After about 28 years of 'putting on the odd gig' - I've managed to shake off the habit and have handed it all over to Jim at BRIGHTHELMSTONE ... and he'll take care of it along with his own hot promotions ... Mike Lance April 2012.

here's list of most of the odd gigs ... 1985 - 1991: no records kept, but the first in The Greys was STEWART PARKES & WINSTON WEATHERILL (ex-Gary Farr & The T-Bones). A couple of other notables were GEORGIE FAME and his Sons - set up by great pub pal Pete McCarthy. Also FLACO JIMENEZ & OSCAR TELEZ plus band. A residency! with PETE HOWELLS, MIKE MANN, MICK CANE and ME. ... TINY TIM did a spot with that act. JOHNNY WINTERS BACKING BAND. In May 1987 on a stage in the car park: QUEUE DANCE, THE GREAT OMANI, SWEET DRAGON, PAUL ZENON, THE SELF RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS, THE KJB, CHA CHA BAR,THE SNAKEMEN, SHAZ, NICK THE NOSE, THE REASONABLE MEN, THEATRE OF THE BLEEDING OBELISK, THE KING SNAKES (EX-BIG MA MAGHEE), JOHN BOYS CREATURES, JONATHAN THE JUGGLER, TOPO, LYNN THOMAS, SIGN ON VALLEY RANGERS, UPSTAIRS THEATRE CO, SOUTHOVER HILLBILLIES, GLASSHOUSE THEATRE CO, THE ALOHA DANCERS, SIMON FANSHAWE, GIRLS BEHIND BARS, GROSSLY OVERWEIGHT BAND, WOMEN WITH BEARDS, BORING BOB & MR ROBERTS WITH DAVE STEPHENS, OPEN SECRET, TIM BAT, LONG TALL TEXANS, HOW MANY BEANS MAKE 5, BINKY BAKER,LYNN THOMAS, IAN SMITH, JJ WALLER, THE BRIGHTON BOTTLE ORCHESTRA WITH SUE BRADLEY. .. DATSUNS ACOUSTIC BAND .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. NAT PALMER .. MIKE MANN BAND ..ACID HOUSE PAINTERS .. CLIVE PIG .. SMILES & KEMP .. SIDEWINDER .. SIGN ON VALLEY RANGERS .. WINCE WEATHERILL & PAUL BUCKLEY .. BOB GROVER & MIKE ROBERTS .. BLUE STRINGS .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. MEZCLADO .. SNAKEMEN .. MIKE KOWOLSKI .. SIGN ON VALLEY RANGERS .. AARDVARKS .. ROADIE JOHN .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. 3 FAMOUS BELGIANS .. BLUE STRINGS .. BRAHMA CHOP .. STOLEN MOMENTS .. WIZZ JONES ..BIG CACTUS & THE MOONSHINE ACES .. JEFF HEARN & FRIENDS .. PETE HOWELLS .. JOHN DRON .. PRIMARY COLOUR EXPLOSION .. HOG VALLEY STOMPERS .. FRANK DOUBLEDAY .. CLIVE PIG .. RECEIVER .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. JOHN DRON .. BIG CACTUS .. DATSUNS .. NAT PALMER .. CAPT STUPIDT .. COLORADO BEETLES .. TWO STRUNG UP .. EVAN CHARLES .. AFTER EIGHT .. DATSUNS .. BLUE STRINGS .. CLIVE HALL .. CLIVE PIG .. PRIMARY COLOUR EXPLOSION .. ROME IN A DAY1992.. PETE HOWELLS .. DR JEAN PAUL SPACE TOAD .. THE TWO LOUIS .. MANDALA .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. DUELING DJANGOS .. NAT PALMER .. STRAKER BROTHERS .. MICK TERRY .. THE DREARY LADS .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. TRAGIC ROUNDABOUT .. EVAN MORGAN (and his electric piano!) .. JOLAGE .. TAB & BEN .. THE TWO LOUIS .. JULIE SCHATZ .. ALL IS WELL .. CAPT STUPIDT .. MARK HARDEN .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. DUELING DJANGOS .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. MAGGIE BURROWES & STEVE WRIGLEY .. DR JEAN PAUL SPACE TOAD .. STRAKER BROTHERS .. NAT PALMER .. DEBBIE TYNDALL .. 4 GROWN MEN .. TRAGIC ROUNDABOUT .. JOLAGE .. NICKY MITCHELL & AL START .. JULIE SCHATZ .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. WARTHOG BROS .. OLLIE & TIM .. ANGELA CURTIN .. THE TWO LOUIS .. JONATHAN PAYNE .. JULIETTE .. MICK TERRY .. STEWART & WINSTON .. JC & MARTIN MAY .. THE SIGNON VALLEY RANGERS .. SPACE TOAD .. PETE HOWELLS .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. JULIE SCHATZ .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. MAGGIE BURROWES & STEVE WRIGLEY .. NAT PALMER .. AL START & NICKY MITCHELL .. JOLAGE .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. MR E & THE IMAGINATIONS .. THE TWO LOUIES .. PETE DURGERIAN .. NICKY MITCHELL & AL START .. TRAGIC ROUNDABOUT .. ROY ROGERS & TRIGGER .. BLACK CAT TAIL .. MARTIN MAY & JC .. MICK TERRY .. JULIE SCHATZ .. ANGELA CURTIN .. NAT PALMER .. SPACE TOAD .. MAGGIE BURROWES & STEVE WRIGLEY .