prince and Queenie are relatives. Would love some more information. Fab photos btw!
Geoff Brown… Hi My Mother was Queenie Mcbride
supplied by Pete Millington https://pet842.wixsite.com/confeds-to-jinks
Pete Millington… Audience at the ITT Dance held at the White Rock Theatre on 10th January 1975 – My sister Jane is third from right front row (is in front second from right!) I recognise several other faces but not their names – any ideas?