Chris's Bands 1963 - 1972

 

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History of Chris's first band whilst at school

 

Briefly called The Satellites

we did a couple of school gigs from early 1963

The Bouncers were

Chris Statham - vocals & rhythm guitar

Steve Blease - bass guitar 

Colin Mellor - lead guitar

Pete Brown - drums

The Satellites 1963  (pre The Bouncers, The Skid, The Inner Mind)

Colin, Pete, Steve, Chris

style:  pop / blues

 

Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Manfred Mann, Animals,

 

Pretty Things, Chuck Berry, Kinks, Who, Small Faces

 

 

 

the gigs  (14 years old)

date

 

 

Poynton Social Centre Y.C.        with The Moonlighters

01-Nov-63

St.Mark's Youth Club - Bredbury

09-Nov-63

 

 

C.I.S. - Manchester

17-Jan-64

Greave Youth Club - Romiley

18-Jan-64

St.Barnabas' Youth Club - Bredbury

08-Feb-64

Woodlands Hotel - Manchester

15-Feb-64

Greave Youth Club - Romiley

29-Feb-64

St.Barnabas' Youth Club - Bredbury

07-Mar-64

St.Chad's Youth Club - Romiley

21-Mar-64

Pineapple Inn - Marple

28-Mar-64

St.Barnabas' Youth Club - Bredbury

04-Apr-64

Marple General Youth Club

14-Apr-64

Marple Congregational Youth Club

18-Apr-64

St.Mark's Youth Club - Bredbury

01-May-64

Marple General Youth Club            with The Deltones

03-May-64

I.C.I. - Hyde

08-May-64

Ryder Brow School - Manchester

23-May-64

St.Chad's Youth Club - Romiley

06-Jun-64

St.Barnabas' Youth Club - Bredbury

13-Jun-64

Greenfield St. School - Hyde

20-Jun-64

P.S.A. Hall - Hyde

17-Jul-64

Denton School

05-Sep-64

Friendship Inn - Romiley

19-Sep-64

Union St. Con. Youth Club - Hyde     with The Jangos

10-Oct-64

Bavaria Suite - Belle Vue

16-Oct-64

Queen's Hotel - Hyde

24-Oct-64

Hatherlow Youth Club - Romiley

31-Oct-64

White Hart Hotel - Mottram

21-Nov-64

Union St. Con. Youth Club - Hyde

05-Dec-64

Golden Door Club - Ashton

06-Dec-64

Wagon & Horses - Congleton

16-Dec-64

Brinnington Sec. School

17-Dec-64

Brinnington Sec. School

18-Dec-64

Railway Club - Edgeley

22-Dec-64

Hyde Town Hall                  with The Viktors & The Vipers

24-Dec-64

   

Chris, Colin, Pete, Steve

The Bouncers 1965

 

 

Friendship Inn - Romiley

09-Jan-65

Woodley Meth. Youth Club

16-Jan-65

Suburban Hotel - Gorton

23-Jan-65

Romiley Liberal Club             with The Country Gentlemen

11-Feb-65

Carmel Hall Harrytown - Romiley

20-Feb-65

Marple Baths

26-Feb-65

Friendship Inn - Romiley

27-Feb-65

Top Twenty Club - Hollinwood

06-Mar-65

Victoria Hall - Glossop                      with The Viktors

13-Mar-65

Waterloo Hotel - Stockport

27-Mar-65

Christ Church Youth Club - Manchester

03-Apr-65

Royton Co-op Hall - Oldham             with The Orbits

10-Apr-65

Royton Co-op Hall - Oldham            with Black Watch

17-Apr-65

Royton Co-op Hall - Oldham           with The Avengers

24-Apr-65

Chris left school

 

Church Inn - Stockport

08-May-65

The Limit Club - Middleton

21-May-65

Small & Parkes Social Club

22-May-65

Church Inn - Stockport

26-May-65

Marple General Youth Club

27-May-65

Suburban Hotel - Gorton

03-Jul-65

The Bouncers change name to The Skid

 

St.Werburgh's Youth Club - Chorlton

10-Jul-65

Jones St. Youth Club - Hadfield

15-Jul-65

Royton Co-op Hall - Oldham            with The Graduates

17-Jul-65

Droylsden Cath. Youth Club

27-Jul-65

Pete Brown   -  drums:  left the band

 

Rick Edmonds  -  drums:  joined the band

 

