(London late 76 – Jul 77)
originally called Mad Hatters


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Mike Batt with The Mad Hatters

House of the Clown 7″ (EPIC, S EPC-3752) released Oct 75
Tracks: House of the clown, Hang on sloopy

Mad Hatters

The Humphrey Song 7″ (EPIC, S EPC-4151) released Mar 76
Tracks: The Humphrey song, Loving you ain’t easy

Love Potion No. 9 7″ (EPIC, S EPC-4606) released Sep 76
Tracks: Love potion No. 9, Loser


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Mad Hatters

Capitol Radio session recorded 76 (Tracks unknown)


Demos recorded 77, CBS records (Tracks unknown)


Further Information;

Line up:

Chris Gent (voc/sax)
Ian Taylor (gtr)
Steve Parry (drms)
[Mike Batt]
[Chris Spedding]

Chris Gent is ex-Victor Brox Band, Sad Soul, Pressure (Manchester) and The Wombles, later in Rage
Steve Parry is ex-Lava, later Radio Stars
Ian Taylor later in Speedometers


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
21/06/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
29/06/77 Civic Hall, Middleton
02/07/77 Newbury College, Oxford Rd, London