Messenger South Cheshire rock covers band

John

I had my first real six string electric guitar for my 14th birthday; a Rosetti Airstream 11, from the Bells Guitar Catalogue

My first gig was when I was sixteen - T I Radiation Gas Fires Ltd Working Men’s Club – Aston, Birmingham We were all school mates and soon went separate ways once we started work

In my early 20s I got on the circuit of pubs & clubs with a residency at the Witton Arms, Birmingham; one of the home-crowd pubs for Aston Villa

I played pubs and clubs and had a few residencies.  During this time I supported P J Proby and did warm up for The Fortunes, Rockin’ Berries and a few other chart names.

When living in Nottingham, I played at many venues, including; Nottingham & Loughborough Universities, The World Paraplegic Olympics and Rickmansworth Music Festival

On moving back to Cheshire I met up with the Clones; Stan, Julie, Jamie and various drummers. We gigged for a couple of years, then split