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

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