Name: Tony McIlvanna
Email: tonymac24@aol.com
Hometown: Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
Today: Collegelands, Co. Armagh
website:    
Instruments: Lead and Steel Guitar
Date: 09 Nov 2005
Time: 05:37:18 PM

Bands:

Anne and Shelley and the Marines-4 Years / Hugo Duncan-1 Year / Susan McCann-10 Years /
Philomena Begley- 2 Years / Sean Wilson-10 Years.  Over the years we had many good nights. We had good and bad times, however the good times always come out on top. I have many friends in the music game and hope to meet many more.


Name: Eddie Burgess
Email: eddie@ddesign.ie
Hometown: Cobh, Co. Cork
Today: Cork City, Wilton
website:    
instruments: Vocals
Date:  28 Oct 2005
Time:  02:32:24 AM
Bands:

Eddie & The Coasters


Name: J.J. Sheridan
Email: jjsheridan@aol.com
Hometown: Borris-In-Ossary, Co. Laois
Today: Atlanta, GA
website:    
instruments: Piano, keyboards
Date:  27 Oct 2005
Time:  07:36:56 PM
Bands:

Shermacs. Cottonfields. Sheridan Family. Played mainly in Tipperary, Laois, Kilkennny, Carlow circuit from 60's to late 70's. Worked for Eamonn Andrews Agency late 70's onwards. Emigrated to USA 1982. My brother Noel purchased the derelict Rockland Ballroom in early 90's. Now housing development.


Name: Gus O Carroll
Email: Gus O Carroll@hotmail.com
Hometown: Cork
Today: cork
website:     
instruments: Tenor Sax
Date:  29 Sep 2005
Time:  08:42:02 AM
Bands:

The Vards showband. The tears Showband. Fantasy. Rio

Name: francie middleton
Email: franciemiddleton@eircom.net
Hometown: sligo
Today: sligo
website: nil
instruments: trumpet
Date: 29 Sep 2005
Time: 02:10:14 AM
Bands:

dermot hegarty and the plainsmem eight years 1969 to 1976

Name: Derek Burke
Email: derekburke1@gmail.com
Hometown: Cork
Today: Cork city
website: N/A
instruments: Lead Guitar
Date: 29 Sep 2005
Time: 02:00:41 AM
Bands:

Alan and the harmony sound 1986 - 1990. Fantasy 1993 -1996. Rio 1996-2004
Shindig (Shadows tribute band with Declan Ryan ex Regal Showband fronting the band)

Name: tony o donnell
Email: todaudio@eircom.net
Hometown: sligo,ireland
Today: working,profession,technical engineer
website:     
instruments: guitar,keyboards
Date: 27 Aug 2005
Time: 02:56:57 PM
Bands:

savoy swing seven very early 70s,dee leydon and the powermen,fintan stanley, and 
maisie mc.daniel,and then family affair with 3 off my brothers,and sister. 
gave up playing in 1980.still miss it.

Name: Terry Barrett
Email: lukky55@hotmail.com
Hometown: Cork City
Today: E.Yorks
website:     
instruments: Guitar and Bass
Date: 22 Aug 2005
Time: 03:38:48 PM
Bands:

Brose Walsh (Castlebar) c.'59/'60, The Arcadians (Navan) c.'60/'61
The Thunderbeats (Cork) c.'62, I also did a short stint with the McFadan's Roadshow,

Name: Jackie  Graham
Email: jackie. graham12@btinternet.com
Hometown: derry city  northern  ireland
Today: Derry city
website: n/a
instruments: Ludwig   classic  drumkit
Date: 14 Jul 2005
Time: 12:49:05 PM

Bands:

Black  Arrows 1958  -    1960   Woodlanders1962   - 1966    Westlanders 1967 -1969   The  Country  Gents  1970 -1974   Misty  1975-1979  Coffe and  Cream 1980-1986  SPANGLES  1987 1992   Now  doing  a  lot  of  Session  Work  with  some  top  class  Musicians  around  North  and South  Ireland  and  England


