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Sunday, July 3, 2011

About Coventry Musicians Who's Who

Still a work in progress, this is an A to Z of Coventry Musicians. Please note there will be more names and their bands to go when the A to Z of Coventry Bands is complete. Meanwhile if your name isn't on here and it should be or maybe your friends bands or if your info is incorrect - let us know at hobozine@googlemail.com


This Blogspot forms part of the new Coventry Music Archive from Hobo (a music and Arts Magazine run in the mid 70's by Trev Teasdel). Much of the material was originally on Vox (which you might have seen)  before it closed. Here is a guide to where the other material is being reorganised to.


Hobo - Coventry Music Archives
Click the About us or here https://sites.google.com/site/bandsfromcoventry/ to visit the new Hobo blogspot for other archives.

Coventry Arts Umbrella Club
The archives of the Coventry Arts Umbrella Club where some of the Two Tone musicians started out and literary figures like Phillip Larkin Here https://sites.google.com/site/bandsfromcoventry/

Coventry Folk Club Scene 1970's  http://coventryfolkclubs.blogspot.com/
Will contain archives from the Coventry folk scene formerly housed on Hobo Vox site and pdf versions of Pete Willow's Folks Magazine from 1979 and articles derived from there.

Hobo A to Z of Coventry Bands and Artists
Meanwhile a huge A to Z of Coventry bands and artists can be found (again in development) here https://sites.google.com/site/bandsfromcoventry/

Who's Who A

A
Ackerley Izzy (Vocs) Cephews
Adair(keys) Mummy Calls
Adams Johnny  - Ld & Acous guit / vocs /songwriter - Flying Circus / The Mick Green Blues Band / Don’t Talk Wet / Fission / Eli / The Blue Jays / Squad
Adamski - Adamski
Albrighton Arthur (Modie) - bs / guit / harmonicas / vocs  / Record Producer / Dr Slagg’s Confessions / Peppermint Kreem (AKA The Plague / The Earth)/ Heaven Sent / The Makeshift / New City Sounds / Nektar
Albrighton Roy -  guit - Cure and the Peeps / Nektar (Euro group) / Hells Angels / Rainbows / The Wanderers / Quantum Jump
Alderson John - Ld guit / Steel guit - Wandering John / Last Fair Deal / Just Jake / Ottoman / Travelling Riverside Blues Band / also now with Neol Davies.
Allen Chris (bs)The Mustangs
Allen Jim - sax - Concert / Mick Green Blues Band / EMF
Allen Woody (real name Alan Wood) -  vocs The Challengers / The Three Johns
Amanor Crompton - Rth Guit / Vocs - Hard Top 22 / The Selecter
Amos Graham - bs -  Cure and the Peeps (Peyps) / Sabres / Rainbows / Still Life
Anders Terry (F) - vocs - The Cardinals
Anderson Amos - Hard Top 22
Anderson Charlie - bs - Chapter 5 / The Selecter / The People / Hard Top 22 / Solo / Chapter 5 / Pharaoh's Kingdom / Earthbound / The Skalatones
Andruszko Baz - (Accordian) - A Band called George / Dando Shaft Mk 2 /
Angelopoulis Paul - dms - Midnight Circus
Angus Seymour - Steel Locks
Armstrong Colin - guit / vocs Music Box / Solo
Armstrong Rob - guitar maker / mandolin / Mandola / guit / vcocs New Modern Idiot Grunt / Solo Band / Music Box / Quiet Riot /
Arnall Rob (Keys) - Out of the Blue
Arnold Ben - Folk musician,part of Coventry folk scene in the 60's. Cofa's Tree and Tavern folk clubs. Arnold Ted - The Angstroms / Davy Jones Crew
Arundel Wayne (Wyken) - Duel Flava
Aston Simon - bs - The Brethren
Atkins Martin John Lloyd's P.I.L.') Killing Joke / Pigface / RX
Ayres Pete - dms - The Invaders

