The Portsmouth Music Scene
There may be gaps, missing names and no doubt mistakes - we would welcome further contributions to improve the record.
“Groups” refers specifically to those playing pop, beat, rhythm & blues, soul and rock music, broadly utilising amplified guitars and drums plus in some cases, other instruments.
It does not include jazz, folk, danceband. Our aim is to include any group from/based in the Portsmouth area that made at least one public performance.
Mick Cooper (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Dave Allen (email@example.com)
Brian Hartley guitar/vocals, Graham Quiggan bass, James Eyre drums, Mike Shanks guitar/lead vocals.
Mark Green vocals/guitar, Phil Carter saxophone/backing vocals, Bob Jones bass, Steve Bailey drums, Andy Morrett keyboards.
Let Otter guitar, Mash Sonnet guitar, Dirk Maggs drums, Pat Tanter vocals, Martin Ayling bass.
Des Crawley vocals/bass, Lucy Baxter vocals/percussion, Bryan Garrard guitar, Alf Wiltshire drums.
Barry Coward vocals, Brian Barnett rhythm guitar, Turkee drums, John Haskett bass, Scott lead guitar.
Shaun Kenvin synthesizers, Brain Robbins Guitar/vocals.
Andy Gregory bass, Sarah White vocals, Paul Naish guitar, Craig Lodder drums.
Toby Lee Smith vocals, Graz Young guitar, Paul Steele bas, Phil Jones keyboards, Dave Amey drums.
Steve Gibbs vocals, Malcolm 'Max' MacDonald guitar, Nick Beel keyboards, Kevin Robey drums, Alan Webb bass
Tony Layming guitar, Ian Collins bass, Therran vocals,
Ian Phillipson keyboards, Anthony Squires bass, Matthew Griffin vocals, Nick Fuller drums, Bill Tolputt guitar.
Taff, Paul, Chris, Jason, Jeff.
Mark LsFevre vocals, Kev Lewington guitar, Andy Mason keyborads/backing vocals, Stuart Beale bass/backing vocals, Chris Berry drums.
Steve Underhill drums, Kevin Murphy saxophone, John Hatter lead guitar, Mike Fowler bass, Nigel Beech ?.
Pip vocals, Lawrence Sunley guitar, Paul Buzzard bass, Nigel Kirkby drums.
Guy Soar bass, Andre McGarrigle lead guitar, Austin Mitchell vocals, Julie Andrews keyboards, Natasha Horton backing vocals, Staff drums.
Pete Tarrant drums, Pape Turner lead vocals also Simon Tarrant lead vocals, Colin Holman (Moliman?) guitar, Templeton Peck bass also Greg Wooden bass, Simon keyboards.
Steve Gale bass, John Gale saxophone, Jason Richardson saxophone, Trevor Swift saxophone, Steve Purser rhythm guitar, Andy Early vocals/lead guitar, Gavin Nesbitt drums.
Clive Trimby vocals, Martin Birch saxophone, Trevor Pape guitar, Barry Hobbs guitar, Phil Roberts bass, Dave Marsh drums.
Andy Burgess, Steve Woods, also Charlie What drums, Keith Pilchards,guitar, Brian Joe guitar/organ, Bill Pyeman bass, Mick Slacker vocals, .
John ‘get out of that hammock’ Hughes drums, Simon ‘Shiver me timbers’ Strophair guitar, Mark ‘Bless me barnacles’ Hoxley guitar, Graham ‘Sails amast’ Allward.
Bob Taylor lead guitar, Mark Pennington double bass/vocals, Lee Barnet drums, Brian Gilman rhythm guitar, Darren Francis rhythm guitar.
Jimmie Styche guitar, Barry Leaney vocals/guitar, Noel Honey keyboards, Simon Tufnal bass, Jim Shaw drums.
Jackie Pryce vocals, Karl Brittell guitar, Steve Meyo bass/alto sax, Andy Oldfield keyboards tenor sax, Rupe Rance drums
Munday vocals, Martin Winchcombe keyboards, Steve Beck drums, Tim Martin guitar, Darran bass.
Mick Norton guitars/keyboards, Tina Silence vocals/pipes, Trevor Osprey guitar/keyboards, Moon drums, Tone E bass.
Paul Sinclair drums, Andy Cooper bass/lead vocals, Brian Cooper lead guitar/backing vocals.
Stu Burns drums, Tony Ash lead guitar, E Fisher rhythm guitar, Nik Allen bass, Robbie Cherry vocals.
Steve Thorn guitar/vocals, Gary Bartlett bass/backing vocals, Nicky Williams drums, Owen Parrott keyboards.
Rob King keyboards/programming, Neil Pethybridge vocals, Richard Osbourne keyboards.
Simon Kent vocals, Jason Cook keyboards, Mark Norman guitar, Tim Drysdale bass, Simon Thorpe drums.
Jeff Danton vocals, Paul Withers bass, Matthew Allen lead guitar, Chris Jeffries drums, Angela Davies keyboards, Greg Simpson keyboards/backing vocals.
Art Lewry saxophone/backing vocals, Garold West drums, Kevin Guy lead vocals/bass, Goose keyboards also Symon Mammacott, Papa lead guitar/backing vocals.
Andrew guitar, Lee bass, Karen vocals, Nick vocals,
Mark Sheridan guitar, Karl Rudziac guitar, Gary O'Donnell vocals, A J Lea bass, Van Norris drums.
Pete Fox lead guitar, Darren Levy vocals, Paul Buzzard bass, David Fale drums.
Pete Fox lead guitar, Darren Levy vocals, Paul Buzzard bass, David Fale drums. 1986/7
, Tony Gilson bass, Dave Gilson guitar, Chris Hughes drums, Nick Hug vocals/harmonica.
