"I was at Wilsons in Camberwell with Nigel Hine, sad to hear he committed suicide. I used to go to the Uplands and Palmerston (and also previoius to that the Magdela) and recall Shadowfax but cant remember seeing them play. I have seen Nigel play, was he in another local group called Tennis Shoes? Also does anyone know the surname of Darryl who also went to Wilsons?"
Yes I was pretty sure about Mel ,but I only got involved with shadowfax about 80/81 ,i knew about Nigel ,and was shocked when I heard about Redman ,the amount of talent from those times that are no longer here is just incredible ,all so sad .
I think I was still around the uplands at that time, I went out with tony for a few years and knew the boys well, yes very sad that so many have now passed. do you remember Chris Heggarty? he also no longer with us. Such a lot of musical talent gone.
I first went in the uplands 1976,chris was one of my best mates ,i wouldn't have started singing in bands if he hadn't pushed me ,tony was the guest of the Germans for being naughty and can't remember who else ,but there was a gig at the walmer castle and got volunteered by Chris to help out with the singing
Hi. No tony church is still well also Mel. It was tony redmond bass player in Nigel an Mel band that passed. He started a tribute band ‘Think floyd’. Which is still around. Look them up YouTube. Tony church also posted on YouTube.
I believe you will find that Mel did sing for Shadowfax, but it was only a one off, which I believe was one night at the Newlands Tavern.
After that they has a Welsh guy called Brian that sang for them.
He also got them a gig in Wales, which was at Barry Island, I can't remember the name of the pub, but I know it did happen as I drove them there in a van, and we stayed at one of their houses that night.
How we got there in one piece after the gig I will never know we were all totally smashed that night!
Tony (Churchy) Church is alive and well and lives in Downham.
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