Marple General Youth Club

05-Sep-65

Crystal Ballroon - Glossop

10-Sep-65

The Harrow Inn - Culcheth

11-Sep-65

Church Inn - Stockport

25-Sep-65

The Human Jungle - Oldham

09-Oct-65

The Limit Club - Middleton

15-Oct-65

Broughton Con. Club - Salford

16-Oct-65

Cheadle Labour Club

22-Oct-65

St.Lawrence Youth Club - Denton

30-Oct-65

The Human Jungle - Oldham

20-Nov-65

St.Mary's Youth Club - Reddish

26-Nov-65

Brinnington Sec. School

16-Dec-65

Cheadle Cricket Club

18-Dec-65

Hyde Town Hall                   with The Vipers & The Outriders

24-Dec-65

Hyde Town Hall              with The Bluenotes & The BridgeBeats

27-Dec-65

Ashton-in-Makerfield Baths      with Bluenotes & Avengers

31-Dec-65

 

 

Poynton Social Centre

03-Jan-66

Cheadle Cricket Club                       with The In-Sect

08-Jan-66

Poynton Youth Club

15-Jan-66

Bethesda School - Cheadle

12-Feb-66

Woodley Meth. Youth Club

19-Feb-66

Dukinfield Town Hall

25-Feb-66

Edge Top WM Club - Dewsbury

05-Mar-66

St.Dominic's - Middleton

26-Mar-66

Chorley Village Hall - Wilmslow

02-Apr-66

Whaley Bridge Bowling & Tennis Club

16-Apr-66

The Rat Pit - Bredbury

18-Apr-66

Cheadle Liberal Club

15-May-66

Drill Hall - Macclesfield

20-May-66

Marple Liberal Club

27-May-66

Whaley Bridge Bowling & Tennis Club

28-May-66

Top Twenty Club - Middleton

30-May-66

Marple Liberal Club

08-Jul-66

The Limit Club - Middleton

15-Jul-66

Reddish Reform Club

24-Jul-66

Craven Heifer - Salford

30-Jul-66

        World Cup Final    England  4   W.Germany  2

 

Seen Club - Manchester

01-Aug-66

Beachcomber Club - Bolton

22-Aug-66

Club Monaco - Farnworth

03-Sep-66

The Marquee - Timperley

10-Sep-66

Lass O'Gowrie - Manchester

17-Sep-66

Wigwam Club - Salford

23-Sep-66

Devonshire Sporting Club - Manchester

24-Sep-66

The Skid change name to The Inner Mind

 

Nantwich Civic Hall

01-Oct-66

Levenshulme Sporting Club

08-Oct-66

Beachcomber Club - Bolton

15-Oct-66

Poynton Youth Club

22-Oct-66

Osram Social Club - Oldham

28-Oct-66

Friendship Hotel - Oldham

29-Oct-66

Levenshulme Sporting Club

19-Nov-66

Independent Meth.Youth Club - Oldham

10-Dec-66

Marple Bridge Cong.Hall

17-Dec-66

Romiley Meth. Youth Club

20-Dec-66

 

 

St.Christopher's Youth Club Romiley

22-Jan-67

Batman Disco. - Wythenshaw

12-Feb-67

St.Christopher's Youth Club Romiley

19-Feb-67

St.Christopher's Youth Club Romiley

26-Feb-67

Bollington Youth Club

11-Mar-67

 

Rick Edmonds  -  drums:  died in a motorbike accident

 

 

auditioned Dave Melia but decided not to continue

 

 

 

 

 

 

History of Chris's next band

 

Tomorrow's Children were

 

Chris Statham   -  vocals

 

Ben Brierley   -  bass guitar  (married Marianne Faithfull)

Ian 'Gadge' Garner  -  lead guitar

 

Pete ?  -  rhythm guitar

 

Sid ?  -  drums

 

 

 

style:  pop / soul / dance

 

 

 

the gigs

date

 

 

Reddish Vale School

18-Dec-67

Belmont School Youth Club - Stockport

19-Dec-67

Openshaw Tech. College

20-Dec-67

Hazel Grove Civic Hall

22-Dec-67

St.Agnes' Youth Club - Reddish

23-Dec-67

 

 

Buxted Chickens - Urmston

05-Jan-68

Gorton Youth Club

27-Jan-68

Belmont School Youth Club - Stockport

09-Feb-68

Denton Youth Club

11-Feb-68

St.Agnes' Youth Club - Reddish

16-Feb-68

Gorton Youth Club

17-Feb-68

Middleton     (wedding)

02-Mar-68

Belle Vue - Manchester

09-Mar-68

Adswood Youth Club

16-Mar-68

Gorton Youth Club

30-Mar-68

Rochdale Meth. Youth Club

26-Apr-68

Brookfield Youth Club

27-Apr-68

Brookfield Youth Club

28-Apr-68

Adswood Youth Club

17-May-68

Brookfield Youth Club

18-May-68

West Park RUFC - St.Helens

19-May-68

Burtonwood Air Base

25-May-68

Sale Rugby Club

15-Jun-68

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris did an audition with Bredbury band 'Sad Soul'

 

but after jamming with some 'visitors' (Axis)

 

prefered their music, and joined them instead.

