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Neil Moss from Frantic Elevators playing bass for The Hamsters at Haughton Green Youth Club. The Hamsters were short of a bass player so Neil stepped in for the day. The Frantic Elevators did not play at this gig.
Artefact added : 2nd May 2011
by EzT
abdom Says –
Neil Moss was credited (along with Mick Hucknall) as co writer of "Holding back the years" which was an Frantic Elevators song, most of the Elevators songs were a collaboration between Hucknall and Moss. The song was revived by Mick in Simply Red. It spent 3 weeks as number 1 in the US in the mid 80's generating a fair bit in royalties (no mp3's in them days)
Neil Moss sometimes used a different name, On at least one of the record released by The Frantic Elevators. I was led to believe as a precaution against losing some of his dole money.
I am fairly sure Neil is the brother of Moey AKA Moet! of Hampsters/Sicknurse fame
COMMENT ADDED 3rd May 2011
JAX Says –
abdom can't verify the dole bit but your correct in the relationship with Moet.
COMMENT ADDED 24th May 2011
richardwatt Says –
Neil Smith was the 'nom de plume' for Mr Moss, or Moey, not (Moet) not that champagne was Neil's preferred tipple, I think we all drank Boddies in the Grants Arms or bottles of Pils. Myself and Brian Turner lived in 336 Charles Barry Cres, Neil & Mick lived over Bonsall Street way, but it's all changed now. Crescents have all been demolished, I wish I had nicked the street sign for CBC, I'd have it proud of place in my office.
COMMENT ADDED 9th April 2020
abdom Says –
Yes you are right but both Neil and Ian Moss were both know as Moey to different circles. Moet is Ian of the Hamsters/Sick Nurse/The English Disease. Both Jax and I were meaning Ian not Neil.
COMMENT ADDED 14th April 2020
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