Dave Curtiss & The Tremors

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.

DAVE CURTISS & THE TREMORS:

According to the Kentish Mercury, Dave Curtiss & The Tremors were formed in April 1962

1963:

4 May 1963 – Gaiety Ballroom, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire (website: http://peterboroughimages.co.uk/music/?p=8130)

 

10 December 1963 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

24 December 1963 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with Russ Sainty & The Nu Notes and Danny & The Torinos (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

1964:

7 January 1964 – High Wycombe Town Hall, High Wycombe, Bucks (Bucks Free Press)

17 January 1964 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with Daniel Boone & The Emeralds (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

1 March 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Condors (Aldershot News)

30 March 1964 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with Shane Fenton & The Fentons and The Druids (Essex Chronicle/Essex County Standard)

 

18 April 1964 – Colchester Odeon, Colchester, Essex with Adam Faith & The Roulettes, The Searchers, Dave Berry & The Cruisers, Eden Kane, The Undertakers and Lorraine Gray (Essex Chronicle/Essex County Standard)

 

30 May 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Plus Four featuring Erkey Grant and Ian Taylor & The Condors (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

14 June 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Rock-A-Fellows (Aldershot News)

 

2 August 1964 – Cromer Olympia, Cromer, Norfolk with Garry Freeman & Th Contours (North Norfolk News)

5 August 1964 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

22 August 1964 – Clacton Town Hall, Clacton, Essex with The Fairies (formerly The Deepbeats) (Essex County Standard)

 

23 October 1964 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with John Barry Seven and The Firing Squad (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

30 October 1964 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

 

7 November 1964 – Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, Bucks with Tony & The Strangers (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

6 December 1964 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Alleykats (Aldershot News)

1965:

15 January 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

 

4 March 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

19 March 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Ivy League and The Plainsmen (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

24 April 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Sundowners (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

 

29 May 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Merseybeats and Bumps in the Night (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

25 September 1965 – Rhodes Centre, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts with The Cortinas (Steve Ingless book: The Day Before Yesterday)

1966:

7 January 1966 – Star Ballroom, Maidstone, Kent with The Bretheren (Maidstone Gazette)

28 January 1966 – Cricketer’s Inn, Southend, Essex with The Orioles (Southend Standard)

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4 thoughts on “Dave Curtiss & The Tremors”

  1. Dave Gunnell was known as Dungles. They went mid/late 60’s to S Africa, Abijan for one. I saw notices of them touring UK in 1970’s.

  2. Few more to add:

    24 October 1963 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Dave Oades Orchestra (Aldershot News)

    14 November 1963 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Chris Allen Combo (Aldershot News)

    15 December 1963 – New Central Ballroom, Aldershot, Hampshire with The Plymouth Sounds (Aldershot News)

    7 August 1964 – Attic Club, 1a High Street, Hounslow, Middlesex with The Fanatics (Kingston & Malden Borough News)
    15 August 1964 – Civic Hall, Guildford, Surrey with Phil & The Stormsville Shakers (Surrey Advertiser)
    27 August 1964 – Majestic Ballroom, Luton, Bedfordshire (Luton News)

    28 October 1964 – Locarno, Stevenage, Herts with Johnny Flood & The Trespassers (Hertfordshire Express)

    29 November 1964 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Herts (Hertfordshire Express)

    18 January 1965 – Hermitage Ballroom, Hitchin, Hertfordshire (Hertfordshire Express)

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