In researching from 1944 to 1969, we collected all manner of information and photographs.
We decided not to waste them, and to have a gallery of items dated before 1944 or after 1969, and others we just couldn't leave out. We include them here.
Generation 1970 to 1971: Steve Farrow (LG), Phil Briggs (D), Roger Tice (B), Dave Mussell (K)
Thumper 1971 to 1973: Dave Mussell (K), Phil Briggs (D), Alan Medland (B), Roy Slyfield (LG)
Lee Scott Sound, played the 1971 summer season on the South Parade Pier.
Formed in 1973 "Kiev" were
Lynton Brown, vocals guitar keyboards,
Tony Hawnt, drums,
Tom Horscroft, guitar vocals
Pete Downton, vocals
Then from 1974 they were called "Sahara"
Pete Downton vocals
Tom Horscroft guitar vocals
John Bever, bass vocals
Tony Hawnt, vocals drums
another guitar player..phil bankhead now lives in france replaced Tom for a short period in 1974 before Sahara split.
then later "Oasis" (would you believe!) and then changed to "Mickey"
Pictured above was the final formation, "Ryder" who existed from approx 1974 to 1977 and consisted of left to right...
Mick Waldock, guitar vocals now deceased sadly....see photo below
Lynton Brown, vocals guitar keyboards...
John Bever, vocals bass...
Tony Hawnt, vocals drums.
Note also a Walkerprint with a Stage One address at the late lamented by some, Tricorn.
In Later years Mick Waldock sold ice creams on Southsea sea front.
Limited S in 2011, in the 1960's they used to be called The Parkas.
Vinyl Tap, left to right, Nobby Glover drums, Mike Creamer guitar, Alan Christmas 12 string, Nigel Baker bass.
Hat Trick in 2012 at 20/20 studio, left to right Chris Hughes drums, Ron Hughes guitar(no relation,) and Nigel Baker bass,
all add vocals. Note that Nigel plays in two groups!
Nigel Trick, Christopher Trick and Ronald Trick,
really they are names as above!
SPRYNTER, left to right, Mick Bradley (R Guitar). Cheryl Turner (Bass), Deano Triche (Vox), Adrian Dalley (Drums),
Kelley Crocker (Vox), Keith Elshaw (Keys) Tim Wallace (L Guitar).
Mobile: 07581099672 ---- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The band web site is: www.sprynter.net where there are some sound files in the media/audio page.
Steve Smith with the mustache, Les Pope wearing the hat,
came from "Horizon" and formed this band with two unknown others.
previously known as The Typhoons, included Barry Worley vocals and bass, John Bodle drums,
and Neil Worley Guitar/keyboards in 1989.
included Barry Worley vocals and bass, John Bodle drums,
and Neil Worley Guitar/keyboards, with the addition of singer Rachel Hawnt in 1990.
from the 1980's included Mike on guitar, Ken bass, Den drums, and Andy and Paula on vocals
Kevin Dawson keyboards, Dave Knight bass, Karen Knight vocals, John Bodle drums, about 1982
Ian McKay joined on 2nd guitar and vocals - top shot taken sometime in 85 or 86 with Paul Haines.
As a four piece again with Paula, in the '90s
Paul, Paula, Connie, Andy with Paul Haines and Connie Kym Everard.
Slightly more blues based, as a 5 piece...
Jim Brisland on sax, Gary Jubber harmonica and guitar, vocals.
Jim was later replaced by Rohan Thee Man for a few gigs in Bognor Regis.
At The Landmark, Portsmouth with former Shazam guitarist Chris Hill with Paul Haines and Connie Kym Everard in Portsmouth.
‘Rock – A – Toons'
A lively 5 piece Portsmouth band plus a little bit more.
The band consisted of Adie Bishop – lead vocals & guitar (ex Big Rumble guitarist & other bands), Big strong Wayne on bass & his dad Ken on guitar & some lead vocals, Steve on drums & the latest addition who is a great asset to the already good band – Miranda who plays sax, tambourine, maracas & wears a big smile & thoroughly enjoys what she does, they all do, but no favouritism here, Miranda shines & also sings a couple of songs.
Solitaire in 1982 including Barry Sutton and Nobby Glover.
The unknown singer may bge JJ Williams and probably the first backing job they did in 1972. The publicity handout below is also from 1972. These were both taken at Ron Forrest & Associates photographic studio in Albert Rd Southsea in '72.
The band was as follows - Chris Lowe - Lead/Rhythm guitar and vocals, Dave Martin - Bass guitar and vocals, Roger Grigg - Drums and vocals. Shaftesbury were formed in the dying embers of 1971. In actual fact it was at a gig in Osborne Rd Southsea, at a new years party above a restaurant, that the band was born. At the time they didn't even have a name. The important fact here is that a partygoer gave them their name. When she asked " What's the name of your band", they said that they hadn't got one. "Yes you have, Its on the front of your Drums", and there it was 'Shaftesbury' on the bass drum front skin, the Japanese musical instrument company, but also a village in Dorset. They hardly ever used the name in the time Chris Lowe was with them, because they were always being used as a backing band. Their first backing job was at the London Palladium backing a young Nicky Nolan, later to become one of the Eurovision winners 'Bucks Fizz'. At the time Nicky,(Mike), was only 16, eight years away from stardom. The following years were spent touring Europe and British Isles, playing one nighters (one off gigs) and weeks or months in different parts of the country and Channel Islands. I suppose their best year had to be 1974 when they were chosen to work for Phil Spector, the world famous record producer, now unfortunately incarcerated in the U.S. The whole of that year was taken up touring as a backing band for the 'Crystals and the 'Ronnettes. Chris left after the tour in '74, and the band carried on with more backing jobs, recruiting a new guitarist.
