Category Archives: London

Ivan Sinclair & The System Soul Band

The band in its early days

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

IVAN SINCLAIR & THE SYSTEM SOUL BAND:

Ivan Sinclair – lead vocals

Mike Piggott – lead guitar/violin

Bob Holt – bass (replaced by Kevin McCarthy)

Jim Hawkins – keyboards

Bill ? – saxophone

Chas Cheetham – saxophone

Mike ‘Shippy’ Shopland – drums

 

The band go ‘psychedelic’ in late 1967. With a photographer making up the numbers in the band’s line-up

18 March 1967 – New Dungeon Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post) Billed As System Soul Band

10 June 1967 – Nautilus Club, Lowestoft, Suffolk with Pink Floyd (Mike Piggott memories)

13 June 1967 – Norwich Industrial Club, Norwich, Norfolk with The Gods (Eastern Evening News)

14 July 1967 – Norwich Industrial Club, Norfolk (Eastern Evening News)

3 September 1967 – Cofton Club, Rednal, West Midlands (Redditch Indicator)

10 September 1967 – Ship & Rainbow, Wolverhampton, West Midlands with The Ghost Riders (Express & Star)

30 September 1967 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with New Generation (Eastern Evening News) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System Soul Band

18 October 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

29 October 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System Band

 

11 November 1967 – Northampton Hall, Northampton (Mike Piggott memories)

25 November 1967 – Penthouse, Birmingham, West Midlands with The Calgary Stampede (Express & Star)

9 December 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London with Calgary Stampede and The Scorpions (Melody Maker) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System

22 December 1967 – Locarno, Basildon, Essex with The Moody Blues and Marmalade (Southend Standard) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The System Soul Band

30 December 1967 – Pink Flamingo, Soho, London with Dr Marigold’s Perscription and Alan Clark Show with Cleo (Melody Maker) Billed as Ivan St Clair & The Soul System

Thanks to Mike Piggott for photos and gig lists

The James Royal Set’s gigs 1966-1968

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

1966:

5 February 1966 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Devil’s Coachmen (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next)

 

9 April 1966 – Norwich venue, Norwich with The Amboy Dukes (Eastern Evening News)

11 April 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

24 April 1966 – Harpenden Public Hall, Harpenden, Hertfordshire with Johnny Haven & The Just Five (Luton News)

29 April 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

5 July 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Alan Price Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

8 July 1966 – Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire with The Rumours (Andover Advertiser)

16 July 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Quiet Five and Dave & The Strollers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

23 July 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with Paul & Barry Ryan, The Action, Rob Storme & The Whispers and The Ferry Boys (Lincolnshire Standard)

29 July 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

8 August 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

10 August 1966 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

15 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

20 August 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Soul Agents (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

3 September 1966 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

9 September 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Fadin’ Colours (Melody Maker)

10 September 1966 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

19 September 1966 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Alan Bown Set (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

 

2 October 1966 – Sunday Club, Addlestone, Surrey (Woking Herald)

7 October 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Manchester’s Playboys (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

21 October 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

22 October 1966 – Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage with Associates (Welwyn Times)

 

5 November 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

11 November 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Trendsetters Limited (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

12 November 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Rockin Berries, The Bo Street Runners and The Charades (Lincolnshire Standard)

19 November 1966 – Shoreline, Bognor Regis, West Sussex and The Ultimate (Melody Maker)

 

10 December 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Brox & The Blues Train and The Tender Trap (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 December 1966 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

1967:

27 January 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Army (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

8 February 1967 – Kingsway Theatre, Hadleigh, Essex with Spencer Davis Group, Sounds Incorporated, The Fourmost and The Human Instinct (Essex Chronicle/Southend Standard)

 

21 April 1967 – Tiger’s Head, Catford, Kent (South East London Mercury)

 

4 May 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Shell (Melody Maker)

 

23 July 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

 

31 August 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

1968:

1-6 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

8-13 April 1968 – Hatchetts, Piccadilly, London (Poster at Jonathan Marks’ website: https://imgur.com/a/sWtBd#0)

According to Melody Maker, as soon as the Hatchetts gigs were done, James Royal flew to Italy on 16 April for TV shows

Mick Stewart joined on guitar around this time from Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement

13 May 1968 – Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham with Johnny Cash, June Carter and Carl Perkins & Tennessee 3 (Birmingham Evening Mail)

James Royal & The Hawks’ gigs 1964-1966

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

1964:

30 January 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

14 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

21 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

28 May 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

The 24 September 1964 issue of the Greenford Weekly Post, page 29 has a photo of band

25-26 September 1964 – White Hart, Southall, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

 

2-3 October 1964 – White Hart, Southall, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

30 October 1964 – Glenlyn Club, Forest Hill, London (Melody Maker)

 

