Bees Make Honey

(London 71 – Oct 75, 76)
pub rock





Official Pre-79 Releases:


Knee Trembler 7″ (EMI, EMI 2078) released Oct 73
Tracks: Knee Trembler, Caldonia



Caldonia 7″ (EMI, 2C 008-95.007) released 73, France
Tracks: Caldonia, Knee Trembler



Music Every Night LP (EMI, EMC 3013) released 73
Tracks: Caldonia, Music Every Night, Knee Trembler, Kentucky Chicken Fry, Booterstown, Chinee’s Dead, Bloodshot Eyes , Blood Brother, Highway Song, My Rockin’ Days



Bees Make Honey 7″ EP (Charky, CEP-117) recorded Nashville Rooms, London 18-12-76, released Sep 77
Tracks: Sylvie, Namalee, Boogie Queen, Don’t Stop Now


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded c72-75
Tracks: Get On Board, Chinee’s Dead, Lead Me To The Water, Booterstown, The Hobo Song, Friends Of Dawn, Livin’ On The Road, Country Soul, Hanging On Hoping Strong, Get On Board, Don’t You Know

Nag’s Head, High Wycombe c73
Tracks: Caldonia

Demos recorded c73/74 (EMI) unreleased LP (tracks unknown)

Demos recorded 74 (DJM) unreleased LP (tracks unknown)

Nashville Rooms, London 18-12-76
Tracks: Tequila Sunrise, Company Man, Four Long Years, Sylvie, So Tired, Narmali, Caldonia, Stealin’, Boogie Queen, Don’t Stop Now, Crossroads, One More Saturday Night, Red Hot


Further Information;

Line ups:

71 – 72
Barry Richardson (bass/sax/voc)
Ruan O’Lochlainn (sax/keyb))
Deke O’Brien (gtr/voc)
Mick Molloy Mick Molloy (gtr)
Bob Siebenberg (drms)
[Gerry Hogan (gtr)]

72 – 74
Barry Richardson (bass/sax/voc)
Deke O’Brien (gtr/voc)
Mick Molloy Mick Molloy (gtr)
Fran Byrne (drms)
Rod Demick (gtr)
Malcolm Morley (keyb)

74 – Oct 75
Fran Byrne (drms)
Rod Demick (gtr)
Willy Finlayson (gtr)
Ed Deane (gtr)
Kevin McAlea (keyb)

Barry Richardson (bass/sax/voc)
Mick Molloy Mick Molloy (gtr)
Rod Demick (gtr)
Paul Atkinson (drms)

Barry Richardson is ex-Crickets, Alpine Seven, Bluesville, later in Barry Richardson Band
Mick Molloy is ex-Alpine Seven, Bluesville
Ruan O’Locklainn later solo, St James Gate, Riff Raff (also recorded with Radiators From Space (cMay-Jul 78))
Deke O’Brien is ex-Alpine Seven, Bluesville, Chosen Few, later in Nightbus, Stepaside
Bob Siebenberg later in St James Gate, Supertramp
Rod Demick is ex-Screaming Lord Sutch, Wheels, Demick & Armstrong, later in Meal Ticket
Malcolm Morley is ex-Help Yourself, later in Man, Plummet Airlines, Wreckless Eric‘s band
Willy Finlayson is ex-Writing On The Wall, later in Meal Ticket
Ed Deane is ex-Blueshouse, Granny’s Intentions, Woods Band, Skid Row, later in Il Barritz (France), Graham Parker & the Rumour, Fallen Angels
Kevin McAlea is ex-Real McCoy, Skid Row, later with Kate Bush’s band, Barclay James Harvest
Fran Byrne later in Ace
Paul Atkinson later in 48 Hours
Gerry Hogan later in Brewers Droop, Dave Edmund‘s band


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
10/09/71 Blues & Progessive Festival, Buxton
02/08/72 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
10/02/73 University of East Anglia, Norwich
15/02/73 Savoy Theatre, Limerick
02/06/73 Civic Hall, Dunstable
05/07/73 Maidstone Technical College
21/07/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
29/07/73 Global Village, Charing Cross, London
31/08/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
08/09/73 Clarences, Halifax
18/09/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
29/09/73 University of London (LSE)
02/10/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
06/10/73 University of East Anglia, Norwich
16/10/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
09/11/73 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
27/11/73 Country Club, Kirklevington
29/11/73 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
30/11/73 Bedford College
01/12/73 Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry
05/12/73 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
07/12/73 Oxford Polytechnic
08/12/73 Eastbourne College
11/12/73 Musters Hotel, Nottingham
13/12/73 Great Hall, Penglas
16/12/73 Queens Hotel, Southend
17/12/73 Nags Head, High Wycombe
19/12/73 Royal Grammer School, High Wycombe
20/12/73 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
21/12/73 Sundown, Edmonton, London
26/02/74 Newlands Tavern, Stuart Rd, London
11/05/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
20/05/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/07/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
20/08/74 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
14/09/74 JB’s Club, Dudley
16/10/74 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
17/11/74 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
03/12/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
04/12/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
12/12/74 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff
17/12/74 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
02/01/75 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
07/01/75 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
12/01/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
05/02/75 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
08/02/75 Brunel University, Uxbridge
04/03/75 Bradford University
22/03/75 Friars, Aylesbury
25/03/75 Golden Lion, Fulham, London
05/05/75 Kensington, Russell Gardens, London
09/05/75 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
10/05/75 JB’s Club, Dudley
30/05/75 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
30/09/76 Kensington, Russell Gardens, London
03/10/76 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
10/10/76 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
17/10/76 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
06/12/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
15/12/76 Brecknock, Camden Rd, London
18/12/76 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
21/01/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
24/01/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
27/01/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
24/03/77 Nags Head, High Wycombe
23/04/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
06/05/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
07/05/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
08/05/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
19/05/77 Kensington Hotel, London
21/05/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
28/05/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
29/05/77 Torrington, Finchley, London
02/07/77 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
03/07/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London
06/07/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
09/07/77 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
10/07/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
01/08/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
24/09/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
30/09/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
01/10/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
12/10/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
16/10/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
21/10/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
22/10/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
23/10/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
30/10/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
03/11/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
03/11/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
04/11/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
02/12/77 Rochester Castle, Stoke Newington
09/12/77 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
10/12/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
16/11/78 Pegasus, Stoke Newington (Barry Richardson Band)