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Saturday September 8th 1979

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

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with mick lister

Secret Affair
Madness  squire  the stowaways
related friars history (click on date)

The New Hearts (Secret Affair) Saturday November 26th 1977 (two shows)

Madness Saturday December 29th 1979  1981

Mick Lister (The Stowaways/Dream Soldiers/The Truth) Saturday 20th January 1979    Saturday 10th November 1979  Saturday 29th December 1979 Saturday 9th August 1980 Saturday 20th December 1980 Friday December 10th 1982 Saturday October 29th 1983

The Stowaways Saturday 20th January 1979   Saturday 10th November 1979  Saturday 29th December 1979 Saturday 9th August 1980

band line up
Secret Affair
Ian Page (vocs) Dave Cairns (guitar) Dennis Smith (bass) Seb Shelton (drums)
 Graham 'Suggs' McPherson (vocs)  Cathal 'Chas Smash' Smythe (vocs)  Chris Foreman (guitar) Mike Barson (keys)  Lee Thompson (sax)  Mark Bedford (bass) Dan Woodgate (drums)
The Stowaways
 Mick Lister (guitar) Ray Rowswell (guitar)  Cliff Rowswell (drums) Adrian Bailey (bass)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)



press cuttings

thanks to graham britten for the nme cuttings

what happened next
Secret Affair had had their day within a couple of years effectively and called it a day in 1982. Shelton went off to join Dexy's Midnight Runners in their scruffy peasant period.  The band have attempted reunions from 2008 and play UK gigs still with the Page/Cairns nucleus. Page and Cairns first played Friars in 1977 in The New Hearts supporting The Jam.

As for Madness, they sold out Friars three months later !

The Stowaways played Friars many times including that Madness gig.

odds and trivia
official web presence
Secret Affair official site  Madness official site
sound and vision

Secret Affair - Time For Action 

Madness - The Prince

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