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Trixons Showband (1966-1969?)

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The Story

In trying to research the origins of the band, it seems the Trixons may have been formed in London in the mid sixties as Donegal born lead singer, Terry Connelly grew up there, as well as several members of the band being Londoners. The band was playing some of the tourist destinations in Europe, including Spain, when they returned "home" to Ireland to try their luck on the showband scene. They started playing relief to larger, established showbands like the Royal and Clipper Carlton. The band was billed as "direct from Spain," which surprised some punters when the boys spoke perfect English! 

An article in the October 28th issue of Spotlight featured them as one of the "Younger generation of Showbands." They had started out on the Irish scene in February of 1967. Managed by Peter Sheridan of Granard, the band played a pop set and became very popular in the midlands. By the end of the year, they released their first single, Mama, I'm Not The Boy I Used to Be which didn't do much for them. 

In late 1968, they released their second single, Just Another Song, on the Release label. The record was produced by John Drummond, who at the time was lead singer with the Capitol, but would soon turn his attention to record making full time as one of the top session men in Ireland.

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Photo Gallery

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Trixons Showband (MY) Trixons Showband (RK) Trixons Showband (PB) Trixons Trixons - 1967

Trixons Live - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Terry Connelly - 1969

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1968

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1969

Trixons - 1969

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Years Vocals Sax Guitar Bass Drums Trumpet Vocals/Keys
1966 Terry
Connolly
Joey
Ainscough?
Shay
McCarthy
Bobby
Hastings
Mick
Goode
George
Hasson
Gina
1967 Terry
Connolly
Jim
Malone
Shay
McCarthy
Bobby
Hastings
Mick
Goode
George
Hasson
Ricky
McRoberts
               
               
               
               

Discography

Mama I'm Not The Boy I Used to Be / You're Gonna Wonder About Me
King Records / KG.1069 / December, 1967
It's Just Another Song / The Best Part of Breaking Up
Release Records / RL.504 / October, 1968
Show Me The Way To St. Louis / Everything Gonna Be Alright
Release / RL.520 / June, 1969
 

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Where Are They Now?  

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  Patsy McDonald: Patsy's grandaughter, Emily Cooke, writes to tell us in earl;y 2012 that he's now living in Hertfordshire with two children and two grandchildren. but he no longer plays the saxophone. He owned a bar and then ran a venue in Watford called the Colosseum. He left the Colosseum to take up a PA position which he's still happily working at, and visits Ireland frequently
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