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About Coventry Musicians Who's Who

Still a work in progress, this is an A to Z of Coventry Musicians. Please note there will be more names and their bands to go when the A to Z of Coventry Bands is complete. Meanwhile if your name isn't on here and it should be or maybe your friends bands or if your info is incorrect - let us know at hobozine@googlemail.com


This Blogspot forms part of the new Coventry Music Archive from Hobo (a music and Arts Magazine run in the mid 70's by Trev Teasdel). Much of the material was originally on Vox (which you might have seen)  before it closed. Here is a guide to where the other material is being reorganised to.


Hobo - Coventry Music Archives
Click the About us or here https://sites.google.com/site/bandsfromcoventry/ to visit the new Hobo blogspot for other archives.

Coventry Arts Umbrella Club
The archives of the Coventry Arts Umbrella Club where some of the Two Tone musicians started out and literary figures like Phillip Larkin Here https://sites.google.com/site/bandsfromcoventry/

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Who's Who A

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Ackerley Izzy (Vocs) Cephews
Adair(keys) Mummy Calls
Adams Johnny  - Ld & Acous guit / vocs /songwriter - Flying Circus / The Mick Green Blues Band / Don’t Talk Wet / Fission / Eli / The Blue Jays / Squad
Adamski - Adamski
Albrighton Arthur (Modie) - bs / guit / harmonicas / vocs  / Record Producer / Dr Slagg’s Confessions / Peppermint Kreem (AKA The Plague / The Earth)/ Heaven Sent / The Makeshift / New City Sounds / Nektar
Albrighton Roy -  guit - Cure and the Peeps / Nektar (Euro group) / Hells Angels / Rainbows / The Wanderers / Quantum Jump
Alderson John - Ld guit / Steel guit - Wandering John / Last Fair Deal / Just Jake / Ottoman / Travelling Riverside Blues Band / also now with Neol Davies.
Allen Chris (bs)The Mustangs
Allen Jim - sax - Concert / Mick Green Blues Band / EMF
Allen Woody (real name Alan Wood) -  vocs The Challengers / The Three Johns
Amanor Crompton - Rth Guit / Vocs - Hard Top 22 / The Selecter
Amos Graham - bs -  Cure and the Peeps (Peyps) / Sabres / Rai…

Who's Who B

B
Badger (Bs) Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers
Bailey Brinette - Steel Locks
Bailey Keith - Vocs - Vietnamese Babies
Bailey Robin - The Vampires
Banali Frankie - Quiet Riot / Coventry Carol
Banks David (Vocs) - Mummy Calls
Baines Pete Bassman -Bs - Spaceman 3 / The Parkside
Barber Granville - dms - The Motion aka Revelution / Natural Gass
Bargeant John AKA Bo - guit / promoter / DJ / co ed of Hobo / Road Manger with Khayyam
Barker Dave - Selecter / Dave and Ansil Collins
Barter Martin - keys / vocs - Coconut Mat / Whistler / Concert / Just Jake / Trilogy / Ottoman/ Zirkus / Shkayla
Bassett Roger - guit - Jimmy Clifford and The Presidents
Bates Bill - vocs - The Eggy / Boll Weevils
Bates Martyn - Vocs - Reluctant Stereotypes / Eyeless in Gaza / Solo / Hungry I / Cry Acetylene Angel
Beale Joe - guit / vocs - 3 am 66/67
Bean Ted - dms - The Challengers
Beaufoy John - European Sun
Becker Pete - Eyeless in Gaza / In Embrace
Beglin Andy (Vocs) Four Kings (In 2000)
Bell Julian - Keys - Ma…