12 November 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

19 November 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

26 November 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

3 December 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

1965:

4 February 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex with Rockin’ Eccentrics (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) Possible but not confirmed

 

9 July 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The In Crowd and The Symbols (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

13 August 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

15 August 1965 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

20 August 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

28 August 1965 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Reasons (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

31 October 1965 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

 

11 December 1965 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1966:

21 January 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

31 January 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

14 February 1966 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

 

1 April 1966 – Haymarket Lounge, Basingstoke, Hampshire (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

The group had already started to use the name The James Royal Set for some shows but took on the name more permanently around now

Davey Sands & The Essex

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

Davey Sands – lead vocals

Howard Alexander (aka Shaffer) – lead guitar

Peter James – bass (replaced by Len Hawkes)

Chris Daryl – keyboards

Ian Barry – drums (replaced by Ian Warner after first single)

1965:

2 October 1965 – Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Walthamstow, London with the Eastsiders (Leyton, Leytonstone and Waltham Forest Guardian)

 

13 November 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Defiants (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

31 December 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Lonely Ones (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

1966:

1 January 1966 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with Curtis & Co and The Mark Four (Essex County Standard)

15 January 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

24 January 1966 – Co-Op, Rainbow Suite, Birmingham with The Cyclons (Birmingham Evening Mail)

29 January 1966 – Gala Ballroom, Norwich with Yes and No (Eastern Evening News)

 

12 February 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Poor Boys (Maidstone Gazette)

20 February 1966 – Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with Ye Kingwaymen (Eastern Evening News)

 

11 March 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

18 March 1966 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Fenmen and The Fuzz-Bangs (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

19 March 1966 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Original Dyaks (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

26 March 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Clockwork Oranges (Maidstone Gazette)

 

19 April 1966 – Co-Op, Rainbow Suite, Birmingham with The Cellarmen (Birmingham Evening Mail)

 

15 May 1966 – Tower Ballroom, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with Hi-Jacks (Eastern Evening News)

 

9 July 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

There is a great story and picture on the band in Wellingborough News from 12 August 1966, page 8

13 August 1966 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

15 August 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

27 August 1966 – Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with support (Maidstone Gazette)

 

3 September 1966 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

13 September 1966 – Flamingo, Soho, London (Melody Maker)

 

6 November 1966 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

3 December 1966 – El Rondo, Leicester (Leicester Mercury)

16 December 1966 – Dancing Slipper Ballroom, West Bridgeford, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1967:

7 January 1967 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

29 January 1967 – Cromer Olympia, Cromer, Norfolk (North Norfolk News)

 

1 February 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent (East Kent Times & Mail)

 

4 March 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

11 March 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

17 March 1967 – Tabernacle, Stockport, Greater Manchester with Cryan Shames with Paul and Ritchie (Manchester Evening News and Chronicle)

19 March 1967 – Adelphi Ballroom, Slough, Berkshire (Windsor, Slough and Eton Express)

31 March 1967 – Witchdoctor, Catford, London (South East London Mercury)

 

1 April 1967 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with Irvin John Jump Band (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

19 May 1967 – Tiger’s Head, Catford, Kent (South East London Mercury)

 

 

Miston-Tuac

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

John Salisbury, Andy Allsup, Stuart Mead, Bobby Gee and Peter Buckner

MISTON-TUAC:

I have the following list of musicians who were members but have no further information about the band’s history and would welcome readers’ insights.

Barry Allmark – lead vocals

Andy Allsup – lead/rhythm guitar

Joe Miller – rhythm/lead guitar

Phil Wallington – bass

John Roberts – drums (real name: John Salisbury)

 

Peter Buckner – bass

Stuart Mead – lead/rhythm guitar

Bobby Gee – lead vocals

 

Andrew Perry – drums

The band’s manager Roy Harris, who had left a message on the Ealing Club entry, and has since been in touch, said that they were a Hounslow band, which was confirmed by Peter Buckner, who added that they may have rehearsed in the Lord Palmerston.

According to the message that drummer John Salisbury left on the Ealing Club entry, the band’s original lead singer Bobby Gee died in France in a road accident. Former Downliner’s Sect member Barry Allmark came in as his replacement. However, Roy Harris says that it was the other way round; Bobby Gee replaced Barry Allmark.

Peter Buckner confirms that the line-up he worked with was Bobby Gee, Andy Allsup, Stuart Mead and John Salisbury.

At some point, John Salisbury (who worked under the name John Roberts) left and Andrew Perry joined on drums.

According to Roy Harris, another group billed as Mistral-Tuac appeared on the scene but bore no relation to this band. However, I’ve listed any gigs I have found by this band below.

