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Saturday December 27th 1980

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

friars aylesbury christmas party part two


The Piranhas
Nightdoctor  The Beez
related friars history (click on date)
The Piranhas Saturday March 3rd 1979  Saturday July 28th 1979 Saturday September 15th 1979 Saturday May 3rd 1980

The Beez Saturday April 29th 1979  Saturday December 1st 1979 Saturday June 30th 1979

Zoo Radio (The Beez) Saturday December 12th 1981

band line up
The Piranhas
Bob Grover (vocs/guitar) Dick Slexia (drums) Johnny Helmer (guitar) Reginad Hornsbury (bass) Zoot Alors (sax)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



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After the Bad Manners debacle earlier in the year (one of the most shocking and unpleasant gigs I had ever seen) which i felt did the piranhas no favours, this gig was a perfect Xmas tonic and right good fun. This is easily one of my favourite gigs of all time. By this time, The Piranhas had had a huge hit single with Tom Hark a great summer tune but completely unrepresentative of their work. Sadly a very under-rated band

press cuttings

what happened next
Not content with one novelty hit with 'Tom Hark'  a new version of the Piranhas charted in 1982 with 'Zambesi' This did not reflect how good a band they were

Bob Grover was gigging as at 2008 in a new band called Dates. John Helmer went on to become Marillion's co-lyricist with Steve Hogarth, post-Fish. Grover and Helmer as at 2012 are reunited in Piranhas 3D

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The Piranhas - Tom Hark
Nightdoctor - Pelican Dub
The Beez - Apathy

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