The full line-up of musicians was Brian Tucker : bass, Steve Webster : drums, Phil Butcher : drums, Greg Strowger : guitar, Ian Brown : guitar, Hugh Green : guitar. Many people helped organise the event without whom it would never have got off the ground...Rod, Adrian, Maria, Steve, Bay X and Gangster Gang. Special thanks to Roger Mayer for coming up from London as guest of honour and performing signing duties. Roger, as most guitarists will know, was the technician who worked with Hendrix to create Jimi's sound effects 1966-68 and was responsible for the "Hendrix" sound - most famously used in Purple Haze, Machine Gun and the Lesley sound Jimi had at Woodstock. He still produces effects for sale to the general public.
Houseshakers were a 60's Rock-n-Roll band, Jim Walls the original bass player can be seen in earlier band photos, Colin Russell Guitar/Vocals, Jimm Walls Bass, John Messinger Drums. later member Adrian Robinson replaced Colin vocals and still a member, later bass player Tony Atkins then Steve Ruffles then Ivan Leach who moved over to rhythm guitar and replaced early rhythm player Ivan Leach, Kerry Reed took on bass. Barry Durrant lead guitar/vocals still a member,
The Houseshakers were a British rock and roll band that formed at the end of 1969 and active in the early 1970s. They backed Gene Vincent on two of his European visits. They performed in their own right and acted as the backing for Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry at the Wembley Rock'n Roll Revival concert on 5 August 1972.
The line-up was Graham Fenton (vocals), Terry Clemson (lead guitar), Tommy Husky, Jimmy Walls, and Vic Searle.
New line up in 2011 John messenger Drums, Adrian Robinson Vocals, Barry Durrant Guitar & Vocals, Dave Halls Guitar & Vocals, John Game Bass & Vocals.
New line up 2012 Adrian Robertson (vocals) Barry Durrant (lead guitar) John Messenger (drums) Steve Ruffles (Bass) Jim Heard (guitar)
Jah Warriors – a UK-based reggae band from Ipswich, Suffolk. The original line-up included Lloyd “Captain” Morgan (lead vocals), Ira Jones (vocals, lead guitar), Gordon Mulraine (bass guitar), Joseph White (drums), Aubrey Mulraine (keyboards), Lloyd Clarke (saxophone) and Trevor Jones (trombone). In 1982, the band released their debut, “If Only You Knew”/”Can’t Take It No More”, which was met with critical acclaim but failed commercially. Undeterred, the group built a solid reputation touring, and in 1984 they were asked to support the legendary Curtis Mayfield. Although an R&B performer, Mayfield and the Impressions had influenced many of Jamaica’s top performers. Conscious and respectful of the singer’s eminence, the young group gave their all in support of the influential musician.The group performed “Tribute To Bob Marley” alongside tracks from their forthcoming album, including “Drug Squad”, “Can’t Cook” and their earlier singles releases. Mayfield was impressed by the band’s performance and predicted a bright future for the group. The experience proved beneficial and the band released Poor Mans Story, which covered a diversity of subjects including abortion (“Innocent Ones”) and an interpretation of an advertising jingle, “Liquor”. The album was recorded locally by the band at a studio owned by the 60s pop singer Chris Andrews, who had a Top 10 hit with “Yesterday Man”, later covered in a reggae version by Nicky Thomas. the band next album called No Illusion which featured Al Anderson of Bob Marley & The WailersTwo singles was relesased from No Illusions Whats This Feelings (morgan) and Apartheid (jones) .
Submitted by Barry Jackson
Year formed: 1963
Year Disbanded : 1971
No of Members: 5
Barry Jackson Bass/vocals
Jimmy Pilgrim/ vocals
John Mann/vocals/from 1966
Formed in 1997, JR is still going strong. founder members Tony Eaton (guitar & vocals) and Paul Cooper (vocals & tambourine), have been joined by Bob Settle (drums & backing vocals), Paul Eaton (bass & backing vocals) and Mike Watkin (sound & guitar). full details on www.jurassicrock.co.uk
Submitted by:Steve Summers on 18-11-09
Year formed: c 2002
Still Active: Yes,
No of Members: 3
Style: Rock Covers
Steve Summers - Guitar/Vocals
Mark Smith - Drums/Vocals
Richard Loose - Bass/Vocals
Band history: Current line-up came together during 2007