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. PETE HOWELLS .. DAVE & WINSTON .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. JOLAGE .. MARK HARDEN .. MIKE MANN .. SCRATCH N' SNIFF .. NAT PALMER .. AL START & NICKY MITCHELL .. SCHATZBERGER EXPERIENCE .. LOUIE & THE DOCTOR .. TAB & BEN .. DYNAMIC DUO .. ANGELA CURTIN .. MAGGIE BURROWES & STEVE WRIGLEY .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. JOLAGE .. THE BUBBLE CARS BOB GROVER .. PETE HOWELLS & MIKE MANN .. MANDALA .. JOHN F WANDS & FRIENDS .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. IVAN & LOCIA .. THE CORRESPONDENTS 1993.. PAUL BUCKLEY .. WINSTON & WINDROSS .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. PETE HOWELLS .. STEWART & WINCE .. NAT PALMER .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. AL START & NICKI MITCHELL .. VERA HAINE .. WINSTON & WINDROSS .. JOLAGE .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. PETE HOWELLS .. HOFNERS .. SCRATCH N' SNIFF .. DATSUN CHERRY .. MICK TERRY .. PAUL BUCKLEY & WINSTON WEATHERILL .. NAT PALMER .. AL START & NICKI MITCHELL .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. WI .. JONES .. JOLAGE .. ANGELA CURTIN .. WORLD SERVICE .. VERA HAINE .. GUITARS & CADILLACS .. WINDROSS & WINSTON .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. HOFNERS .. ALOHA DANCERS .. PETE HOWELLS .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. NICKY MITCHELL .. DATSUN CHERRY .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. MIKE MANN .. RAY McWAY .. JOLAGE .. JEANNE WOOSTER .. ANGELA CURTIN .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. DEBBIE TYNDALL .. MANDALA .. BLAGGERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. NAT PALMER .. MEZCLADO .. HOFNERS .. STEWART & WINCE .. GUITARS & CADILLACS .. VERA HAINE .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. ANGELA CURTIN .. WINCE & WINDROSS .. JEFF SPENCE .. BLUES MOTHERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. NAT PALMER .. DEBBIE TYNDALL .. PASSION DANCE .. MEZCLADO .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. HOFNERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGIE BURROWES .. GUITARS & CADILLACS .. DATSUN CHERRY .. PASSION DANCE .. DEBBIE TYNDALL .. ANGELA CURTIN .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. LOUIS O'NEILL .. BLUES MOTHERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. BODY & SOUL .. NAT PALMER .. HOFNERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. PASSION DANCE .. WINSTON & WINDROSS .. CUBANA BOP .. NAT PALMER .. DATSUN CHERRY .. GUITARS & CADILLACS .. JOHNNY MEMPHIS .. HOFNERS .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES1994.. BLUES MOTHERS .. JOHNNY MEMPHIS .. LOUIS O'NEILL .. HERBIE FLOWERS .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. THOMAS-HEARN BAND .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. CALAVERA .. MAGGIE BURROWES & STEVE WRIGLEY .. NAT PALMER .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. CHRIS MORRIS .. JOHNNY MEMPHIS .. PETE HOWELLS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. GUITARS & CADILLACS .. DATSUN CHERRY .. WINCE & DAVE .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. LOUIS O'NEILL .. HERBIE FLOWERS .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. DAVE & WINCE .. CALAVERA .. RISENGA MAKONDO .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. HOFNERS .. COWPOKES .. AUTOMATIC SLIM .. JOHNNY MEMPHIS .. NAT PALMER .. CHRIS MORRIS .. BLUES MOTHERS .. FRANK DOUBLEDAY & DAVE BARNARD .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. BLUE HEARTS .