Who's Who B

B
Badger (Bs) Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers
Bailey Brinette - Steel Locks
Bailey Keith - Vocs - Vietnamese Babies
Bailey Robin - The Vampires
Banali Frankie - Quiet Riot / Coventry Carol
Banks David (Vocs) - Mummy Calls
Baines Pete Bassman -Bs - Spaceman 3 / The Parkside
Barber Granville - dms - The Motion aka Revelution / Natural Gass
Bargeant John AKA Bo - guit / promoter / DJ / co ed of Hobo / Road Manger with Khayyam
Barker Dave - Selecter / Dave and Ansil Collins
Barter Martin - keys / vocs - Coconut Mat / Whistler / Concert / Just Jake / Trilogy / Ottoman/ Zirkus / Shkayla
Bassett Roger - guit - Jimmy Clifford and The Presidents
Bates Bill - vocs - The Eggy / Boll Weevils
Bates Martyn - Vocs - Reluctant Stereotypes / Eyeless in Gaza / Solo / Hungry I / Cry Acetylene Angel
Beale Joe - guit / vocs - 3 am 66/67
Bean Ted - dms - The Challengers
Beaufoy John - European Sun
Becker Pete - Eyeless in Gaza / In Embrace
Beglin Andy (Vocs) Four Kings (In 2000)
Bell Julian - Keys - Machine/Hot Snacks / Inferno
Bell Larry - guit - Hells Bells
Bell Martin - Smackee / I / The Mosquitoes / The Wonderstuff
Bell Tony - Steel Locks
Bembridge Charles H - dms -  Hard Top 22 / The Selecter
Bennett Declan - Sumlad from Cov
Bennett Dave - Ragtime Guitarist / Pennyfarthing / Folk club organiser / promoter
Bentham Steve - guit / vocs - The Bo Weevils (Boll Weevils)
Bernard Barry - bs - The Vampires / Jigsaw / Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours
B Great Johnny (Goodison) Vocs / Piano - The Goodmen / The Quotation /
Bhundari Arun - bs / vocs - Stilletto
Billingham Micky (Keys ) -General Public / Dexy's Midnight Runners
Bint Alan (Keys) - Mummy Calls
Bird Colin - bs -  The Confederates
Bird Michael - dms - The Confederates
Black Pauline (AKA Pauline Vickers) Vocs - Solo / Selecter / Selecter Acoustic / actress / Presenter ?Hard Top 22 / Pauline Black and Sunday Best / Supernaturals / Ska Diva
Blake Mick - ld guit - The Broomdusters
Blundell Steve - Dms - Jalopy Ride
Bogel Cedric - The Megadons
Bolsey Cliff - The Four Aces
Borkowski Ray - rth guit - Journey of a Lifetime
Bolton Polly - vocs - Dando Shaft / solo / Blue Aquarius(USA) / Albion Band / Breton / The Polly Bolton Band
Bosworth Peter - Guit - Ens / Reluctant Stereotypes
Borkowski Ray - Rth Guit - Journey of a Lifetime
Bowden Gil - Rthm guit. - The Cardinals
Bowen Terry - Smackee
Bowes Martin - Vocs / electronica / keys - Attrition / Editor of Alternative Sounds
Bowren Pete - Guit - Soundcasters / The Unkowns
Bowsie Bob - bs -  The Invaders
Boyle John - Guit - Denny Seyton and the Sabres
Bradbury John - dms - Nightease / Nack ed en / The Specials / Transposed Men / John Bradbury Allstars/ Special Beat
Bradford Rick - bs - George and the Dragons
Bradley John - Guit - Editors
Bradley Mick - Dms - Sorrows (Italy period)
Brain Chris - Ld guit - The Distinctions
Braski Mark -  Criminal Class
Bray Steve - dms - Stephenson's Rocket
Brewster Roy - percussion - Trilogy / Ottoman
Britnel Tenor - sax - Beat Preachers(session) / Jigsaw / The Fortunes
Brolly Bob - Bob Brolly and the Cavliers / Solo / Radio Presenter / Bob Brolly's Calvery
Brook Pat - bs / leader / R Guit -The Mustangs
Brook Paul - dms / vocs / producer / Composer / songwriter  - Analog / Reluctant Stereotypes / Ens / Mummy Calls / Pzazz
Brooks Rick - dms - The Angstroms 64 /6
Brough Rex - Bs /Cello - I / The Editors / X Certs / Pookah Makes Three / Music website
Broughton Edgar - Vocs / guit - Edgar Broughton Band / Tony and the Talons / Original Roadrunners
Broughton Steve - dms - Edgar Broughton Band / Tony and the Talons / Original Roadrunners
Broughton Luke (Son) Synth - Edgar Broughton Band
Brown Brian - guit - Six Appeal Take One
Brown Desmond - Keys - Chapter 5 /  The Selecter / The People / Transposed Men / Earth Bound
Brown Kathrine (Guit / Vocs) Little Girl with Cherries
Brown Terry - Smackee
Budd Dave Sax - Bung
Buggins Jonny - The Vampires
Bullen Charles - This Heat / Tsar
Bullen Roger - upright bass - Dando Shaft
Bunker Frank - vocs - The Debonaires / The Smokestacks
Burgoyne Mick (vocals, guitar, violin, tambourine, glockenspiel),  - African Grass / Fresh Maggots / DBXL / Flood
Butterfield Roy - guit / Bs - Indian Summer / Runestaff / Monster Magnet / The Little Darlings aka The Pines and The Sensations
Burns Dennis - guit / vocs / keys - Flood / DBXL / Aorta Major / Stiletto / The Urge / The Mix /
Burns Mike (Guit / Vocs) - The Mustangs
Bybuss Seymour - The Shapes
Byers Mark -Guit(Roddy's Brother)  - Wild Boys / Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers
Byers Roddy AKA Roddy Radiation - Guit / vocs - Heaven Sent / Specials / Tearjerkers