Who's Who C

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Cairns Andy - Ld guit / acoustic / mandolin / vocs /  - Ricky’s Band (with Horace Panter not sure of official name for band c1975) / Trev Teasdel and Don’t Talk Wet / solo folk.
Callaghan Ant - vocs / percussion / songwriter - Eli / Fission
Campbell Bill - bs - The Eggy / The Gazelles / Coconut Mat
Campbell Stan - Vocs - Specials
Campbell Tony - guit - Jigsaw / The Mighty Avengers
Cannon Sean - folk singer - The Gaels
Carpenter Dave - bs - The Rivals
Carr Sue - vocs - Pride and Passion
Carroll Rich (bs) Chainsaw
Casey John  - Guit - Orange Flavour aka Tina and the Hotstrings (Drums)
Catrell Tracy - Vocs - The Primitives
Chadwick Guy - Guit - House of Love / Flying Teeth / The Maddonnas / The Eyedreams
Chambers Gus - Vocs - Squad / 21 Guns
Chambers Pete (played in non performing band) - Journalist / author of books of Cov music / Broadcaster / mover and shaker / Coventry Ambassador
Chaplin Chez - Dms - Chevy / The D.T. 's / The Razors
Chivers John - Bait / Godiva Ride
Chrissy - V…

Who's Who D

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Dalton Ray - The Unkowns
Dakar Rhoda - Vocs - Specials AKA / Fun Boy Three / Supernaturals
Dammers - Keys - Specials / Coventry Automatics / Spatial Orchestra
Dancer Andy - bs - Jalopy Ride
Darby Gill - singer songwriter / Waterfall
Darbey John - vocs -  The Goodtime Losers Aka The Sensations
Davies Alan - Bs/vocs - African Grass 68/ 70
Davies John - bs - The Mad Classix
Davies Neol - Ld guit / vocs / Sitar / songwriter Asgard / Cat’s Grave / Mead / Transposed Men / Chapter 5 / The Selecter  / The original Selecter / Selecter Instrumental / Box of the Blues / Pharaohs Kingdom / Earthbound / Hard Top 22 / Real Life / work with John Alderson / Kevin Harrison
Davis Pete - Dms - The Wild Boys /  Marabou / Dick Envy / UKSubs / Roy Harper / Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers / The Strapps / Rhubarb Tarts / Steve Fiction And the Rebel Sci-fi blues bastards  / Gaz Top / Here and Now / Planet Gong  (For more info see Dave's Comment at the bottom of this).
Dawson Ricky (The Duke) - The …

Who's Who E

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Eastbury Mick - bs -  Renegades
Eardly Barry - Guit - Zirkus
Eaton Barry - dms  - The Little Darlings AKA The Pines & The Sensations
Evans Andy - guit - Jimmy Clifford and the Presidents
Eddington Richard - Jessie Boy Five
Edgar John - Breton Tales After Dark LP - contributed to Procul Harum's Tribute Album.
Edgson Steve  - Clarinet / Recorder  / 2nd Guit  - Analog / Bung /  Reluctant Stereotypes / Pink Umbrellas / Ens / Giraffes / Two Giraffes / The Attic Dressers
Edmonds Colin - Dms - African Grass 68 /70
Edwards Jimmy  - vocs organ -  Ning
Edwards John  -Rth guit  - The Rippers
Elliot Chuck  - guit - Nightease / Side Effect /
Elson Ian  - guit viola / fiddle mandolin / tenor banjo - The Brethren / The Heart of England Folk Group / Sneaks Noise
Ellis Claire - Vocs - Flackoff
Evans Brian (Bs) Chainsaw

Who's Who F

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Fags n Booze Johnny - Guit - Human Cabbages
Fardon Don (Aka Don Maughan / Wil Pithy)  - Ld singer  - The Sorrows / Solo / The Hawks / Don Fardon and the Soul Machine
Fardon Steve - Furious Apples
Fairclough Dave  - Keyboard -  Peppermint Kreem
Faircloth Dave - Keys - Plague
Farrington Nick - Furious Apples
Felton Rod  - singer / songwriter guit / Kazoos Solo / New Modern Idiot Grunt Band / Dando Shaft (reformed version 74)
Fennel Tony  - dms  - The Mustangs / The Sorrows (Session drummer on Take a Heart) Johnny Goodison Showband
Fern Moden Don Bs - Johnny B Great & the Goodmen
Ferris Jim - (Dms) - Dave and the Sun /  Joker /  Yahoo / The Internationals / (All 70's Coventry Bands.) www.drumstyle.co.uk
Fijalkowski Piotr - Vocs / Guit - Adorable / Casino / Polak ?Bubblegum Flesh? The Candy Thieves?
Finlay Bruce  - Dms  - The Sorrows / ANWR (Alaska band)
Finlay Dave  - voc organ   - The Matadors
Fisher Peter  - bs -  The Smokestacks / Staveley Makepiece
Flanagan Terry -  Ld guit…

