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Candy Band Feature (1969-1975?)

Photo Gallery - Band Lineups - Discography - Audio samples - Where Are They Now?

The Story

Watch this space for a feature about this band, based in Larne. The original lineup of the band was: Bryce Norrie (vocals), George Doherty (keyboards), Barry Patterson (drums), Dave Smyth (sax), Sam Greenaway (trumpet), Stuart Bingham (guitar) and Ray Toal (bass).

In late 1973, although it was reported that Stuart and Ray left the band to reform Sunshine, Stuart joined cabaret band, Tapestry. Also Louis Walsh took over managing the band. The lineup in December, 1972 was: Bryce Norrie, George Doherty, Denis Forbes, Colin Unknown, Martin Hughes, Alan Black and one un-named member. A small blurb in the April 25, 1974 issue of Spotlight reported that Bryce Norrie had quit the band and was replaced by Jimmy Kirk. The same article said that the band had been together for five years, but took a break for a year when everyone in the band but George Doherty left to form Sunshine.  

In August, 1974 Spotlight's Rock On column reported that Colm Martin and George Doherty had both left the band, leaving it to continue as a 5 piece.

More to come.....

Photo Gallery

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Candy (KS) Candy (MN) Candy - 1971 Candy - 1970 Candy - 1969
Candy - 1969 Candy - 1970 Candy - 1970 Candy - 1970 Candy - 1970
Candy (RF) Candy (RF) Candy (RF) Candy - 1973 Candy - 1973
 
Candy - 1975 Candy - 1974 Candy - 1973 Candy - 1973 Candy - 1970
Years Vocals Guitar Bass Drums Keyboards Sax Trumpet
1969 Bryce
Norrie
Stuart
Bingham
Ray
Toal
Barry
Patterson
George
Doherty
Dave
Smyth
Sam
Greenaway
1973 Bryce
Norrie
Denis
Forbes
Colin
Martin
Martin
Hughes
George
Doherty
Alan
Black?
Alan
Black?
1974 Jimmy
Kirk
Denis
Forbes
Colin
Martin
Martin
Hughes
George
Doherty
Alan
Black?
 
Aug
1974
Jimmy
Kirk
Denis
Forbes
  Martin
Hughes
  Alan
Black?
 
               

Discography

A Word or Two To Mary / City Lights
Denver Records - DMC.1004 - January, 1971
Coat of Many Colours
Denver Records - DMC.1008 - January, 1972
Meet Me Tonight in Laredo
- #7 Irish Charts
Denver Records - DMC.1008 - January, 1972
Soft Sweet and Warm
Misty Records - Unknown - 1975

Audio Clips

Coming Soon

Where Are They Now?  

  Bryce Norrie:
  Stuart Bingham:
  Ray Toal:
  Barry Patterson:
  George Doherty:
  Dave Smyth:
  Sam Greenaway:
  Denis Forbes:
  Alan Black:
  Martin Hughes:
  Colin Unknown:
  Jimmy Kirk:

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