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;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bees_Make_Honey
https://web.archive.org/web/20070804201212/http://www.siebenberg.com:80/beesmake.html
http://www.irishrock.org/irodb/bands/beesmakehoney.html

Line ups:

#1
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)]

#2
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)

#3
74 – Oct 75
Fran Byrne (drms)
Rod Demick (gtr)
Willy Finlayson (gtr)
Ed Deane (gtr)
Kevin McAlea (keyb)

#4
76
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

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