The Story Continued..
At this time I started guitar lessons at the Holy Ghost Parish
Centre under the guidance of Dave Morton & within a year
we had a group. The Junior Musical Express. Along with
John Cahill, Jim O'Leary, Danny Considine & Jez O'Callaghan
I think we did 3 gigs & 1 talent competition (we came 3rd)
Not long afterwards I was asked (or rather my mum was
asked) if I could stand in for a local semi - pro outfit called
Mary & the Nightingales..Very much a family band it was
fronted by Mary Pender who had appeared on TV in Junior
Showtime & was a classically trained singer. Also in the band
at various times over the years were her sisters, her
boyfriend, their boyfriends etc, I'm sure you get the picture
? (Mick her Dad was the manager/driver) Although the name
did eventually change to Spectrum I stayed for nearly 10
years before heading down the professional road. (my
replacement was David Arnold now of 007 James Bond fame)
That kind of takes us up to the photo gallery.
As more photos become available I'll fill in the blanks with
other bits & pieces that have happened to me over the
years. Whether you find this interesting or not time will tell,
but for me it's kind of therapeutic remembering lots of good
people & things that have influenced my life so far.