Who's Who G

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Gallic Mick - Kins / Dexies Midnight Runners / The Pseuds
Gardiner James (Dms) - Little Girl with Cherries
Gawthorpe Mick  - sax flute voc keys  - Whistler / solo
Gaye Dene AKA Dylis Birch  - singer  - The Establishment Aka The Congress
Gedney Dave - Guit / Vocs - Mix / End / Urge
Gee Alan  - Rth Guit  - The Pickwicks
Gibson Guy - The Guy Gibson Flyer
Gilks Martin (Mark?)- Rth Guit - Los Cimmerons
Gilroy John  - guit -  The Little Darlings / The Pines
Gissane Pat - Vocs - Pat Gissane Showband
Glenville Dawn  - Vocs  -  Smackee
Glenvile Carol  - Vocs  - Smackee
Godwin Keir  - bs  - The Cardinals
Goodwin Rod - Bs Vocs - Flackoff / European Sun
Golding Lynval  - Guit / Vocs  - Pharaohs Kingdom / Specials / Fun Boy Three / Solo / Sunday Best / Special Beat / Coventry Automatics
Goodison Johnny AKA Johnny B Great  (Aka as songwriter Peter Simons - Johnny B Great / Johnny B Great and the Quotations
Gough Billy - Dms - End, Swinging Cats, L'Homme de Terre
Grant Arthur  - bs  - Edgar Br…

Who's Who H / I

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Haddon Steve - Reluctant Stereotypes / Ens
Haden Nick - The Darkside
Hagan Dave (Euphonium)  - Gui /vocs / bs -  Surf Cyders
Hale Barry - Soundcasters
Hale Robert - Soundcasters
Hall Terry - Vocs / Guit - Squad / Specials / Fun Boy Three / Colourfield / Coventry Automatics / Terry Blair and Anouchka / Vegas (with Dave Stewart)
Hancock Keith  - Barnabas 70 /72
Hands Cliff - solo artist - singer songwriter - current
Hands Mick  - The Image
Hanley Matt(Vocs) _ Russian Girlfriend
Happy Slap bs - King Pleasure and the Buiscuit Boys
Hardcastle Lynda  - vocs / recorders The Mountain Ash Band /
Hardip - Hardip and Prem - (Bhangra)
Harker Malc  - Dms / bass / vibes  - Acme Patent Electric Band / Indian Summer  / Ultrasound / Perfumed Garden
Harkin Terry  - The Image
Hankinson Graham  - singer guit  - The Invaders
Halger Greg -Steel Locks
Harmen Billy  - dms  - The Debonaires / The Smokestacks
Harold Mark - Bs - Mix / End / Team 23
Harris Kevin   - Vocs  - Stephenson Rocket
Harrison Kevin -  …

Who's Who J

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Jackson Arthur - guit - Flackoff
Jackson Barry  - Multi instrumentalist / artist  - Folklore
Jackson Bill  - Vocs /guit / recorder / piano)  - April / Monster Magnet
Jackson Bill (a second BJ!)
Jackson Bob  - (Bass / Vocs / Keyboards / songwriter)  -The Mob / Rochester Beaks /  Acme Patent Electric Band 67/68 Indian Summer 69 / 71 / Ro Ro / John Entwhistle's Rigormortise / Ross / Keith Moon  / Dave Byron (Uriah Heap) / Monster Magnet / Dodgers / Pete Brown & Piblokto / Badfinger /  The Motors / The Searchers / Jeff Beck / Jack Bruce / The Fortunes
Jackson Gary - Guit / Vocs - Targets
James Colin  - The Four Aces
James Eddie  - Jazz   - The Eddie James Sound
James Keith  - bs  - New City Sounds / Peppermint Kreem / Rainbows / Flying Machine
James Steve  - Guit -  Peeps
James Tim  - Vocs / harmonica / Sax - 3 Am 66/67 / Ra Ho Tep 70 / Monster Magnet 74/75 / Last Fair Deal 2000/ Acme Patent Electric Band 67/68 /  - Bo Weevils (Boll Weevils) / Soul Sect/ The Band with No Name
Ja…

