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A review from The Radcliffe Times (also syndicated in The Bury Times - Scoop !) - I'm pretty certain this was written by friend to the stars Paul Campbell. The Wilton was on Bury New Road in the centre of Prestwich - I think it's called The Priest's Retreat now.
Artefact added : 9th June 2007
by Big Block 454
Big Block 454 Says –
The article reads: "A quiet Monday evening but this impressive Salford band soon shook off the cobwebs and delivered two exhilarating sets. Each time I see them they get better and numbers such as "Generosity" really grow on me. Night Visitors can arrange their numbers to suit any mood and their range of styles is an unchallenged asset. At the Wilton, as everywhere, they made new fans of a critical audience."
Big Block 454 Says –
How come I'm not in these photos?

The two photos in the cutting were taken at a video shoot at Padgate College in Warrington. I was playing my Wasp synths whilst wearing a fur coat and ski goggles and had bitten a blood capsule... As the camera panned round to me, I fell over, much to the amusement of the rest of the band.
Big Block 454 Says –
Here's the complete list of Night Visitors gigs.

01/09/1979 The Sabre, Ordsall, Salford
29/09/1979 The Star, Higher Broughton, Salford
25/10/1979 Manchester Polytechnic
21/11/1979 The Champion, Pendleton, Salford
29/11/1979 Salford University Union
03/12/1979 Padgate College, Warrington
12/01/1980 The Castle, Kersal, Salford
18/01/1980 The Gransmoor, Openshaw, Manchester
27/01/1980 The Town Hall Hotel, Eccles
30/01/1980 Padgate College, Warrington
17/02/1980 Portland Bars, Manchester
23/02/1980 Portland Bars, Manchester
02/03/1980 Mason's Arms, Whitefield
20/03/1980 Portland Bars, Manchester
05/04/1980 The Millstone, Manchester
12/04/1980 The Moonraker, Ordsall, Salford
15/04/1980 Derby Hall, Bury
20/04/1980 Mason's Arms, Whitefield
21/04/1980 Wilton Arms, Prestwich
24/04/1980 The Stockade, Walkden
16/05/1980 Portland Bars, Manchester
03/06/1980 The Champion, Pendleton, Salford
09/06/1980 Wilton Arms, Prestwich
10/06/1980 The Champion, Pendleton, Salford
24/06/1980 Manchester Polytechnic
27/06/1980 The Lamplight Club, Chorlton, Manchester
04/07/1980 The Lamplight Club, Chorlton, Manchester
08/07/1980 Nailer's Green Hotel, Greenmount, Bury
11/07/1980 The Millstone, Manchester
14/07/1980 The Midland Hotel, West Didsbury, Manchester
15/07/1980 The White Lion, Heywood
29/07/1980 The Railway, Bromley Cross, Bolton
30/07/1980 The Midland Hotel, West Didsbury, Manchester
01/08/1980 The Lamplight Club, Chorlton, Manchester
02/08/1980 Ups and Downs, Stockport
06/08/1980 The Midland Hotel, West Didsbury, Manchester
23/08/1980 Ups and Downs, Stockport
29/08/1980 The Lamplight Club, Chorlton, Manchester
30/08/1980 Rawston's Arms, Whitworth, Rochdale
10/09/1980 Nailer's Green Hotel, Greenmount, Bury
11/09/1980 Buckton Castle, Carrbrook, Stalybridge
15/09/1980 Band On The Wall, Manchester
16/09/1980 The Railway, Bromley Cross, Bolton
18/09/1980 The Tropical Club, Rochdale
19/09/1980 The Bee's Knees, Winsford
20/09/1980 Ups and Downs, Stockport
21/09/1980 The Longford Arms, Warrington
24/09/1980 The Midland Hotel, West Didsbury, Manchester
26/09/1980 The Last Drop, Bromley Cross, Bolton
04/10/1980 The Lamplight Club, Chorlton, Manchester
06/10/1980 Derby Hall, Bury
10/10/1980 The Mayflower Club, Belle Vue, Manchester
11/10/1980 The Lamplight Club, Chorlton, Manchester
24/10/1980 The Cyprus Tavern, Manchester
21/07/1981 Derby Hall, Bury
COMMENT ADDED 2nd April 2010
Big Block 454 Says –
The line-up was:

Janice Johnston Howie, Andy Hieke, Rick Cooke, Colin Robinson, Chris Peck, Rich Souter for the 1st gig.

Janice Johnston Howie, Andy Hieke, Rick Cooke, Colin Robinson, Tony White, Rich Souter from 29/09/79 to 10/06/80.

Janice Johnston Howie, Andy Hieke, Colin Robinson, Tony White, Rich Souter from 24/06/80 to 24/10/80.

Janice Johnston Howie, Andy Hieke, Colin Robinson, Dom McDonough, Rich Souter for the last gig.
COMMENT ADDED 2nd April 2010
chris structure Says –
Hi, my name is Chris Connelly, I am currently writing a book on all the artists who recorded at Cargo Studios in Rochdale. I would appreciate if any members of The Night Visitors would e-mail me on chrisdiconnelly@sky.com, many thanks
COMMENT ADDED 29th April 2010
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