History

The Disco Students were formed in Aylesbury during the winter of 1978, making their first live appearance at The Verulam Arms, Watford in the March of the following year.

The initial nucleus of the group was Simon Cheetham and drummer Graham Hocking.

Two very different characters

Graham was a seasoned musician who had been involved in Aylesbury pub-rock stalwarts Orthi since the mid 1970’s, and had played literally hundreds of gigs. However, by 1977 the writing was on the wall for bands specialising in Lynrd Skynrd and Eagles covers, and Graham, more than aware of the influence of Punk sought a new musical direction.

Simon on the other hand was very much part of the Punk generation. Keen to be part of a group, he simply bought a bass guitar – and placed an ad in the local paper for fellow musicians.

The fact that Simon had never picked up a bass before, let alone knew how to play it did not seem to be a problem – and so The Haircuts were formed.

The Haircuts debut appearance, with Simon combining vocals with bass guitar just a month later ended in a riot with a dozen arrests and appearances at Reading County Court for all concerned.

“Do You Remember L,L,L, Longwick” appeared on the compilation album “Aylesbury Goes Flaccid” and documents the night with vivid candour.

Casting off the shackles of the bass guitar, Simon took to the duties of lead vocalist with relish.

The Haircuts burning a comet like path through the Aylesbury music scene.

Heartbeat

In the Spring of 1978 Simon was approached by the members of Orthi to form a new group, marrying their technical prowess with his new wave inspired ideas.

Heartbeat just could not fail!

The doomed group was a marriage made in hell, and lasted just two months and five live appearances – including one on the bill with Ultravox and Doll by Doll at Friars, Aylesbury.

Preparing for a return to the drawing board, Simon was contacted by Graham and an alliance was formed.

Formation

Having such an accomplished musician prepared to throw in his lot boosted Simon’s confidence to new heights, and musicians were sought to form a group the like Aylesbury had never dreamt.

It was at a Friars, Aylesbury concert where a vital part of the group made contact.

Simon and Graham were approached by bass player Richard Coles who, having heard of the proposed project was keen to be involved.

Like Graham, Richard was an accomplished musician having formed and played in rock trio Iona, and had too accepted things were on the move.

During Christmas 1978 Richard invited Simon and Graham to an Iona appearance at Aylesbury College, a performance that became an audition. That night the two became three.

Another product of that night was the name of the new group.

Simon, a famous non-dancer, was intrigued by the antics of students of the college dancing to the disco.

The search was then on for a guitarist to complete the line-up, the local music scene offering up Simon Clark, who had previously plied his trade with rock outfit Tower of Power.

With the first Disco Students line-up complete, the group wrote and rehearsed throughout January and February 1979.

A whole raft of new songs were written : “Where Were You When President Kennedy Was Assassinated?” , “I Don’t Need Drugs, Because My Life’s Already Exciting” , “Technical or Cultural” , “Heat Gives Me A Headache” and “Someone’s Selling Drugs To My Girlfriend” all carried the new Disco Students sound.

On The Road

With the new material honed, the group began to play live, embarking on a tour of the North during June 1979 among the dates was a support slot with The Psychedelic Furs at The Fan Club in Leeds on 5th June.

The Summer was spent playing live and writing new material and plans to release a single were hatched. Amongst the new songs written was “South Africa House ” and this was selected to be The Disco Students first release with “Kafkaesque” on the B-Side.

Recording was to take place at Spaceward Studios in Cambridge, a studio that had been the studio of choice for many new wave and punk artistes.

“South Africa House” / “Kafkaesque” was released on the group’s own label Yeah!Yeah!Yeah! Records in October 1979 (Uh,Huh1).

The record was picked up for distribution by Rough Trade and due to numerous plays on Radio 1’s John Peel show, entered the NME Independent Charts in November 1979.

It was at this time that Richard Griffiths of Island Records began to take an interest in the group, arranging for The Disco Students to play at The Marquee Club, the group making their first appearance at the prestigious club on 15th October 1979.

