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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/

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Who's Who A

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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 / Rai…

Who's Who B

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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 - Ma…

Who's Who C

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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 - V…

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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 …

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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

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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…