Name: tom  foley
Email: foldub12@eircom.net
Hometown: DUBLIN
Today: DUBLIN
website:     
instruments: SAX  AND  CLARINET   ACCORDION
Date: 08 Jul 2005
Time: 08:18:26 AM

Bands: Johnny Read Allstars (60-63). Creoles (63-64), Chimes (64-66), Paladins (66-69)

Name: David O'Toole
Email: univers1@universal-total-guitar-plus-center.com
Hometown: Dublin
Today: Switzerland
website: http://www.universal-total-guitar-plus-center.com
instruments: Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Bass, Programmer - still do  :) 
Date: 08 Jul 2005
Time: 06:34:02 AM

Bands:

The exact dates are a bit hazy at this stage  :) 

Skin Deep - mid 80s, Talk To Strangers-late 80s, Bordello (Blues/Rock)-late 80s, 
Papa Hobo-90s Taboo - late 90s to 2000/1, Crybabys - late 90s/2001, 
Breaking Point and Solo Gigs - 2002/3 - Mallorca/The Dubliner/etc
plus various "deps" with different bands over the years in Ireland and London 
eg Laurie Hartz, Paul Ellis, 

Name: JACKIE GRAHAM
Email: jackie.graham12@btinternet.com
Hometown: Derry City Northern Ireland
Today: Same place but older
website:
instruments: Drums
Date: 20 May 2005
Time: 12:14:43 AM

Bands

The Woodlanders Showband 1962-1966


Name: David Moore
Email: vedabread@albedo.net
Hometown: Ballymena, County Antrim
Today: Ontario, Canada
website:
instruments: Guitar & Pedal Steel.
Date: 13 May 2005
Time: 04:15:11 PM

Bands

Young Fontana - (1977-1978) Gloria & The Mississippi - (1978-1981) Ann Breen Band - (1983-1987)


Name: helen o brien
Email: helenpobrien@eircom.net
Hometown: skibbereen cork
Today: skibbereen
website:
instruments: organ
Date: 08 May 2005
Time: 02:34:33 PM

Bands

happy wanders


Name: JOHN MC GRENRA
Email: cottonbuck@hotmail.com
Hometown: DONEGAL / KILLMACRENNAN
Today: AS ABOVE OR NEAREST HOSPITAL
website: WOULD LOVE3TO TELL BUT ID HAVE TO COME OUT
instruments: BASS GUITAR / ALWAYS M C / MOUTH
Date: 07 May 2005
Time: 04:57:29 PM

Bands

SUNDOWNERS DONEGAL 69 / 71 BLUE GLOWS DONEGAL 71 / 72 FARMERS SONS / DUBLIN 72 / 76 BUCKAROOS OMAGH / 76 / 77 TUSCANY DONEGAL /77 /79 COTTON MILL BOYS DUBLIN / 79 / 84 CHOICE / DONEGAL /88 / 94 94 / TILL NOW ALIVE / JUST ABOUT AND THANKFUL


Name: dave storey
Email: thestoreys@blueyonder.co.uk
Hometown: Belfast
Today: Lancashire
website: www.davedeansings.co.uk
instruments: Guitar
Date: 05 May 2005
Time: 01:17:43 PM

Bands

Teddy Palmer and the Exiles


Name: Mike Niblett
Email: mchlniblett@aol.com
Hometown: Chatham,Kent.
Today: Newcastle,Co ,Down.
website: aftershock-the-band.com
instruments: Bass guitar,presently Lead guitar.
Date: 03 May 2005
Time: 02:14:42 PM

Bands

The Stellas,1962/1968 The People,1966/1967 The Clouds,1968/1969 The High Seas,1969/1971 The Silhouettes(aka)Stan Lynn,1971/1973 The Night People,1974/1985 Big Ivan,1978/1979 Peadar Cowan and Southern Comfort,1990's


Name: Mike Niblett
Email: mchlniblett@aol.com
Hometown: Chatham,Kent.
Today: Newcastle,Co ,Down.
website: aftershock-the-band.com
instruments: Bass guitar,presently Lead guitar.
Date: 03 May 2005
Time: 02:14:23 PM