First Change Of Personnel

The swift progress of the group had taken guitarist Simon Clark somewhat surprise, and being unable to commit himself fully was replaced by Carl Perkins, who had previously played with Richard in Iona.

Another Northern tour was arranged for November, among the dates the group returning to Leeds and supporting Generation X at The Rock Garden, Middlesbrough.

During January 1980 Richard Griffiths formed Peninsula Music, one of his first projects was to help finance the release of The Disco Students 3 track E.P. which featured ” A Boy With A Penchant For Open Neck Shirts”, “Pink Triangles” and “Credit”. Again, Spaceward was the chosen studio, the E.P (Uh,Huh2) being released in March 1980.

By now, as well as the five recorded songs, new material such as “Ain’t Got That Swing” , “An Englishman In Central America” and “Pablo” had been added to the live set as the group embarked on a number of dates in the Spring to promote the E.P.

Highlights of this time were two appearances with The Poison Girls, one with The Anroids of Mu and Annie Anxiety at The Centro Iberico, a Spanish Anarchist centre in North West London, two more dates at The Marquee and an appearance at Dingwalls.

In April 1980, Carl Perkins announced his decision to leave the group, playing his final date at The Unicorn, Luton on 13.4.80.

Goodbye Carl, Hello Jon

Perkins’ replacement was Jon Greenough, manager of local independent record store Earth Records. Jon replying to the advertisement pinned on his own notice board.

The new look group continued to play live during the summer of 1980, writing new material and continuing to build a live following, particularly in Brighton, Jon Greenough making his debut at Brighton Polytechnic in June.

The summer of 1980 was an unhappy one for the group, as internal tensions grew, the result being Graham Hocking announcing his decision to leave after a performance at Lincoln on 16th August.

Graham’s final live appearance was at Friars, Aylesbury on 11th November 1980.

The group, now irrevocably polarised visited Spaceward Studios again for one final recording session, the result being the 3 track 12″ E.P. “But” / “Red Flowers” / “Boxes” (Uh,huh 3) released in March 1981.

Despite the record being well received by the music press and gaining radio play on The John Peel Show, the Disco Students were in disarray.

Kindergarten

A short-lived project “The Kindergarten” featuring Simon, Richard, Jon and long time ally Steve Moran floundered, with all things Disco Students ending in the Summer of 1981.

12 months later Simon and Jon did manage to put a version of the group together to play three performances at The Moonlight Club West Hampstead, The Futurama Festival in Deeside and Hatfield Polytechnic, the latter on 3rd November 1981 being the last time The Disco Students played live.

Scarred

Simon then flirted with the possibilty of joining an established group – answering an ad in the NME for a singer/lyricist to join “Three Authors” he auditioned – and got the job of singer in The Scars. The Scars were an Edinburgh based group who were originally signed by Fast Records before recording the critically acclaimed “Author,Author” album for Pre-Records. However, they had imploded – their singer decamping to Manchester. Left in disarray they attempted to regain the momentum by throwing in their lot with Simon. However, this was to be a brief and unhappy coupling. The Scars were far past their best – their original post-punk ethics had disintegrated to the stage where a conceptual album based on “The Illustrated Man” book was on the cards. The results of this mis-matched alliance were three recording sessions – one produced by Specials drummer Brad. But it was clear to all that this project was doomed, and after just three months Simon left. There are two sides to every story – Simon amazed and disappointed to discover that his Disco Students had been sharper, brighter and far more focused that The Scars, was unhappy singing other people’s words. Poor words at that. Whilst I am sure the three Scotsmen thought their replacement singer was simply incapable of coping with their progressive rock style vision.

Hooray!

Returning to Aylesbury, Simon met up again with Jon and Richard and planned a new project, Hooray! With drummer Peter Stanley recruited, the group rehearsed in Hammersmith, going on to record a three track demo at Elephant Studios in Wapping. The songs recorded were “Lake Superior” , “Sugarside”, “There Is Nothing To Keep Us Here” and “Love Will Blow Up In Your Face” – the latter two tracks being two positive results of The Scars experience.

