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)
Submitted by Alec Robinson on 01-01-2010
Year formed: 1960
Still Active: Yes,
No of Members: 4
Area: Suffolk,Es s ex
Style: Rock /Pop Covers
Sandy Sotherland,Drums,Vocals,John Wright,Bass,Vocals,Garry Nunn,Lead Guitar,Vocals, Alec Robinson,Keys,Guitar,Lead Vocals
Band history: The Martells were originally formed in the 1960's and soon became one of the most popular bands in the East of England playing packed venues.
After a 12 year absence from the music scene, The Martels are back together again wowing audiences wherever they play.