Candy Band Feature (1969-1975?)
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Where Are They Now?
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
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.....
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