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. CALAVERA .. HOFNERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. DAVE WINDROSS & WINSTON WEATHERILL .. DAVE THOMAS .. CHRIS MORRIS .. ANGELA CURTIN .. NAT PALMER .. TERRY SEABROOK .. BLUES MOTHERS .. BARELLS BOOGIE .. CALAVERA .. MAGGIE BURROWES & STEVE WRIGLEY .. MICK TERRY .. DAVE PURDYE .. WIZZ JONES .. DAVE THOMAS .. AUTOMATIC SLIM .. BIG JIM SULLIVAN & WILLE AUSTEN .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. NAT PALMER .. MANDALA .. TERRY SEABROOK & LAURENCE JONES .. HOFNERS .. WINSTON & WINDROSS .. CHRIS MORRIS .. STEVE WIRGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. SOUR MASH .. MICK TERRY .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. DAVE BARNARD & FRANK DOUBLEDAY .. BEVERLEY MARTIN .. ANGELA CURTIN .. NAT PALMER .. DAVE PURDYE .. BLUES MOTHERS .. DAVE THOMAS .. JEAN-PAUL SPACE TOAD .. TERRY SEABROOK .. HOFNERS .. CHRIS MORRIS .. STEWART & WINCE .. STEVE WRIGLEY & MAGGIE BURROWES .. LYONS / HAMPTON .. MANDALA1995 WHAT HAPPENED THEN ?!1996.. RICHARD MILES .. LITTLE FISH .. JOHN CRAMPTON .. STRIP NAKED .. 2-MOON .. MANDALA .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. CAPT. STUPIDT .. ROCKIN' IN RHYTHM .. ODDBILLIES .. MAD MICK .. CREEL .. STEVE WINCHESTER .. WIZZ & SIM JONES .. JOHN RENBOURN .. NICKY MITCHELL SIMON & SLEEZ .. DAVE HAMPTON .. LITTLE FISH .. WINCE & STEWART .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. HOFNERS .. JOHN CRAMPTON .. 2-MOON .. ODDBILLIES .. CREEL .. JOE ROBINSON .. STRIP NAKED .. DAVE THOMAS .. NICKY MITCHELL .. JOHN THURSFIELD .. PHIL MILLS .. MARTIN ANSELL .. PIERS CLARK / TONY SHAPIRO .. SLEEZ .. NICKY MITCHELL .. SIMON & SLEEZ .. DAVE THOMAS .. STRIP NAKED .. HOFNERS .. PIERRE BENSUSAN .. LITTLE FISH .. ODDBILLIES .. MR E .. CREEL .. JOHN CRAMPTON .. WIZZ JONES .. MINX .. PHIL MILLS .. NICKY MITCHELL .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. MARTIN ANSELL .. SIMON & SLEEZ1997.. ROBIN JONES & RICHARD MILES .. ALLAN TAYLOR .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. WI .. JONES .. MARTIN ANSELL .. STRIP NAKED .. JOHN CRAMPTON .. ROBIN JONES & RICHARD MILES .. SOUR MASH .. ODDBILLIES .. HOFNERS .. MR E & THE IMAGINATIONS .. MR E & THE IMAGINATIONS .. RORY McLEOD .. PETE HOWELLS .. PIERRE BENSUSAN & DIDIER MALHERBE .. PAUL ZENON .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. MR E & THE IMAGINATIONS .. MR E & THE IMAGINATIONS .. PHIL MILLS .. STRIP NAKED .. INFORMERS .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. DAVE THOMAS .. RICHARD MILES AND ROBIN JONES .. MIX2 .. JOHN CRAMPTON .. MATT TAYLOR .. MIXTU .. PAUL TINGEN .. STRIP NAKED .. JAMES TARTAGLIA .. THE ESSENTIALS .. PHOROAH HOUSE CRASH .. PHIL MILLS .. ODDBILLIES .. JOHN GILHOOLEY .. NICKY MITCHELL ..2 PIN DIN .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. MATT TAYLOR .. MADRAGORA .. IAN PRICE & SIMON ROBINSON .. STEVE WRIGLEY .. THE ESSENTIALS .. TIM ROSE .. NICK HARPER1998 I seem to have lost half of 1998 (and a fair bit of the 60s - but that's another story.. NICKY MITCHELL .. JAMES TARTAGLIA TRIO .. MARTIN ANSELL .. WIZZ JONES & GARY RICKARD .. MANDRAGORA .. FLANNEL .. PHIL MILLS .. BLUE HEARTS .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. THE ESSENTIALS .. GUS & GLEN .. NICKY MITCHELL .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. MANDRAGORA .. WINDROSS & WINCE .. JOHN PEACOCK .. IAN PRICE & STEVE THOMPSON .. CAPT STUPIDT .. DAVE BARNARD & STEVE WRIGLEY .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. PETE BROWN .. CLIFF AUNGIER .. ESSENTIALS .. BOB VAHEY .. PAUL TINGEN .. STAN ADLER .. TIM ROSE .. ARTHUR BROWN .. BOB VAHEY .. LENE LOVICH .. PAUL FORREST1999.. THE SOUTHERN DRAWLERS .. ZEMBA-RE-MABWE .. SMOKESTACK .. WARREN MALONE .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. MICKEY GLOBAL .. ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER .. ALAMO LEAL & DARREN CAUSTON .. FRANC O'SHEA & ROBIN JONES .. GUS & GLEN .. LITTLE FISH .. ELEPHANTS FROM TEXAS .. MANDRAGORA .. STEVE WRIGLEY & DAVE BARNARD .. WIZZ JONES & SIMEON JONES .. WARREN MALONE .. BAZEADO .. MR. E & THE IMAGINATIONS .. CAFE DJANGO .. WILL KILEEN .. STAN ADLER .. LYN THOMAS .