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> Do You Know These Bands?, A plea for assistance from those who know their local bands!
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Ghoulz
post 8th Apr 2013, 07:15pm
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Hi everyone!

I run a web site (launched in 2006) just 40 miles east of Glasgow here in my hometown of Dunfermline. It concerns the entire history of our local 'hop' ... The Kinema Ballroom and all the live bands/artistes that ever played there since it opened for business on December 23rd 1938, almost 75 years ago!

It's called www.KinemaGigz.com

In that time, the venue has been variously called, 'The Kinema Ballroom', 'Night Magic', 'Hollywood Boulevard', 'The Ballroom' and currently 'Velocity'. In the sixties there were bus-loads of kids came here from the west as did many of the bands I'd like to find out about!

Please read on ...

Sadly (since last year) the building is not currently in operation, however in her time she's seen every live music (and associated dancing) style including: Pop, Jazz, Big Band, Rock, Gospel, Soul, Punk, Folk, Dance, Swing, New Wave, Heavy Metal, Mod, Ska, Electronic, Reggae, Blues, Country, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive, Funk, New Romantic, Disco, it's all here.

Matt Monro, Elton John, Cliff Richard, David Bowie, Cream, Billy Connolly, Acker Bilk, N-Trance, The Damned, Atomic Kitten, Thin Lizzy, Boney M, Bucks Fizz, The Dubliners, The Who, Rolf Harris, The Skids of course and hundreds of others some of which neither you nor I have even heard of! They've all played!

The site includes:
Every live music performance date (over 10,000 of them) I'm aware of
Every live music performer (over 1,100 of them) I'm aware of
Every photograph & video & press clipping I can get a hold of
A detailed biography of every artist I can find out about
Comprehensive details of the building's history
A large collection of visitors' shared comments and memories
A huge bibliography of my sources from books to sites to individuals
A huge list of links somehow associated with the site
Plus an additional page of the history of Dunfermline's cinemas
... and some other wee bits & pieces

Anyway ... I'll get to the point now ...

I still have almost 200 performers I am unable to find ANYTHING about & as you would expect many of the performers had their origins in Glasgow and the west and I suspect many of the outstanding ones I can't find will have too.

Most of these will be wee local acts which never got the right break and only exist now in the memories of those who were there and these are the hardest (and the most rewarding) to track down.

Can you help by reading the following list & posting any information / contacts / comments you may have to help me ensure these memories are recorded?

This is a wholly non-profit hobby, in fact I finance this venture myself, but I guarantee to credit every source I use as you will see from the 150 or so on my 'Sources' page who have done so already.

The performers and performance dates are:

