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EXTRA EXTRA. Just added pictures of Nikki Batley to her profile. Also added pictures of The Phasers sent in by Jim Paton who was their guitarist and of Dutch Courage whose pictures were sent in by Lester Osbourne who was their drummer.

 

14th FEBRUARY 2011...........

EXTRA EXTRA. Just added profile for Boys Ordinaire

HARLOW BAND ARCHIVE SITE IS NOW TWO YEARS OLD

To celebrate Harlow Bands archive sites second birthday we have another special downloadable scrapbook.

This time it's Matt Randalls scrapbook. Matt played with Murray Torkildson in many of his early bands. It is a big file so please be patient when downloading.

Special thanx to Matt for allowing us to peep into his personal scrapbook and a part of Harlow bands history.

To download Matts Scrapbook click here

Topaz Topaz at Town Park Playground Heroes
More Topaz Reel by real Playground Heroes
1st SEPTEMBER 2010...........

REMEMBERING PETE THE MEAT

Richard Holgarth has made this video to remember Pete The Meat & The Boys. Click button to play.

 

JOHNNY & THE GOODHEADS, MAJOR APE AND TOUCH

Ray Morley has sent in pics and details for three bands he was in that we didn't have any info for before.

J&TGH were: Grant Bowden-drums, Ray Morley-bass guitar, Richard Hogarth-guitar & vocals and Sarah Ross-vocals.

MAJOR APE were: Stefan Kneist-vocals, Ray Morley-bass, Clive Sims, lead guitar and Mark Sampson-drums.

Touch were: Rob Conner-lead guitar, Ray Morley-bass guitar, Adrian Warwick-vocals and Chris Olley on drums. Click picture for larger version.

J&TGH J&TGH Major Ape
Major Ape Touch Ray Morley

EXTRA EXTRA. Just added extra page to profile of Acid Quean, Analady, The Traitors and Silika Rich. Special thanx to Ray Morley.

EXTRA EXTRA. Just added special Miners Benefit Gig page with pics of This Happy Breed, Austin Shirts (featuring Atilla and Pete Brown), Real By Reel and Newtown Neurotics. Special thanx to Nigel Hemes for photos. To view click here
26th MAY 2010...........

EXTRA EXTRA. Just added pics to profile of Dutch Courage. Thanx to Nigel Townsend.

HARLOW BANDS ARCHIVE SITE IS NOW ONE YEAR OLD

To celebrate Harlow Bands archive sites first birthday we have special pictures on the right for you taken from Richard Holgarths' scrapbook. Click on images for a larger view.

Richard has kindly allowed his scrapbook to be scanned and made downloadable as a pdf. It is a big file so please be patient when downloading.

Special thanx to Richard for allowing us to peep into his personal scrapbook and a part of Harlow bands history.

To download Richards Scrapbook click here

Ben Evans The Cobblers Richard + sporting injury
Richard the jazzer Tony Spetch and Richard Clive Brown
17th DECEMBER 2009...........

EXTRA EXTRA. Just added profile for Roman Holliday

ROMAN HOLLIDAY LIVE MP3 - DEVIANT AMPS VIDEO

In the mid to late 80's many local bands came together and recorded christmas songs for a cassette to help raise money to buy new gear for The Square. Deviant Amps have re-recorded Walking In The Air and have made a video to accompany it which you can see by clicking on the image on the right. You can download FREE files to burn to cd or mp3 versions from www.deviantamps.com

Also, as it's christmas, here is a very classy mp3 file of Roman Holliday in all their live glory. Click this link to listen to or download http://www.romanholliday.co.uk/mp3/Concert.mp3

 
14th DECEMBER 2009...........

EXTRA EXTRA. Just added are more in depth profiles of The Naturals and Newtown Neurotics.
17th SEPTEMBER 2009...........

EXTRA EXTRA. Look out for this symbol on the bands profile pages. When you see it you can click on it to go to a more in depth profile for that band. The first one added is for RED EXPRESS.

JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND - BUNSEN BURNER VIDEO

Here is the John Otway Big Band in the 2002 video for Bunsen Burner. Bunsen Burner climbed to number 9 in the charts and also got them a slot on the legendary Top Of The Pops music show.

It features John Otway with Harlow boys Richard Holgarth on guitar, Adam Batterbee on drums, Mark Thomas on bass and Murray Torkildsen on guitars.

14th AUGUST 2009...........

KICK OUT THE TORIES

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS - REBELLION FESTIVAL 2009

Here is some You Tube footage of Newtown Neurotics kicking up a storm at 2009's Rebellion festival which was held in Blackpool August 7, 8 and 9th.

Newtown Neurotics played on the Saturday evening.

7th AUGUST 2009...........

TWO SODS INTERVIEWS........

This is an interview that Kevin Jones of The Sods did around 2004 for Punk77. Go here to view

The second is a free PDF download taken from an unknown fanzine. Thanks to Gordon Wilkins (Stortbeat) for the fanzine scans. Click on magazine face to view or download PDF.

4th AUGUST 2009...........

VIDEOS UPLOADED

There are four You Tube videos now up online taken from Harlow Bands Family Tree launch night. They feature Between The Lines, Austins Shirts, Deviant Sods and Mad Chateaux. Go here to watch

15th JULY 2009...........
ALIAS, THE COBRAS AND BEDROCK STATION LAUNCH HARLOW BANDS ARCHIVE WEB SITE IN STYLE

John "Gypie" Mayo and a reformed Alias played at The Square on May 23rd to help launch the Harlow Bands Archive site in style. The ex Dr Feelgood and Yardbirds guitarist teamed up with bass player John "Culley" Culleton to play a heady set of top blues music. The Cobras bought their cool rockabilly sound back to The Square for one night and had everyone up and dancing. Bedrock Station began proceedings with a superb slab of 70's tinged rock. A DVD of the night will be available soon.

Alias - Culley and Gypie
Alias
Alias
Cobras
Bedrock Station
23th MAY 2009..........

HARLOW BANDS ARCHIVE SITE

Beginning with The Bluebeats circa 1961 this site will cover everything from Harlow’s first band to chart, The Naturals, pictured right, (”I Should Have Known Better”, written by The Beatles, charted at number 24 in the summer of 1964) to the last band to chart (John Otway Big Band with “Bunsen Burner” in October 2002) and ends in 2008 with some of Harlows newer bands like The Seminals, The Feelmores, Pennyroyal, Retraphone and The Worldonfire who are recording a new album at the moment.

 
The Naturals

HARLOW BANDS FAMILY TREE

Harlow Bands Family Tree was launched on February 7th 2009 and featured performances from Mad Chateaux, Sarah Ross, Deviant Amps (featuring Kev Jones and Mickey Howard from The Sods), Austins Shirts and Between The Lines.

A Poster of the Family Tree is available and a double DVD of the night is out now. Go To Shop

The full size Family Tree is hung in The Galaxy Bar at The Square. Full review launch night here

 
Adam Smith, Paul Woodwright, Dave Devine and Richard Holgarth with the Tree
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