Bands

The Stellas,1962/1968 The People,1966/1967 The Clouds,1968/1969 The High Seas,1969/1971 The Silhouettes(aka)Stan Lynn,1971/1973 The Night People,1974/1985 Big Ivan,1978/1979 Peadar Cowan and Southern Comfort,1990's


Name: oliver marshall
Email: oliveremarshall@aol.com
Hometown: castlederg co tyrone
Today: fife scotland
website:
instruments:
Date: 06 Apr 2005
Time: 11:41:26 AM

Bands


Name: Stuart Cooper
Email: cooper.stuart@btconnect.com
Hometown: Warrenpoint Co Down
Today: Rostrevor
website: www.thestagetruck.co.uk
instruments: Bass
Date: 21 Mar 2005
Time: 09:16:34 AM

Bands

Susan McCann, Hilton, Eileen King,


Name: liam o'reilly
Email: sandune1@eircom.net
Hometown: arklow co. wicklow
Today: arklow. co.wicklow
website:
instruments: guitar
Date: 17 Mar 2005
Time: 04:16:41 PM

Bands

the echoes, The red seven, the columbia, the quartermasters


Name: Mick Gilligan
Email: miceal2@btinternet.com
Hometown: Waterford
Today: Lancs UK
website:
instruments: Guitar/Tenor Banjo
Date: 16 Mar 2005
Time: 08:02:25 AM

Bands

Skiffle groups in Waterford from about 1954 Royal Showband 1958/59 while Jim Conlon studied accountancy. Blue Aces 1960/61 Moved to UK 1962 now retired but NOT from music, still gigging!


Name: jimmy compton
Email: jimboskim@hotmail.co.uk
Hometown: belfast, co down
Today: poole, dorset
website:
instruments: drums
Date: 06 Mar 2005
Time: 08:33:24 AM

Bands

sands real mccoy carol and the new blues sheeba roy, karen, and the nevada jump the gun swarbriggs sheeba


Name: Patrick Hoye
Email: phoye2001@yahoo.com
Hometown: Mullingar,Co Westmeath
Today: Boston,Ma.U.S.A.
website:
instruments: Bass Guitar/Guitar
Date: 01 Mar 2005
Time: 11:53:30 AM

Bands

Jivenaires/Mystics 1965-'66. Swingtime Aces 1967-'68. Joe Dolan and The Drifters 1968-'73. Berklee College of Music 1974-77. Peter Law's Band 1977. The Joe Dolan Band 1978-"85.


Name: janet robinson
Email: bert@onetel.net
Hometown: antrim
website:
Date: 21 Feb 2005
Time: 11:58:55 AM

Bands

teddie palmer band 1986-1991 known as the TP Band chain reaction


Name: Willie Lynch
Email: lynchwg@juno.com
Hometown: Whitehouse Station New Jersey .USA
website: willie lynch.com
Instrument: Bass
Date:
15 Feb 2005
Time: 12:11:56 PM

Bands

Well Gerry, I found it as I told you its great to come home from a gig in 2005, Make a cup a and get on the lab top to go back 60's and 70's style. Hello heads looking at the Pages we lost a few indians along the way. It's magic to see some names I even remember: some names to young for me. I'm not talking about Ashford (A great bass Player) But Paul was on the some bus as I year wise. It's Willie lynch here Drumcliffe Road Cabra West, Dublin. Played Bass Guitar 60' to 71. Bands The Creoles, Chimes Showband, Caroline Crew(Radio Station) & last, Paul and The Deep Set. I'm still banging away and loving it. man i'm going full circle now that three of my four kids are grown. I have time to mess about with. My good friend Gerry Higgins (lead Singer Deep Set) died two years ago. Any one remember Gerry? Great rock singer! I'm making a CD of the six 45's that the group made back then. I want to give it to his kids. I stayed playing music I recorded four CD's in the states. i just like live stuff now I had enough of studios. love to the gang and stay well. Willie L


Name: Alan James Carr
Email:
Hometown:
website: www.alan-james.com
Instrument: Trumpet, vocals
Date:
12 Feb 2005
Time: 02:52:11 PM

Bands

I played with The Sahara, The Victors and Stage 2. I have been looking at this site on and off for some time now and it just keeps getting better and better. I think I speak for all the old HEADS (what's left of us) when I say, "keep up the good work".