Selected gigs:

13 June 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Alex Harvey Soul Band (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

23 June 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with The Faires (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

 

4 July 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Blues By Six (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

14 July 1964 – Attic Club, Hounslow, Middlesex with Alex Harvey Soul Band (Kingston & Malden Borough News)

 

25 August 1964 – Nurses Club, Jolly Gardeners, Isleworth, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

30 October 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Berries (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

30 October 1964 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette) May have played other Fridays around this time

 

5 December 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Penny Blacks (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

2 January 1965 – Egham Hythe Social Centre, Egham, Surrey (Staines and Egham News) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

16 January 1965 – Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk with The Brokers (Julie Fielder book: What Flo Said Next) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

12 February 1965 – Ealing Club, Ealing, Middlesex (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

 

6 March 1965 – Graven Hill Theatre, Bicester, Oxfordshire with The Primitives (Oxford Mail) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

20 March 1965 – Carfax Ballroom, Oxford with The Trolls (Oxford Mail) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

29 October 1965 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with The Quantum (http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/) By other group, billed as Mistral Tuac

 

10 July 1966 – Byron, Greenford, Middlesex with Group One (Middlesex County Times & West Middlesex Gazette)

Thanks to Peter Buckner for the photo

 

 

 

Ronnie Jones & The Q-Set’s gigs

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

Ronnie Jones & The Q-Set

RONNIE JONES & THE Q-SET:

Ronnie Jones – lead vocals

Arthur Pereira – guitar

Tony O’Malley – Hammond organ

Chester Simon – bass

George Lee – tenor sax

Lloyd Smith – tenor sax

Herschell Holder – trumpet

Byron Ly-fook – drums

 1967:

The group started working with Ronnie Jones after they’d supported Maxine Brown on a UK tour

Left to right: Lloyd, Herschell and George

17 March 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker) Most likely the debut show

19 March 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

 

2 April 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

14 April 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

23 April 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

13 May 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as The Q-Set Band

28 May 1967 – Kirklevington Country Club, Kirklevington, North Yorkshire (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette)

29 May 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as The Q-Set Band

 

22 June 1967 – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield with The Drifters, Alan Bown, The Amboy Dukes and The Pitiful (The Star)

24 June 1967 – Tofts, Folkestone, Kent (Melody Maker)

25 June 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

1-16 July 1967 – Canasta Club, Biarritz, France (Photo)

There appears to have been a temporary split as The Q-Set backed Maxine Brown on a second UK tour in September-October 1967

13 October 1967 – Beaconsfield’s Youth Club, Beaconsfield, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

14 October 1967 – Polytechnic, Great Titchfield Street, London, W1 with The Soul Foundation (Melody Maker)

15 October 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

20 October 1967 – Hairy Bob’s Cavern, Scarborough (Scarborough Evening News)

 

10 November 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Grimsby, Humberside with Jackie & The Atlantics (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

11 November 1967 – Burton’s, Uxbridge, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

26 November 1967 – Starlight Ballroom, Crawley, West Sussex (Crawley Advertiser)

 

16 December 1967 – Brave New World, Eastney with Errol Bruce Soul Show (Dave Allen research/Website: http://michaelcooper.org.uk/C/birdcage.htm)

25 December 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Ronnie Jones guests with The Tonicks, Herbie Goins, Owen Grey and The Youth

30 December 1967 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

31 December 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent with Alan Elsdon’s Band (Poster)

Tony O’Malley

1968:

14 January 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

19 January 1968 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Canal St Philharmonic (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

27 January 1968 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1 (Melody Maker)

Thanks to Tony O’Malley for band photos

Chester Simon
George Lee and Lloyd Smith

Maxine Brown & The Q-Set’s gigs

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

THE Q-SET:

 Arthur Pereira – guitar

Tony O’Malley – Hammond organ

Chester Simon – bass

George Lee – tenor sax

Lloyd Smith – tenor sax

Herschell Holder – trumpet

Byron Ly-fook – drums

 1967:

14 January 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

20 January 1967 – Newbury Plaza, Newbury, Berkshire (Newbury Weekly News)

22 January 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

31 January 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London with The Knack and Malcolm Margaron (Melody Maker)

Maxine Brown – lead vocals joins for UK tour

5 February 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

10 February 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker)

11 February 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London with Carl Douglas & The Big Stampede (Melody Maker)

12 February 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

18 February 1967 – Dreamland, Margate, Kent with The Wishful Thinking (East Kent Times & Mail)

18 February 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

25 February 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London with The Links Band (Melody Maker)

The following month, The Q-Set linked up with singer Ronnie Jones who split with The Blue Jays. However, they returned to working with Maxine Brown for a second UK tour in September-October 1967

22 September 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as The Q-Set Band

23 September 1967 – New All Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker) No mention of Q-Set but most likely

25 September 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

26 September 1967 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Melody Maker)

30 September 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Maxine Brown Show

30 September 1967 – The Polytechnic, Great Titchfield Street, London W1 (Melody Maker)

 

7 October 1967 – Nite Owl, Leicester with Family (Melody Maker) Billed as Maxine Brown Show

8 October 1967 – Beau Brummel Club, Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire with Phil Ryan & The Scorpions (Crewe Chronicle)

Thanks to Tony O’Malley for band line-up details

Ronnie Jones & The Blue Jays’ gigs 1965-1967

Welcome to another posting of a series of gig listings for 1960s bands. None of these lists is exhaustive and my idea is to add to them in the comments section below over time. They are here for future researchers to draw on.  I have also added a few interesting bits of information and will add images in time.

