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Offline skipraider

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #180 on: August 10, 2016, 18:27:32 »
I don't think anyone's mentioned Kris Dollimore yet? Originally from Sheppey (Eastchurch?), Kris was gigging locally from the age of 16 with his "Major Setback Band" - I first saw them in the Southern Belle in Gillingham, must have been around 1982. After that split, he went on to play guitar with an impressive list of bands and people, including The Godfathers, The Damned, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. These days he lives in Polperro in Cornwall, and tours as a solo artist specialising in delta blues (he's very good). I believe he still plays with Del Amitri on occasion. If you get a chance to see him play it's well worth the effort; he still plays locally a couple of times a year (I think his Mum still lives on the island so he ties in a visit with some gigs).

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« Reply #179 on: July 31, 2016, 20:30:33 »
Noel Redding the bass player for the Jimi Hendrix Experience was born in Folkestone and played his first gig at Hythe youth club

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Redding
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« Reply #178 on: January 25, 2016, 11:34:54 »
Tony Goulden ?

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« Reply #177 on: January 14, 2016, 12:33:47 »
Could well have been that pub.  The friend I recall was called Bob and he lived in a cottage in Upnor.  This was way back in the 70's.

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« Reply #176 on: January 13, 2016, 21:04:25 »
Re: Bands from Kent

Reply #94 on: April 18, 2012, 12:04:52


http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12581.75
Hi Ann, I think the Pub was The Chequers in Hoo. I believe he was also friends with the owners of Hoo Tv, which was on the corner of Vicarage Lane, who I worked for in the 70's. I also think he may have lived in Squires Close, because he came into the workshop complaining of a sink hole in the road where he lived.

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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #175 on: January 13, 2016, 20:33:51 »
Reply #132 on: July 25, 2012, 09:17:52

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=12581.30
Hi AlanH, once again there seems to be a common link. I remember Stuart Langridge. He used to play in a group at the Pagitt Hall in Gillingham about 1961/62
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Re: Bands from Kent
« Reply #174 on: February 18, 2015, 20:17:30 »
I was sent this image today of these old posters from 1987 on what was the White Hart on Chatham High Street

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« Reply #173 on: September 09, 2014, 19:52:21 »
Fang were a good, tight little band. Shame about Keith. I didn't know that he was no longer with us. Jammed with him a couple of times up at the Tam 'O Shanter. Here are a few names of bands that I can remember from Medway and beyond mid to late 70's

Winkle Bill, Baby Grand, Sindelfingen, Cenet Rox, The Pop Rivets, Crow Jane Blues Band, Saracen, Nicky Moore Band, Diablo, LBW, No Mercy. All very good bands in their day and some extremely talented musicians amongst them. Anyone else remember any of these or others?
Diablo...Yes indeed...Excellent multi percussive Santana type outfit, original line up was based in London with just drummer vocalist Ray King from Medway, the second line up which won the national Wheatley taverns heat at the Old Ash Tree was Tony Parsons Gtr/vocals - Ray King drums/vocals - Pete Burt Bass (went on to play in the Frankie Miller band) - Bobby Stignac (who also played with Gonzalez) Don Rey timbales (deceased) - the other guitarists name I can't remember......There was a third line up as well which did a fantastic BBC radio Medway session with Mike Brill
Diane Stewart (Graham Bond's ex wife) was in the second Diablo line up on backing vocals & percussion (she was with Ginger Baker`s Airforce)
Bobby de Montez replaced Bobby Stignac on congas in the second line up (he was also an ex member of Ginger Baker`s Airforce & Noel Reddings band Fat Mattress) think he died a few years back.
The conga player from reggae band Steel Pulse was in the band at one point, as was the cuban percussioniste Tony Navara.
Whilst Diablo gigged in the Kent area and Ray and Tony were Medway musos, all the others were London based, and so they were probably more well known on the pub rock circuit of the metropolis playing at the venues of the day..Hatchetts Piccadilly, Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts, Greyhound Fulham Palace Road, Pied Bull Islington, Golden Lion Fulham, the Kensington at the Oval, etc etc, plus numerous University gigs.
The last line up was a four piece: Ray King/Drums timbales vocals - Simon Darby/Bass - Don Rey/Congas (deceased) - Adrien Perry/Guitar (deceased).

