Portsmouth Music Scene

The Portsmouth Music Scene

The Rock'n'Rollers

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Shazam at the Centre Hotel 1974, l to r, Andy Stechman Pete (Saville) Presley, Louis Barrell,
Larry Clarke, Paul Emery, Chris Hill (guitar) Steve ? on sax.

Former members of Shazam

Pete Presley, Christopher Hill Guitar Bass Vox, Larry Clarke Bass (manager), Paul Emery Drums, Andy Stechman Clapper Drums, Louis Barrell Clapper, Steve Groves Sax, Pete ? Piano, Paul Haines Bass, Guitar Vox, Kev Savage Drums, Peter Beard Guitar, Clive Osbourne Sax, Danny Rowlands Drums, Dave Williams Bass.


The Firestorms


The Firestorms in 2002, Guitar Mike Bodle, Drummer Dennis Taylor, Bass Kenneth Stevens, Singer Andy Cook deceased 2012

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from the 1980's included Mike Bodle on guitar, Kenny Stevens bass,
Den Taylor drums, and Andy Cook vocals and 'Paula' on vocals

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Rock Therapy, Ian McKay joined on 2nd guitar and vocals - top shot taken sometime in 85 or 86 with Paul Haines.
As a four piece again with Paula, in the '90s Paul, Paula, Connie, Andy with Paul Haines and Connie Kym Everard.
Slightly more blues based, as a 5 piece... Jim Brisland on sax, Gary Jubber harmonica and guitar, vocals.
Jim was later replaced by Rohan Thee Man for a few gigs in Bognor Regis.
At The Landmark, Portsmouth with former Shazam guitarist Chris Hill with Paul Haines and Connie Kym Everard in Portsmouth.

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Rock Therapy in 1986, Paul Haines, Andy Stechman, Ian (Ricky) McKay and Dave Wiliams


Rock Therapy' Chris Hill (guitar) his brother George behind him and Paul Haines (bass) Peter Presley


Rrock Therapy A very early shot 1982-83 possibly at the Cumberland Tavern


Basins at the Tricorn in 1986

‘Rock – A – Toons'

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A lively 5 piece Portsmouth band plus a little bit more. The band consisted of Adie Bishop – lead vocals & guitar (ex Big Rumble guitarist & other bands), Big strong Wayne on bass & his dad Ken on guitar & some lead vocals, Steve on drums & the latest addition who is a great asset to the already good band – Miranda who plays sax, tambourine, maracas & wears a big smile & thoroughly enjoys what she does, they all do, but no favouritism here, Miranda shines & also sings a couple of songs.

The Rock-A-Toons on You Tube

- The Rock-a-toons - Do it for me -


‘Rock – A – Toons' at Leigh Park WMC 1st May 2015

The Ricardos

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The Streetrods


Streetrods, Kenny Stevens, Mick and Inge Williams in 1986


Kenny Stevens, bass; probably Dixie Deans, drums; Mick Williams, guitar and Inge on sax,
on South Parde Pier 1987 backing Wee Willie Harris

The Kingbeats

Lennie Harris, bass; Paul Owen, guitar and Pete Crowley, drums, at Battle of the Band 5th October 1986

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Elevators at Havant Town Show, summer 1993

Andrew Gent bass vocals, Chas Rodgers rhythm and vocals, Lawrie Dridge drums, Brian Gillman guitar.



Blue Jean Bop

Andrew Gent Double Bass, Glenn Mudie drums, Rick Moore Guitar.
Together from 2012 to 2015, photo taken at The Old House at Home Locksway Road. December 2014



Ricky McKay guitar vocals/harmonies, Danny Rowlands drums, Dave Williams Bass Vocals/Harmonies.

rancho delux

1998 - Mark Penington on double bass. Daniel Craig acoustic rhythm and banjo, Jim Jeffries lead guitar and vocals

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