Name: Declan Colgan
Email: declancolgan356@msn.com
Hometown: Omagh Co.Tyrone
website:
Date: 24 Jan 2005
Time: 11:21:30 PM

Bands

Shelley and The Big Valley, Rascals, Forum, Just Us.


Email: SMITHJOHN2@AOL.COM
Date: 09 Jan 2005

Comments

YOU HAVE A FINE WEBSITE AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL.Hope you like my wife and daughters website www.margaretsmythanddaughters.com

Answer: Thanks John, it's a great looking site. Other members should take a minute to check it out.


Name: Mike Niblett
Email: mchlniblett@aol.com
Date: 08 Jan 2005

Comments

Hi Gerry...and Gerry, Dave has just posted on The Jivenaires site, there's no e-mail but the address is Newry (city of), Mike.

Answer: Thanks for the update Mike, hope you're having a Happy New Year so far!


Name: Mike Niblett
Email: mchlniblett@aol.com
Date: 03 Jan 2005

Comments

Happy New Year Gerry and all, I think you have the balance just about right in you're last reply,and just to add to that there is also a fairly long list of ex-brits(including em-wah) who also played only ever in Showbands and Groups throughout.The term Irish Showband simply meant the band came from Ireland, and in any case if you lived in any part of Ireland,or were part of the music scene they were just called Showbands or Groups,and Irish music was just part of the musical genre that the vast majority of bands tapped into...and that i think for that time was one of the reasons (there are more) for their success at that time,people wanted to hear all kinds of music from all over the world as well as whatever was in the top-ten,that's what the Showbands and Groups provided,on reflection no mean feat!

Answer: Thanks Mike, we appreciate the comments. We may find a way to include our UK, US and International peers some way on the site, even though we are committed to "bands that played in Ireland" from 1950 to 1990.  


Name: paul ashford
Email: theash@eircom.net
Date: 25 Nov 2004

Comments

Well done ,excellent site. Great to see those pics and Its also great to see those groups who were the real pioneers of Irish rock. Paul Ashford

Answer: Hi Paul, thanks for visiting the site. I hope we have done the Irish Rock era of the 70's and 80's justice, although we could always use more materials!


Name: DAVE FLEMING
Email: david.fleming'@vodafone.ie
Date: 16 Nov 2004

Comments

GREAT TO SEE THE SHOWBAND ERA BEING KEPT ALIVE .I PLAYED KEYBOARDS WITH THE LATE BIG IVAN AND LATER WITH GREGORY EX CADETS THEN WITH JOE CUDDY BAND WITH SHAUN MAGEE DENIS BOWS AND BIG JIM CAMBELL THOSE WERE THE DAYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GREAT SITE I WILL SEND SOME PHOTOS LATER

Answer: Hi David, thanks for stopping by. Tried to email you directly couldn't be delivered. Please drop a line via this link. Thanks again, would love to see the photos ...


Name: Vinny Baker
Email: vinnyandjo@eircom.net
Date: 17 Oct 2004

Comments

Hi all, Just been on your site and have really enjoyed seeing all the old showband photos. I spent most of my life on the showband circuit, starting with The Firehouse Showband, later Jim Tobin and The firehouse, Dermot hegarty and the Plainsmen, later with Brian Harkin and the Plainsmen, George Kaye and the Real Country (this was the band after The Smokey Mountain Ramblers )and then to The Times (listed in the pop band photo section under The Times 1978. I am still at music for a living, play with a 4 piece rock band, teach guitar to 30 ish students and run a recording studio (VeeBee Sound Studio ) with my wife Jo. I will try and look up any of the old band photos I have somewhere to give them for the site. Great site..very nostalgic. Vinny.

Answer: Hi Vinnie, we've added you to our Musician's Directory and hope you will take the time to join us on a regular basis and contribute your thoughts and memories!