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. DAVEY GRAHAM .. ZIMBARE MABWE .. SMOKESTACK .. SHAKEY VIC .. GEOFF MULDAUR .. GUS & GLEN .. TIM CARLESS .. LITTLE FISH .. ROBIN JONES & FRANC O'SHEA .. ARTHUR BROWN .. JOHN OTWAY .. GEOFF ROBB .. BORENIUS & LAMPI .. THE GLIDERS .. GENE PARSONS & MERIDIAN GREEN .. SMOKESTACK .. ARTHUR BROWN .. JOHN OTWAY .. GEOFF ROBB .. BORENIUS & LAMPI .. THE GLIDERS .. GENE PARSONS & MERIDIAN GREEN .. SMOKESTACK .. GENE PARSON & MERIDIAN GREEN .. CAFÉ DJANGO .. ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER .. SUPERFINK .. GUS & GLEN .. DESPARATE DAN .. ARTHUR BROWN .. MANDRAGORA .. KATE JACOBS .. ROB PETERS .. JOHN RENBOURN .. ARTHUR BROWN .. MICK THOMAS .. GUS & GLEN .. BRIAN BLANEY .. DAVID HUGHES .. JOHN COOPER CLARKE .. WOODY MANN .. CHIP TAYLOR with JOHN PLATANIA .. STAN ADLER .. TAM WHITE .. THE LORRAINE BOWEN EXPERIENCE .. DR. ROBERT .. SID GRIFFIN .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. TIM ROSE .. ZIMBA RE MABWE2000.. PIERRE BENSUSAN .. JOHN OTWAY .. PETER BRUNTNELL .. ELECTRIC CRUSADER .. COOLHAVEN .. SMOKESTACK .. ROBBIE McINTOSH w/ MARK FELTHAM & MELVYN DUFFY .. CAFÉ DJANGO .. THE PANHANDLERS .. THE CURST SONS .. GENE PARSONS & MERIDIAN GREEN .. DESPERATE DAN .. THE GLIDERS .. BORENIUS & LAMPI .. DR. ROBERT w/ MICK TALBOT .. SHAMANA .. BRIAN BLANEY .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. THE CURST SONS .. TOM OVANS .. CHRIS JAGGER w/ CHARLIE HART .. IAN SIEGAL & LEE SANKEY .. GEOFF MULDAUR .. STAN ADLER .. INGLEDEW .. JACKIE LEVEN .. KATY MOFFATT .. KEVIN MONTGOMERY .. KEITH CHRISTMAS .. THE HOT CLUB BAND .. ANNABEL LAMB .. ROB PETERS .. JOSS PEACH .. WOB .. THE LORRAINE BOWEN EXP. .. ROBIN JONES .. DR. ROBERT .. DAVID HUGHES .. RAMSAY MIDWOOD & RANDY WEEKS .. WOODY MANN .. BOO HEWERDINE & CLIVE GREGSON .. PETER BRUNTNELL .. AGENT J .. PURPLE WORDS AND POETIC JUSTICE .. TIM CARLESS .. THE CURST SONS .. ZIMBA RE MABWE .. MOUSSA KOYATE & KEVIN BROWN .. PAUL CADDICK .. ELISABETH CUTLER .. FRANC 0'SHEA .. LEE SANKEY & IAN SIEGAL .. GEOFF ROBB .. DESPERATE DAN .. THE GLIDERS .. AGENT J .. ROSIE WILBY .. ISAAC GUILLORY .. OH SUSANNA .. ROBBIE McINTOSH & GORDON HASKELL .. MICK THOMAS .. KATE JACOBS .. CAROLINE KENDALL .. JOSH PEACH .. LABOUR CONF. CABARET .. THE CURST SONS .. FILLUP SHACK .. KEN HAMM .. SUZI RAGSDALE .. KEVIN MONTGOMERY & DOUG PETTIBONE .. CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .. JEFF & VIDA .. THE HOT CLUB BAND .. TOM OVANS .. WILL KILLEEN .. PETER BRUNTNELL .. MARITIME .. WOB .. DANNY SUMBLER .. MARK WRIGHT .. ZIMBA RE MABWE .. CAITLIN CARY & JOHN DALY .. JONNY KAPLAN .. JOHN CRAMPTON .. BRIAN BLANEY .. JACKIE LEVEN .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. ARTHUR BROWN .. EAMON McLOUGHLIN .. ALBION WRITERS' NIGHT .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS2001.. AGENT J .. DARRYL PURPOSE .. ANDY SCHEINMAN .. THE CURST SONS .. GEOFF ROBB .. JOHN BOTTOMLEY .. PAUL CADDICK .. CATHERINE KS .. HOT CLUB BAND .. LEE SANKEY & IAN SIEGAL .. ROBBIE McINTOSH & GORDON HASKELL .. BOB CHEEVERS .. TWO TIMERS .. JEFF FINLIN .. .. HARBOUR .. COSMO .. VICKY HEWERDINE .. FRANC O’SHEA .. ZIMBA RE MABWE .. CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .. ANDY WHITE .. HELEN WATSON .. ROBERT CADDICK .. DANNY SUMBLER .. JEZ TONKIN .. STAN ADLER & MALCOLM MORTIMORE .. THE GLIDERS .. STEVE PHILIPS .. DOUG HOEKSTRA .. KRIS WILKINSON .. JOSH PEACH .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. GEOFF ROBB .. JASON SMART .. HARBOUR .. BORIS RUGE .. AMY RIGBY .. OH SUSANNA .. PAUL CADDICK .. MARTIN CARTHY .. COSMO .. ELLEN ROSNER .. FLANNEL .. KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI .. WOB .. STAN ADLER & MALCOLM MORTIMER .. JIM MORTIMORE & MAX .. JULIAN DAWSON & KIMBERLEY REW .. ROSIE WILBY .. KELLIE WHILE .. THE HOT CLUB .. GEOFF MULDAUR .