The session was well reviewed by Melody Maker, writer Ian Pye commenting that “Hooray! sounded like the pop cavalry galloping down the headphones”.

But the only galloping heard was that of drummer Stanley, riding off into the sunset.

The Blood Oranges

Simon and Jon, dogged to the end continued their musical odyssey with The Blood Oranges and Tuesday Town – two under-achieving units that failed to convince anyone, Simon and Jon included, that the good times were just around the corner.

By 1986, exhaustion had unsurprisingly set-in. Jon, by now had become more and more involved in deep-sea diving – and saw his future in a wetsuit rather than behind a guitar.

Gladys

By the early 1990’s Simon’s creative juices were flowing again as he created the character Gladys Protheroe. Immersed now in football, Simon began to contribute to a number of football fanzines, eventually publishing “The Watford Book Of Soccer”. “Gladys Protheroe-Football Genius” was published by Juma Publishing in 1995, at one stage making number one in the Sportspages charts – selling more copies than books by Eric Cantona and Alex Ferguson.

KOB

A chance meeting at a Watford football game threw Kevin O’Brien into the mix. Once guitarist and leading force of Watford punkers “The S-Haters”, the seeds were sown for the resurrection of The Disco Students.

Collaborating on Red and Proud, Simon and Kevin felt there was enough common ground to contemplate a fresh assault on the music world. A few telephone calls in July 2003 produced a meeting in Baker Street with Richard and his drumming brother Jon. Within the week, the new line-up were writing and rehearsing at Basement Studios in Watford.

On Saturday 20th December, The Disco Students took to the stage at Farnham Fire Station, over 22 years since the performance at Hatfield Polytechnic.

GLD

In March 2004, Yeah!Yeah!Yeah! Records was again open for business with the release of Uh,Huh 4 – “The Gay Lorry Drivers” EP – featuring, as well as the title track, “Morrissey Stole All My Ideas”, “Last Disco In North Korea” and “Bad Orgy”.

To coincide with the release the group made a string of live appearances, mainly in London.

The next step was a visit to New York in September 2004 where the group played four live dates – including one at the legendary home of New York punk – CBGB’s. The result of this was two fold – a live cd, containing 8 tracks, including a version of “South Africa House” – “9/8-9-10-11 – The Disco Students Live in New York” was released on Yeah!Yeah!Yeah! Records (Uh,huh5) in January 2005 .

Immediately after a performance at POP in Soho Street, London guitarist Kevin O’Brien handed in his papers.

In February 2005, ex Disco Student Jon Greenough returned to the fold on a sometime part-time basis, with Gary James coming onboard to play on versions of “Mark E Smith’s Dead” and “The Most Handsome Man On TV”. The summer of 2005 was spent writing and recording new material – the results were the “Black Girlfriend” E.P. a 7 track CD which was released at the end of November 2005. The new release signalled a new direction for the group, a more electronic feel to the recordings. Early 2006 will see the release of the Disco Students Retrospective – 20 plus tracks including all the vinyl releases and studio recordings with a number of brand new compositions.

Stirling Cash. December 2005.

Ex Members

The Disco Students have not made it to the 21 st century without a number of casualties. Four guitarists, two drummers and a bass player have all appeared in club colours – some sacked, some storming off into the night threatening violent retribution, others just going missing like a lost sock.

Still, it seemed a good idea at the time…….

Graham Hocking

Original Drummer. Simon and Graham had played together briefly in “Heartbeat” – the ill conceived and doomed Aylesbury “Supergroup”. Played in gigs 1- 74 and on first three recordings.

Left the group acrimoniously in 1981. Simon, to this day, still doesn’t know what it was he said.

Believed to be in the butchery trade in Yorkshire.

Passed away in Halifax, 2009. RIP.

Graham Hocking

Simon Clark

Original Guitarist. Bedfordshire based, joined the group through connections with Graham. Played in gigs 1-34 and on “South Africa House” / “Kafkaesque”.

Was famously asked to leave the group for not owning an amp – and proudly announcing he had no intention to buy one. Now lives in Australia.

