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Three great bands you've mentioned here Mac.
I had an equal love of all three of these bands.
The Persuaders single is a real rarity now days. I think it was Dizzy's first release.

The Numbers (Liverpool) were the best live act I'd seen for years and I was so gutted when George told me they were splitting.
I recall a double bill at the Powerhouse (when situated at Angel) when Mr Kotz. joined The Direction for 'My Side of Heaven'. I was totally blown away!

Dave E's amazing memory will no doubt kick in here. He's the only person I can remember being there constantly over the years.


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There were a number of mod bands I liked playing in the early 90s
The Direction,The Numbers, The Persuaders,
to name but a [sign in to see URL] the credit of these bands they were playing to a scene very short in numbers before britpop kick started things again.







The Numbers were great, I saw a black and white target advert in the NME one week proclaiming "If the Jam had come from Liverpool they'd have sounded like this". Was enough for me and Chris Dale to venture to the Power Haus to check them out. Very impressive and after the show they couldn't believe that there were Mods who had come to see them and proceeded to give us a demo tape and a t-shirt each. I put the word out to Mr. Class who promptly booked them and the rest as they say is history!
Great bunch of lads aswell and through them, The World got in touch.

The Direction gig where Brian Kotz sang Your Side Of Heaven was suppporting The Lambrettas also at The Power Haus, hold my hands up for getting them to do it. There was a single release gig in Rubys in Carnaby Street for the single on Detour where they repeated it aswell as a few other gigs.

Saw The Colours support the Truth at the old Marquee on a couple of occasions,

Good to see a mention for S*M*A*S*H, fcuking great band and still do the odd gig once in a blue moon. Their album
Icon from 2007 is a corker and the debut single Real Surreal is in one of the best debuts i've ever heard.

Another great single was Speed King by These Animal Men, good live band too. Great idea to enclose a "speed wrap" with a list of upcoming gigs.

Honourable mention must go to Subjagger, fantastic 3 piece who had a Cream/ Bluesbreakers feel to them and launched Acid Jazz subsidary Focus with their debut single before putting an album and single out on Lemon.

Finally from Thamesmead, South East London came Dog, easily one of the best bands i've seen who never fulfilled their potential. I always described them as The Stones in '65 with someone who could sing. If you ever saw them, you'd know what I mean.

 


Saw Dog several times Dave, Paul Patterson was obsessed and use to drag me and Pat along.A very good [sign in to see URL] most of them end up in a revamped version of Dodgy?
Saw them a couple of times as well.
Whilst i was never really that into it, the brit pop era was a good un.A lot of new clubs came along that played sounds that i was [sign in to see URL] made live music interesting again as well
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Saw Dog several times Dave, Paul Patterson was obsessed and use to drag me and Pat along.A very good [sign in to see URL] most of them end up in a revamped version of Dodgy?
Saw them a couple of times as well.
Whilst i was never really that into it, the brit pop era was a good un.A lot of new clubs came along that played sounds that i was [sign in to see URL] made live music interesting again as well



Hi Sean, yeah remember Paul raving about them, Irish Greg [sign in to see URL] was Slim at The St. Johns Tavern who first put me onto them and somehow I ended up managing them for a while. Only the singer Dave Bassey ended up in Dodgy and they released a self financed album called Real Estate and a couple of singles. The album is full of Dave's songs, he had a nack of writing great lyrics that belie his image (Jay will know what I mean!), i've even seen him in the studio just making songs up as he went along. Colin and Matt the guitarists were great musicians too, last I heard Matt was in a Stones covers band and Colin was doing something similar. Always had a problem with bass players and keyboard players which was almost solved by Dom and Phil from the Clique but at the time it looked like it was going to happen for The Clique with One Little Indian before they went tits up!


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I really liked the Pocket Devils - saw them (and fed/watered/provided shelter)quite a few times in 97/98 I think it was.

I really thought that they were gonna crack it but it wasn't to be.

Saw Subjagger once or twice and was very impressed! emoticon
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One band I can't believe I've forgotten to mention were The Revs from Twickenham, a mighty fine 3 piece who appeared around 1989 and gigged constantly for the next few years and who were a darn sight better than most of the bands that followed them and got break on the back of Britpop. And hoping to have some news of a one off reunion gig in April very soon....... emoticon





oooh I bloody hope so, they were !@#$ blinding! Was gutted when they [sign in to see URL] even more disappointed when they returned as 'Revolta'. Only saw them once, in some basement in the west end, down several flights of stairs, it was a huge let down!