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. SMOKESTACK .. PHLOOT GROOVE .. JOHN OTWAY & ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER .. COLIN REID .. PAUL CADDICK .. JAMIE MARSHALL .. ROB PETERS .. JEFF & VIDA .. GEOFF ROBB .. DANNY SUMBLER ……. JEZ TONKIN ……. JOHN HERALD ……. THE NOTT SISTERS ……. MARTIN SIMPSON ……. ROBBIE MCINTOSH ……. GORDON HASKELL ……. AGENT J ……. COSMO ……. MOUSSA KOUYATE ……. KEVIN BROWN ……. STEWBOSS ……. PETER ANDERSON ……. WOODY ……. FRANC O'SHEA .. KRIS WILKINSON ……. JOSS PEACH ……. GORDON GRAHAME ……. MARITIME ……. MIKE WEST ……. MYSHKIN ……. PAUL ARMFIELD & ADAM KIRK ……. PETER BRUNTNELL & JAMES WALBOURNE ……. BRIAN BELL ……. STAN ADLER & MALCOLM MORTIMORE ……. CHIP TAYLOR .. JOHN PLATANIA .. PP ARNOLD .. RICHARD MILES & PETER PICK ……. MARK WRIGHT ……. JOHN JORGENSON & FRIENDS ……. BARRY LAWTON ……. JIM & MAX ……. BRIAN BLANEY ……. ADAM ACIDIPHILUS ……. Mr BENNETT ……. KAREN WESTERHOUT ……. ABNER BURNETT ……. JOHNNY MOYNIHAN ……. KEVIN MONTGOMERY ……. AL PERKINS ……. DEAN OWENS ……. NATALIA M. KING .. Z STAR .. THEA GILMORE .. LUKE DOUCET .. JOHN RENBOURN .. CLIVE CARROLL .. ROBBIE McINTOSH .. HAMISH STUART .. HELEN WATSON .. JEFF FINLIN .. WILL KIMBROUGH .. MICHAEL WESTON KING .. ANDY WHITE .. RAB NOAKES .. DOUG HOEKSTRA .. KAT PARSONS .. CATHRYN CRAIG .. BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .. HOT CLUB with DIZ DISLEY ……. KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI ……. LEONARDO ……. ELENI MANDRELL ……. BOB CHEEVERS …… AMY RIGBY ….. DANIEL RACHEL ……. JACK WILLIAMS ……. GENE PARSONS & MERIDIAN GREEN ……. BAP KENNEDY ……. PETER BRUNTNELL ……. KATE CAMPBELL ……. MARTIN CARTHY .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS2002.. KEVIN MONTGOMERY & THE ROAD TRIPPERS .. LUKE DOUCET .. ANDY ROBERTS .. FRED EAGLESMITH .. TROY CAMPBELL .. HAVES and HAVES .. SALLY BARRIS .. ROD PICOTT .. CHELLE ROSE .... CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .... MIKE PIGGOTT .. CAROLYN HESTER .. JIM BRYSON .. DEANNA VARAGONA .. JACKIE LEVEN .. SUZI RAGSDALE .. JOY LYNN WHITE .. JOSS PEACH and ALEX BIGGS .. KAREN POSTON .. PENNY JO PULLUS .. PIERRE BENSUSAN .. DEAN OWENS .. FRANC O'SHEA .. GEOFF SMITH .. BEN SARFAS .. JOHN COOPER CLARKE .. ERIC ROCHE .. NICK PYNN .. GEOFF ROBB .. FRETLESS .. COAL PORTERS .. TOM PACHECO .. ALEX McEWAN .. JUST BIZARRE .. SARA WHEELER .. TRADER BAY .. CLAIRE HAMILL .. PETE MORTON .. STEVE SINGH .. WIZZ JONES & SIM JONES .. BILL MALLONEE .. DIZ DISLEY & THE HOT CLUB BAND .. JOHN OTWAY & ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER ... JIM BRYSON .. KEVIN MONTGOMERY & JOE PISCOPIA .. FIONN REGAN .. RADIOGRAM .. PAUL BURCH ... MR BENNETT .. BOB COLLUM .. BOB CHEEVERS ... ANNIE B .. TIM ROSE .. SIOBHAN PARR .. LUKE DOUCET .. LAURENT LECLERE .. THE SPIKEDRIVERS .. TESS GARRAWAY / JOSS PEACH .. STEWBOSS .. PAUL WILKINSON .. (11 Customers do 2 songs each - I got a recording somewhere) .. MARTIN SIMPSON .. ADRIAN BYRON BURNS .. ELEANOR McEVOY .. THE CUSTOMERS .. THE POPPYCOCKS .. 3DOM .. FISCHER-Z .. PAUL TIERNAN .. THE HOT TOMALES .. MIKE WEST .. DAMIEN RICE .. BOO HEWERDINE & CLIVE GREGSON .. THE HULA BLUEBIRDS .. CHIP TAYLOR .. CARRIE RODRIGUEZ .. JOHN PLATANIA .. PETER BRUNTNELL .. CLIVE CARROLL .. GEOFF SMITH ...JAY FARRAR .. THE CURST SONS .. BAP KENNEDY & JAMES WALBOURNE .. CICERO BUCK .. JOE PISAPIA & ELIZABETH HODDER .. RAB NOAKES & FRASER SPIERS .. FLOPHOUSE JR .. REBECCA HALL .. HOT CLUB .. ANDY WHITE .. MIA SHEARD .. JEFF FINLIN & PAT BUCHANAN .. HELEN WATSON .. MANDRAGORA with MUSA MBOOB .. ALEX DE GRASSI .. GENE PARSONS & MERIDIAN GREEN .. ROD PICOTT .. THE COAL PORTERS .. THE ARLENES .. GENE PARSONS & MERIDIAN GREEN .. TONY McMANUS .. CLAIRE HAMILL .. JOHN MILLER .. BOB CHEEVERS .. KATY MOFFATT .. CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .. ERIC ROCHE .. TONY ALLEN .. MR SOCIAL CONTROL .. JULIAN DAWSON .. ANDY METCALFE .. RICHARD KENNEDY .. THE SPIKEDRIVERS .. CHIP TAYLOR, CARRIE RODRIGUEZ & JOHN PLATANIA .. JACKIE LEVEN .. DAVID THOMAS .