Who's Who C

C
Cairns Andy - Ld guit / acoustic / mandolin / vocs /  - Ricky’s Band (with Horace Panter not sure of official name for band c1975) / Trev Teasdel and Don’t Talk Wet / solo folk.
Callaghan Ant - vocs / percussion / songwriter - Eli / Fission
Campbell Bill - bs - The Eggy / The Gazelles / Coconut Mat
Campbell Stan - Vocs - Specials
Campbell Tony - guit - Jigsaw / The Mighty Avengers
Cannon Sean - folk singer - The Gaels
Carpenter Dave - bs - The Rivals
Carr Sue - vocs - Pride and Passion
Carroll Rich (bs) Chainsaw
Casey John  - Guit - Orange Flavour aka Tina and the Hotstrings (Drums)
Catrell Tracy - Vocs - The Primitives
Chadwick Guy - Guit - House of Love / Flying Teeth / The Maddonnas / The Eyedreams
Chambers Gus - Vocs - Squad / 21 Guns
Chambers Pete (played in non performing band) - Journalist / author of books of Cov music / Broadcaster / mover and shaker / Coventry Ambassador
Chaplin Chez - Dms - Chevy / The D.T. 's / The Razors
Chivers John - Bait / Godiva Ride
Chrissy - Vocs - European Sun
Clark Chris - The Way
Clark Nigel acout guit / vocs / songwriter - Cardinal
Clarke Phil - Stress (Fanzines - Damn Latin / Adventures in Reality
Clarke Tony - Rth Guit - Hot Snacks
Clifford Jimmy(Johnny?) - Vocs - Jimmy Clifford The Presidents
Cobb Dave (Smiler) - bs - Journey of a Lifetime
Coffel Howard - guit - The Radicals
Coleman Stuart - bs - Beat Preachers / The Cateracts / Flying Machine / Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours
Colin Dave-  bs  - Magazine  The Matadors
Collet Rick (Dms) Flack Off
Collins Michael - Vocs / Guit - Machine / Hot Snacks
Cosman Dick - dms - The Cardinals (Cosmen Ex Tommy Steele)
Cooper Christopher - dms - The Gazelles
Cooper Dave - vocs / guit songwriter - Dando Shaft
Cook Jo Jo  - Jo Jo Cook and the Protection Racket
Connelly Kevin - Dms - The Chicanes / The Money Spiders / Eyes of Blue
Connelly Steven (AKA Scon / Roadant / Alphonso etc) poet / actor / German Film Star and muse - also roadie / with The Clash / Sex Pistols
Conway David - Harmonica (1957) Comedy troop. . The Monarchs / Dave and Pauline
Cottrel Steve - guit -  Indian Summer
Court Paul - Vocs / Guit - Primitives / Starpower
Courtier Miles - Guit - The Radicals
Cullen Maurice - rth guit - The Smokestacks
Cowling Cliff  -  boogie piano / vocs / organizer – Cliff Cowling Trio
Cox Andy - bs - Protege
Cox Diane - Dms - Jessie Boy Five, Aching Tongue, Zanders
Cox Gary - Guit - Protege
Cox Tony - Barnabas 70/72
Crabb Greg - Furious Apples / Pilgrims
Craner Joe - dms - The Bo Weevils (Boll Weevils) / Ra Ho Tep
Cripps Colin - guit -  The Mountain Ash Band
Cristy Chris - Hard Top 22
Crithlow' Dayle - Lazy Eye
Crowley Tony - Dms - Denny Seyton and the Sabres
Crowshaw Martin - guit - Stephenson's Rocket
Crum Ted - Sneaks Noise
Cumner Robert -  Rth Guit - The Chicanes / The Money Spiders
Cunningham Danny - Guit / Vocs - Squad / Major 5
Cure Martin - vocs -  Cure and the Peeps (Peyps) / Rainbows / The Sabres / Still Life
Curtis James - vocs songwriter - Peppermint Circus
Curtis Lynn - vocs - The Mustangs

