A lot of the musicians featured on Glasband 80 are still playing today so we have put together a part of the site called "Old Skool Live" covering recent gigs and giving a bit of info on what the guys are doing now, we will also have Recent Gig Pics of the bands in action.
THE BOX December 28th 2007
Above, George Dunnachie on bass, Frank O'hare on lead guitar and vocals and on drums Des Osborne.
Above, John McNeill on lead vocals and rhythm guitar,Jim McKellar on lead guitar, Phil Mullen on bass and Joe Jaconelli on drums.......The Zips.
Ronnie Davidson, Guitar and Vocals, Jim Logie bass and vocals, Les More lead guitar and vocals and John Mcnaught drums and vocals....Itchycoo Park played a blinder with covers from The Who, The Kinks,Wings with some outstanding vocal work on The Beatles tracks "Nowhere Man" and "If I needed Someone" 10 out of 10 !!
The Zips played some great solid original numbers such as "Whodunnit" and "30 years of punk rock". a tight, energetic performance from the band with Jimbo showing everyone that he can play the guitar a bit !!
Carnaby Street are a Glasgow pub/rock supergroup with every member having played with an established band from the past.
Frank O'hare was the guitarist with H2O in the 80s, Des Osborne was the Drummer with Scheme, George Dunnachie played bass with H2O,The Dolphins and guest appeared onstage with Scheme at their Apollo Gig in 1984 and Drew Phillips was the keyboard player with The Dolphins.
Put together at the last minute for this gig and done an excellent job playing some good rock covers....Silverfast.
The Band play Pop Rock covers from bands such as Dire Straits, The Police, U2, The Stereophonics and Dr Feelgood, they have recently recorded a CD single available through their myspace page.
Itchycoo park are about to embark on a few gigs in America this year, they have played all over the world including Sweden and Argentina where they have a great fan base.
the band's guitarist Les has recently joined after the departure of long time lead guitarist Alex Fairley, Alex, Ronnie and John were all members of "Shoot The Moon " in the early 80s.
Ex Scheme members Denny Oliver, John Smith and Alan Siclair have formed the band
The Scheme Experience playing a mixture of Accoustic rock/funk/reggie with Denny on top form as Lead singer and chief songwriter, The band play regularly in "The Lamp post" in Duke street as well as the odd outdoor gig around Glasgow. having seen the band in the summer of last year I can report that Denny's voice is now sharper than ever, they are heading in a different direction musically with a more lyrically subtle approach and with the addition of a more funk acoustic sound, this was the neuclius of a a band who conquered The Apollo and The Pavillion in their day as well as any Glasgow pub you can mention, they have gone back to the bare basics and are doing it well.
Rockers reunion 2006
For info on The Early Days of the original band
Above...Alan Sinclair on Bass
For info on The Scheme Experience 2008 Website
Photos from the Carling Accademy gig (August 2008)