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This was what passed for a dressing room at the International! This was one of four gigs that I 'depped' on bass for Switchdoctor until they got a permanent replacement for the fired 'Chip' (I was a reluctant paticipant in R 'n' B but apart from Phil, all the others were and still are, mates). Left to right, Phil Gardner, Graham Nall (still with The Soul Bandits), the legendary John Dickinson (still on guitar with The Soul Bandits and The Blues Blasters), Arnie Furniss (still on bass with The Casual Ties and lunacy with Beat Science) and Henry Quick (still drumming with The Blues Blasters and anybody else he can fit in his busy retirement from Teaching!).
We supported Wilko Johnson this night and I have to admit to being more nervous doing a sound check in front of Norman Watt Roy (my hero, along with Rockette Morton) than I was playing in front of a few hundred Wilko fans, but then again, I was fuelled by alchohol by the time we went on!
Judging by the sweat on Graham's jacket, this was taken after our set!
Artefact added : 14th June 2007
by sinuf_mood
cody Says –
Have just added a flyer for your gig at The International - 21st May 1988 supporting Wilko Johnson.
COMMENT ADDED 15th June 2007
Jess Says –
I used to loooove the Soul Bandits...round the market Place in Stockport in the early 90's would love to hear if they are still playing.
COMMENT ADDED 11th November 2007
Phil B Says –
Still playing, Graham and the lads played at my 50th in October 2008, they still knock'em out as well as ever
COMMENT ADDED 20th June 2009
Abigail Says –
I used to love the Soul Bandits at Stockport market! I`m having a party in march and was wondering if they are available to play, can you let me have a contact no or pass my address to them, please?
Many thanks,
Sue Blackburn
COMMENT ADDED 12th January 2010
sinuf_mood Says –
Sadly, their sax player, Dave Moss, died a few months ago and I'm not sure of their plans. If you send an e-mail to the above link, I'll forward your details to JD and Graham.
COMMENT ADDED 12th January 2010
Ron Says –
RIP JD sad loss to the Manchester Music Scene
COMMENT ADDED 10th September 2013
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