Who's Who D

D
Dalton Ray - The Unkowns
Dakar Rhoda - Vocs - Specials AKA / Fun Boy Three / Supernaturals
Dammers - Keys - Specials / Coventry Automatics / Spatial Orchestra
Dancer Andy - bs - Jalopy Ride
Darby Gill - singer songwriter / Waterfall
Darbey John - vocs -  The Goodtime Losers Aka The Sensations
Davies Alan - Bs/vocs - African Grass 68/ 70
Davies John - bs - The Mad Classix
Davies Neol - Ld guit / vocs / Sitar / songwriter Asgard / Cat’s Grave / Mead / Transposed Men / Chapter 5 / The Selecter  / The original Selecter / Selecter Instrumental / Box of the Blues / Pharaohs Kingdom / Earthbound / Hard Top 22 / Real Life / work with John Alderson / Kevin Harrison
Davis Pete - Dms - The Wild Boys /  Marabou / Dick Envy / UKSubs / Roy Harper / Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers / The Strapps / Rhubarb Tarts / Steve Fiction And the Rebel Sci-fi blues bastards  / Gaz Top / Here and Now / Planet Gong  (For more info see Dave's Comment at the bottom of this).
Dawson Ricky (The Duke) - The Millionaires
Deakin Graham (Dms) - The Flys / John Entwhistle's Ox
Decker Carol - Vocs -  T' Pau / Solo / Actress
Deep J. (Bhangra)
Delaney Colin - Ld guit - The Good Time Losers Aka The Sensations
Dempsey Frank  - Managed New City Sounds
Dempsey Kev - guit / Dms / Acoustic guitar / vocs -  The Young Ones /Dando Shaft / Side Effect / Boll Weevils (Bo Weevils) / Whipper Snapper / Mary Black
Dent Graham - guit / Keys - Wave
Derbyshire Delia - Pioneer Electronic music - BBC Radiophonic Workshop (Dr Who theme) / White Noise
Devoel Andrew - rth guit / lead vocs - Seagull
Devoel  Pete - dms Piano / Keys / backing Vocs - Peppermint Kreem / Seagull
Devoel Sam - dms / lead vocs - Seagull
Deyer Des (Dms) - Jigsaw
Dick Elsbeth (Ellie) Vocalist with The Baptists
Dicky Chris - Bs - God's Toys (producer at RAK with Micky Most
Diesel (Guit) - Dragster
Dill - Vocs - God's Toys / I / Co-initiator of Alternative Sounds magazine with MartinBowes / X Certs
Dillam Robert - Guit - Adorable / Bubblegum Flesh? / The Candy Thieves
Dingley Nicholas Charles (Razzle) Dms - Hanoi Rock (Finnish band)
Dix Ady - Guit - L'Homme de Terre / TheTargets / Armalite
Dodd Bill -  vocs /bs - The Broomdusters / Hard Rock
Doherty Pete - Vocs / guit -  Libertines / Babyshambles
Dolphin Leigh - Guit - Fresh Maggots
Donnelly Keith - Waterfall
Dorian Lee - Vocs - Napalm Death / Cathedral
Doyle Mick  - vocs - Jalopy Ride
Dring Blink - Ld Guit - Denny Seyton and Sabres
Duggan John - guit - Drops of Brandy
Duggan Ted - dms - Purple Haze (60's) / Acorn / Rogation Sunday / The Liberators / Drops of Brandy / Banco De Gaia / Paris 80's) / Chevy (80's) / Mudsliders
Dullaghan Steve - Bs - The Primitives /  Hungry I
Dunkly Peter - Bs - Jessie Boy Five
Dunne Chris - dms - Ens, Reluctant Stereotypes
Dutton Ray - Ld Guit - Los Cimmarons
Dwyer Gary - Dms - Colourfield / Teardrop Explodes
Dyer Des - dms - Surf Cyders / Jigsaw