Who's Who K

K

Kavaz Nick - Keys - God's Toys
Kay Ted  - Percussion bongos / Tablas   - Dando Shaft / Wave
Keller Bill  - bs -  Bung / Temple / Reluctant Stereotypes (early)
Kelly Gordon  Ld guit  - The Angstroms 64 /66
Kember Peter (Vocs / Guit) - AKA  / Sonic Boom / Mainliner / Peter Gunn / Spaceman 3
Kemp Jimmy - Timmy James / Out of the Blue
Kendrick Dick (Des?)  - dms -  Los Cimmarons
Kenny Steve (Dms)  - Out of the Blue
Kenzie John - Editors
Khan (Hanson) Bhangra
Kennelly Paul  - vocs / guit ?  gags Dr Slagg’s Confessions / The Motion aka Revelution / Natural Gass / Peppermint
Kreem / The MakeShift / The Plague
Kerr Don -(guit) - Staveley Makepiece / The Goomen
Kiddy Colin - keys - I / X Certs
Kierton Dennis -  Guit -  The Young Ones
Kierton Tommy  - Keys  - The Young Ones
Kirton Gary -  dms  - Whistler / Trigon / Bung
Kimber Kath (Vocs) AKA band
King Tony -  vocs -  Journey of a Lifetime
King Paul -  vocs -  Reluctant Stereotypes / Pink Umbrellas / King / Solo / Cheggers
King Pete -  dm…

Who's Who L

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Lancebury Jim - Guit - King / Team 23
Lamb Paul  - Rth guit  - The Angstroms 64 /66
Langton Jim Tenor – Ray King Soul Band / Pact
Lanker Paul  - dms  - Peppermint Circus
Lansbury Jim (Jackal) - King / Team 23
Lapworth Ron - Bs - Wild Boys
Laughton Dec - Soundcasters
Lawrence Pat (F)  - Sound Blancer - April
Lawrence Ron -  8 & 6 string bss / guit / vcles.  - April / Runestaff / Monster Magnet / Sniff & the Tears
Laws Roger  -  guit -  Rangers
Layton Clive  - Keys (son of Archie Layton well known Cov composer and pianist) - Bung / Furious Apples / Pilgrims
Leeman Terry  - Organ /Tenor sax) - Ray King Soul Band / Pact / the Peeps / Rainbows / Moonaxe / Still Life
Leighton-Watts Malcolm  - Ld Guit   - Eko Four / Stringbeats
Liggins Fred  - Alto Sax - Boll Weevils (Bo- Weevils)
Lilywhite Adrain (Dms) - King
Little Billy - Dms - Squad / Urge
Llewellyn Barry  - dms  - Hells Angels
Lloyd Peter - Julia Dreams / Hidden Claws
Locking (Liquorice) Brian (Bs / Harmonica / Clarinet) - The…

Who's Who M

MMackenzie Rob  - Smackee Mackie James - Keys - Selecter McCallister Neil - Couriers of Fashion
Mc Cormick  Jackie  - Vocs -  Beat Preachers / The Boothill 6
McDonald Ian - vocs  - Drops of Brandy
McIntosh John  - Doble Bs  - New Modern Idiot Grunt Band / Sneaks Noise McKinney Joyce - The Joyce McKinney Experience Mc Manus 'Roobish' Gary - Bs - Specials McNulty Sam - Bs / Vocs - Squad / Giraffes / Two Giraffes
McOvoy Mick - Soundcasters
Maddox Bob - The Four Aces
Maddox John - The Unknowns
Mahon Kevin - Tenor Sax - Jigsaw / The Mighty Avengers Maloney Gerry - Discharge
Mansel-Edwards Barrie  - Roadie with Ultrasound / Uncle Sam Marks Toby - Banco De Gaia (Trance Dance) Mars Heather (guit)
Maughn Don AKA Fardon (see Don Fardon)
Marriott Graham -  Ld guit  - The Smokestacks Marriott Steve (Not From Cov but The DT's back him). Small Faces / Humblepie
Martin Paul - Paul Martin
Martin Tony - bs  - The Pickwicks
Martin Vince {Holliday)  - Vocs - The Vampires / (JD Entertainments) (Big Th…