Simon Clark

Carl Perkins

Real name. Guitarist. Joined as replacement for Simon Clark, his strong rock orientated guitar giving the group a richer live sound. Played in gigs 34 –67 and on “Open Neck Shirt” EP. Never really committed to the band, his background in power rock and musical taste jarred with the other members.

Left the group to “concentrate on becoming a Formula One driver”. Last sighted as a bus driver in Manchester.

Passed away in Halifax 2010. RIP.

Carl Perkins

Jon Greenough

Guitarist. Joined, answering the vacancy ad placed in the record shop he managed. His Cure/Banshee style and punk ethics were a breath of fresh air for the group. Played in gigs 67 – 78 and on the “But” EP. Went on to collaborate with Simon in a number of projects in the 1980’s and 90’s.

Now runs a thriving deep sea diving business in Plymouth, traveling the world working on telecommunication cables and suchlike.

Jon Greenough

Kevin O’Brien

Guitarist. Ex member of Watford punkers S-Haters, joined in with the reformed version of the DS in August 2003. Played on both the Gay Lorry Drivers EP and Live In New York release. Played in gigs 79 -95.

Kevin O'Brien

Matt Donovan

Drummer. With Spencer Harris had formed the rhythm section of a number of bands. A chance meeting in Denmark Street led to an invitation to join Simon and Jon in an attempt to restart the Disco Students momentum. Played in gigs 76-78. Collaborated with Simon & Jon in The Blood Oranges. Now drums with south London based Ray-On.

Spencer Harris

Bass. Came as a pair with Matt Donovan. Journeyman musician who had played in a number of Aylesbury based groups. Played in gigs 76-78. Stayed to play in The Blood Oranges.

Lives in Aylesbury.

John Catlett

Bass guitar. Joined in 2007, first gig was Dublin Castle gig number 169.

John Catlett

Martin Kent

Keyboards. Joined 2009, first gig Bull & Gate gig number 171.

Martin Kent

Eventful Gigs

Every Disco Students live appearance has its moments. Some good, some not so. Here is a list of some of the more eventful gigs.

26.3.79 The Verulam Arms, Watford
The first appearance of The Disco Students was a tense, nervy affair. The winter of 78/79 had been spent writing and rehearsing new material, the result being a set of eleven songs. The evening ended with a blazing row in the dressing room and Simon traveling home independently.

5.6.79. The Fan Club, Leeds
The third date on the Northern tour saw the group play in front a large appreciative audience. Supported by Leeds band Propus, the Disco Students sound was beginning to gel. Respected promoter John Keenan was impressed enough to invite the group for a return performance. That night the group slept in a tent on the verge of a west Yorkshire country road.

7.6.79 The Duke of Wellington, Congleton
Date five of the tour, the traveling Disco Students arrived at the venue to be informed the management of the pub had changed, and there was no record of the booking. However, after some discussions the group played. The manager was the mother of the drummer in The Teardrop Explodes. After the gig the group rested their weary heads on a tennis court near Stoke.

21.7.79 The Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
As support to Generation X (one of their last appearances before Billy Idol decamped to the USA) The Disco Students stepped out in front of their biggest audience to date. However, the large crowd were there to see the headliners. “We Want Billy, We Want Billy” they shouted after the first couple of Disco Students songs. “Do you want to see Billy?” asked Simon, “Well you can fucking wait.” Cue a hail of glasses, bottles and coins. All members of the group were hit by assorted missiles.

1.8.79 St. John’s Hospital, Stone
Perhaps the strangest gig the group ever played. An acquaintance of the Disco Students had been suffering from mental illness and been Sectioned. From within the asylum, he had arranged for the group to play to the fellow patients. Most of the audience, despite being heavily sedated, seemed to enjoy the performance.

15.10.79 The Marquee Club, London
A special gig for two reasons. As support to Pinpoint (formed from the ashes of The Lurkers) this was the group’s first appearance at the world famous Marquee Club, and the debut of guitarist Carl Perkins marking the second phase of the Disco Students.

1.11.79 The Crown, Eastleigh
The opening night of a nationwide tour, this date was memorable for an irate member of the audience storming the stage to attack guitarist Carl Perkins.