 

 

 

Axis were

 

Chris Statham   -  vocals & rhythm guitar (replacing Nick Fairbrother)

 

Chris Daniel   -  bass guitar

 

Glen Cartledge  -  lead guitar

 

Paul Burgess  -  drums  (joined 10cc 1973)

 

style:  blues / rock

 

John Mayall, Eric Clapton, Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, Jimi Hendrix

Free, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Led Zep, + own material

 

 

the gigs

date

 

 

Holy Name Church Hall - Manchester

16-Nov-68

Hollins College - Didsbury

29-Nov-68

Old Bedians Rugby Club - Didsbury

30-Nov-68

Poynton Social Centre

16-Dec-68

St.Agnes' Youth Club - Reddish

24-Dec-68

Marple Liberal Club

30-Dec-68

 

 

Magic Village - Manchester

03-Jan-69

Cheshire Cheese Hotel - Hyde

04-Jan-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

20-Jan-69

Disley Youth Club

14-Feb-69

Stockport College

28-Feb-69

The Rat Pit - Bredbury

11-Apr-69

Marple Conservative Club

31-May-69

Belmont School Youth Club - Stockport

06-Jun-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

14-Jun-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

28-Jun-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

05-Jul-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

12-Jul-69

Woodville Sec.School - Marple

24-Jul-69

The Rat Pit - Bredbury

25-Jul-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

26-Jul-69

Disley Youth Club

09-Aug-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

23-Aug-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

30-Aug-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

06-Sep-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

13-Sep-69

Time & Place - Manchester       (Chris 20)

15-Sep-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

20-Sep-69

Glen Cartledge  -  lead guitar:  left the band

 

John Bohen  -  lead guitar:  joined the band

 

Greaves Hotel - Oldham  (wedding)

27-Sep-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

04-Oct-69

Top Rank Bowling - Stretford

05-Oct-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

11-Oct-69

Bredbury Hall Country Club

18-Oct-69

The Spa Bar - Buxton

06-Nov-69

Bowdon Vale Social Club

07-Nov-69

Old Bedians Rugby Club - Didsbury

08-Nov-69

St.Ann's Hotel - Buxton  (21st)

12-Nov-69

Club Monaco - Farnworth

14-Nov-69

Club Monaco - Farnworth

15-Nov-69

Club Monaco - Farnworth

16-Nov-69

Manchester City Social Club

25-Nov-69

Wythenshawe British Legion Club

29-Nov-69

Wyresdale FC Social Club - Bolton

06-Dec-69

The Oaks Hotel - Chorlton

11-Dec-69

Nantwich Civic Hall

13-Dec-69

Magic Village - Manchester

19-Dec-69

Quaintways Club - Chester

22-Dec-69

C & G Social Club - Ashbourne  (afternoon)

24-Dec-69

Richmond Club - Heywood

24-Dec-69

Risley P.O. Social Club

31-Dec-69

Irlam British Legion Club

31-Dec-69

   

 

   

 

 

                  Granada TV Studios (prog.called 'Lift Off')  

 

 

 

Higher Irlam Social Club

02-Jan-70

Deanwater Hotel - Woodford  (21st)

08-Jan-70

Granada TV Studios (prog.called 'Lift Off')