Who's Who N / O

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Naylor Barry  - Peppermint Circus
Neale Johnny   - Johnny Neal Amalgamation
Netto Loz - Guitar / Vocs - Nack-ed-en / Tsar / Love Zeus / Sniff and the Tears / Solo / Loz Netto Band
Newman Tony  - vocs  - Flying Machine / Pinkerton’s Assorted Colours
Newton Eddie - Vocs - Specials
Niblock Ashley - Keys - Attrition
North Steve  - Special effects - Acme Patent Electric Band
Norris Dave  - Rth Guit  - The Mad Classix
Norris Peter  - bs  - The Rippers
Nugent Nick - Bait

O
Oakley Phil (Human League) (Lived in Wyken at one stage)
O’Brian Gerry -  dms  - The Mad Classix
O'Connor Hazel Vocs / sg writer / actor / Hazel O'Connor's Megahype
O'Connor Neil guit / vocs Midnight Circus / The Flys / Hazel O'Connor's Megahype / Solo
O'Grady Simon (bs / Vocs) - Hungry I / 20 Days
O'Neill James (Vocs / Guit? - jimmy Jimmy / Out of the Blue
O’Rourke Mick  - Vocs  - From the Sun / Gazelles / The Image
O'Sullivan John (Guit / Vocs) - Hungry I / 20 Days
O’Sullivan Malcolm …

Who's Who P / Q

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Packer Phil - Dms - Sorrows
Packham Phil  - bs -  The Sorrows
Packwood Martin (bs) - Cry Acetylene Angel / Bron Area
Palmer Alan - dms  -The Vampires
Palmer Carl  - dms -  ELP
Palmer Joby (Dms) -In Embrace
Page Betty (Vocs) _ Dragster
Page Larry - Promoter / DJ Orchid Ballroom
Panjabi MC (Rajinda Rai) - Panjabi MC
Panter Horace - bs - Rickie's Band (1975) / Breaker / Coventry Automatics / The Mosquitoes / The Mix / Barnsley Bill / General Public / Speical Beat / Specials / Coventry Ska Orchestra / Blues to Go / Box of the Blues / Real Life /
Panter Lawrence (Horace's son) - The Coventry Ska Orchestra
Pardesi Slinder - The Pardesi Music Machine (Bhangra)
Parks Jany -  Sneaks Noise
Pask Amanda  - flute - Bung
Paste Bill  - Vocs -  Eggy
Patrick Mark (Gdansk) -Major 5
Payne Alan -  Pretty Flamingoes / Rapiers
Parr Eric  - dms  - The Rivals
Parson Geoff -  Guit  -  Beat Preachers 63 / 66 / Cateracts
Parsons Keith   - dms -  The Vampires
Peace Graham  - guit  - The Zodiacs
PennyCo…

Who's Who R

R
Radiation Roddy (Byres) - Wildboys / Heaven Sent / Specials / Roddy Radiation and the Tearjerkers / Roddy Radiation and the Bone Diggers / Coventry Automatics / The Raiders / Skabilly Rebel / Sammy Earthquake and the Volcanoes /  The Travelling Riverside Blues Band / Jumping Bad
Rai Ron  - dms -  The Radicals
Randall Alan (Began as part of the Hotel Leofric Orchestra)
Ranking Roger - General Public / Special Beat / The Beat
Ratty Ray - International Megastars
Redfern Keith  - Vocs  -  The Establishment Aka The Congress
Redhead Maurice -  Vocs -  The Zodiacs
Reece Jason (Nuneaton) (Texas band - And you will know us by the trail of the dead!
Reed Gordon -  dms -  Rainbows
Reid Dave  - Keys -  Stephenson's Rocket
Reynolds Joe  - (Sax / flute / poet)  - The Chris Jones Aggression (session) Willow / A Band Called George mk 2 / Selecter (session)
Reiss Margaret  - org  - The Chads
Rhind Greg (bs) - The DT's
Richardson Gary  - percussion – congas / bongos / claves and dms April
Ric…

