South Wales sort of Official Alternative Music Guide

South Wales

ADRIAN ANGOVE

 

The Firstborn (June 1965) – a Penarth based rock n roll band

David Reese (Keyboards/Vocals)

Adrian Angove (Lead Guitar/Vocals)

Stuart McCormack (Second Guitar)

Ricky Lewis (Bass)

Paul Stewart (Drums)

 

Namechange to - The Rocking Jays (Oct 1966) – a Penarth rock n roll band

David Reese (Keyboards/Vocals)

Adrian Angove (Lead Guitar/Vocals)

Ricky Lewis (Bass) – Stewart McCormack retired from bands

Paul Stewart (Drums)

 

Namechange to – NiteTime Pipeline (Oct 1967) – a Penarth Soul band

David Reese (Keyboards/Vocals)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

Paul Stewart (Drums) – Ricky Lewis joined Mad Dog and then retired from bands

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Ian Thompson (Baritone Sax)

Ray Stone (Tenor Sax)

 

(Feb 1968)

David Reese (Keyboards/Vocals)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Ian Thompson (Baritone Sax)

Ray Stone (Tenor Sax)

David Bush (Drums) – Paul Stewart joined Mad Dog and later Good Habit

 

(June 1968)

David Reese (Keyboards/Vocals)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Ian Thompson (Baritone Sax)

Ray Stone (Tenor Sax)

David Bush (Drums)

Reggie De Vere Bryan (Lead Vocals)

 

(October 1968)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Ian Thompson (Baritone Sax)

Ray Stone (Tenor Sax)

David Bush (Drums)

Reggie De Vere Bryan (Lead Vocals)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ) – David Reese retired from bands

 

(February 1969)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

Ian Thompson (Baritone Sax)

Ray Stone (Tenor Sax)

David Bush (Drums)

Reggie De Vere Bryan (Lead Vocals)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ) – Willy Blackmore to Pony Express

 

Change of Name to - Stone Idol (May 1969) – a progressive jazz/rock band

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

Ian Thompson (Baritone Sax)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

John Roberts (Tenor Sax) – Ray Stone and Reggie Bryan retired from bands

 

November 1969 Stone Idol turned professional and toured Switzerland and Germany

January 70 – April 70 backed Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon on a nationwide tour

 

(April 1970)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

John Roberts (Tenor Sax) – Ian Thompson to Good Habit

 

(May 1970)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

John Roberts (Tenor Sax)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar) – Willy rejoined from Pony Express

Phil Evans (Vocals) – (Phil was younger brother of Badfinger’s bass player Tom)

 

(July 1970)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals) – John Roberts to Good Habit

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Phil Evans (Vocals)

 

(August 1970)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Charlie Barber (Electric Piano / Vocals) - Phil Evans to various Swansea Bands

 

(October 1970)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

Lynn Phillips (Lead Vocals / Harmonica) – Charlie Barber formed own band

 

(February 1971)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

Willy Blackmore (Guitar)

John Ingroville (Lead Vocals / Harmonica) – Lynn Phillips reformed Kimla Taz with Paul Chapman (later of UFO) on lead guitar

 

Change of name to – Spike (March 1971) - a Penarth based heavy progressive rock band

 

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

Ed Griffith (Hammond Organ)

John Ingroville (Lead Vocals / Harmonica

Robert "Tich Beck" Gwillym – (Guitar / vocals) - Willy Blackmore to Charlie Barber Band and later Good Habit

Spike toured Germany / Switzerland from March 1971 – Dec 1971

 

(January 1972)

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

John Ingroville (Lead Vocals / Harmonica

Robert Gwillym (Guitars/ Vocals)

Steven Parr (Electric Piano) - Ed Griffith to various groups then retired from bands

 

Change of name to – Ingroville (March 1972) – Penarth Based Glam rock band

Adrian Angove (Bass/Vocals)

David Bush (Drums)

John Ingroville (Lead Vocals / Harmonica

Steven Parr (Electric Piano)

Michael Lloyd Jones – (Guitar / vocals) - Tich Gwillym retired from bands for 20 years, then reformed Kimla Taz (Died 20 June 2005 in a house fire)

After three years of playing most of the major Universities and stadium venues and appearing the national music press weekly, Ingroville were just days away from signing a four album deal with Polydor when the band sadly disbanded in June 1975 as the Management company Centa Artistes of Llanelli suddenly went into liquidation and all the Centa guarantored amplification and van were re-possessed outside Samantha’s discotheque in Swansea.

Notes: John Ingroville and Michael Lloyd Jones performed till 2003 in Cardiff as a club vocal duo under the name of "Déjà vu". Steven Parr moved to London and started a recording studio, now one the most successful studios in London called "Hear no Evil". Adrian Angove retired from bands, (after a brief spell with the Leo Sayer Band), for 22 years until joining Boston Band "Backtrackin" later "Déjà vu" (co-incidence, a different band to Mike and John’s) and "Crimson Ice", finally retiring with ill health in February 2004. Dave Bush retired from bands in 1975

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