13-Jan-70

Winter Gardens Ballroom - Llandudno

17-Jan-70

Bungalow Club - Edgeley

23-Jan-70

Northwich Memorial Hall

24-Jan-70

Alma Lodge Hotel - Stockport

25-Jan-70

The Oaks Hotel - Chorlton

29-Jan-70

Bank Hall Miners Club - Burnley

01-Feb-70

Reece's Ballroom - Liverpool

07-Feb-70

Delph Youth Club - Oldham

14-Feb-70

Didsbury College of Education

15-Feb-70

The Kiosk Club - Castleford

20-Feb-70

Pavilion Gardens - Buxton

21-Feb-70

Reece's Ballroom - Liverpool

27-Feb-70

Reece's Ballroom - Liverpool

28-Feb-70

De La Salle College - Middleton

06-Mar-70

Alsager Teacher Training College

07-Mar-70

Ellesmere Port Football Club

20-Mar-70

Faddiley Goodwill Hall - Nantwich

28-Mar-70

Northwich Memorial Hall

04-Apr-70

Alma Lodge Hotel - Stockport

05-Apr-70

Bamboo Club - Hazel Grove

10-Apr-70

Lymm Youth Club

11-Apr-70

Reece's Ballroom - Liverpool

17-Apr-70

Bulls Head - Handford - Stoke

18-Apr-70

The Oaks Hotel - Chorlton

23-Apr-70

Dalbeattie Town Hall - Dumfries

25-Apr-70

Reaseheath College of Agr. - Nantwich

01-May-70

Wrexham Memorial Hall

09-May-70

Llanfyllin Town Hall

15-May-70

Monaco Ballroom - Hindley

16-May-70

Wrexham Teacher Training College

20-May-70

Bamboo Club - Hazel Grove

22-May-70

Tyldesley Rugby Club

23-May-70

Casino Club - Wigan

24-May-70

Babalou Club - Liverpool

28-May-70

Casino Club - Wigan

05-Jun-70

New Vine Hotel - Newport

06-Jun-70

The Anchorage - Lytham St.Annes

12-Jun-70

Sgt.Peppers Club - Stockport

13-Jun-70

Alma Lodge Hotel - Stockport

14-Jun-70

Winter Gardens Ballroom - Llandudno

20-Jun-70

Mere Plat Farm

27-Jun-70

Beachcomber Club - Wigan

28-Jun-70

Mardi Gras Club - Liverpool

03-Jul-70

Rivington Barn - Chorley

04-Jul-70

Howard Arms - Whittle-le-Woods

05-Jul-70

Uncle Toms Cabin - Darwen

11-Jul-70

Bamboo Club - Hazel Grove

17-Jul-70

Mardi Gras Club - Liverpool

18-Jul-70

Hagfold W.M. Club - Atherton

20-Jul-70

Casino Club - Wigan

24-Jul-70

Monaco Ballroom - Hindley

25-Jul-70

George & Dragon - Waterhead - Oldham

31-Jul-70

Sandfield Park Cath.Inst. - Liverpool

02-Aug-70

Bamboo Club - Hazel Grove

03-Aug-70

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

06-Aug-70

Co-op Ballroom - Oldham

08-Aug-70

Bier Keller - Wigan

13-Aug-70

Ashton-on-Mersey Rugby Club

15-Aug-70

Alma Lodge Hotel - Stockport

16-Aug-70

Rivington Barn - Chorley

21-Aug-70

Quaintways Club - Chester

22-Aug-70

Irlam Catholic Club

23-Aug-70

Monaco Ballroom - Hindley

24-Aug-70

Winter Gardens Ballroom - Llandudno

29-Aug-70

Royal Naval Club - Widnes

30-Aug-70

Casino Club - Wigan

04-Sep-70

Royal Lido - Prestatyn

05-Sep-70

Chorley Town Hall

12-Sep-70

Bamboo Club - Hazel Grove

18-Sep-70

Church Rd.Meth. Y.C. - Lytham St.Annes

19-Sep-70

Casino Club - Wigan

25-Sep-70

The Lyric Club - Upholland - Wigan

26-Sep-70

Allerton College - Liverpool

03-Oct-70

Bold Street W.M. Club - Accrington

04-Oct-70

Walton Youth Centre - Liverpool

09-Oct-70

Alma Lodge Hotel - Stockport

11-Oct-70

Calder College - Liverpool

16-Oct-70

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

17-Oct-70

New Era Youth Club - Accrington

18-Oct-70

Crosby Youth Centre - Liverpool

23-Oct-70

Padgate Teacher Training College

24-Oct-70

Monaco Ballroom - Hindley

07-Nov-70

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

09-Nov-70

West Park Grammar School - St.Helens

14-Nov-70

Jewish Youth Centre - Didsbury

15-Nov-70

Dino's Club - Liverpool

21-Nov-70

Transparent Paper Social Club - Bury

27-Nov-70

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

04-Dec-70

Wayfarers Club - Nantwich

05-Dec-70

Dino's Club - Liverpool

12-Dec-70

Fielden Park College - Didsbury

16-Dec-70

Park Hotel - Wigan

18-Dec-70

Full House Hotel - Barnsley

31-Dec-70

Little Moor Theatre Club - Glossop

31-Dec-70

   