Who's Who S

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St Leon Craig - Vocs - Criminal Class
Safri (Balwinder) - Balwinder Safri & the Safri Boyz
Sampson Paul  - guit / bs /  producer of Primitives & Catatonia and Bhangra, Kristy Gallacher, Thoria / Whistler /  Trigon / Mick Green Blues Band / Reluctant Stereotypes / Bung / Pink Umbrellas / Ens / Temple / Raw Screens / Ens / The Attic Dressers
Sandall Keith   - The Midnights
Saunders Bob  - guit  - The Challengers
Saunders Carol  - vocs  - Carol and the Electrons
Savage Alan  - dms  - Still Life
Savo - Sax - Jessie Boy Five
Saxon Dave - Dms  / Denny Seyton and the Sabres
Scott Clive  - organ / vocs  - Scott and the Antarctics / The Transatlantics / Jigsaw
Scott Dick  - bs -  Los Cimmarons
Scott Lally - Guit - Denny Seyton and Sabres
Segedely Tina  - Vocs -  Orange Flavour aka Tina and the Hotstrings
Seward Mark - Dms  - Protege
Seyton Denny - Vocs - Denny Seyton and the Sabres
Shale Karl - bs - Aching Tongue / Colourfield / Solid Action / Vagabond Joy / Candy Skins / Ausgang
Sha…

Who's Who T U V

T
Tabor June - Folk singer
Talbot Steve  - dms  - Magazine  / The Matadors
Tallis Alan  - bass -  Peppermint Circus
Tamber (Ownkar) (from Wolverhampton but in Cov band Dual Flava
Tanner Kevin -  bs Ld vocs -  Seagull
Tayton Steve - Sax / Flute - Staveley Makepiece / Wave /  Khyaam
Taz - Stereo Nation
Teasdel Trev - (Vocs / guit / keyboard / songwriter) Wrote song with Pete Waterman (1970) /Railroad (Vocs) (1971) / Don’t Talk Wet / Trev and the Collective Unconscious / solo / performing poet / editor of Hobo (all in Coventry) / The Euclidean Mushroom Band (Poet)(AKA The Multimedia Band) (Middlesbrough) / Culture Fuzion (Electronica 2008) (guest lyrics and vocs with Jim Pryal) / The Nerve (Newcastle) (guest lyricist / vocs on electronica)
Teddler Mick - Major 5
Teen Nicky (Bs / Vocs) - XS Energy
Teers Steve - Keys / Trombone / Human Cabbages / Urge
Thompson Johnny - Guit / Vocs - Wild Boys / L' Homme De Terre
Thompson Mick -  12 & 6 string guits  - / Steel guit / vocs -  April
T…

Who's Who W X Y Z

W
Wagstaff Craig - The Darkside
Waites Al -  guit  - The Good Time Losers aka The Sensations / The Little Darlings aka The Pines & The Sensations
Waite Fred - Criminal Class
Wale Graham  - organ  - The Debonaires
Wale Janet   - Janet & The Three Spires
Wale Ray (Roy?) - guit -  The Debonaires / Image
Wall Ian  - vocs  - Sneaks Noise
Wall Roy - Sax - Team 23
Wall Tony - Bs - Reluctant Stereotypes / King / Pink Umbrellas / Raw Screens
Waller Julia - Vocs - Attrition
Walls Dave  - Guit /  - Tina and the Hotstrings / Orange Flavour
Walker Barry  - keys  - Eyes of Blue / Smackee
Walker Bill -  Organ  - Asgard
Walker Dave -  bs  - Ultrasound / Uncle Sam
Walker Graham   - Ld guit / vocs  - Hard Rock / Stiletto
Walker Ron  - dms -  The Brethren / The Broomdusters / Hard Rock
Walton Paul (Vocs) - Genius Breed
Walwyn Steve (Guit) The DT's / Chevy / The Mix / Dr Feelgood
Wakeling Dave - General Public /urge / The Beat
Wankling David - Vocs / Stylophone / alto sax - Urge
Warner Ollie …