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS2003 - somewhere around this time, I sell the bar. .. KEVIN MONTGOMERY & AL PERKINS .. CARTER WOOD .. ELEANOR McEVOY / BRIAN CONNOR .. STAN ADLER .. MALCOLM MORTIMORE .. JIM MORTIMORE .. BAP KENNEDY & JAMES WALBOURNE .. OX .. PIERCE PETTIS .. JULIE LEE .. PETE McCARTHY .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. BARRY ANDREWS .. MILLPOND MOON .. PAUL TIERNAN .. DUKE SPECIAL .. CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .. TOM PACHECO .. ROD PICOTT .. MICHAEL CARPENTER .. BILL MALLONEE .. JOHN OTWAY .. JASON RINGENBERG .. CLEA SMITH .. MIKE WEST .. GEOFF MULDAUR .. ADAM ACIDOPHILUS .. WOODY MANN .. JULIE ELLISON .. MERRI-MAY GILL .. ERIC BRANDT .. BRIAN HOUSTON .. ROB JOHNSTON .. DENISE-MARIE .. TOM RUSSELL & ANDREW HARDIN .. MARTIN SIMPSON .. TOE SUCKING COWGIRLS .. BOB CHEEVERS .. HAVES & HAVES .. PHIL LEE .. NSS .. MARK DEAN .. DEE PALMER .. DANNY SUMBLER .. NICKI KWIST .. NQ ARBUCKLE .. PAUL BUCKLEY .. PETE McCARTHY .. DEAN OWENS .. MICHAEL HURLEY & DAVE REISCH .. MILLPOND MOON .. CLIVE CARROLL .. ERIC TAYLOR .. MR JONES .. ANDY WHITE .. DUKE SPECIAL .. BRIAN HOUSTON .. ADRIAN BYRON BURNS .. HENRY THOMAS .. JOE FOURNIER .. JOHN RENBOURN .. JACQUI MCSHEE .. JOHNNY DICKINSON .. DARRYL PURPOSE & JULIE BEAVER .. KIERAN HALPIN .. CHRIS JONES .. DAN ISRAEL .. HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN .. BRIAN HOUSTON .. BOO HEWERDINE .. BRIAN HOUSTON .. GREG TROOPER .. JACKIE LEVEN .. ARTHUR BROWN2004.. RORY McLEOD .. FLETCHER HARRINGTON .. MARY LEE'S CORVETTE .. KRIS DELMHORST .. PETER MULVEY .. JEFFREY FOUCAULT .. (CHIP TAYLOR, CARRIE RODRIGUEZ & JOHN PLATANIA, support BRIAN HOUSTON - at The Hanbury Ballroom) .. JULIE LEE .. DOLLY VARDEN .. BILL MALLONEE .. HELEN WATSON .. CHRIS JAGGER'S 'ATCHA' - at The Hanbury Ballroom .. ARTHUR BROWN .. ERIC BIBB (at The Sallis Benney Theatre) .. JACKIE LEVEN & DAVID THOMAS .. ELEANOR McEVOY & BRIAN CONNOR .. ARTHUR BROWN .. TOMMY EMMANUEL (at The Sallis Benney Theatre) .. CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY .. JOHNNY DICKINSON .. GENE PARSONS .. PAUL TIERNAN .. CHRIS KNIGHT .. REBECCA HALL .. PETER BRUNTNELL & JAMES WALBOURNE .. TOM RUSSELL & ANDREW HARDIN .. AMY WADGE & DAVE BRONZE .. GEOFF MULDAUR .. RAMSAY MIDWOOD & RANDY WEEKS plus SHE SAID (at the Hanbury) .. ANDY WHITE .. DUKE SPECIAL / BRIAN HOUSTON / CATHY BURTON / SARAH MASEN (at the Hanbury) .. MARTIN SIMPSON .. AMY RIGBY .. MORGAN LE FAY .. MIKE WEST & KATIE EULISS .. DANNY KLINE .. MIKE ROSENBERG .. WILL (The Customers) .. BOB CHEEVERS .. DEE PALMER .. ARTHUR BROWN & The Giant Pocket Orchestra / DARRAGH JYE BRADY / HANNAH BURCHELL (at the Hanbury) .. ROD PICOTT .. GREGG SARFATY (STEWBOSS) / STEPHEN DAWSON (DOLLY VARDEN) / ADAM REICHMANN (NADINE) .. JALI SHERRIFO KONTEH .. MICHAEL WESTON KING .. LOU DALGLEISH .. ANNE McCUE .. JACKIE LEVEN .. JOHN TOWNES VAN ZANDT .. ELEANOR McEVOY .. ANDREW PERRY .. VINCE BELL .. BART DAVENPORT .. STEVE SINGH .. MR JONES .. ERIC TAYLOR .. STONY .. AL LEE .. DAVID WYATT .. AMY WADGE .. WOODY MANN .. DAN DONNELLY .. ETHAN DANIEL DAVIDSON .. PETER BRUNTNELL & JAMES WALBOURNE .. ROY HUTCHINS2005.. ROY HUTCHINS ... AZIZ & DALBIR SINGH RATTAN ... FRED EAGLESMITH / GINA VILLALOBOS (at The Hanbury) ... STEVE SINGH ... DAVE CELIA ... CLIVE CARROLL ... THOM BRESH ... COUNTRY JOE McDONALD ... KATE CAMPBELL & WILL KIMBROUGH ... TONY HAASE & ANDY ROBERTS ... ELEANOR McEVOY ... MARTIN SIMPSON (at The Hanbury) ... JOE RATHBONE ... JASON McNIFF ... MIKE WEST & MISS KATIE .. DAVID WYATT ... THE FELSONS ... PAUL DEAKIN / ROBERT REYNOLDS (Mavericks) ... FLETCHER HARRINGTON ... AMY WADGE ... THE BARKER