A Tribute To Elvis - 1978
After Burner - 1977
Alex Sinclair & The Stardusters - 1962
Alex Sinclair's Band - 1974
Bad Impression - 1978
Barnaby - 1976
Bedtime Story - 1972
Beef - 74-76
Beez Neez - 76-77
Bison - 1973
Blitz - 1975
Blockbuster - 1999
Brooklyn - 1978
Bubbles - 1999
Bunter - 1972
Bus Co - 1978
Ceilidh 3 - 1966
Centaur - 1977
Chic Thomson & His Dixielanders - 1959
Clockwork Orange - 1973
Close Friends - 71-73
Colorado - 1971
Colour Blind - 70-72
Cool 'n' Country - 1977
Copper Plate - 1971
Crumble - 1971
Cuddles - 1976
Cupar Ceilidh Band - 1967
Dave Emmanuelle - 1985
Dem-Bones - 1966
Drew Lees - 1966
East Coast Juke Band - 1974
Europa - 1976
Evonne - 1986
Fantasia - 1979
Fantasy - 1979
Fence - 70-72
Fever Pitch - 1978
Fife Folk - 1968
Fine Thanks - 1980
Flak - 1972
Floss - 1972
Foot Loose - 1971
Friendly Folk - 1974
Front Page News - 1980
Funktion - 1979
Funky Stuff - 76-77
Ginger - 1977
Harry Wragg - 70-80
Heart & Soul - 1968
Heraldic Decoration - 1967
High Tension - 1969
High Voltage - 78-79
Honey - 1976
Horoscope - 71-72
Ian Miller - 1968
It's Amazin' - 1975
Jack Richardson's (Stellar) Sextette - 43-45
Jack Richardson's Popular Players - 43-44
Jaspa - 75-76
Jenesis - 1969
Jimmy Martin Quartet - 1962
Jimmy St John & The Funktastics - 1979
Jock Graham 6 - 1966
John Wayne Band - 73-74
Jonah - 1976
Judith - 1975
Kaleidoscope - 74-75
Lawdy Mama - 1978
Legacy - 1974
Low Profile - 1986
M.C. G - 2004
Magic - 1973
Mahanna - 1979
Marigold - 1972
Mixed Spice - 71-72
Natural High - 1980
New Crumble - 1971
Nick Elliot - 1974
Nite Owl - 1980
Nite Sounds - 1962
Omnibus - 1973
On The House - 1978
Oryx - 1970
Overdrive - 1974
Panzer - 1978
Papanix Disco Circus - 1979
Paper Chase - 1970
Pilgrim - 1978
Platform - 1970
Playground - 1973
Poly - 72-73
Portnoy's Complaint - 1973
Priory - 71-72
Pryer - 1976
Pure Class - 1987
Rampage - 1975
Raspberry - 70-72
Raz - 73-74
Rip Kirby - 72-73
Ritz - 76-77
Ron Gibson & His Dance Band - 58-59
Rowan - 1971
Ryan's Express - 74-75
Score - 1973
Sh-Boom - 1979
Sidekicks - 1980
Sidiki - 1980
Skin Deep - 72-75
Sky Line - 1971
Snow Blind - 1972
Sold Out - 1976
South Bound - 74-75
Spatz - 1973
Spellbound - 1977
Spiders - 1974
Sponge - 1974
St Andrews Folksong Club - 1968
Stage 3 - 1979
Stallion - 1971
State Express - 1969
Steel Yard - 1970
Stimulators - 1979
Stone Face - 1972
Stranger Than Fiction - 1967
Street Party - 1980
Suede - 70-71
Sugar - 1971
Sun Dancers - 1972
Sweatband - 72-73
T.L.U.J. - 1979
Tears - 75-76
The Andy Smith Orchestra - 67-68
The Andy Smith Sextette - 67-68
The Atlantic - 1969
The Beggerman - 1969
The Blaze - 1966
The Blues Brotherhood - 1967
The Bowery Boys - 1972
The Cairn - 1969
The Citron - 1969
The Clique - 1979
The Crush - 1970
The David Jack Sound - 1968
The Dolly Rockers - 68-70
The Fabulous Romantics - 1978
The Five Wires - 1978
The Forth River Jazzmen - 1962
The Freeze - 1969
The Fringe - 1970
The Harry Dewar Quartette - 62-63
The Heat - 1971
The Hobbits - 1980
The Inter State Roadshow - 1969
The James Boys - 1980
The Jets - 79-80
The Jury - 1976
The Jynx - 1970
The Lemons - 1978
The Local Bhoys - 1967
The Lochearn Broadcasting Band - 1975
The Mack Sounds - 1966
The Madison Four - 1973
The Marshall Brothers - 1972
The Melody Makers - 1974
The Muddy Sam Soul Packet - 1968
The New All-Star Dixieland Group - 1960
The New Edinburgh Ceilidh Band - 1968
The New Travelling People - 1970
The Original Caribbean Steel Band - 1982
The Original Chessmen - 1962
The Other Half - 69-70
The Rocking Ravens - 1966
The Santa Fe Smoke - 69&70
The Scratch - 1969
The Set - 70-71
The Smash - 1969
The Stag Party - 70-71
The Streamliners - 1969
The Submarines - 1968
The Talk Of The Town - 1973
The Tops - 1970
The Traction - 1968
The Trad Lads - 1968
The Travelling People - 1971
The Tweed - 1969
The UK Upstarts - 78-79
The Willie Simpson Trio - 1975
This Side Up - 1968
Tin Wind - 1973
Together - 1999
Travelling Folk - 1968
Trident - 1987
Tuxedo - 1987
Walter Petrie - 1979
Willie Simpson & His Broadcast Band - 1980
Wot's Up - 1975
Zhice - 1986

Do any ring a bell? Please post up here and let me know.