Bill Marshall bass also Darren Williams bass, Mark Light drums, Elaine Wells backing vocals, John Dannatt vocals/guitarist, Paul French keyboards, Tim Martin guitar.
Rob Maggs vocals, Mike McLoughlin guitar, Mike Jones keyboards.
Loz Buckingham vocals, John Sammes keyboards, Gary Player keyboards, Karl Brettel guitar, Zil Zero drums, Dave Ashford bass.
Aidie Oakley vocals ( fromRed Letter Day), Mick Whichello bass and Brian Lee drums , (both from The Media) Alan Wright guitar
Martin Grit rhythm guitar, Dave Tripp bass also Matt Snow bass, Steve Hughes lead/rhythm guitar, Marie Weston vocals, Jos Daniels vocals, Laurie McVay lead vocals, Colin Ayer keyboards/alto sax, Graham West drums also Kevin Diamond drums, Paul Pigney.
Dave Williams vocals/bass, Ian McKay vocals guitar, Jeff Snell drums.
Mat Watson drums, Brian Haynes bass, Dave McDonald lead guitar, Steve Thorne vocals/guitar.
Bob Rayna vocals, John Grindy guitar, Sheila Davies keyboards, Jason Freemantle bass, Richard Hawthorne drums.
Steve Freeman drums, John Croad bass, Richard Chase vocals/guitar, Jonathon Adams guitar/backing vocals, Nevil Yeates keyboards.
Dave Fletcher guitar/vocals, Steve Elliot bass, Steve ‘Potsey’ Bailey drums.
Ralph, Turkco, Eddie, Dean.
Paul Johnston guitar/vocals, Paul Germany Keyboards/vocals.
Nick Manlery, Steve Donovan, Graham Jessop, Ian McLoughlin. 1978.
Steve Payne bass/sax/flute, Dawn Bevan lead vocals, Jon Cope guitar/backing vocals, Terry Silvester keyboards, Matthew Dacey drums/percussion.
Matt Savage, Clyde Ward, Tony Diaz, Andy Mann.
Paul Oakes lead guitar, Darren Richardson bass, Gretsky vocals, Stuart Cannings drums, Tim Dawson guitar.
(MkI) Micky Duff guitar, John Dunning bass/vocals, Alan Dominey guitar/vocals, Gary Smith drums,
(MkII) Micky Duff guitar, Paul Boyle keyboards, Loz Hawthorn bass, Alan Dominey guitar/vocals, Gary Smith drums,
Gary Blackman bass/vocals, Terry Griffin vocals, Adrian Plumb guitar, Martin Clegg drums.
Dave Allen vocals /harmonica, Deny Barnes guitar, Bernie Fox drums, Mick Legg bass guitar,
Mick Tuck alto/tenor saxophones.
Dave Eldred synthesizers, Chris Corban vocals.
Dave Parsons guitar/vocals, Richard Horn drums, Mick Graham keyboards, Phil ‘Lightning’ Hawthorne bass.
Jim Hatton, Dave Nettleship.
Chris Slade guitar, Adam Squib keyboards, Phil Cartwright bass, John Connell drums, Des Clements vocals.
Pete Bateman lead guitar/vocals, Tony Lushy rhythm guitar, Paddy Hammill keyboards, Tony Francis drums/vocals, John Whale bass.
Mike Cramer bass, Dave Houghton drums(ex Joe Jackson) and Pete Jenkins Guitar.
(also a solo performer).
Mick Tee vocal, Andy Powell guitar, Rusty bass, Ade Brown drums, Nobby guitar.
Sam Oyediji vocals/guitar, Jake Arnold bass, Tim Reynolds drums/backing vocals.
Blue vocals/programming, John guitar/programming/backing vocals, Craig keyborads.
Munday vocals, Martin Winchcombe keyboards, Tim Martin guitar.
Rob Shepherd vocals, Andrew Stiles guitar, Dave Rodgers bass, Dean Goodall keyboards, Steve Blanks drums.
Mal Burns drums/percussion, Brain Partridge bass, Dave Pinching keyboards, Greg Johnson guitar, Steve Arnott vocals.
Tim Cheatle guitar, Glynn Jones vocals, Dave Eggleton drums, Mark Nesbiut bass.
Robby Welch vocals, Paul Polden keyboards/programming/backing vocals, Clude drums, Martin Keel saxophone.
Les Ingram – vocal, Pete Sowalski – guitar, Gav Seager – Bass Barry Gall – guitar.
Adam Cole, Russ Mahoney, Jamie Ferguson and Kathy Douglas McEachan.
Mike Gulvin bass, Mike Fulcher drums, Greg Simpson guitar/voacls.
John Sammes keyboards, Kev Jolley vocals, Zil Zero drums, Karl Brettel guitar, Loz Buckingham bass.
Matt Little keyboards, Darren Dumbleton bass, Rob Johnston guitar, Mark Johnston drums.
Marc Shirley drums, Glen Carey guitar, Chris Kanudsen vocals, Warren Bailey bass.
Steve Hoff keyboards, Tom Hazell guitar, Paul Goodall vocals, Imp guitar/backing vocals, Jon Daniels backing vocals, Tim Daniels sound, John Leadbeater drums, Buff bass.
Tim Saunders guitar, Ian Machin keyboards, Craig Witt bass, Michele Wray vocals, Dave drums, also Jeff Keable drums.
Nigel Bray vocals, Paul ‘Nobby’ Noble vocals/percussion, Benny England guitar, Simon Clark guitar, Dave ‘Bruno’ Brown bass, Chris Carr drums.