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Friday July 25th 1980

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

friars aylesbury cup winners 1981

stiff little fingers  inducted into the friars heroes hall of fame in 2009

exclusive friars aylesbury interview with jake burns and ali mcmordie

pictures from this gig in the galleries

the night that 'hanx' was recorded

Stiff Little Fingers
Weapon of Peace
related friars history (click on date)
Stiff Little Fingers Thursday October 12th 1978  Saturday February 3rd 1979 Saturday June 2nd 1979  Saturday May 2nd 1981 Saturday January 30th 1982 Friday November 5th 1982 Friday October 23rd 2009
band line up
Stiff Little Fingers
Jake Burns (vocs/guitar) Ali McMordie (bass)  Henry Cluney (guitar)  Jim Reilly (drums)
Weapon of Peace
Mick De Souza (guitar/vocs)  Vince Nelson (bass)  Abraham Williams (vocs)  Clive Brown (drums)  Clyde McKenzie (keys), Mick Taylor (sax) John Evans (guitar).
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)




 From Wendy and Graham Britten:

Jake Burns in conversation with Alan Parker in 2001 on recording Hanx at Friars Aylesbury:

"Friars was a wonderful wonderful venue. I still have incredibly fond memories of the place. It was one of those magical small gigs in a small town yet it was run as if it was Madison Square Gardens. Nothing ever went wrong and everything ran incredibly smoothly. They were such nice people"

and on the Wingnuts 1982.....

"They (Friars) were such trusting people...[we had bought some plastic masks].....we managed to convince them we were a band from Ohio called the Wingnuts and we went on and supported ourselves ! It was only when we started playing nonsense like Tiger Feet that the audience realised who we were and stopped throwing stuff at us!"

press cuttings

what happened next
if ever a band would be welcome at Friars today, it must be this band and they came 'home' to Friars in 2009. SLF split in 1983 and reformed five years later. Although the line up has not always been stable - Burns the only constant, they did feature Jam hero Bruce Foxton for 15 years. Ali McMordie rejoined the band in 2006 (when we saw them and they were on cracking form as if it was this era all over again) and are still making people of a certain age very happy in 2012. We were SO pleased they came back 27 years later in 2009 and sold out Friars yet again.

It was no surprise that the Hanx album was recorded at Friars given how much they felt about the place.

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SLF - Gotta Gettaway (at this gig!)

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