Name: The Drummer
Email: Please Do Not Publish Email Address
Date: 15 Oct 2004

Comments

Hi guys, what a FANTASTIC site, it's about time we got world wide exposure for all the top talent we have produced over the decades, Singers, Songwriters, Musicians, Producers & Sound Engineers. My roots lie in Co. Monaghan and I have played drums in bands such as Johnny Loughery and Finian's Rainbow to name two. I also wrote a tribute song about "Big Tom" titled "Big Tom McBride"( A Legend In His Time ) which we recorded at M.T.S. Studios in Monasterevin, Co. Kildare whilst I was with Finian's Rainbow. Keep up the good work whilst I spread the word, hello to all The Heads online and on the road. Best Wishes The Drummer.

Answer: Hi Drummer, I wish I knew who you were so we could list you in our Musician's Directory. However, we still appreciate the comments and hope you'll consider joining our community!


Name: JOHN MC GRENRA
Email: cottonbuck@hotmail.com
Date: 06 Oct 2004

Comments

WELL HELLO ALL OUT THEREIN WEB LAND I CAME ACCROSS YOU ALL TODAY BY ACCIDENT BUT WHAT A PLEASENT ACCIDENT I PLAYED WWITH THE FARMERS SONS , COTTON MILL BOYS . BRIAN COLL ETC ETC ETC 70 S 80S I WAS GREAT FUN THE CRACK WAS ONLY MIGHTY AND TO FIND A SITE LIKE YOU AS WELL AS THE OTHERS WE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON PLEASE KEEP IN TOUCH ALL OF YOU GUYS LETS PARTY BEFORE WE GO TO HEAVEN OR WILL WE GO THERE AFTER OUR LIVES OF UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM FLASHIN . WOMANISING , AND NOT TO BE SEXIST MENISING AND ALL THEE REST WE GOT UP TO ON THE ROAD ID SAY MOST HOTELS ARE GLAD THE SHOWBAND DAYS ARE OVER HA HA HA ITS GREAT GERRY DO KEEP IT UP WE WILL ALL HELP YOU KEEP US ALIVE FOR ETERNITY KEEP IN TOUCH YOU ALL LOVE JOHN MC GRENRA

Answer: Hi John, Nice to have you on board and thanks for the kind words. We hope you'll visit often and become an active members of our growing community!


Name: brian mullen
Email: barneynoise1@aol.com
Date: 04 Oct 2004

Comments

very good site i spent 25 years in bands like Dominic Kirwin, Big Tom, and many more. My father, Billy Mullen was Gene Stuart's drummer for 18 years. Keep up the good work!

Answer: Thanks Brian, we appreciate the comments and look forward to learning  more about your career in bands!


Name: Simon Scott ex Plattermen
Email: scott268@msn.com
Date: 14 Aug 2004

Comments

Good luck with the website, will send info s.a.p. look fwd to your email.

Answer: Hi Simon, thanks for visiting. I look forward to sharing more of your career with our members.


Name: Barry Lynch
Email: mbarrylynch@aol.com
Date: 07 Aug 2004

Comments

Great site! I played with my sisters Jan (Shelly) and Anne , first in The Big Valley and then in The Marines. Your site brings back so many memories: the craic, the safaris in the back of the trusty transit, the countless variations of poker, the Monday night charity concerts and getting to hear the opposition, choosing the new suits (was it Tom Allen in Dublin? He has a lot to answer for!)the worst road in Ireland - between Kingscourt and Kells, eating at The Treatystone in Limerick City, the professionalism and talent of the guys in the band and that night in Ballinasloe..! Keep up the good work. Barry Lynch

Answer: Hi Barry, glad to have you drop by...they surely were the "good old days." Please stay in touch!


Name: Joe Corey
Email: info@dreamprom.com
Date: 19 Jul 2004

Comments

Great site, plenty of old memories. I was a founder member of Mary Lou & Harvest showband and played trombone. I'm still in the music promotion end of the business and can be contacted via our web site at www.dreamprom.com I'll forward you a group photograph of the band for inclusion on your site.

Answer: Hi Joe, thanks for the message...looking forward to receiving the photo and perhaps we can do a "Where Are They Now" feature on you?


