The Shevelles’ gigs 1964-1968

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 and, where possible, I have added the sources used, whether they are newspapers or websites.  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 SHEVELLES:

1964:

3 April 1964 – Continental Dancing Club, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald) Billed as The Shevelles with Tony Sherveraton

 

19 June 1964 – Winchester Lido, Winchester, Hampshire with Mark Stevens & The Travellers (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette) Billed as Tony Sheveraton and The Shevelles

 

25 October 1964 – Trend Club, Colchester, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

 

28 November 1964 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with The Other Versions (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

12 December 1964 – Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex with Howlin’ Wolf and The Moody Blues (Essex Chronicle)

1965:

4 March 1965 – Studio, Westcliffe, Essex (Southend Standard and Essex Weekly Advertiser)

 

17 April 1965 – The Dolphin, Marine Court, St Leonards, East Sussex with The Washington DC’s (Roger Bistow’s research at Dizzy Tiger Music website)

20 April 1965 – Bluesville, Aylesbury, Bucks (website: http://aylesburymusictown.co.uk/)

 

3 May 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Leyton, Leytonstone and Waltham Forest Guardian)

 

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

10 July 1965 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Washington DCs and Jean & The Statesiders (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

25 July 1965 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

 

5 August 1965 – Birdcage, Kimbells Ballroom, Southsea, Hampshire with Sugar Pie Desanto (Dave Allen research)

6 August 1965 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with Sugar Pie Desanto (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

10 August 1965 – Marquee, Wardour Street, Soho, London with The Mark Leeman Five (Tony Bacon’s book: London Live) Backed Sugar Pie Desanto

23 August 1965 – Galaxy Club, Town Hall, Basingstoke, Hampshire with Sugar Pie De Santo (Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette)

 

2 September 1965 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

10 September 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

16 September 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

 

7 October 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

14 October 1965 – Cooks Ferry Inn, Edmonton, Middlesex (Tottenham Weekly Herald)

16 October 1965 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with Junco Partners (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

 

5 November 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

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

 

4 December 1965 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with The Mickey Finn (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

30 December 1965 – Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire (Dave Allen research)

1966:

23 January 1966 – Agincourt Ballroom, Camberley, Surrey with Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours (Aldershot News)

 

5 February 1966 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with The Crying Shame (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

26 February 1966 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London (Melody Maker)

 

6 March 1966 – Blue Moon, Hayes, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

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

27 March 1966 – Pontiac Club, Zeeta House, Putney, London, SW15 (Melody Maker)

28 March 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire with The Kinks (Aldershot News)

 

2 April 1966 – Dungeon Club, Nottingham with Martha & Th Vandellas (website: https://dungeonmods.wordpress.com/)

7 April 1966 – The Village, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire (Grimsby Evening Telegraph)

14 April 1966 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

24 April 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

 

9 May 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

 

24 June 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

 

27 July 1966 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

 

9 September 1966 – Carousel Club, 1 Camp Road, Farnborough, Hampshire (Aldershot News)

15 September 1966 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

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

 

3 October 1966 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

11 October 1966 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

16 October 1966 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

26 October 1966 – Club A Go Go, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear with The Gas Board (website: http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/club-agogo-newcastle-2/)

 

18 November 1966 – Flamingo, Soho with Sean Downley Set and Tina and Johnny Glover (Melody Maker)

27 November 1966 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

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

1967:

8 January 1967 – Ricky Tick, Hounslow, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

21 January 1967 – Flamingo, Soho, London with The Questions (Melody Maker)

 

10 February 1967 – Tiger’s Head, Catford, Kent (South East London Mercury)

26 February 1967 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

 

6 March 1967 – Atlanta Ballroom, Woking, Surrey (Aldershot News)

18 March 1967 – Chelmsford Corn Exchange, Chelmsford, Essex (Essex Chronicle)

31 March 1967 – Dancing Slipper, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

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

15 April 1967 – Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

29 April 1967 – Ram Jam, Brixton, London with The Gass (Melody Maker)

 

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

 

11 June 1967 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

24 June 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Crestas and The Associates (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

24 June 1967 – Cue Club, Paddington (Melody Maker) Billed as The Shevelles Band

 

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

13 August 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

19 August 1967 – Maidstone Corn Exchange, Maidstone, Kent with Inspiration (Maidstone Gazette)

20 August 1967 – Union Rowing Club, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (Nottingham Evening Post)

 

