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messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by Atticus 12 October, 2012 16:56

Loving this thread, is Steve Os book available locally?
80s band in Liverpool, The Bingo Brothers, had as their signature 'the Russians are coming'. Surely, a coincidence but a great track.

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Posted by 12 October, 2012 17:01

I'm now permanently worried about Steveo...if he's not on the Forum for a day or two I'll think the Shadowfax curse has got him.

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Posted by fireangel 12 October, 2012 17:49

I will try an find bingo bros on you tube would know if same if I heard it

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Posted by uncleglen 12 October, 2012 18:08

[www.youtube.com]
I had to have a listen- was nearly sick- sorry

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by fireangel 12 October, 2012 19:33

That bought back some memories, a brilliant guitarist,

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Posted by emma lowe 12 October, 2012 20:46

phil lowe the brilliant guitarist was my dad! id love to hear more

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Posted by fireangel 12 October, 2012 21:59

Hi Emma, I have great memories of band nights at the uplands, or going down the ups ! There were 3 bands shadowfax an nigels band can't remember name and they always jammed together, I remember us all going to the isle of shelly for a battle of the bands gig, and your dad tuning guitars of several
Of the young bands as they didn't know how to properly!!!

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Posted by 12 October, 2012 22:48

A question Steveo

shadowfax? In 1980! That's a horse in LOT?R and surely belongs to about 1972? shadowfax...FFS

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Posted by AndyC 13 October, 2012 12:24

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?

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by steveo 13 October, 2012 19:15

Atticus Wrote:
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> Loving this thread, is Steve Os book available
> locally?


It's cheaper if you buy it from me and my thieving publisher doesn't get anything

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Posted by lightman 08 June, 2013 09:21

hi emma i used to do the lights for shadowfax , walmer castle and asorted gigs all over ,great days they were ,i think phil played a beat up gibson sg , he had a radio mick type thing on his guitar which let him run around all over the place , he chased a girl in to the ladies once still playing ! and he had a loop tape echo effect , he was one mad guitarist but brilliant at the same time ,at one gig they turned the power off cant remember why , but tony the drummer said ya cant shut me up and carried on playing , i think thats when the pub boss when to set his dogs on us , we got out a bit sharpish really funny though ,id like to add more but my brain is still a bit fuzzy after all this time i hope your doin good

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Posted by lightman 08 June, 2013 09:48

hello ,i was just going down memory lane and thought about shadowfax , i used to do the lights for them did the walmer castle peckham ,some gig at covent garden a dive pub in camden ,the pub boss was gonna set the dogs on us we got out a bit sharpish really funny though , and that pub at the back off peckham rye ,really good times ,they were a brilliant band ,brilliants songs ,think one song was called nobody listens to a nobody my fav , onamateapeir was another ,the russians are coming some off you know ,bloody sad about the ones that didnt make it this far , i hope martin is ok and kens still about

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Posted by emma lowe 11 August, 2013 19:57

hi its nice to hear people still remember him, unfortunately i dont so its nice to hear stories, ive lots of photos of the band, from what ive heard i think the other band members have died too, thank you for replying and recognising my message, xx

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Posted by amandam06 11 August, 2013 21:31

Any chance that you could put some photos on the forum for all of us that remember those times with such fondness?

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Posted by edhistory 11 August, 2013 22:04

Some names here.

John K

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Posted by fireangel 13 August, 2013 17:55

HI Emma, Tony Churdh, churchie, is still around and in east dulwich i think, he is on my facebook as I found him and Mel Donavan who were all around and jamme with each other,

look for him on facebook, or if I can message him for you as he will be able to tell lots of stories just let me kmow

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by susiq 14 August, 2013 15:34

know the lads well, used to eat my house empty every week, miss Darryl and his cider lollies, still see churchy (best drummer,)and others including the "Girls"- still dancing on the table, meet now and again at club to relive and remember. anyone recall "Touchmenudger" also played in Uplands, we also have 60's, 70's nights, rock nights like we used to have in the Palmy, most of the boys still have their jean machine/Wrangler duds - some still fit in them nicely (you know who you are) Steve Waller at the Half Moon, Bible Classes, bucket of water fights at the Mag, blimey, I may as well start on about "jumpers for goal posts" next!

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Posted by Arnie0 04 August, 2014 16:01

Hi, I started making a documentary about Shadowfax a couple of years ago, which I had to park up for a few reasons. I'm now picking up the project again to get Shadowfaxes story told, and to dedicate it to all those guitar hero's that tried but failed to overcome the exceses of life and what challenges being in band brings.

If anyone would like to contribute an interview, photos, film footage, or share a story then please get in touch with me.

keith.arnold7@btinternet.com

Draft trailer [www.youtube.com]

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by Captkerk 09 August, 2014 21:01

Interesting! Shadowfax was also a band from Chicago. They were often listed in arrangements from Windham Hills.

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by susiq 09 August, 2014 21:33

Tony - the drummer was attacked and hit his head on the pavement when he was knocked down, luckily he was not alone and rushed to hospital, he is thankfully well and still a great drummer, all the boys are sadly missed, but, some of their friends still play and more, still remember what great fun and talent they were, good and sad memories from those days, still worth remembering - thanks.

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Posted by Arnie0 12 August, 2014 13:01

Please get in touch with me directly if you would like to contribute to the film I'm making about Shadowfax, called "The Russians Are Coming", or maybe even call it the "The South City Rockers". TBC

Im looking at compiling the bands history in a filmed documentary, and would appreciate any contributions of a filmed interview, photos, film footage etc to do with any of their gigs, rehearsals or personal life that would help to tell the bands story.

Steve Overbury (Steve O) managed the band, and has already kindly filmed an interview, and I would love to hear from any family, friends or fans that were connected to the band back in the day. Please email me directly through the forum, or to my home address, keith.arnold7@btinternet.com (if it displays ?)

