Portsmouth Music Scene


The Portsmouth Music Scene

Roy Richards


Births Mar 1906 Richards Roy Vincent born 19th Feb 1906 Greenwich 1d 1105
Marriages Sep 1927 Richards Roy V Queenie M E Hollis Kingston 2a 1390
Deaths Jun 1971 RICHARDS Roy Vincent Portsmouth 6b 1486
Births Mar 1931 Richards Pamela Hollis Kingston 2a 794
Births Sep 1935 Richards Irene Hollis Thanet 2a 1887
Births Mar 1943 Richards Michael Hollis March 3b 951
Births Jun 1944 Richards Melvyn Hollis March 3b 1131
Births Dec 1944 Richards Shirley Hollis Luton 3b 805

Known Gigs

1950

May 1st New resident band at the Embassy, Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play for dancing.
May 18th At the Embassy, The Mayfair Music of Roy Richards and Leonard Leslie's Band play for Dancing.
September 2nd Saturday, Resident band at the Embassy Ballroom, Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music.
October 21st Saturday, Two Bands and the Embassy, Roy Richards Music and the Nelomen.

1951

January 2nd At the Embassy Ballroom, Roy Richards Mayfair Music plays for dancing.
January 23rd Embassy Ballroom band leader Roy Richards advertises for a girl singer in the Evening News.
January 27th Saturday, At the Embassy, Roy Richards new girl singer is announced.
September 15th Saturday, Roy Richards and his Newly Augmented Orchestra play nightly from today at Kimbells Clifton Ballroom.
October 1st Roy Richards and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom for a Royal Marines dance.
November 26th Roy Richards Band play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December Roy Richards and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.

1952

January 7th Anne Shelton and Semprini head the show at the Theatre Royal.
Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 25th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 31st Dick Whichello and his Band play at Kimbells Osborne Road, with Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music.

1953

May 27 Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 24th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 1st Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 8th Drummer, Roy Richards and his Seven Piece Outfit broadcast on the BBC Home Service in "What's new?".
July 14th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 2nd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 8th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
November 2nd At the Savoy Ballroom, dancing to the High Curley Stompers and Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music.
December 31st Two bands at Kimbells Orsborne Road, Trevor Nabarro and his Music plus Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music.

1954

January 4th Carol Levis is looking for talent this week at the Theatre Royal.
Gerry Brown's Dixeylanders and Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy.
February 9th Roy Richards and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 16th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 6th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 13th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 19th Reg Bannistra and his Music join Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra at Kimbells Ballroom.
May 4th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
May 18th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
May 27th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 22nd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 29th Roy Richards and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 7th Roy Richards and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 12th Ted Ambrose and his Jazz band and Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 27th The Top Five and their Music appear at the Savoy Ballroom with Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra.
August 5th Johnny Lyne and his Music play at Kimbells along with Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra.
September 6th Johnny Lyne and his Music play at the Savoy Ballroom together with Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra.

1955

January 6th A British Medical Association Ball held at the Savoy Ballroom, had music from Benny Freedman and Roy Richards.
March 13th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Cafe Continental, at Kimbells in Osborne Road.
April 14th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 27th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
May 31st Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 28th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 11th Neville Jackson and his Band plus Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 21st Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 1st Reg Bannistra and his Orchestra play at Kimbell in Southsea with the Roy Richards Mayfair Orchestra.
August 2nd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 9th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 18th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom
August 23rd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 29th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom with Benny Freedman and his Orchestra.
August 30th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom with Benny Freedman and his Orchestra.
September 20th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 27th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 13th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 20th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 29th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Savoy Ballroom.
December 31st Saturday, At Kimbells, Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra are joined by The Lani Kris Hawaiian Quartet.

1956

January 3rd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
January 10th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play athe Savoy Ballroom.
anuary 21st At Kimbells it's Roy Richards and his Newly Augmented Orchestra and electric keyboard.
January 23rd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra appear at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 2nd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 6th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 13th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 19th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 26th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's band.
March 27th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's band.
April 5th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
April 9th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's band.
April 19th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's band.
April 25th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's band.
June 14th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
July 18th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
July 25th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
August 7th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
August 9th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
August 22nd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
August 30th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
September 4th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
September 11th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
September 18th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
September 25th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
October 3rd The Roy Richards Trio play for a tea dance at Kimbells Osborne Road.
October 9th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
October 24th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
October 31st Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
November 7th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.
December 4th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom along with Benny Freedman's Band.

1957

January 2nd Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
January 8th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 12th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
February 19th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 14th Roy Richards and his Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
March 19th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
May 29th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 5th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 13th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
June 20th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
July 11th The Portchester Skiffle Group, made up of members of the Portchester Darby and Joan Club, were the star turn to entertain members of the Fareham Red Cross Darby and Joan Club.
Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 1st Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 6th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 15th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
August 27th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 5th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 11th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
September 19th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra play at the Savoy Ballroom.
October 5th The Milton Glee Club perform Edward German's 'Tom Jones' at the Wesley Central Hall. Reginald Wassell is one of the soloists.
First Portsmouth appearance of Vic Abbott, from London, and his Orchestra at Kimbells, replacing Roy Richards and his Mayfair Orchestra.
November 30th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Edelweiss Restaurant, South Parade Southsea on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

1958

April 7th Roy Richards and His Mayfair Music play at the Edelweiss Restaurant, at the Solent Hotel, South Parade.

1959

August 28th Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music play at the Assembly Hall Fareham.

1/11/1969 Solent Hotel Southsea (and every Saturday)
ROY RICHARDS & HIS MAYFAIR MUSIC: Roy Richards (Arranger, D), Charles Bliss (S/A, Cl, Vi, V), George Harrison (S/A, Cl, Vi, Tr), Bill Davies (S/A, Cl, Vi, Cello, V), Bob Lambie (S/T, Cl, Vi), Bill Seal (S/A, S/B, Cl, Vi, Cello), Eric Robinson (Tr, Vi, S), Spike Romano (Tr, Vi), Jack Lennox (P, Acc, Univ. Ox meaning?), Danny Brushwood (B, P)
on 23 December 1966 at Kimbells the orchestras of Bob Lambie.

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4 December 1951 -------------------8 March 1952

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30 December 1952 -----------------31 December 1952


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Roy Richards and his Mayfair Music 21st July 1955

George Harrison ---- Alto, ciar, violin, trumpet Bill Seal ---- Alto, Bart, clar, violin, cello. Bob Lambie ---- Tenor, clan, violin. Eric Robinson ---- Trumpet, violin, sax. Jack Lennox ---- Piano, accordion. Danny Brushwood ---- Bass, piano. Roy Richards ---- Drums, arranger.


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