8.11.79 The Fan Club, Leeds
The group’s return to the Fan Club as support to The Psychedelic Furs. Once again, a great reaction from the audience. The Disco Students had built up a loyal following in Leeds.

9.11.79 The Fforde Green, Leeds
Notable for being the first national live review of The Disco Students. Written by Des Moines for Sounds.

10.11.79 The Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
Another return gig, this time as support to art rock band Writz.

17.11.79 The Marquee Club, London
Second appearance at The Marquee as support to Jules & The Polar Bears.

8.12.79 The Alhambra, Brighton
A support slot to Poison Girls, and the beginning of a friendly alliance with Vi Subversa and the rest of the “Girls”.

14.3.80 Centuro Iberico, London
An anarchist centre in the Harrow Road, London was the venue for this performance. An atmospheric concert hall was full to see The Androids of Mu, Annie Anxiety, The Disco Students and Poison Girls.

28.5.80 The Red Lion, Bicester
The first performance of the group with new guitarist Jon Greenough.

11.10.80 Friars Club, Aylesbury
On the bill with John Cooper-Clarke and Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls, this was the final appearance of the group with Graham Hocking. After 18 months of negotiations and discussions, the group had turned down numerous offers to play at Friars. What should have been a bold statement of intent in front of a hometown audience was infact a fractious unhappy night. The group, once an unstoppable united force, had been reduced to a splintered spiteful bitter band. The dressing room after the performance was a sad place with each member of the group talking only to their friends – not fellow Disco Students.

20.12.03 Fire Station, Farnham
After a short break of 23 years and two months, The Disco Students return to the stage. A set containing “South Africa House” and “Kafkaesque” introduced Kevin O’Brien and Jon Coles as new members.

3.4.04 The Bull & Gate, Kentish Town
By now the group had played a handful of live dates and were beginning to gel. All the old ingredients were here – a pre-gig row (Simon late to the stage), some on-stage knockabout that saw Kevin almost tip the singer into the drum kit. A good sound – and all recorded on video.

23.4.04 The Kitchen Sink Disco, Manchester
A good sized crowd at the infamous Star & Garter in Piccadilly. The Disco Students hit top form – good enough to encourage an excited punter dressed head to foot in fishnet to drape himself across the monitors and sexually proposition the group.

List of Gigs

The Disco Students Gigography.

This is a comprehensive list of every Disco Students live appearance. The list also includes gigs by the pre D/S groups The Haircuts, Heartbeat and The Blood Oranges.

The Haircuts

1. 9.12.77 Longwick Hall, Longwick, Bucks

2. 29.12.77 Civic Centre, Aylesbury

3. 31.12.77 Hightown Club, Luton

4. 26.1.78 Stone Village Hall, Stone, Bucks

5. 15.3.78 Acne Club, The Britannia, Aylesbury

6. 10.5.78 Acne Club, The Britannia, Aylesbury

7. 14.5.78 Kings Head, Aylesbury

8. 21.5.78 Stocklake Club, Aylesbury

9. 27.6.78 Bell Hotel, Aylesbury

10. 5.7.78 R.A.F. Halton, Bucks

11. 16.7.78 Acne Club, Oddfellows Arms, Aylesbury

Heartbeat

12. 7.10.78 Banbury Football Club

13. 10.78 The Hunt Hotel, Leighton Buzzard

14. 14.10.78 Friars Club, Aylesbury

15. 8.11.78 Civic Centre, Aylesbury

 

The Disco Students

16 . 26.3.79 The Verulam Arms, Watford.

17. 28.3.79 The Triad Club, Bishops Stortford.

18. 18.4.79 The Target, Reading.

19 . 20.4.79 The Red Lion, Watford.

20. 22.4.79 The Cotters, Luton.

21. 28.4.79 Oxford Polytechnic.

22. 30.4.79 The Verulam Arms, Watford.

23. 4.5.79 The Balmoral, Worthing.

24. 5.5.79 The Downview, Worthing.

25. 25.5.79 The Bull, Hornchurch.