BAND / BOB CHEEVERS (at The Hanbury) ... VIJAY KISHORE ... MR BENNETT ... JACKIE LEVEN ... RIC BLOW ... JOHN LESTER ... ARIEL THIERMANN ... MICHAEL CHAPMAN ... ALEX RYAN ... KARL BROADIE ... STUART RYAN ... DAN CLEWS ... JASON McNIFF ... THE DROOKIT DOGS ... CARLOS GUITARLOS (at The Hanbury) ... PETER BRUNTNELL ... TOM RUSSELL (Hanbury) ... DAVE CELIA ... LUKE DOUCET ... MATT OLDFIELD ... TEDDY THOMPSON ... PIERRE BENSUSAN ... PAUL CADDICK ... TOM KIMMEL ... SCOTT McDONALD / RICHARD DAWSON / MARTIN STEPHENSON (Hanbury) ... THE BELIEVERS ... DANNY GEORGE WILSON ... ERIC TAYLOR ... ANDY WHITE & RADOSLAV LORKOVIC ... JOE WEST ... FRED EAGLESMITH BAND ... WILLIE P. BENNETT (Hanbury) .. TOM PACHECO - my last show at The Greys - the following are all at The Hanbury - HAYLEY HUTCHINSON ... JACKIE LEVEN ... MELISSA McCELLAND ... ROYAL GUN ... THE LUKE DOUCET BAND2006DECLAN O'ROURKE ... TEDDY THOMPSON BAND ... HAYLEY HUTCHINSON ... KIM RICHEY ... NICK PYNN with ARTHUR BROWN ... JOHN OTWAY (guest Attila the Stockbroker) ... DAVID OLNEY with SERGIO WEBB ... MARTIN SIMPSON ... JEFF & VIDA ... COUNTRY JOE McDONALD ... SHAUNA PARKER ... THE GREAT INDOORS ... THE BELIEVERS ... DUCK BAKER ... ANDY ROBERTS ... SHAUNA PARKER ... SHANA MORRISON ... TOM RUSSELL w/ MICHAEL MARTIN ... THE BLACKWATER STRING BAND ... JOE WEST ... MIKE WEST & KATIE EULISS are TRUCKSTOP HONEYMOON in my last Hanbury Ballroom show, the venue is sold. The following shows take place in an enormous tent at The Anchor Inn, Barcombe ... BILL MALLONEE ... STEWBOSS ... ROD PICOTT & THE GUN SHY DOGS ... JEFF & VIDA ... ANDY WHITE ... RADOSLAV LORKOVIC ... STUART WARBURTON ... ERIC TAYLOR ... LEE WESTWOOD ... PIERRE BENSUSAN ... THE BELIEVERS ... JIM LAUDERDALE ... SHAUNA PARKER TRIO ... HUMMINGBIRD ...FRED EAGLESMITH BAND ... ADAM ACIDOPHILUS ... JOHN OTWAY2007CATHRYN CRAIG & BRIAN WILLOUGHBY ... GILLIAN GLOVER BAND ... TOM HARDY ... SAM LANGHORNE CLEMS ... RAMSAY MIDWOOD ... OSMOSIS ... CARRIE RODRIGUEZ ... LINDA MCLEAN ... GARETH PEARSON ... GARY DAWSON ... KATY MOFFATT ... ARLEN ... COUNTRY JOE McDONALD ... DANNY SCHMIDT ... PAUL CURRERI ... RICHARD ANDERSON .. PETER BRUNTNELL .. MICHAEL MARTIN .. TOM RUSSELL .. WILLY CLAY BAND .. LOOMER .. ROD PICOTT AND THE GUN SHY DOGS … THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN WITH NICK PYNN … TOMMY WOMACK & WILL KIMBROUGH … THE MILROYS … ERIC TAYLOR … ALEX KIRBY … THE SPOOLIES (RAMSAY MIDWOOD / TONY GILKYSON / KIP BOARDMAN / MIKE NICOLAI) … PF SLOAN WITH DUANE JARVIS … HUMMINGBIRD (AMY WADGE / EDWINA HAYES / CATHY 2008 - doing a bit less this year .. busy!BURTON) …ADRIAN LEGG ... PETER BRUNTNELL TRIO ... ERIC ANDERSEN ... HECTOR QIRKO ... R B MORRIS ... IN BOB WE TRUST ... JASON RINGENBERG ... SPECIAL ED & THE SHORT BUS (this turns out to be the last Anchor gig ...TOM RUSSELL & MICHAEL MARTIN ... CHARLIE RIVERS ... ERIC TAYLOR (these back at The Hanbury Ballroom) .. KATY MOFFATT (at The Half Brick, Worthing)2009 - ROBIN BIBI BAND (wtf!)... JIM JONES ... PETER BRUNTNELL BAND (at the Half Brick) ... JULIE FELIX ... (at The Empress Suite) CARRIE ELKIN ... ROBBIE HECHT ... TOM MASON ... PHIL LEE ... (at The Open House, Brighton) .. BRIAN HOUSTON .. PIERCE PETTIS (The Albert) .. ERIC TAYLOR (The Albert) POKEY LaFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE (The Albert) .. JENNIFER BATTEN (Ropetackle Centre) .. These at The Prince Albert .. DADDY (Tommy Womack & Will Kimbrough).. PIERRE BENSUSAN .. ARTHUR BROWN .. POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE .. ERIC TAYLOR .. THE WILDERS .. THE WIYOS .. THOM BRESH .. POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE .. DAVID OLNEY & SERGIO WEBB .. ERIC TAYLOR .. PETE HOWELLS .. ROD PICOTT .. ZOE MUTH & THE LOST HIGH ROLLERS .. PETE DURGERIAN ... THE WIYOS ... APPLES & EVE ... POKEY LAFARGE & THE SOUTH CITY THREE (Concorde2 and SOLD OUT!!!!).... THE END!