Name: Colm Young
Email: colm@jpc.ie
Date: 13 Jul 2004

Comments

Hi, great site if a little before my time! My father, Sean Young, was the leader of the Altonaires Show Band. I remember that every Thursday night for the best part of 2o years they played(gigged)in the Irene Ballroom for the late Christy Gunn. Seeing this site now, I can now make sense of all the stories that my father told! Keep up the good work. Regards,

Answer: Hi Colm, Thanks for visiting and telling us about your Dad...does he still play? Any photos of him in action? We'd love to share them with the world!


Name: Patrick Hoye
Email: phoye2001@yahoo.com
Date: 06 Jul 2004

Comments

Great site, best of luck with it.It seems that with every new site that comes on line they get better and better.The "Ballroom" pictures in particular are of great interest.Some of the band pictures bring back great memories of friendship's and innocence. Bye the way, does anybody know where all those Fender Precision's and Strat's displayed in the band snaps wound up???? Patrick Hoye.

Answer: Hi Patrick, Thanks for the comments...mine's gathering dust waiting to be a vintage instrument!


Name: Daire (The Memories)
Email: daire1@eircom.net
Date: 01 Jul 2004

Comments

Hi. Teddie Palmer contacted me today and told me about the site. Loved it - congratulations on a brilliant job. Hope to be in touch with more info.

Answer: Hi Daire...it's good to hear from you and I am looking forward to having an in-depth feature on the Memories, definitely one of the top pop bands in Ireland's history! Stay tuned for more!


Name: Brian Donaghy
Email: briand@sunway.ie
Date: 29 Jun 2004

Comments

JUST SAW YOUR SITE FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. I PLAYED WITH CHIPS FOR 7 YEARS AND I READ THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW! THE SITE IS TERRIFIC...BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES--BRIAN.

Answer: Thanks Brian...for those who want to know more about Brian, check out the feature on Chips on our Featured Artists page.


Name: Alan Carr/ AKA : Alan James
Email: ajguinness@shaw.ca
Date: 24 Jun 2004

Comments

Hi. I just came across your site today, it is wonderful. I used to sing with an Irish Showband in the early to mid '70's, a band formed form the old Dixies called Stage 2. I see there is still a few of us around. I now live in Alberta and I am still singing full time on the casino circuit. Anyway, just thought I would say hi and tell you to keep up the good work on the site. Cheers. Alan.

Answer: Hi Alan, I remember Joe Mac and Stage Two very well! Do you have any photos or stories you'd like to share? What are the guys in the band doing these days? Take care and thanks for the message.


Name: laura byrne
Email: laurajane1@eircom.net
Date: 12 Jun 2004

Comments

yoy never mentioned Tracy and The Grassroots in your list. Tracy was very popular in the early 70s and had a couple of top 10 hits, she also happens to be my Mam.

Answer: Thanks Laura for the update...it's hard to get info on all the bands that played back then...I'm sure we've missed dozens. If you have any photos, pass them on and we'll be happy to add them to the collection! 


Name: Shaun Magee
Email: ishaunmagee@sympatico.ca
Date: 04 Jun 2004

Comments

What an improvement since the last time I in contact with you. A lot of work for you but well well worth the effort. I wish you continued success, and will send you the odd thing now and then. Thanks Shaun.

Answer: Thanks Shaun, it's only through the help and support of people like you that I have been able to put any of this together. To learn more about Shaun, check out the Chips feature and Where Are They Now.


Name: JKMAGENNIS
Email: lostallcurls
Date: 04 Jun 2004

Comments

It was truly a great time for those of us now in our 50' and 60's. Around the back of the pub on a Sunday night for a carry-out and sit in the motor until a few bottles were put away. (No Sunday opening). What really makes me feel old was the admission price which could be anything between 5 shillings and 7 shillings and 6 old pennies. That is 25 to 37 pence....and real talent for that price thrown in. The site, a really good idea and all credit due to the management. I wish it well. JKM.

Answer: Hi JKM, Thanks for the memories and the nice comments. Hope you'll stick around and share your thoughts on the bulletin boards! Those were the days!