 

 

        

Chris 1971

 

 

Bamboo Club - Hazel Grove

01-Jan-71

University of Manchester Sc. & Tech

16-Jan-71

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

28-Jan-71

The Pyramid Club - Liverpool

29-Jan-71

Casino Club - Wigan

30-Jan-71

New Era Youth Club - Accrington

31-Jan-71

Swinley Students Club - Wigan

05-Feb-71

Monaco Ballroom - Hindley

06-Feb-71

Riversdale Tech. College - Liverpool

12-Feb-71

Padgate Teacher Training College

13-Feb-71

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

20-Feb-71

Alma Lodge Hotel - Stockport

21-Feb-71

Liverpool University Rathbone Hall of Res

05-Mar-71

The Pyramid Club - Liverpool

06-Mar-71

Spectrum (Brookfield) - Stockport

07-Mar-71

De La Salle College - Middleton

19-Mar-71

Stockport Town Hall

20-Mar-71

Jewish Youth Centre - Didsbury

28-Mar-71

Monaco Ballroom - Hindley

03-Apr-71

Casino Club - Wigan

23-Apr-71

Viking Club - Seahouses - Scotland

24-Apr-71

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

30-Apr-71

Winter Gardens Ballroom - Llandudno

01-May-71

Calder College - Liverpool

07-May-71

Stockport Technical College

08-May-71

University of Manchester Sc. & Tech

13-May-71

Blue Coat School - Liverpool

14-May-71

The Pyramid Club - Liverpool

15-May-71

Spectrum (Brookfield) - Stockport

16-May-71

Orrell Rugby Club - Wigan

28-May-71

Jazz North West - Woodford

19-Jun-71

Liverpool University

02-Jul-71

Paul Burgess  -  drums:  left the band  (joined 10cc 1973)

Tony Cresswell  -  drums:  joined the band (Sad Cafe 1975)

   

 

 

Axis 1971

   

Mr.Smith's Club - Winsford

18-Jul-71

Dolphin Club - Colne - Burnley

23-Jul-71

Dolphin Club - Colne - Burnley

24-Jul-71

White Rose Hotel - Rossington

31-Jul-71

Dino's Club - Liverpool

21-Aug-71

Dolphin Club - Colne - Burnley

28-Aug-71

Church Rd.Meth. Y.C. - Lytham St.Annes

04-Sep-71

Bier Keller - Wigan

12-Sep-71

Dolphin Club - Colne - Burnley

25-Sep-71

Keele University

27-Oct-71

Padgate Teacher Training College

12-Nov-71

The Cavern Club - Liverpool

28-Nov-71

Frodsham Scout Centre

11-Dec-71

 

 

no more records after this point

 

 

 

 

Chris playing harmonica 2000

 

Paul Burgess (drums) went on to join '10cc' in 1973, mainly for touring
until Godley & Creme left, then he was on all their recordings too.
He's been touring in Germany & Holland with Graham Gouldman as 10cc.
They tour the UK from the end of April.
I went to see them at Manchester Opera House 5th May ...... brilliant.
Paul still lives in Stockport, and does the pub circuit when he's home.
Saw Paul again with Atlanta Roots, amazing, he has a night off in mid tour,
and comes home to do a gig.
I went to see 10cc again 23rd March 2011 at Buxton Opera House
another fantastic performance and a lovely venue.
I went to see 10cc at Leeds Arena (courtesy of Paul) December 2013
 
 
Chris Daniel (bass) was in a band called 'the Out' 1978 - 1981
The rhythm guitarist was George Borowski who became famous as guitar George
when they supported Dire Straits on a gig.
 
Paul & Chris both play on one of my recordings in 1978, click on the link below
plug your headphones or earphones in for a proper listen.
Arny Sage plays keyboards/effects, he was in a band called 'Kicks'
who are on some of my songs.
 
I got a call from Mike Smith who told me he was the drummer
in 'the Out' for the last few months of the band ..... well .... small world.
He now plays drums with 'the Removal Men' (so does Paul) ... small world.
I went to see them at the Nursery Inn Heaton Norris on Sunday .... brilliant.
Mike was also in 'the Dougie James band' ....
as was Des Tongue & Lyn Oakey who are on some of my songs.
'Let's Take A Ride', 'Up In The Sky' 'Good Night For Love', 'I'm In Love', 'You're Right'

 

 

 

 

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