Monday, 27 December 2010

THE SYN FAMILY TREE - SHOWS LIST

This story is the work of Bruno Ceriotti. Help in putting this together has been provided by Tony Bacon, Nick Warburton, East Kent Times & Mail, Hampshire & Berkshire Gazette, Southend Standard, Andover Advertiser, Frogg Moody, Richard Nash, Nottingham Evening Post, Birmingham Evening Mail, Eastern Evening News, North Norfolk News, Evening Sentinel, Dorset Evening Echo, Grantham Journal, Bournemouth Echo, Chippenham News, Fabulous 208, Somerset County Gazette, Dave Allen, Woking Herald, Bracknell News, Evening Argus, Julie Fielder, and Melody Maker, to whom I'm most grateful. 


THE INSTEPS (1961 or 1962 - 1962 or 1963)
1) Martyn J. 'Max' Adelman drums
2) John Altman unknown instrument
3) ???????? + others unknown


GARY PAYNE AND THE PETE MARTYN DUO (1962 or 1963 - 1965)
1) Max percussion, bongos
2) Gary Payne vocals
3) Peter 'Pete' Knight semi-acoustic guitar


THE SELFS #1 (1965)
1) Michael 'Mick' Richardson drums
2) Andrew 'Pryce' Jackman keyboards
3) Christopher Russell Edward Squire (aka Chris 'Hoody' Squire) bass, vocals
4) John Wheatley lead guitar
5) Christopher 'Chris' Slater lead vocals, rhythm guitar


March ?, 1965: Graveyard Club, St Andrew's Church Hall, Kinsbury, London, UK
The band had their own venue at the St Andrew's Church Hall where on Friday nights they played at their own club, called appropriately, the Graveyard Club. The band made his first public appearance here in early March, but they played here for most of the year.  

March 20, 1965: Roe Green Church Hall, London, UK


THE SELFS #2 (1965 - MAR 1966)
1) Andrew 'Pryce' Jackman
2) Chris Squire
3) John Wheatley
4) Chris Slater
5) Max Adelman drums


December 31, 1965: Kingsbury Town Hall, Kingsbury, London, UK "New Years Eve Ball"


THE HIGH COURT (1965 - ca. JAN 1966) / THE SYN #1 (ca. JAN 1966 - MAR 1966)
1) Stephen Louis 'Steve' Nardelli rhythm guitar
2) John Painter lead guitar
3) George Arzimanow lead vocals
4) ??????? + others unknown


THE SYN #2 (aka THE WHOLE WAY) (MAR 1966 - ca. NOV 1966)
1) Steve Nardelli
2) John Painter
3) Chris Squire bass, vocals
4) Andrew 'Pryce' Jackman keyboards, vocals
5) Max Adelman drums


March ?, 1966: Kingsbury County Grammar School, Kingsbury, London, UK with Plum Nellie "School Dance"
The Syn #2 first gig. Steve Nardelli attended this school at that time.

Spring - Summer 1966: Casablanca Club, Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, UK
The band played there every Sundays for several months.

June 11, 1966: Haymarket Lounge, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

June 11, 1966: Thorpedene Community Hall, Thorpe Bay, Essex, UK with The Mustangs

July 2, 1966: Thorpedene Community Hall, Thorpe Bay, Essex, UK

August 6, 1966: City Hall, Salisbury, UK with The Shakedown Sound

August 20, 1966: Thorpedene Community Hall, Thorpe Bay, Essex, UK

August 26, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Gary Farr and The T-Bones
The band was always billed only as 'Syn' (minus 'The') on the Marquee programme.

August 27, 1966: Cad-Lac Club, Brighton, West Sussex, UK

September 3, 1966: The Place, Bryan Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
The band was billed as 'The Syne' on the concert flyer.

September 12, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The V.I.P.'s

September 16, 1966: Cricketers Inn, Southend, Essex, UK with The Attitude

September 18, 1966: Dungeon Club, Nottingham, UK

September 23, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Action

September 29, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Move

October 10, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Alan Bown Set

November 4, 1966: Quay Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK


THE SYN #3 (ca. NOV 1966 - 1967)
1) Steve Nardelli
2) Chris Squire
3) Andrew 'Pryce' Jackman
4) Peter Banks lead guitar
5) Gunnar Jokull H√†konarsson drums     


November 28, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Alan Bown Set

December 6, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy James and The Vagabonds

December 13, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Eric Burdon and The Animals

December 16, 1966: Midnight City, Digbeth, central Birmingham, Warwickshire, UK

December 20, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Spencer Davis Group

December 29, 1966: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Pink Floyd

December 30, 1966: Britannia Rowing Club, Nottingham, UK 

unknown date, 1966 or 1967: unknown venue, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Chris Squire didn't show up and the band play as four-piece tonight.

January 3, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Rivers and The Castaways

January 6, 1967: Starlite, Greenford, London, UK with TNT


January 7, 1967: Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk, UK with The Ultimate

January 17, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Zoot Money's Big Roll Band

January 24, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Jimi Hendrix Experience

January 28, 1967: Birdcage, Eastney, Hampshire, UK

January 31, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Jimmy James and The Vagabonds

February 7, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Spencer Davis Group

February 14, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Tony Rivers and The Castaways

February 19, 1967: Riverside Club, Cricketers Hotel, Chertsey, Surrey, UK

February 21, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Cat Stevens, George Bean and The Runners

February 28, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Alan Bown Set

March 16, 1967: Kilburn Polytechnic, Kilburn, London, UK Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers, Ronnie Jones & The Blue Jays 

March 16, 1967: 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, UK with Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers, Ronnie Jones and The Blue Jays