I’d like to encourage band members to get in touch to share memories, or for anyone to send corrections/clarifications to my email: Warchive@aol.com 

Equally important, if you attended any of the gigs below or played in the support band, please do leave your memories below in the comments section for future historians to use. If you know of any missing gigs, please add them too, if possible, with the sources.

RONNIE JONES & THE BLUE JAYS:

 Ronnie Jones – lead vocals

Tony Allen – sax/lead vocals (left in 1965)

Roger Dean – guitar (ex-John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers)

Tony Bell – bass (replaced by Pat Donaldson)

Jack Maverick – organ

Jack Massarik – alto sax

Clive Thacker – drums (ex-Five Embers)

1965:

18 April 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post)

 

20 June 1965 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

21 June 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with Jimmy James & The Vagabonds (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

26 June 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

4 July 1965 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Harrow Weekly Post)

9 July 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

17 July 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London with Gary L Thompson & The Sidewinders (NME)

30 July 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

 

8 August 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

14 August 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

15 August 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey The Condors (Aldershot News)

27 August 1965 – Pontiac, Zeeta House, Putney, London (NME)

28 August 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

30 August 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

31 August 1965 – Flamingo, Soho, London with The Loose Ends (Melody Maker)

 

12 September 1965 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

17 September 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham, London with Duke Lee (Melody Maker)

 

1 October 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Alan Price Set, The Graham Bond Organisation and The Crawdaddies (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

 

5 November 1965 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

11 November 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

13 November 1965 – El Partido, Lewisham, London with Duke Lee and The Movement (Melody Maker)

14 November 1965 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with The Condors (Aldershot News)

21 November 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with The Flowerpot Men (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

27 November 1965 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

6 December 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live)

16 December 1965 – Redcar Jazz Club, Redcar, North Yorkshire with Steampacket and Tony Knight’s Chessmen (Dennis Weller, Chris Scott Wilson and Graham Lowe’s book)

1966:

11 January 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

21 January 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

6 February 1966 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

Sometime during this period, they became resident band at Papagayo in St-Tropez, France

In August 1966, Thacker joined Brian Auger & The Trinity

1 October 1966 – Harpenden Public Hall, Harpenden, Hertfordshire with The Anzacs (Luton News)

2 October 1966 – Beachcomber, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

8 October 1966 – Beachcomber, Nottingham with Robert Parker and Wynder K Frog (Nottingham Evening Post)

14 October 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington, London (Melody Maker) Billed as Ronnie Jones & His Band

19 October 1966 – Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, Middlesex with The Deakin Lewis Band (website: http://eelpieislandmusic.com/eel-pie-island-roll-call)

22 October 1966 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Survivors (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

5 November 1966 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with support (Southend Standard)

6 November 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham with The Coasters (Nottingham Evening Post)

21 November 1966 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

26 November 1966 – Starlight Ballroom, Boston Gliderdrome, Boston, Lincolnshire with The Original Coasters, The Motivation and Heart & Soul (Lincolnshire Standard)

 

2 December 1966 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

7 December 1966 – Plaza Ballroom, Handsworth, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

7 December 1966 – Ritz Ballroom, King’s Heath, West Midlands (Birmingham Evening Mail)

10 December 1966 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker)

11 December 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Mail)

16 December 1966 – New All-Star Club, 9a Artillery Passage, E1, London (Melody Maker)

17 December 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

24 December 1966 – Beachcomber Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

1967:

Sometime in early 1967 PP Arnold joined the band

14 January 1967 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

 

3 February 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Fleur De Lys (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

17 February 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton with All Night Workers (Melody Maker)

 

4 March 1967 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire with The Heretics (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

12 March 1967 – King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire (The Star)

16 March 1967 – Kilburn Polytechnic, Kilburn, London with Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers and The Syn (Melody Maker) Most likely the final gig that Ronnie Jones did with Blue Jays before linking up with The Q-Set

The rhythm section from The Blue Jays became PP Arnold’s backing band (Four of a Kind) and supported her on a Roy Orbison tour with The Small Faces, first gig on 25 March 1967