We always had music in the family home as Dad was a harmonica player with a self-accompanying
style of vamping between melody notes (pre Bobby McFerrin).
Many a night at the bus stop on the way home from the pub you could hear Mum say
..”put it away Wally” but he would just whip it out there and then and give the queue
Both of my brothers and several of my 5 sisters have been in bands of some sort over
That’s me, back left, posing with our soul band Fusion Road Show in 1968. My first
proper band, who played their final gig at the old Concord Club at the Bassett.The
hair has moved southwards somewhat. (Dig that crazy ambulance)
Ray, the then singer, went on to play with Honky who made 2 appearances on TOTP with
their hit single Join the Party (dance not political).
Names of bands I have played with include The Scum, You Know Hoo, The Fusion(Road
Show), Eddie Smith Trio, TheTenor C’s, Baroque, Egg on Legs,Legs (spin off), Eye
Level, I D A, Goldrush now you’re talking), Joker, Billy Whizz, Tapestry, and to
this day Sunflower headed by the legendary Sid Carter.
The Vinyl Beats is all about audience enjoyment. We all get a great buzz from seeing
people enjoy what we do. We also take pride in doing it well.