AND THE CLASSICS
THE AVENGERS 1963
THE AVENGERS 1963
TIM WAYNE THE AVENGERS 1963
TIM WAYNE KEYBOARDS THE AVENGERS 1963
RICKY DIAMOND AND THE EMERALDS
ALAN GREEN 1976
KING STYLE 1977
Alan Green (drums) and Clive Taylor (vocal) Keith Hewitt (guitar), Geoff Owen (keyboards) Chris ( bass )
The Beat Messengers. During their residency at the "Crystal ballroom" Newcastle in 1964. Photo, Mike Abbotts (guitar), Dougie Wainwright (drums), Greg Billington (Vocals) Alan Green (Bass). Many will recall their rendition of Benny Hills farm song.
To Right Are John On Lead Guitar,
The Harley Street Blues Band 1960s
Dave Johnson Bass Guitar , Pod Malkin Lead Guitar, Den Coultas Vocals & Guitar ,& Neil (Fred) Hopwood Drum
THE LATE GREAT BRIAN ADLINGTON
LIKED AND RESPECTED BY ALL THE THOSE THAT NEW HIM
24th August 1946 - 6th October 2018
Sean Campbell And The Tremoloes 1962
Cambell Singer & Base Player
Harold Clowes Hall Bentilee 1962
THE CAST 1965
noel trent ' ready for love ' 2018
MASONIC BOOM 1965
MICK MATHEWS with the BAR FLIES
THE U.S.I. BAND
THE U.S.I BAND
Bob Bracewell, Paul Fasker Johnson, Mick Gibson, James Baker & Sam Mawby
MICK FIELDING FENTON (1973)
froggy-delicately aired by the
never to be forgotten..MAD MICK (ss mic test 1973)
mick fielding is saddly missed and i am sure ( 100% ) he wouldn't mind this bit of lightheartedness
the 'guiding light' for all his mates and family
REEF AT SS RECORDING 1974
AND THE SHADES 1959 ( at
park rd school burslem )
al saunders FLANNELFOOT 1975
BIG LIL was formed in 1971 and featured Steve Salmon ( bass) / David Salmon ( Hammond organ) / Martin Knight (drums) / Phil Badland (guitar) / Ian Broad (vocals) / Ken Moore ( guitar and sax) . The music played was lots of pop and rock covers.
MOON were founded in mid 1970s and featured many line ups. Originally,
it was Peter ‘Lou’ Cheetham (vocals) , Jim Mould (drums)
/ Roger Harvey ( guitar) / Brian Mould (guitar) / Dave Tomlins (bass)
/ Dave Salmon ( keyboards) but the final line up was Rob Rushton ( vocals)
/ Roger Harvey ( guitar) / Dave Tomlins (bass) / Dave Salmon ( keyboards)
/ Chris Moyden (drums) / Brian Mould (guitar). Others members included
a young and gifted Peter Bacanin, Phil Lenoir ( former drummer with
Black Cat Bones ) etc.
THE PHASE 1969
photos feature The Phase which was formed about 1969. The music was
again covers with about 3 of our own. The music was pop and soul covers
but featured more progressive rock . Hair started growing and we changed
the name from Page 27 to The Phase, as we felt it was more ‘hip’
for the psychedelic times in the late 60s !!! We split up in 1971.
