The first song I really got into by The Close Lobsters was ‘Never Seen Before’. A cracking 7″ single released on Fire Records in 1987, just before this Buzz Club show and the reason we booked them. I was aware of them as they were on the original N.M.E. C-86 tape with ‘Fire Station Towers’ the […]
I’ve written about Dan Treacy lots in this blog. My band Go! Service toured with his band the T.V. Personalities around Europe when I was 18 and he released 12″s by my bands Go! Service and Bluetrain on his Dreamworld Records label. Dan is the main man in the T.V. Personalities, who we had supported […]
C-86, for those that don’t know, is the name commonly given to the start of what is now called ‘indie’. One of the N.M.E.’s series of cover mounted tapes, C-86 was compiled by NME writers Roy Carr, Neil Taylor and Adrian Thrills. They licensed tracks from labels like Creation, Subway and Dan Treacy’s Dreamworld Records. The ‘C-86’ […]
After two Buzz Clubs at The Agincourt in Camberley we decided to move to The West End Centre in Aldershot – smaller, friendlier and more suited to our type of music. The June Brides were one of Danny’s and my favourite bands at the time. We had the wonderful 7″singles, ‘In The Rain‘ and ‘Every […]
Anyone who has read my previous attempts at keeping a blog will be familiar with The Buzz Club. I’m hoping I have at last found the right platform and will keep updating it until I have covered the whole seven years! From 1985 until 1993 myself and Danny Hagan put bands on in Surrey and Hampshire […]
I’ve been searching for the perfect platform to share my many gig promotions, music, artefacts, memories and love of music for a number of years. I’ve had a few blog sites which for various reasons I have deleted in frustration. I’ve started new ones only to realise they are not right and have tried an improve them.