Many thanks for reading this far!!

Thank you all.


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post 8th Apr 2013, 08:04pm
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Hi Ghoulz, one band in your list rings a wee bell for me - Lawdy Mama. I posted somewhere else on GG boards quite recently that I seemed to associate Archie Dickson of the band Glasgow with a band called Lawdy Mama. I'm sorry I can't remember much about them other than an association with the bands Heaven and Glasgow. The following website also mentions a band called Wildcat, but I can't remember them. It doesn't make any mention of Lawdy Mama so I could be wrong biggrin.gif
http://www.glasband80.co.uk/new_site/Glasgow.html
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Ghoulz
post 8th Apr 2013, 09:09pm
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Hey David,

Thanks for taking the time to read such a huge post and replying.

I've quoted this site before but haven't asked them directly so I've sent a copy of the list & query.

Sometimes a contact like this can open a door!

Cheers M8.
Much obliged.


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post 9th Apr 2013, 09:39pm
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Tommy at www.glasband80.co.uk helped me with info on 'Pure Glass' so I'm grateful to him!

Hardly surprising I couldn’t find them with the spelling mistake (Pure Class) in the source material (newspaper advert)!

Thanks again Tommy ... 980+ found and only another 190+ to go!


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post 14th Apr 2013, 05:13pm
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Just found info on Lawdy Mama!

Stephen ('Hamie') Hayman - vocals
Raymie Stevenson - guitar
Jim Dunleavy - guitar
Drew Glencross - bass
John ('Duke') Cassidy - drums

Managed by 'Shuffles'.

Active 1973 - 1980, possibly from the Glasgow area?

Steve Hayman then formed 'Heavy Pettin' with Punky Mendoza and the boys from Weeper.

Can anyone add any more info?

Another one bites the dust!


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post 11th May 2013, 10:06pm
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Hey the well's not dry yet!

I've just received info on:

Ginger
Phyne Thanquz
Ryan Express
The Jets
The UK Upstarts

Got to be more to come!


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post 12th May 2013, 11:23pm
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Turns out Trident were a NWOBHM band from Glasgow 1983-1988 / some in the 1990s & 2000-2006

Martin McGuire - vocals
Campbell Burns - guitar
Tommy Wilson - bass
Graham Hendry - drums

One album 'The Answer'


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post 12th May 2013, 11:31pm
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http://strappadometalblog.blogspot.co.uk/2...recordings.html

I remember trident, if you click on the link, you can hear one of their songs.
Saw them at the kelvingrove festive awesome live band.


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post 14th May 2013, 09:35pm
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Any others ring a bell?


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*Dave Finlays*
post 30th May 2013, 09:56am
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Hi

I was the Hammond Organ player in RIP KIRBY. This was an eight piece band born out of the resident Raith Ballroom bigger band.
Drew Larg was the singer, Ronnie Lessels played guitar and Allan Fraser played drums. We had a 3 piece wind section with Big Jim playing saxes and flute.
I was born in Dunfermline and played in various bands since I was 13.

Good to see all this stuff catalogued.

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Ghoulz
post 1st Jun 2013, 03:12pm
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Just nailed 'Wot's Up'

Stuart 'Woody' Wood - guitar
Dan McGlynn - bass
Pat McGlynn - drums

Very young Edinburgh covers band which later provided two members of The Bay City Rollers! (Wood & Pat McGlynn).

If you can correct / add any further information to this piece please post!


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*Jim Rodgers*
post 10th Aug 2016, 10:47am
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Hi,I was the roadie,soundman for lawdy mama for years,long before Stephen haymen became singer.you have the correct line up,although they had another vocalist called willie McGuire,I also went to school with Stephen,and Archie Dickson,who was not in lawdy mama.hope this helps.cheers from jim Rodgers.
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