Name: Micky Sands
Email: www.thechevys.com
Date: 01 Jun 2004

Comments

love the site.it makes a change to see all the different styles of bands there actually was.please dont forget us (the chevys) as we`ve being around since 1986. cheers Micky

Answer: Hi Micky...would love to feature the band, I have sent an email to your website and look forward to receiving more info. Thanks for stopping by!


Name: Dick Pentland
Email: richard.pentland@ns.sympatico.ca
Date: 01 Jun 2004

Comments

I think you have put together a great site here. There are lots of old forgotten memories that bring a smile to my mind. I was one of the first members of Chips in the late 60s (mentioned in your write-up). Currently I live with my wife, Paddy, in Nova Scotia, Canada (our two children are grown and flown the coop). I work as an international consultant in the transportation field - a far cry from the music scene, of which I haven't been a part since I left Ireland. After Chips, I played for a couple of years with the Clubsound, a very under-rated group as far as I am concerned, a then emigrated in 1975. My son, Patrick, lives in Toronto and is a professional musician, playing in a well-known Canadian band called Sloan.

Answer: Dick, thanks for the update and your support. If you have any photos of Clubsound, we'd love to post them...that's what we're here for!


Name: Mike Niblett
Email: mchlniblett@aol.com
Date: 31 May 2004

Comments

Hi Gerry, Glad to see the site building up just fine.I see Damian's message below and we live not to far apart from one and other.Keep the ball rolling Mike. visit; aftershock-the-band.com i have included pages there for The Stellas.

Answer: Thanks Mike, will have a look at the aftershock site. I appreciate your continued support!


Name: Damian McKee
Email: damian@bigjolly.co.uk
Date: 29 May 2004

Comments

Hi Gerry just got a mail from Teddie Palmer and he gave me the link for the site it's really great although some of it was before my time it really brings back some memories. Teddie said you might have the full version of the Non Stop Pop show where we appeared just before Kim if you have would it be possible to get a copy. Good luck with the site and here's a few links for you. http://www.angelfire.com/co/rsff/ http://www.acidtone.net the second link is for my boys who are out ther keeping it live.

Answer: Thanks Damian! For any of you out there who remember the Bay City Rollers and Rosetta Stone, Damian's site is worth checking out! He was a founding member of Rosetta Stone!


Name: bernadette conway
Email: andrewneil52@aol.com
Date: 18 May 2004

Comments

I am trying to find any information whatever about my late brother-Joe Conway AKA.Gary Street.Any facts relating to his music would be greatly appreciated. Thank-you.

Answer: Bernadette, We knew Gary when he was with the Fairways in the early 1970's. He had a great voice and a powerful stage presence. His rendition of House of the Rising Sun was especially exciting. You might learn more by contacting Tom Kelly, then manager of the band. Good luck with your search...we will all miss Joe. 


Name: Anthony Grace
Email: anthonygrace2003@yahoo.com
Date: 12 May 2004

Comments

I'm Irish and living here in North California for the last two years. Actually, I'm an Internet Systems Specialist for Sutter County (just got the job!!) The minute I heard about the "health ad", I remembered you; I knew you looked familiar! I played lead guitar with The Kenny Ryder Band (ex-Tweed) for about six months over 1979/80. Prior to that, I had my own Blues/Rock Band called Stonefree. I jammed with the likes of Ray Davies, The Chieftains (very drunk affair in Dingle in the mid-80's..), Eric Bell of Thin Lizzy (Whiskey in the Jar fame.. great guy: I was only 14 when I met him with Skid Row and he sat me down to give me a few pointers....) I can't believe I stumbled into these sites... I swear, I wasn't even looking! I haven't really played since 1980, except briefly in the summer of 1986. The photo of The Kenny Ryder Band was taken before I joined. Somewhere I have the publicity shot with me in the new lineup the year after that was taken, so I must have a root around. The black guy on the right went to school with me; his name is Eugene Sweeney. We used to play together around 1974, but I don't know where he ended up.

Best Wishes on a wonderful site.... Anthony Grace.

Answer: Thanks Anthony, send some pictures and we'll post them at "Where Are They Now?"