Daz and Chave.
J J Williams.
Campbell and Reid.
The Fliks with Big Brother Soul
left to Right, Simon Scott, Emma Reid, Alan Woods, Lawrence Sunley, Jolene Burns, Malcolm Burns, Gloria Miller, Dave Oakley, Sophie Naessens.
Lead Vocals / Harmonica: Dean Sumner,
Guitar / Vocals: Mark Curtis ,
Piano: Duncan Baxter,
Bass / Vocals: Phil Turnbull,
Drums / Vocals: Pete Light.
During the late 1970's Joe Jackson was resident here.
Big Band Theory in 2013,
(L-R) Back: Phil Briggs drums, David Hardiman bass, David Griffin guitar , John McLeod keyboards vocals;
Front: Dave Mussell keyboards vocals, "G" vocals , Neal Campbell vocals
The Firestorms in 2002, Guitar Mike Bodle, Drummer Dennis Taylor, Bass Kenneth Stevens, Singer Andy Cook deceased 2012
Pipeline reviews The SHADDERS
David Browne moved to the south back in the 1960's and was a fine singer, impressionist, stand up comedian.
And now can be seen singing and drumming in several local groups and bands.
Still a versatile and very listenable entertainer.
Four of the guys from 'Deaf Boy Hug' and 'Something for the weekend', Nic Hug, Rob Richardson, Chris Hughes and Tony Gilson.
Something for the weekend line up was, Nick Hug vocals, gob iron, keyboards, "fingers" Dave Gilson guitar, Big Tony Gilson bass,
Chris Hughes drums, "Rainbow" Rob Richardson sax, keyboards, flute, clarinet etc.. .
Betty, Gail and Dorothy, The Three Belles
Rock Therapy in 1986
Streetrods, Kenny Stevens, Mick and Inge Williams in 1986
Basins at the Tricorn in 1986
Various - South Specific
Brain Boosters Records ?– lobotomy 01
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
New Wave, Punk, Minimal
A1 Attic (5) – This Child Is Dead 3:17
A2 Attic (5) – Strange Numbers-Base Seven 3:01
A3 Renaldo And The Loaf* – A Medical Man 1:17
A4 Renaldo And The Loaf* – Bali Whine 2:26
A5 Renaldo And The Loaf* – Scottish Shuffle 3:20
A6 Toxicomane – This Nice World 4:22
A7 Nice Boys, The – Maybe That's Love 2:37
A8 Nice Boys, The – (Remember) This Room 5:45
B1 Dance Attack (X) – Not Instrumental (It's A Dance Attack) 1:03
B2 Dance Attack (X) – Last Of The Teenage Heartaches 3:01
B3 Dance Attack (X) – Keep Moving 3:33
B4 Chimes, The (5) – I Can't Smile 3:09
B5 Chimes, The (5) – Through To You 2:46
B6 Chimes, The (5) – Who Do I Believe? 2:05
B7 Anna Blüm – Mourning In Yellow 4:07
B8 Frames, The (2) – Lost In Space 2:48
B9 Frames, The (2) – Reduced Watches 2:24
"South Specific - Brain Boosters - Reveal Music From Portsmouth"
LP includes insert and a piece of sandpaper is clued to the front (in the "sand" square).
Kenny Law Band and from L-R they are Nick ??? on trombone, Wally Parrot on trumpet,
Roy Huggett on drums, Richard (Richie) Martin on guitar and Kenny Law on keyboards.
In 1976 played six nights a week for the full 20-week summer season at Northney Warners holiday camp in Hayling Island and on their night off took over from the resident band and played at the Sinah Warren Camp.
The Dodgers — with Papa Rick and Robin Vick.
Blind Dog — Nick on bass, Don vocals, Tim on drums and Tom Hazel guitar.
Riot Squad, lead singer Rob McQuoid
MIKE MALIGNANT AND THE PARASITES, singer Mike Pearce
Spit like piant
Body Count, lead singer Rob McQuoid, bass Steve McGrath
The Right Profile
The Media, vocals Martin Jacks, guitar Pete Rossie. bass Mick Whichello, drums Bryan Lee
A Motion Industry, Circa 1985
Paul Morrey (guitar), Brian Pearce (Bass), Gary Smith (drums), Kev Smith (vocals / guitar).
A Motion Industry split up, and the two Smith brothers then went on to form Firework Party,
and now both play in popular local covers band Kojak’s Revenge.
The Stan Bennett Trio with Jo Baker at the Vine in Hambledon 16th Februiary 2014,
From L-R: Tony Carter sax, Stan Bennett piano, Malcolm Parrott bass, Jo Baker vocals.
Back Row ‘Joe’ Brown (father of Pompey Supporters Chairman Ashley Brown), Mick Eveleigh (60s Pompey group the Storms and an original Red), Dave Allen and guitarist Jim Zimmer (also a Red).
Middle three: Keith ‘Mook’ Matthews, Bob Manley (also with Bob Pearce) and Steve Cole (another Red).
Steel Mill were transformed into the Reds circa 1985 and later on Mick, Steve, Jim and I were together again in the Notorious Strawboys. The Reds incidentally can claim to have played at all three Basins venues.