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Saturday January 29th 1983

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

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Solstice Saturday June 19th 1982  Thursday December 2nd 1982
band line up
  Nick Barrett (vocs/guitars) Peter Gee (bass) John Barnfield (keys) Nigel Harris (drums)
gig poster and flyer (click to enlarge flyer)





The webmaster, north Bucks: 

One of the mini-gigs put on in early 1983 where the main hall wasnít used and smaller acts got a chance to shine with tickets available only on the night. I went along with open ears as I had heard neither band before. I cannot remember whether the Aston Hall was used, but the upstairs bar certainly was and I remember Steve Rothery was a special guest as Friars got the first hearing of Marillionís upcoming He Knows You Know single. Solstice werenít that bad as I recall

Andy Glass (Solstice)

I certainly do remember playing the great Friars club. In particular finding ourselves (Solstice - replacing the Boomtown Rats as headliners at the last moment. We also had a great time playing with Marrilion and Uncle Llama (whose keyboard player Steve McDaniel is now a member of Solstice)

I also have fond memories of seeing so many great bands there - Steve Hillage, Motorhead, Black Uhuru and many, many others.

As an 18 year music fan the place was some kind of Nirvana, to play there as a musician was damn near heaven.

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