I started my career with Chris North & Tim Waters, Tim taught me the art of singing harmonies.
I then did a 3 and a half year stint in the Army, stationed in Devon (including a 3 month tour of duty in Belfast). With my good mate Les Rawlings -
I teamed back up with Chris and we played the pub scene in Basildon, which was at the time very healthy. We did original songs and covers, going through different names including
THE ORIENTALS; EYES; NO IDEA with Tim Gentle & Mick Summerfield -
We spread our wings to London: THE BRIDGEHOUSE Canning town;THE GREYHOUND and THE GOLDEN LION Fulham -
Next came THE BOLLARDS with Keith Millington, John Boughtwood, Johnny Venn and John Haseltine who became a life-
RUDI CAFE with John Mulligan Eddie Smith Turd(Steve) on Drums Mark Robinson Keyboards and the beer flowed.
Tim Gentle opened a small shop in Leigh-