AT THE MARQUEE CLUB.
Lautrec. This Bristol band were the opening act for Saxon on their 1980 Wheels of Steel tour.
Clive Deamer, Laurence Archer, Simon Ridler, Steve Holbrook, Reuben Archer.
A rehearsal with Hawkwind c. 1983. My first UK tour. Most travel days included Radio 4 in the car and a stop for cream tea on the way to the venue - oh, and I missed the Stonehenge gig.
Clive Deamer, Huw Lloyd Langton, Nik Turner, Alan Davey.
THE GLEE CLUB
Ashton Court Festival, when it was Free. I played there with Portishead, Roni Size, Robert Plant and many others and no one had to pay to see any of it. RIP Free Festivals.
L to R Adrian Utley, Ray Colomb, Ralf Dorrell, Martin Vesey, Andy Hague, Clive Deamer, Neil Deamer, Stig Manley.
THE BIG TOWN PLAYBOYS
I discovered one of my favourite session drummers playing with this band - Earl Palmer. Earls Rock & Roll, R&B and many session tracks influenced my playing a great deal.
Alan Nicholls, Mike Sanchez, Ian Jennings (front) Andy Silvester, Paul Clarke.
ANDY DAVIS BAND 1996
Andy Davis - who opened the first ever Glastonbury Festival with Stackridge and later a member of The Korgis. A friend I admired then and now. Oh, and he played on John Lennon's Imagine album.
Richard Stubbins, Clive Deamer, Andy Davis, Alex Fifford, Alun Thomas, Steve Robinson.
Southampton 1995. Dummy was released the previous year and I had broken my leg on an isolated Greek beach. Would you believe it ! A German doctor was already on the beach and appeared with morphine - whoever you were - thank you very much.
RONI SIZE REPRAZENT
Receiving The 1997 Mercury Music Prize for New Forms.
Dr JOHN & SUPERGRASS
Recording "Anutha Zone" with Mac Rebbenack and Supergrass at Abbey Road studios. We jammed a little bit too much and producer John Leckie had to politely ask us to get on with making the record, sorry John.
I had the pleasure of playing a few shows with Gaz in 2015 to promote his Matador album.
ROBERT PLANT & STRANGE SENSATION.
Arctic 64446 Tromso 2005.
Robert Plant, Brian May, Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox and many other artists met and shook the hand of Nelson Mandela.
Everybody was visibly moved by his presence. The experience of meeting the revered giant of world politics was an experience I will never forget.
pic: danny clifford.
Clive Deamer, Justin Adams, Skin, Billy Fuller, John Baggott, Robert Plant.