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Saturday March 5th 1983

friars aylesbury phase three - vale hall, civic centre, market square, aylesbury

  john otway, howard jones and simon cheetham inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with john otway

chilterns music explosion part one


John Otway
howard jones  the blood oranges  the prowlers
related friars history (click on date)
John Otway Thursday December 23rd 1971 Saturday 13th September 1975  Saturday March 20th 1976 Tuesday December 6th 1977 Sunday August 13th 1978 Saturday April 28th 1979 Thursday December 27th 1979 Sunday December 28th 1980 Thursday December 27th 1981 Friday June 4th 2010

Friars Bedford Saturday December 18th 1971

Otway and Barrett Saturday June 16th 1973 Monday September 20th 1976  Saturday March 19th 1977 Thursday May 25th 1978 Saturday February 20th 1982

Howard Jones  Saturday May 29th 1982 Saturday October 30th 1982 Thursday December 30th 1982 Saturday March 5th 1983 Saturday June 4th 1983 Saturday October 29th 1983 Saturday April 7th 1984 Thursday December 13th 1984

Friars High Wycombe Saturday April 30th 1983   Thursday December 23rd 1983

Warrior (featuring Howard) Saturday November 17th 1973

Simon Cheetham (Heartbeat/Disco Students) Saturday October 14th 1978  Saturday October 11th 1980  Friday October 23rd 2009

The Prowlers Saturday October 2nd 1982  Thursday December 30th 1982

Bill Stallwood (Farm) Monday February 16th 1970 Saturday 7th June 1975Friars Bedford Friday 6th February 1970 Friday September 11th 1970  Friday 19th February 1971 Friars High Wycombe Saturday 28th March 1970  Friars Watford Thursday 24th September 1970

Ray and Cliff Rowswell (The Stowaways) Saturday January 20th 1979  Saturday September 8th 1979 Saturday November 10th 1979 Saturday December 29th 1979 Saturday August 9th 1980

band line up
Howard Jones
Howard Jones (vocs/keys/programming) Jed Hoile (mime)
The Prowlers
 Bill Stallwood (vocs) Ray Rowswell (bass) Cliff Rowswell (drums) John Woods (guitar) Bradley Bowey (vocals)
The Blood Oranges
 Simon Cheetham Jon Greenough (guitar) Spencer Harris (bass) Matt Donovan (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)






press cuttings

what happened next

             Is, was and always will be an Aylesbury legend. After Really Free gave Otway his one hit wonder status in 1977 which he regularly played on ('I'm now going to do a selection of my hit'), he confounded everyone by being back on Top of the Pops in 2002, 25 years after last troubling the charts, with the entertaining 'Bunsen Burner'. Plans for a world Otway tour where he took the audience with him in a plane fell through in 2006. He's still gigging today, occasionally with Wild Willy himself and helped close Friars Phase Three in 2010 having played the first gig there in 1975. starred in Otway the movie in 2012

Howard Jones

           One of three local acts to go big in 1983 (Marillion and Kajagoogoo the others), Howard Jones kept on getting bigger and bigger playing the country's biggest venues by 1985/6 and had many successful singles and albums (including the No 1 Humans Lib in 1984). Also appeared at Live Aid 1985. Howard still makes records and gigs today and in 2008 celebrated his 25th anniversary (since New Song) with a special gig at the London Indigo2. In 2012, Jones toured Human's Lib and Dream Into Action, only previously performed in the UK in 2010 at the Indigo2

Simon Cheetham   

returned to Friars with The Disco Students in 2009

odds and trivia
The first hundred through the door got free blood oranges!
official web presence
John Otway official site  Howard Jones official site
sound and vision
John Otway  - Headbutts 
Howard Jones - Bounce Right Back

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