The Portsmouth Music Scene
This band didn't have a name, but was a mixture of piano, bass and drums from Benny Freedman's Band
"The Music Makers" 1953-4 run by Portsmouth promoter Bill Stilwell.
"The Music Makers" taken at The Heroes, Waterlooville about 1954.
Tony Emmerson Band late 50's. Tony fronting the band. Left to right: Roger Mahoney drums, Ted Grainger trumpet,
Southern College of Art, 1949 Dance Band. Left to right: Eggy Eggleton, clarinet. Roger Mahoney, drums.
(1st pic) Left to right: Johnny Hawkins alto sax/accordian. Roger Mahoney drums. Sylvia ?, accordian/dancer.
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Roger Mahoney drums, unknown bass, Brian Barnes piano, back row, Stan Emptage and Jimmy Newton trumpets,
Ricky Price Band 1960 at Pontins, Selsey. Left to right: ?? electric bass. Ricky Wichello, alto sax.
"MOOD INDIGO" with Tony Stevens on bass in background and Roger Mahoney on drum. It was a 4 piece group which had a residency at the Tricorn Club around '68 - '69. After I left the band it added girl backing singers and Dick Ray drummer/vocals. They went on to do broadcasts for the ( BBC Night Ride?) and a residency at the Locarno Balroom in Arundle street Portsmouth. The first Tricorn Club line-up was Tony Stevens bass/vocals. Tony Day Leader/arranger/vocals/keyboard, ' Dondie' Evans lead guitar/vocals and Roger Mahoney on drums.
"CAPRICORN" were hardly ever out of work. It was a dinner/dance trio resident three nights a week during the winter months at the Solent Hotel Hayling Island and did a five year 1974 to'79 residency at the Sunshine Holiday Centre every summer. They also worked as relief band each week at the Sinah Warren holiday camp at South Hayling. Any spare nights were taken up with the usual odd gigs.
Portsmouth born Roger is an accomplished artist.