The Revs were the first band in ages I'd felt it worth travelling any distance to [sign in to see URL] Suspect will maybe remember a wasted drive to Chelsmford to the Army & Navy, Revs were meant to be headlining over 2 crusty type bands, and a row between bands had led the promotor to put the Revs on [sign in to see URL] half hour before we got there. Think Chris,Michelle,Piggy and me were the only people there who had washed in the last 6 months..,it was just us and a couple of hundred crusties....


As Dave E has the amazing [sign in to see URL], how about a roll call of bands we saw at St Johns tavern in the early-mid 90s?




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One band I can't believe I've forgotten to mention were The Revs from Twickenham, a mighty fine 3 piece who appeared around 1989 and gigged constantly for the next few years and who were a darn sight better than most of the bands that followed them and got break on the back of Britpop. And hoping to have some news of a one off reunion gig in April very soon....... emoticon





oooh I bloody hope so, they were !@#$ blinding! Was gutted when they [sign in to see URL] even more disappointed when they returned as 'Revolta'. Only saw them once, in some basement in the west end, down several flights of stairs, it was a huge let down!

The Revs were the first band in ages I'd felt it worth travelling any distance to [sign in to see URL] Suspect will maybe remember a wasted drive to Chelsmford to the Army & Navy, Revs were meant to be headlining over 2 crusty type bands, and a row between bands had led the promotor to put the Revs on [sign in to see URL] half hour before we got there. Think Chris,Michelle,Piggy and me were the only people there who had washed in the last 6 months..,it was just us and a couple of hundred crusties....


As Dave E has the amazing [sign in to see URL], how about a roll call of bands we saw at St Johns tavern in the early-mid 90s?





No further news yet on The Revs gig, will chase John up this week.
St. Johns Tavern eh? Okay, how about Vox Pop from Woking? Some great songs and catchy riffs, one single on Detour and one demo tape.
As I mentioned earlier, Colouride / Coloryde were another favourite band there, still in touch with guitarist and singer Ian Jeffires.
Jesse Hector and The Sound, Prime Movers, The Mark Four / Creation, Bo Street Runners, The Wheels, The Wilsons, The Protectors. Man Or Astroman, Subjagger, Dog, John's Children. Thieves Of Dreams (Bracknell band if I recall). Will get the old grey matter ticking over with a few more.........



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Jane Pow were pretty good, and Vibrasonice were grooovy man. emoticon

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One band I can't believe I've forgotten to mention were The Revs from Twickenham, a mighty fine 3 piece who appeared around 1989 and gigged constantly for the next few years and who were a darn sight better than most of the bands that followed them and got break on the back of Britpop. And hoping to have some news of a one off reunion gig in April very soon....... emoticon





oooh I bloody hope so, they were !@#$ blinding! Was gutted when they [sign in to see URL] even more disappointed when they returned as 'Revolta'. Only saw them once, in some basement in the west end, down several flights of stairs, it was a huge let down!

The Revs were the first band in ages I'd felt it worth travelling any distance to [sign in to see URL] Suspect will maybe remember a wasted drive to Chelsmford to the Army & Navy, Revs were meant to be headlining over 2 crusty type bands, and a row between bands had led the promotor to put the Revs on [sign in to see URL] half hour before we got there. Think Chris,Michelle,Piggy and me were the only people there who had washed in the last 6 months..,it was just us and a couple of hundred crusties....


As Dave E has the amazing [sign in to see URL], how about a roll call of bands we saw at St Johns tavern in the early-mid 90s?





No further news yet on The Revs gig, will chase John up this week.
St. Johns Tavern eh? Okay, how about Vox Pop from Woking? Some great songs and catchy riffs, one single on Detour and one demo tape.
As I mentioned earlier, Colouride / Coloryde were another favourite band there, still in touch with guitarist and singer Ian Jeffires.
Jesse Hector and The Sound, Prime Movers, The Mark Four / Creation, Bo Street Runners, The Wheels, The Wilsons, The Protectors. Man Or Astroman, Subjagger, Dog, John's Children. Thieves Of Dreams (Bracknell band if I recall). Will get the old grey matter ticking over with a few more.........



I seem to recall a band called Tin Soldiers down The Tavern sometime during 93/94?
I have their single New Beat knocking about somewhere.

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I seem to recall a band called Tin Soldiers down The Tavern sometime during 93/94?
I have their single New Beat knocking about somewhere.




Yep, the second single released on Detour.
Also saw The Buzz (Cambridge), Sharp Kiddie, The Direction,
The Protectors who had a great track on a Detour comp called Jenny Diablo, very Creation inspired and i'm pretty sure I saw CXB who I think were from Wigan or nearby.


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just to let people know, S M A S H, COLORYDE are playing in Welwyn Garden City in December 2015 with Sharp Kiddie. Major gig!!!
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