I will be away on hols for 10 days and will get back in touch with you on my return,

Kind Regards

Keith Arnold



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Posted by maria24 25 May, 2015 09:25

Hi me and my friends all use to follow shadowfax use to see them all the time, warmer castle in Peckham.

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Posted by Mahogany Rush Steve 02 June, 2017 19:35

"Touchmenudger" do I remember them, I used to live next door to Keith Shears the bass player, and new the other guys as they used to play nearly every Sunday in Keith's mum's house.
It used to save me some electric as I never had to turn my stereo on (LOL).
I even had a go at trying to sing for them, but unfortunately couldn't get anywhere near the mark to be any good.
Another little less known claim to fame for East dulwich, was Bon Scott of AC/DC who died in Overhill Road, which was just up the road from Keith's House and my place around the corner in Underhill Road.
Anyway, I remember Darryl, and had one of his ex-girlfriends staying with me who was called Leslie, and who used to go around with Lou, who at the time was going out with Pete, who always reminded me of Robert Plant / Roger Daltrey with his hair being a similar style, but I remember Phil even more as I knew his wife, Linda (Emma's Mum), I was even invited by Lin to Phil's funeral, quite an honour really as no-one else was allowed.
I did a little roadieing for Shadowfax when they were 1st starting out, as I used to work for a paint company and now and again got use of the van, if not, me and Martin used our little Bedford Beagle vans, to take the gear to the Newlands Tavern, which thanks to the internet I now find is called The Ivy House, we also used to go to The St. Germains on Brockley Rise, we all used to call it the St German's where Shadowfax used to play.
One time I drove the band to Barry Island in Wales, as at the time Shadowfax had a singer called Brian, and he arranged a gig there, I remember vaguely managing to drive them back to Brian's house after the gig, well over the limit on drink, and the next morning wondering how the hell we managed to get back.
Brian came down to London with a few of his mates and they all crashed around my house one night, making use of the armchairs, by putting them on end and making a sort of bed, surprising what can be done on the spur of the moment.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY RECORDINGS OF THE "SHADS" PLEASE UPLOAD THEM TO YOUTUBE, or, CONTACT ME or, keith.arnold7@btinternet.com

Listen to both sides of the single here [www.youtube.com]

Added bonus is that Churchie has uploaded his Shadowfax stuff and also some of the other bands music that he played with.

I have added a list of the singles below (somewhere), HAPPY LISTENING!



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messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by Sue 02 June, 2017 23:57

Crikey, hope you weren't posting that from your phone big grin

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Posted by Mahogany Rush Steve 05 June, 2017 00:23

No Sue, I don't use my phone for internet stuff.

Did you used to go around with Christine?

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by Mahogany Rush Steve 05 June, 2017 02:38

I can't find Mel Donovan on Facebook but did manage to find Tony Church (Churchie) for any of those of you that are interested.

Churchie on Facebook is here [www.facebook.com]

He has a channel on Youtube which is [www.youtube.com]

Check in and have a listen.



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messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by fireangel 05 June, 2017 08:08

just checked out the youtube link, was amazed to also hear chris haggerty, another great ED guitarist of that time who has also sadly passed away.

another of the boys from that time Tony 'RED' Redmond who played in tennis shoes with nigel hine in the UPlands both of these now sadly passed too,and were friends of phil and churchie founded Think Floyd a tribute band

[www.think-floyd.com]

there really was a lot of musical talent in East Dulwich in the 80's, happy memories

messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by Mahogany Rush Steve 06 June, 2017 22:50

I asked about this and have not received a reply although my PM has been read, so I assume that I can post these links.

SHADOWFAX TRACKS & URL's all the one's found so far,

Tony Church Uploads

Live at the Brecknock Camden 1984

Up An Up [www.youtube.com]

Ballard of Buick Macain [www.youtube.com]

Ten Out Of Ten [www.youtube.com]

Ain't No Sunshine [www.youtube.com]

Angels [www.youtube.com]

Machine [www.youtube.com]

Don't Gamble [www.youtube.com]

Come On [www.youtube.com]

The Roxy [www.youtube.com]

Tush [www.youtube.com]

On A Matter Peer [www.youtube.com]

Room 101 [www.youtube.com]

The Russians Are Coming [www.youtube.com]

Calling the Shots [www.youtube.com]

What You Want Me To Do [www.youtube.com]

Churchie has more of him playing with other bands, but as they are not Shadowfax if you want to listen to them

then go to Youtube and search for (there are other Tony Church's on Youtube hence the list below)

Subscribe to his channel (see two posts up) it doesn't cost anything!

Tony Church - Nice Tool (I have put the title of the song here as it will bring up more of Tony's channel)

Tony Church & Sahara

Tony Church & Dirty Deeds

Tony Church & Magix

Tony Church & Des O'limb

Tony Church & Spiv

Tony Church - Drums. Chris Haggerty - Guitar & Bass.

Tony Church & Stranded

That's all I can find there may be some others!!! "HAPPY LISTENING"



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Posted by Mahogany Rush Steve 09 July, 2017 15:53

Here's a Facebook page that I have started for Shadowfax, also a few piccy's.

[www.facebook.com]

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messageRe: Shadowfax [an East Dulwich band]
Posted by bsand 09 July, 2017 20:05

Wahey a thread about the old ED and it's gritty memories and not some 'angelic upstarts' moaning about noise, abusive hired helps or berating the saintly James Barber. I remember the old Mr Wilson when he ran the bike shop - cantakerous old soul that he was but with 30 year old prices on his parts and an attention to detail that had you going back for more. A mate of mine's dad a Mr Harrison worked for him for many years.

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