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Friars Heroes Hall of Fame

Capability Brown
Inducted in April 2013

With their unique blend of six-part vocal harmonies and triple harmony lead guitar, Capability Brown enjoyed a large and dedicated following in Aylesbury.

Between June 1972 and July 1974 they played Friars Aylesbury, Dunstable and Bedford a total of nine times, including a totally mad Christmas party in 1972 complete with a pantomime and custard pies, and also the 4th birthday party.

CB were some of the most talented, friendliest and craziest people to ever play Friars and it was a great pleasure to induct them into the Friars Heroes Hall of Fame

Joe Williams, Capability Brown: On behalf of Capability Brown I would like to thank everybody concerned for a memorable night last Monday at the Green Man, Aylesbury.
The effort and enthusiasm that was shown to Ken, Roger, Christine and myself was truly overwhelming.
It was a great feeling for us to be shown some of the sincere accolades for the work we put in which was something we all enjoyed.
Thanks Sue and Steve for your memorabilia and your undying support.
Thanks Dave for a wonderful award and also your support
Thanks Paul for your faith and friendship


Roger Willis, Capability Brown:Thank you so much for such a fabulous evening in Aylesbury.

I know I can speak on behalf of Ken, Joe, Christine and myself when I say that we were made to feel very special and that we sincerely never realised just how much you all valued CB.

The memorabilia was fantastic and brought back so many memories and organising the playing of our albums was a wonderful touch for me. I found myself singing my harmony part on many of the songs.

A huge thank you for our Friars Heroes Award which puts us amongst some fine artistes

As Joe said last night to me just before we left, your love of the band and presentation last night made the effort of writing, learning, recording and performoing all our songs worthwhile.

And the outside possibility of seeing our albums on sale once more would be the icing on the cake for me.

Thank you all so much, once again

Capability Brown accepting the Friars Heroes Award, Aylesbury, April 2013:

Roger Willis, Joe Williams and Ken Rowe with David Stopps

Capability Brown's history at Friars Aylesbury (a couple of gigs were also played in Dunstable and Bedford)



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