I played guitar and backing vox with Norman Gammer for a good while because I thought he wrote some great songs and we always did at least 3 residences a week, The Champion in Salford, The Pownall in Bramhall and another which slips my mind.
A regular guest guitarist/vocalist was Richard Derbyshire (Later of "Livin In A Box, He played on this single before I joined) he prefered the punking in Manc. than punting at Oxford! during hols, On bass was Ronnie Poole from my own band The Ride and John Cooper Clarke, and a guy on drums called Basher from Oldham who Norman used to sack on Tuesday and reinstate on Wednesday, (No Joke), It served to keep the whole band in a constant state of panic wondering if we would have a drummer for the next gig.
I liked Norman a lot he was a good singer and also played a mean flute, I remember attaching a 12v car headlamp to a pair of motorbike handlebars wired up to a battery charger and giving it to him for his birthday, He loved it and it became a regular feature in our show in his motorbike song, we used to black out the house lights and Norm would shine the beam around the crowd.
Artefact added : 24th February 2009