Line up from L to R is Derek Yeomans ( drums) / Reg Tooth ( guitar) / Peter Cooke (bass) / David Salmon (organ) / Ian Broad (vocals) / Ken Moore ( guitar)
Johny Finlow.. Colin Stone.. Steven Parry.. Alan Espley
John Askey and Dean Hall
potteriespop album " MANDY "
DARK HORSE 1979
Dark horse receiving £1000 prize on winning the Ansells "Find a Star" competition 1974
THE STREAMLINENER 1969
Dave Birkenhead, Glen Martin, John Askey and Tony Kay
THANKS TO JOHN ASKEY FOR THE FOLLOWING INFO
Sandie Shaw had a London based band called The Paramounts for her touring gigs, they were offered a recording contract and left Sandie, Jackie Trent who was friends with Miss Shaw offered to put a small touring band together for her from local boys in Stoke, they were, Ian Holding, Derek Probyn, Bill Honeyman and Tony Kaye, which after a few changes is the band in the photo, Dave Birkenhead, Glen Martin, Tony Kaye and John Askey. Sandie’s previous band put a single out called “A Whiter Shade of Pale” and changed their name to Procul Harem. When our original drummer Bill Honeyman left to join “The Ivy League” we advertised in the Melody Maker for a drummer, and eventually hired Glen Martin, who had been the drummer with “Hedgehoppers Anonymous” who also had the copyright on the name from Johnathan King, so when we were not working with Sandie we were Hedgehoppers. After some two years and two European tours with Sandie, I was still only 21, and frustrated with the cabaret scene, I was offered a job with a local Progressive Rock Band called “Toyshop” whose bass player Steve Nixon was leaving for personal reasons
THE DOMINATORS 1966
from john askey:
not sure how many of us ‘old guys’ still have enough memory
THE WAFARERS early 60's
Sherrat Bass, Danny Davis Rhythm, Bry Martin Lead, Barry sergeant Drums.
GERRY BYRNS AND THE INVADERS 1965
LOVE OR MONEY 2003
up and see me ( live at the man in space trentham 2003 )
B ..Dougy W... 2016
B getting a "doug" hug
Friends 1972 with curly degg
band COLIN KAYNE AND THE TROJANS
THE FOURTUNES (2010)
Cooper, who hales from Stoke, has been playing in bands since a teenager.
‘The Keys’ Merriman, as the name suggests, plays keyboards
and also provides backing vocals and is the only local man in the band!
John is a founder member of The FourtuneS TRIBUTE band, is very easy going
and just can’t do enough for everyone.
Drummer Peter Amos is The FourtuneS latest member. Originally from London, Pete started work in Marshall’s music shop in London and has met many of the countries most famous musicians. He has played drums professionally for many years. Moving to the North about fifteen years ago, Pete plays a beautiful vintage Ludwig drumkit and his solid drumming perfectly compliment’s The FourtuneS musicality and we count ourselves very 'Fourtunate' to have him with us.
fall right down 2010 ( reynolds/saunders )©SSrec
VIKKI B ( former vikki reynolds )
TERRY FOX HANLEY 2010
FLANNELFOOT AT THE MITCH
Shenton started as a Singer and guitarist, but was persuaded to play bass
for the band Seesaw, a band that had a great deal of success at the time,
playing warm up to The Who, Pink Floyd, Yes, and loads of famous bands
of that era. The others were the famous Noel Trent on drums, the infamous
Kenny Reynolds, (Ken and Barbie), on voice, and the late Kevin Green on
guitar. After the death of Kevin, they had a few of the local luminaries
playing guitar for them, like Mick Matthews, and Ron Smith, and Little
Mick on Hammond. (What has happened to him?)
©MICK SHENTON LONGTON(2011)
FRANK AND NANCY SINATRA TRIBUTE DUO ( LONGTON )at the tictac addiction
MEMORY LANE 2013
THE LATE GREAT DAVE BANKS ( 1950-2016 )
MEMORY LANE COME UP AND SEE ME
was formed in January 2011, a composite of experienced
Our diverse repertoire includes standards by sixties bands such as BEATLES, HOLLIES,KINKS,MERSEYBEATS as well as soft rock from EAGLES,DIRE STRAITS,BRYAN ADAMS & PINK FLOYD. During the time we have been together, we have built up a strong local following that enabled us to perform 62 ‘gigs’ in our first year and this year we will complete 70 bookings.Next year already looks even more promising;only a few Saturday’s remaining.