 

Where has modesty ever got me or you? so ...

" you enriched our lives" ... B & J E

"Thanks, favourite moment was when John Cooper Clarke's tooth fell out ..." FP

"Thanks for making Brighton a better place to live in ..." AS

"Mike, I met Paul Buckley last weekend and we talked about you (behind your back). We shared our admiration for all you have done ..." ... AP

Well done Mike and thanks a lot for all the good sounds and fun.You put on Alex de Grassi!! Didier & Bensusan!! Wherever was I?But greatest regrets – not seeing Isaac Guillory and Zoe Muth ... CD

I mentioned jackie leven (rip) and got Forbidden songs of the dying West for Xmas. Phenomenal talent. Great album. Lots of memories in the list you sent out ... DH

what a great contribution you've made not only to theBrighton music scene but in supporting deserving musicians.I tried to pick out my favoutite gig which was nigh on impossible - there have been so many great ones. In the end I settled on Eric Taylor at The Anchor,Barcombe.I'm sure you will remember the wind whistling under the tent flaps ... (Tom Russell and Andrew Hardin and Chip and Carrie came very close runners up.) Anyway thanks for the memories Mike-you'll be greatly missed -P.S If they ever take the posters down in The Greys I'll burn the place down! ......... AW

Nice to go out on a bang - you were pushing Pokey LF long before many people had even heard the name. You've also created some diehard Eric Taylor fans ... AH

Best wishes and thanks ... JM

Thanks for all the great stuff you've brought to the stage. You can 'retire' satisfied! ... CB

Thanks so much for putting on all those gigs over the years Mike! ... NB

Blimey Mike I am sad to see your retirement from active service although I suspect it will not be as final as all that and lets face it your short and long game still need some work.
Thanks for all the pleasure and unique (in the real sense if the word) ethos you have brought to live music over the years at the Greys and elsewhere in town. I was just looking at the list of acts and remembered the lovely Girls behind Bars and the other acts you put on in the car park while we still had afternoon closing - Flaco Jiminez and the suitcase full of percussion that had everyone in the pub in the band! Boring Bob and Mr Roberts... Very very happy days cheers and thanks again .. NM

Sorry to hear to hear you're calling it a day ... DL

Well done and thank you! ... ND

Good luck with your new venture DT

My God, Mike, that list is like All Our Yesterdays! What a grand array of names - you found some real gems for us. JS

Thanks for all the great shows Mike, enjoy the grazing out there in the pasture. PJ

Thanks Mike, you've done us proud over the years, and having attended several of Brighthelmstone's gigs I think you're passing the baton in the right direction, but I'm still sad that we won't be able to look forward to any more of your magnificent promotions. K & S

Well done Mike in surviving this long to be able to end up bowing at on a high. JB

Love the list Mike. P & L

What a record! Well done, Mike, and many thanks for all your efforts. P

Good luck Mike! MB

aaaahhhh v v sad. good luck and thanks for some great evenings. ME

Well done Mike - you have given a lot of people a lot of fun. KHB

Congratulations on a long and illustrious career! I loved your enthusiasm for the acts that you put on and I really felt that you wouldn’t have put on any act that you didn’t like or at least respect. I wish you all the best for the future. S

Good luck Mike. Thanks for some of the best gigs around. RDW

What a list of acts! Congratulations Mike. SC

Well that’s a blow! Thanks for doing what you’ve done over all these years. We’ve really enjoyed the music you’ve brought to Brighton which we would never, otherwise, have had the opportunity to enjoy. HC

Would that I had time to read the whole list...! Especially for Jackie Leven, and Otway, and Atilla; for Neil Innes, and Otway again; for Arthur Brown, and John Cooper Clarke, and Otway again; and for Jackie Leven again... Thanks for the memories, Mike! RG

Many congrats! What a wonderful list! Good luck for the future, RH

I am seriously sorry to see you go! Thanks for getting together all the acts over the years - you've been key to my "great guitarists" education and The Greys was always a haven for me. SE

Boy done good. Thanks for your support of music, particularly your success at the Greys and turning it into a renowned venue for great music. PC

That is an extraordinary list of musicians – you should be given at least an MBE for services to the international music industry. PE

Sorry to hear you're moving on ... what a good way to finish though. RF

 

Thanks very much for the kind words. Not really a retirement ... just thought it was time to hand it over to some fresh new legs. Plus I find it increasingly hard to be near many more singer/songwriters. Do you know I missed that Flaco gig in the pub!! ..... I went to Edinburgh Festival with JJ Waller 'for a couple of days' and ended up staying a week or more ..... long story involving some luck at a casino, and chasing Ruby Wax around town - inbetween trying to annoy Pete McCarthy with the money! You're right .. Happy Days.
The Car Park Festival was a quick learning curve ... no loos, no permission, no security .... I can remember the desk copper in John Street Police Station (on the phone complaining) - when I said "its just a couple of acts outside" he said .... "I know, I can hear it"! ... ML