March 30, 1967: Upper Cut Club, London, UK with The Alan Bown Set 

March 31, 1967: Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire, UK


March 31, 1967: Hawkwell Village Hall, Hawkwell, Essex, UK with Angus 

April 1, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Footprints

April 8, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Love Affair

April 14, 1967: Starlite, Greenford, UK with The Creation

April 15, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with C Jam Blues

April 22, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Stalkers

April 22, 1967: Thorpedene Community Hall, Thorpe Bay, Essex, UK 

April 29, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Skip Bifferty

April 29, 1967: Weir Hotel, Rayleigh, Essex, UK

May 6, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with We Three Kings

May 13, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Stalkers

May 22, 1967: Wall City Jazz Club, Quaintways, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, UK with The Chuckles, Graham Bond Organisation, The Wall City Jazzmen

May 27, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Bluesyard

June 10, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Stalkers

June 17, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Love Affair

June 24, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Third Eye

July 14, 1967: California Ballroom, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, UK with The Long John Baldry Show

July 15, 1967: Pavilion Ballroom, Weymouth, Dorset, UK with Chris Shakespere’s Movement

July 17, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Darlings

July 22, 1967: Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire, UK with The Rogues Gallery

July 23, 1967: Starlite, Greenford, London, UK with The Action

August 6, 1967: Olympia, Cromer, Norfolk, UK with The Young Generation

August 6, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Marmalade

August 11, 1967: Balloon Meadow, The Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maindenhead Road, Windsor, UK with Small Faces, The Move, The Nite People, Tomorrow, The Marmalade, Eric Burdon And The New Animals "7th National Jazz & Blues Festival (aka 7th National Jazz - Pop - Ballads & Blues Festival)"

August 20, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Skatalites, The Open Mins, Elio-Karfenetti "Breakthru Night"

August 25, 1967: Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire, UK

August 26, 1967: Royal Links Pavilion, Cromer, Norfolk, UK with Soul Concern

August 26 or 27 or 28, 1967: Woburn Abbey Grounds, Wobburn Abbey, Bedfordshire, UK with The Kinks (cancelled), The Jeff Beck Group, Marmalade, Bee Gees, Alan Price Set, Denny Laine‘s Electric String Band, Eric Burdon And The Animals, Dantalian’s Chariot, Family, Al Stewart, Tomorrow, Blossom Toes, Breakthru, Tintern Abbey plus many, many other stars "Festival of the Flower Children" 

September 2, 1967: Dreamland, Margate, Kent, UK with The Marmalade

September 3, 1967: Rendevous Club, Margate, Kent, UK 

September 5, 1967: Royalty Ballroom, Southgate, UK

September 7, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with Studio Six  

September 15, 1967: Top Twenty Club, Town Hall, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK 

September 16, 1967: Wellington Club, Dereham, Norfolk, UK with The Survivors

September 29-30, 1967: Purple Fez, Plymouth, Devon, UK

October 1, 1967: Khyber Club, County Cricket Ground, Taunton, Somerset, UK with Sutra

October 6, 1967: Golden Torch, Tunstall, Staffordshire, UK

October 7, 1967: Pearce Hall, Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK

October 12, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Third Eye

October 14, 1967: King Mojo, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

October 20, 1967: Masonic Hall, Wokingham, Berkshire, UK
The band was missbilled as 'The Sin'.

20 October 20, 1967: Steering Wheel, Weymouth, Dorset, UK

October 21, 1967: Hagger’s Ballroom, Pembroke, Wales, UK

October 22, 1967: Cat-Balou, Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK

October 28, 1967: Sussex University, Brighton, West Sussex, UK

November 2, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Quick 

November 10, 1967: Fiesta Hall, Andover, Hampshire, UK (The Syn canceled and were replaced by One In A Million)

November 16, 1967: Marquee Club, 90 Wardour Street, Soho, central London, UK with The Love Affair


THE SYN #4 (1967)
1) Steve Nardelli
2) Chris Squire
3) Peter Banks
4) Andrew 'Pryce' Jackman
5) Ray Steele drums


THE SYN #5 (1967 - JAN 7, 1968)
1) Steve Nardelli
2) Chris Squire
3) Peter Banks
4) Andrew 'Pryce' Jackman
5) Chris Allen drums


November - December 1967: two month tour in Germany and Scandinavia (cancelled?)

December 9, 1967: Ritz, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK with The Latest Soul

December 18, 1967: Wall City Jazz Club, Quaintways, Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire, UK with Chris Barber's Jazz Band, Uncle Herbert's Soul Band "Christmas Festival" 

January 7, 1968: Cat Ballou Club, Grantham, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, UK
The Syn's last gig.

unknown date, 1968: unknown venue, Las Vegas, NV, USA (cancelled because the band broke up)

unknown date, 1968: unknown venue, unknown city, Japan (cancelled because the band broke up)

unknown date, 1968: unknown venue, unknown city, Australia (cancelled because the band broke up) 

4 comments:

  1. The Selfs 1965-1966 - wasn't the singer Chris Slatter rather than Slater?

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    1. Around the web all the sources I've seen says "Slater", but I'm not sure, maybe you're right, who knows!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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  2. I seem to remember that the original drummer of The Selfs was John Bowring, and the 1965 Graveyard Club at St Andrews Church Hall, Kingsbury, was a regular weekly fixture until a club-goer was sick on a gravestone.

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    1. Actually John Bowring was only a sessionman who filling in for The Selfs' drummer Mick Richardson during one studio session when the band recorded an acetate of The Who's "I Can't Explain". I think the producer though that Mick Richardson was not too good as drummer so he was "replaced" by a pro musician like John Bowring, but just for that day and for that session. You know, it's like when sessionmen Andy White plays in "Love Me Do" instead of Ringo Starr because George Martin though that Ringo was not soo good back then.

      About the Graveyard Club, I think you're right here, thanks!

      Cheers,
      Bruno

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