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« Reply #172 on: September 09, 2014, 16:31:37 »
If I`m not mistaken, the narrator on this interesting video is Dave Champion (Dave Champion and the Strangers). I recognise his voice as he was a workmate for a number of years in the 60s. I think he went on to join the Brian Jenner Dance Band. Caroline Gower, who posted the video, I think must be Dave`s daughter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbRlOLU4Z8knd.
He certainly did.....as a fourteen year old aspiring drummer in 1964 I saw the strangers playing at some hall in Gillingham, and at the time was very impressed not only with Dave`s voice, and the extremely good harmony vocals of the band, but more importantly the drummer Mick Clydesdale...so tight and precise....He was a rather big lad, great drummer...wonder if he's still playing ?

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« Reply #171 on: September 09, 2014, 15:29:11 »
If I`m not mistaken, the narrator on this interesting video is Dave Champion (Dave Champion and the Strangers). I recognise his voice as he was a workmate for a number of years in the 60s. I think he went on to join the Brian Jenner Dance Band. Caroline Gower, who posted the video, I think must be Dave`s daughter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbRlOLU4Z8knd.


 

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« Reply #170 on: September 09, 2014, 13:14:22 »
I knew Alan Ryder when I worked at the Council with him and when I was active in the Medway music scene (1970/93) Alan was a really friendly chap and we always stopped and chatted about music whenever our paths crossed. Obviously I knew about his band, but never saw them.

His Son Jez, (a first rate guitarist and singer) became internationally famous with Wang Chung 1977/91. He is now known professionally as "Jack Hues."
And what about the Brian Jenner band, another good versatile outfit of the day...they were maybe the top Kent danceband around during the sixties/seventies/eighties......when I used to play with the Terry Milton Sound from Gravesend, our bass player Ken Wells used to dep with them.

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« Reply #169 on: September 06, 2014, 16:43:13 »
Just off the top of my head, I'm trying to remember some bands from Kent.

The Rolling Stones (Dartford)
Soft Machine (Canterbury)
The Prisoners (Medway)
The Milkshakes (Medway)
The Claim (Cliffe)
The Dentists (Medway)
The Headcoats/ Headcoatees (Medway)
Buff Medways (Medway)
Thee Mighty Caesars (Medway)
Anthrax (The Punk band, not the American Thrash Metal band) (Longfield?)
The Accursed (Medway)
Sutcliffe Jugend (Tunbridge Wells)
Robert Wyatt (Canterbury)
The Pretty Things (Dartford?)
Jefferson Airhead (Maidstone)
Caravan (Canterbury)

And Topper Headon, the drummer from The Clash (Dover).

Any more acts of note?
Diablo  (Medway & London)
Fruit Machine (Gillingham)
Inner Circle  (Gillingham)
John Browns Body (Medway & Gravesend)
Chapel Farm  (Geoff Whitehorns band - Gravesend)
Dave Lee & The Rebounds (Sheerness)

Have you read the book by drummer Ray King "Once a muso" it's all about
the Medway music scene from the sixties through to the eighties) lots of info and anecdotes in it!
And what about:
The Maniacs (Gillingham)
Lee Harmer & the Chaquitos (Medway)
Pandamonium (Gravesend)
Popcorn (Medway)
Dave Champion & the Strangers (Gillingham)

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« Reply #168 on: September 03, 2014, 14:30:08 »
Just off the top of my head, I'm trying to remember some bands from Kent.