2 September 1967 – Upper Cut, Forest Gate, London  with The Creation (Melody Maker)

10 September 1967 – Tiles, Oxford Street, London (Melody Maker)

24 September 1967 – Nottingham Boat Club, Nottingham (Down at the Boat book)

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

 

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

13 October 1967 – Oak Leaf Hotel, South Bank, Middlesbrough with Diane Ferraz & The Ferris Wheel (Middlesbrough Evening Gazette) Billed as Mike Stevens & The Shevelles

20 October 1967 – Papas, Landsdowne, Dorset (Bournemouth Evening Echo)

 

3 November 1967 – Rugby Town Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire (Leicester Mercury)

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

24 November 1967 – California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire with The Crew and Jo Jo Gunne (website: www.california-ballroom.info/gigs/)

 

1 December 1967 – Il Rondo, Leicester (Leicester Mercury)

12 December 1967 – Bournemouth College Students’ Union, Bournemouth, Dorset with Traffic and Soul Foundation (Bournemouth Echo)

24 December 1967 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent with Terry Lightfoot Band (Poster)

1968:

11 January 1968 – Bag O’Nails, Kingley Street, Soho, London (Fabulous 208)

11 January 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

 

23-24 January 1968 – Bag O’Nails, Kingley Street, Soho, London (Fabulous 208)

23-24 January 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London (Fabulous 208)

30 January 1968 – Public Hall, Witham, Essex (Melody Maker)

31 January 1968 – The Cromwellian, South Kensington, London with Wee Willie Harris (Fabulous 208)

 

17 February 1968 – Brave New World, Eastney, Hampshire (website: http://michaelcooper.org.uk/C/birdcage.htm)

23 February 1968 – Pantiles, Bagshot, Surrey (Melody Maker)

 

2 March 1968 – Polytechnic, Little Titchfield Street with support (Melody Maker)

24 March 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

 

12 May 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

29 May 1968 – Summerhill House Hotel, Kingswinford, West Midlands (Express & Star)

30 May 1968 – Black Prince Hotel, Bexley, Kent (Poster)

 

4 July 1968 – Klooks Kleek, West Hampstead, London (Geoff Williams research: Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek book)

 

20 December 1968 – Ealing Town Hall, Ealing, Middlesex (Melody Maker)

5 thoughts on “The Shevelles’ gigs 1964-1968”

  1. Shevells (sometimes spelt Shevelles)
    Sept 63 – mid 64 backing Tony SHEVETON (correct spelling)
    other dates –
    04/09/65 – Goldhawk Beat Club, Shepherds Bush
    06/05/66 – Mister McCoys, Middlesbrough with The Jazz Board
    18/10/66 – Yum Yum Club, Croydon
    16/06/67 – backing ELKIE BROOKS at the Notre Dame Club, Leicester Place with Alexis Korner’s Free At Last
    07/12/68 – St. Mary’s, Twickenham with The Hush
    I have copies of ads or posters for all these.

  2. Ricky Tick Club dates for the Shevelles –
    28/01/66 – Ricky Tick Club Staines Town Hall
    10/03/66 – Ricky Tick Club, Harvest Moon Club, Guildford
    03/09/66 – Ricky Tick Club, Barry Avenue, Windsor
    07/01/67 – Ricky Tick Club, High St. Hounslow
    11/02/67 – Ricky Tick Club, High St. Hounslow
    22/09/67 – – Ricky Tick Club, Harpenden Town Hall

  3. just found another date !
    23/09/63 – Tony Sheveton (spelt Sheverton on ad) & The Shevelles – Rex Ballroom, Cambridge. This appears to be one of a series iof 3 gigs promoted by the early Ricky Tick Club. Cyril Davies was the week before and the Stones the week after. The poster for the Cyril Davies gig is very obviously a R-T poster

  4. some dates from 64 – all the Flamingo Club, Wardour St.
    24.01.64 – Tony Sheveton & The Shevelles with Georgie Fame & Blue Flames – there is a missprint in the Record Mirror which shows the Flamingo gig list also as the gig list for Jazzshows Jazz Club (AKA the 100 Club)
    12.04.64 – Tony Sheveton & The Shevelles
    01.05.64 – Tony Sheveton & The Shevelles with Georgie Fame & Blue Flames
    03.05.64 – Tony Sheveton & The Shevelles
    31.05.64 – The Shevelles with Tony Sheveton (sunday afternoon)
    02.06.64 – The Shevelles with Tony Sheveton and other guest bands
    14.06.64 – The Shevelles with Tony Sheveton (sunday afternoon)
    15.06.64 – The Shevelles with Tony Sheveton and other guest bands
    all taken from Record Mirror club ads

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