ALLEY CAT BAND
ROCK 'N' BLUES
CLINT NURSE GUITAR VOCALS NEIL DOWLING DRUMS JOHN RANDALL BASS GUITAR BACKING VOCALS
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Hi Friends and Beaver guys ..We will hopefully be adding dates to the gig list around mid year.
We will keep you posted as soon as we have more info
It started at an early age of 17 (Clint) after my brother Tony taught me electric guitar, I rocked up with John Randall, Ady Doughty, Tony Poulton, Tony Nurse and John Gutterage to form "THE GUTT".
After doing the small circuit for two years we folded. In 1972 Clint joined forces with Ken Revell and Steve O'Conner to form Tribe doing the London circuit including The Brecknock, Greyhound, Fulham palace Road and loads more. Due to management problems the band folded.
In 1975 the band Beaver was formed and run by Andrew Hunt and Dave Graham . The band had many musicians come and go including Deidre Cartwright (BBC's Rock School) Dave Graham ( Fisher z ), Kevin Powell (Cockney Rebel) Sledgehammers Ken Revell and loads more, they went on to Support bands include Darts, Joe Loss, Syd Lawrence, and in 1979 the band folded.
Andrew sadly passed away in 2002. John, Clint and Ken went on to form Tribe 2 . Tribe 1 preformed gigs in London sharing stages with Contraband, Cockney Rebel, B Bop Deluxe and Dr Feelgood.
Clint played Bass Guitar with Sledgehammer NWOBHM, nicknamed Killer Clint. . Clint joined up with Ken Revell and Gerry Sherwin to form Troubleshooter to then go on to support UFO for two nights at the Marquee Club, London. Sledgehammer also shared the stage with, Def Leppard, Motorhead and many more. JR did depping for bands including The New Vaudeville Band.
Now the band are back in business playing Rock 'n' Blues and still using some of their original material, totalling more than 3,000 gigs.
John and Clint are available as a duo playing the same material as the band but with a name change. ALLEY CAT BAND playing smaller gigs.
Many Thanks to
The man himself "Dave Raven" for featuring the band on his radio show
Nat (our lighting tech) for doing a wonderful job
Sian Green for being our Rock n Roll Queen
Julia, Brian, Graham and Helen for their continued support.
Sally for all her pictures & hard work in the background RIP
Neil Packman for standing in playing harp
Leigh for getting our T shirts looking great. That's Balcony T shirts, Uxbridge. Leigh is also in the band "The Rutts DC".
Tony Nurse (bruv) for teaching me guitar , check out www.stretchneck.com
Andy Manners ( my cuz) for being a brill guitarist/repairer and a good mate.
The Gordon Arms - For Banning Us !
To All Our Other Venues - For Not !!
Bob Smith for achieving the impossible
To all the Celebrities - for their phone call comments
And a special Thanks to Scott for getting this website looking really good.
Kim and Alex for their location support
Mel C & Mo for promoting the band
Consultant Paul Smith and the lovely Physiotherapist Julia for their help with the recovery from my hand operation. (Bishopswood Hospital Northwood)
To Paul Jones - For All his Support & Name Checks on his Radio Shows
Johnny Winter for teaching me the blues (Clint)
Fred Harris for Harp on "A Beavers Tale".
To Asters , Gary and Martin for their voices of God
To Tim, Penny, Sam, Mark, Jez , Andy and John at Tympani Productions
for their involvement with the band
Big thank you to Andy Rodgers for helping the band and for his support .
check out www.myspace.com/evenflowerskill
All titles written by Clint Nurse
CLINT - LEAD GUITAR
MARSHALL DSL100H, MARSHALL DSL40C COMBO AMP, MARSHALL 1936 CAB, MARSHAL VS 212 CAB, MARSHALL g100rCD AMP, TWO 1965 GIBSON SG SPECIALS , GIBSON SG 61 LES PAUL STANDARD REISSUE, GIBSON J45, VINTAGE STEEL RESONATOR
, GIBSON LES PAUL PREMIUM PLUS, GIBSON FIREBIRD V, FENDER STRAT 1993, FENDER TELECASTER USA AND SHIT LOADS MORE. JIM DUNLOP CRY BABY, ERNIE BALL SUPERSLINKY STRINGS, KORG DTR 1000 GUITAR TUNER , TC HELICON HARMONISER , TC E1 ECHO, LINE 6 RADIO LINK
JR - BASS GUITAR
ASHDOWN GEEZER BUTLER HEAD OF DOOM 666 AMP, ASHDOWN ABM 300 AMP, ASHDOWN Mi 550 AMP , ASHDOWN Mi 12 CAB, ABS 210 NEO CAB, ABS 115 NEO CAB, TRACE 200W COMBO, BERGANTINO 2X12 CAB, 3 FENDER PRECISIONS , 1 SPECTOR NS2000, WARWICK DOLPHIN PRO 2, KORG DTR 1000 GUITAR TUNER , PRO AUDIO-TECHNICA RADIO LINK
NeiL - DRUMS
PEARL DRUMS INCLUDING, DLX MAPLE 7 PIECE, PEARL MASTERS STUDIO BIRCH 5 PIECE, BRASS ALLOY SNARE, MAPLE FFS SNARE, ALUMINIUM FFS SNARE . ELLIMINATOR DOUBLE PEDALS, ZILDJIAN AVEDIS AND K CYMBALS , VIC FIRTH DRUM STICKS.
So what are you waiting for call JR on 07885 575 825
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