Who's Who E

E
Eastbury Mick - bs -  Renegades
Eardly Barry - Guit - Zirkus
Eaton Barry - dms  - The Little Darlings AKA The Pines & The Sensations
Evans Andy - guit - Jimmy Clifford and the Presidents
Eddington Richard - Jessie Boy Five
Edgar John - Breton Tales After Dark LP - contributed to Procul Harum's Tribute Album.
Edgson Steve  - Clarinet / Recorder  / 2nd Guit  - Analog / Bung /  Reluctant Stereotypes / Pink Umbrellas / Ens / Giraffes / Two Giraffes / The Attic Dressers
Edmonds Colin - Dms - African Grass 68 /70
Edwards Jimmy  - vocs organ -  Ning
Edwards John  -Rth guit  - The Rippers
Elliot Chuck  - guit - Nightease / Side Effect /
Elson Ian  - guit viola / fiddle mandolin / tenor banjo - The Brethren / The Heart of England Folk Group / Sneaks Noise
Ellis Claire - Vocs - Flackoff
Evans Brian (Bs) Chainsaw

Who's Who F

F
Fags n Booze Johnny - Guit - Human Cabbages
Fardon Don (Aka Don Maughan / Wil Pithy)  - Ld singer  - The Sorrows / Solo / The Hawks / Don Fardon and the Soul Machine
Fardon Steve - Furious Apples
Fairclough Dave  - Keyboard -  Peppermint Kreem
Faircloth Dave - Keys - Plague
Farrington Nick - Furious Apples
Felton Rod  - singer / songwriter guit / Kazoos Solo / New Modern Idiot Grunt Band / Dando Shaft (reformed version 74)
Fennel Tony  - dms  - The Mustangs / The Sorrows (Session drummer on Take a Heart) Johnny Goodison Showband
Fern Moden Don Bs - Johnny B Great & the Goodmen
Ferris Jim - (Dms) - Dave and the Sun /  Joker /  Yahoo / The Internationals / (All 70's Coventry Bands.) www.drumstyle.co.uk
Fijalkowski Piotr - Vocs / Guit - Adorable / Casino / Polak ?Bubblegum Flesh? The Candy Thieves?
Finlay Bruce  - Dms  - The Sorrows / ANWR (Alaska band)
Finlay Dave  - voc organ   - The Matadors
Fisher Peter  - bs -  The Smokestacks / Staveley Makepiece
Flanagan Terry -  Ld guit -  Journey of a Lifetime
Fletcher Nigel -  Dms - Staveley Makepiece / Lieutenant Pigeon /
Fletcher Tony  - congas -  Monster Magnet
Folker Jennifer - Banco De Gaia
Ford Noel -  Ld guit - The Establishment Aka The Congress
Fowdrey Brian  - Sax  -  The Mad Classix
Freeman Dave  - guit / Vocs  - Midnight Circus / The Flys / Roddy Radiation & the Tearjerkers / The Lover Speaks (with Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart / Solo / Co-producer of Alyson Moyet
Freeman Wal  - dms  - The Establishment Aka The Congress
Freeman Rich - Solid Action (Brother of Dave)
French Johnny -  Vocs  - The Young Ones
Froud Brian  - dms  - Journey of a Lifetime
Fryers Chuck -  organ / vocs guit -  (Reformed Sorrows)