Dave Banks (Lead/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals) Dave has the smooth vocal tones characteristic of artists such as Sting,the Eagles & many of the sixties & seventies bands.He is also an accomplished guitarist who has toured with 70’s chart bands Medecine Head & Des Parton (aka. David ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ Parton).
Willie Blake (Bass Guitar/Vocals)A solid bass player who has performed in Pop Groups and Dance Bands during a varied career, supporting many of the top 60’s bands as well as top dance band the Joe Loss Orchestra.
Steve Palmer (Drums) Experienced drummer Steve has played with many top club bands.Many people may remember him as percussionist with National Award winning club favourites Pink Cadillac. With a proven track record this Band may be booked for your function to provide youwith an enjoyable & memorable evening of top class entertainment.
man - ©REG and CYRIL PIGSTOCK (
POTTERIESPOP ALBUM 1980
PETER THE VOICE
peter the voice
BEN ARMSTRONG-JANE DAVIES-SUSAN HIGHLEY-DOUG WILKES
HOLLYWOOD NITES @ the new penny may 2013
little bit of soul
DAVE STYRUP AT THE MARQUEE SMALL ROOM LAS VEGAS
KING PINS POST LANCE HARVEY 1966
TERRY KING and GARY ROGERS
HUTCH SESSION AT SS
The Zodiacs 1959 hutch,lily,dorris ,johny fenton
ALAN GIBSON SOUND
Ian, Chris Kemp,Javin & Crowwie
George, Paul - (Bonk), Little Mick ,Rick, & Phil
Lance Harvey & Terry King at a vicky hall reunion
Barry Cartlidge & His Wife Shirley
Roy wood doing a Lonnie tribute
a ' PLACE ' flyer late 60's
RONNIE SMITH AND FRIENDS
Snap dragon with John Woj
Circle playing at abbey hulton
from newcastle Caribou
TOYSHOP night to remember
TOYSHOP send a message to lizzy
JOHN ASKEY VOCS AND BASS
Dave Chiplings bass player & lead guitarist
A JOLLEES POSTER 1977
Junkyard Dogz drummer Keith
CONWAY and CHRIS BURTON
RENO AND THE HICKORY STICKS
Stephen Reg Beech
VRE( vikki B) and TUMBLING DICE dishing it out at the OLD SAL
SHAKEYCAM STEVE LAZERIE
Reynolds and Mike Carter both from Stoke got together around 12 months
ago to mix their tastes in music and come up with a 'new sound'
They experiment with synth sounds and aim to reach people far and wide with their upbeat and catchy tunes!
TONY FRANCO SET
THE WESTERN ELECTRIC BAND
HUTCH and COLOUR SUPPLEMENT
The Crooners ( alias mincers/them pair of c***s from longton )
..also known as Soul driver in club land, oh happy days!
John ‘Picko’..(also Mincer) Pickering ..Vocals and Paul ‘Fazza’ Farrington…Piano with split Basss, spent some good times playing around the Stoke-on-Trent slums, sorry pubs, during the 90’s.
One of six demos for thier pub and club circuit some years ago then…1994!..Stormy weather..great old song! the track is a cassette copy of it it’s really old and only in black and white!
Recorded at Al ‘Finbarr’ Saunders studio.
Fazza went on to be the cities top Gigolo earning a small fortune and spending much of his time with beautiful women. Picko went to be a successful gardener. Picko now spends most of his time roaming park hall hillsl shouting...."come back doris..just because you're an hedgehog shouldn't make any difference"
has now nearly stopped since he met his ( much ) better half
STORMY WEATHER..CROONERS/MINCERS/TPof C from longton
no particular order PAUL FAZZA FARRINGTON / JOHN PICKO PICKERING
THE BRADBURY BROTHERS
The Crystal Band 60's
Dennis Walton The Crystal Band.
Lee Holt & The Shondells
Clive Taylor & Doug Wilks ( Shondells) 4th of May 1964 France
GERRY BYRNES ABD THE INVADERS