26. 31.5.79 The Target, Reading.

27. 2.6.79 The Staging Post, Leeds.

28. 4.6.79 Romeo & Juliets, Hull.

29. 5.6.79 The Fan Club, Leeds.

30. 6.6.79 Vivas Club, Leeds.

31. 7.6.79 The Duke of Wellington, Congleton.

32. 8.6.79 The Royal Standard, Bradford.

33. 9.6.79 The Royal Standard, Bradford.

34. 10.6.79 Barbarellas , Birmingham.

35. 22.6.79 The Fforde Green, Leeds.

36. 23.6.79 The Fforde Green, Leeds.

37. 20.7.79 The Unicorn, Luton.

38. 21.7.79 The Rock Garden, Middelsbrough.

39. 28.7.79 The Red Lion, Watford.

40. 1.8.79 St. John’s Hospital, Stone.

41. 17.8.79 The Oranges & Lemons, Oxford.

42. 24.8.79 The Crown, Eastleigh.

43. 25.8.79 The Hanbury Arms, Brighton.

44. 26.8.79 The Alhambra, Brighton.

45. 8.9.79 The Bridge House, Bracknell.

46. 15.9.79 The Nowhere Club, Bicester.

47. 26.9.79 The Wooden Bridge, Guildford.

48. 15.10.79 The Marquee Club, London.

49. 25.10.79 Magnums, Basingstoke.

50. 1.11.79 The Crown, Eastleigh.

51. 2.11.79 The Hafod Inn, Swansea.

52. 3.11.79 The Broadfield, Sheffield.

53. 5.11.79 The Climax Club, Coventry.

54. 6.11.79 The Old Bell, Derby.

55. 7.11.79 The Lord Raglan, Wolverhampton.

56. 8.11.79 The Fan Club, Leeds.

57. 9.11.79 The Fforde Green, Leeds.

58. 10.11.79 The Rock Garden, Middelsbrough.

59. 17.11.79 The Marquee Club, London.

60. 30.11.79 The Buccaneer, Brighton.

61. 1.12.79 The Alhambra, Brighton.

62. 2.12.79 The Six Bells, Chiddingly.

63. 7.12.79 The Oranges & Lemons, Oxford.

64. 8.12.79 The Alhambra, Brighton.

65. 21.12.79 The Nowhere Club, Bicester.

66. 26.1.80 The Plume Hotel, Hungerford.

67. 1.2.80 The Nowhere Club, Bicester.

68. 23.2.80 Brighton Polytechnic.

69. 4.3.80 The Kingsway Tavern, Luton.

70. 8.3.80 Brighton Polytechnic.

71. 10.3.80 The Corn Dolly, Oxford.

72. 14.3.80 Centuro Iberico, London

73. 15.3.80 The Oranges & Lemons, Oxford.

74. 18.3.80 The Cotters, Luton.

75. 22.3.80 Dingwalls, London .

76. 28.3.80 The Nowhere Club, Bicester.

77. 29.3.80 The Alhambra, Brighton.

78. 30.3.80 The Six Bells, Chiddingly.

79. 13.4.80 The Unicorn, Luton.

80. 10.5.80 The Royal Hotel, Luton.

81. 19.5.80 The Marquee Club, London.

82. 20.5.80 The Kingsway Tavern, Luton.

83. 28.5.80 The Red Lion, Bicester.

84. 29.5.80 The Roman Way, Luton.

85. 21.6.80 Brighton Polytechnic.

86. 2.7.80 The Red Lion, Bicester.

87. 5.7.80 The General Wolfe, Coventry.

88. 14.8.80 The Roman Way, Luton.

89. 16.8.80 The Corn Hill Vaults, Lincoln.

90. 11.10.80 Friars Club, Aylesbury.

