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
05/07/73 Maidstone Technical College
21/07/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
31/08/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
08/09/73 Clarences, Halifax
18/09/73 JB’s Club, Dudley
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
21/12/73 Sundown, Edmonton, 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
04/03/75 Bradford University
22/03/75 Friars, Aylesbury
09/05/75 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
10/05/75 JB’s Club, Dudley
30/05/75 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, 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 Room, Kensington, London
18/12/76 Nashville Room, 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, Upper Street, Islington
07/05/77 Nags Head, High Wycombe
08/05/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
28/05/77 Hope & Anchor, Upper Street, Islington
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 Room, Kensington, London
24/09/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, 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
10/12/77 Nashville Room, Kensington, London