The Rolling Stones (Dartford)
Soft Machine (Canterbury)
The Prisoners (Medway)
The Milkshakes (Medway)
The Claim (Cliffe)
The Dentists (Medway)
The Headcoats/ Headcoatees (Medway)
Buff Medways (Medway)
Thee Mighty Caesars (Medway)
Anthrax (The Punk band, not the American Thrash Metal band) (Longfield?)
The Accursed (Medway)
Sutcliffe Jugend (Tunbridge Wells)
Robert Wyatt (Canterbury)
The Pretty Things (Dartford?)
Jefferson Airhead (Maidstone)
Caravan (Canterbury)

And Topper Headon, the drummer from The Clash (Dover).

Any more acts of note?
Diablo  (Medway & London)
Fruit Machine (Gillingham)
Inner Circle  (Gillingham)
John Browns Body (Medway & Gravesend)
Chapel Farm  (Geoff Whitehorns band - Gravesend)
Dave Lee & The Rebounds (Sheerness)

Have you read the book by drummer Ray King "Once a muso" it's all about
the Medway music scene from the sixties through to the eighties) lots of info and anecdotes in it!

Bluesbat

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« Reply #167 on: September 03, 2014, 14:22:06 »
Fang were a good, tight little band. Shame about Keith. I didn't know that he was no longer with us. Jammed with him a couple of times up at the Tam 'O Shanter. Here are a few names of bands that I can remember from Medway and beyond mid to late 70's

Winkle Bill, Baby Grand, Sindelfingen, Cenet Rox, The Pop Rivets, Crow Jane Blues Band, Saracen, Nicky Moore Band, Diablo, LBW, No Mercy. All very good bands in their day and some extremely talented musicians amongst them. Anyone else remember any of these or others?
Diablo...Yes indeed...Excellent multi percussive Santana type outfit, original line up was based in London with just drummer vocalist Ray King from Medway, the second line up which won the national Wheatley taverns heat at the Old Ash Tree was Tony Parsons Gtr/vocals - Ray King drums/vocals - Pete Burt Bass (went on to play in the Frankie Miller band) - Bobby Stignac (who also played with Gonzalez) Don Rey timbales (deceased) - the other guitarists name I can't remember......There was a third line up as well which did a fantastic BBC radio Medway session with Mike Brill
The last Diablo line up was Don Rey/Congas (Deceased) - Ray King drums/timbales/vocals (Now living in France - plays with Fat Boy Blues - http://www.reverbnation.com/fatboyblues - Adrian Perry/Guitar (Deceased) and Simon Darby/Bass (plays with Medway group - Jack Bates band) - they played at the Tammy/Ash Tree/and a lot of london gigs (Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts/Golden Lion Fulham/Hatchetts Piccadilly/Greyhound Fulham/the Kensington Oval) used to rehearse at the Alliance studios with the Tom Robinson band/Suzi Quatro)

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« Reply #166 on: September 03, 2014, 12:23:54 »
Fang were a good, tight little band. Shame about Keith. I didn't know that he was no longer with us. Jammed with him a couple of times up at the Tam 'O Shanter. Here are a few names of bands that I can remember from Medway and beyond mid to late 70's

Winkle Bill, Baby Grand, Sindelfingen, Cenet Rox, The Pop Rivets, Crow Jane Blues Band, Saracen, Nicky Moore Band, Diablo, LBW, No Mercy. All very good bands in their day and some extremely talented musicians amongst them. Anyone else remember any of these or others?
Diablo...Yes indeed...Excellent multi percussive Santana type outfit, original line up was based in London with just drummer vocalist Ray King from Medway, the second line up which won the national Wheatley taverns heat at the Old Ash Tree was Tony Parsons Gtr/vocals - Ray King drums/vocals - Pete Burt Bass (went on to play in the Frankie Miller band) - Bobby Stignac (who also played with Gonzalez) Don Rey timbales (deceased) - the other guitarists name I can't remember......There was a third line up as well which did a fantastic BBC radio Medway session with Mike Brill

 

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