91. 9.3.81 Scamps Club, Oxford

92. 12.3.81 Compass Club, Bletchley

93. 13.3.81 The Nowhere Club, Bicester

94. 27.3.81 The Red Lion, Watford

95. 8.4.81 The Britannia, Aylesbury

96. 10.4.81 Bicester College

97. 2.5.81 The Cyprus Tavern, Manchester

98. 4.5.81 The White Hart, Thorne, Doncaster

99. 5.5.81 The Lamplight Club, Rochdale

100. 6.5.81 The Ocean Bar, Hornsea

101. 7.5.81 The Oriental, Hull

102. 8.5.81 Greaves Hotel, Lancaster

103. 9.5.81 The Bulls Head, Ellesmere Port

104. 14.5.81 The Compass Club, Bletchley

105. 25.5.81 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

106. 28.5.81 The Pits, Euston, London

107. 13.6.81 Queensway Hall, Dunstable

108. 22.8.81 Community Centre, Towester

109. 7.9.81 Styx Club, Lancaster

110. 17.9.81 The Compass Club, Bletchley

111. 6.10.81 Verulam Arms, Watford

112. 15.10.81 Nags Head, High Wycombe

113. 18.10.81 Cherrys, Reading

114. 31.10.81 The Nowhere Club, Bicester

115. 5.11.81 Nags Head, High Wycombe

116. 13.11.81 The Caribbean Club, Oxford

117. 27.11.81 High Wycombe College

118. 11.9.82 Futurama, Deeside Leisure Centre.

119. 10.10.82 The Moonlight Club, London.

120. 3.11.82 Hatfield Polytechnic.

121. 4.12.82 Ad Lib Club, London

122. 1.1.83 Tunnel Club, Greenwich, London

123. 24.2.83 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

124. 5.3.83Friars Club, Aylesbury

125. 23.3.83 The Britannia, Aylesbury

126. 4.4.83 Rock Garden, Covent Garden

127. 23.4.83 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

128. 1.6.83 Civic Centre, Aylesbury

129. 19.7.83 Embassy Club, London

130. 27.7.83 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

131. 5.2.85 Mean Fiddler, Harlesden

132. 28.2.85 The Rock Garden, Covent Garden

133. 10.3.85 Dingwalls. Camden, London

134. 18.3.85 The Embassy Club, Bond Street, London

135. 1.4.85 The Kings Head, Fulham

136. 14.4.85 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

137. 22.4.85 The Clarendon, Hammersmith, London

138. 21.4.85 The Pindar of Wakefield, Kings Cross, London

139. 17.6.85 The Beat Route, Soho, London

140. 25.8.85 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

141. 1.9.85 The Rock Garden, Covent Garden

142. 24.9.85 Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London

143. 6.10.85 Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London

144. 2.11.85 The Six Bells, Chiddinglt

145. 1.11.85 The Crypt Club, Hastings

146. 16.11.85 The Red Lion, Brentford

147. 21.11.85 Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London

148. 28.11.85 The Richmond, Brighton

149. 2.12.85 The Cricketers, Oval, London

150. 5.2.86 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

151. 12.3.86 The Greyhound, Fulham, London

152. 20.12.03 Fire Station, Farnham

153. 2.2.04 The Flag, Watford.

154. 28.2.04 The Half Moon, Herne Hill.

155. 10.3.04 The Buffalo Bar, Islington.

156. 12.3.04 Hope & Anchor, Islington.

157. 3.4.04 Bull&Gate, Kentish Town.

158. 14.4.04 Telegraph, Brixton.

159. 23.4.04 Kitchen Sink Disco, Manchester.

160. 16.6.04 The Horn, St Albans.

161. 12.8.04 Old Ale House, Salisbury.

162. 2.9.04 The Marquee Club, Hertford.

163. 5.9.04 The Rock Garden, Covent Garden.

164. 8.9.04 CBGB’s, New York.

165. 9.9.04 Pianos Club, New York.

166. 10.9.04 Siberia, New York.

167. 11.9.04 Continental, New York.

168. 2.11.04 Pop Club, Soho, London.

169. 23.2.07 Dublin Castle, Camden, London

170. 10.3.07 Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon, London.

171.  11.10.09   Bull & Gate, Kentish Town

172.  16.10.09   Wendover Arms, High Wycombe

173.  23.10.09   Friars Club, Aylesbury