Kursaal Flyers

(Southend, Essex Oct 73 – late 77)
Pub Rock.

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Chocs Away! LP (UK Records, 2330101) released Apr 75
Tracks: Pocket money, Hit Records, Kung Fu, Tennessee, Chocs Away, Speedway, Brakeman, Now I’m Back, Yellow Sox, Silver Wings, Cross Country

Chocs Away 7” (UK Records, 201 2001) released Jun 75
Tracks: Chocs Away, Speedway

Hit Records 7” (UK Records, 116) released Nov 75
Tracks: Hit Records, Brakeman

Great Artiste LP (UK Records, 2330 106) Recorded Aug 75, released Feb 76
Tracks: Ugly guys, The great artiste, Fall like the rain, Cruisin’ for love, Back to the book, Palais de danse, Pain and misery, Hypochondriac, Television, Drinking alone

Cruisin’ for love 7” (UK Records, 129) released Mar 76
Tracks: Cruisin’ for love, slimmin’ (for the women)

Little does she know 7” (CBS, CBS-4689) released Oct 76
Tracks: Little does she know, drinking socially

Golden Mile LP (CBS, CBS-81622) recorded July/Aug 76, released Oct 76
Tracks: Little does she know, One arm bandit, Drinking socially, Two left feet, Modern lovers, Street of the music, Radio romance, When the band’s on the stand, Detroit tin, Third finger left hand, Ready to go

Various Artists – The Greatest Rock n Soul Sensations LP (Polydor, 2480 306) released 76, Germany
Tracks: Pocket Money

Radio Romance 7” (CBS, CBS-4973) released Feb 77
Tracks: Radio Romance, Girl talk

Five Live Kursaals LP (CBS, 82253) recorded live 3/4-5-77, Marquee, London. Released Jul 77
Tracks: Original model, Yellow Sox, Pocket money, Cruisin’ for love, The sky’s falling in on our love, Little does she know, Street of the music, TV Dinners, Speedway, Revolver, On my mind, Anna, Friday on my mind

The sky is falling in on our love 7” (CBS, CBS-5498) released Aug 77
Tracks: The sky is falling in on our love, Revolver

TV Dinners (live) 7” (CBS, CBS-5706) released 77, recorded live 3/4-5-77 at the Marquee, London. Promo
Tracks: TV Dinners (live), Revolver (live)

Television Generation 7” (CBS, CBS-5771) released Oct 77. *recorded live 3/4-5-77, Marquee, London
Tracks: Television Generation, Revolver (live)*

Various Artists – The Super Groups: 20 Explosive Hits! LP (Ronco, RTL-2023) released 77
Tracks: Little does she know

Various Artists – Black and White Connection LP (Valer records, VRTV1CT) released 77
Tracks: Little does she know

Various Artists – Sounds Like a good album to Us: The Sounds Album LP (CBS, SOUND-2) released 77
Tracks: Original model

Paul Shuttleworth

Mixed-up Shock-up Girl 7” (EPIC, S EPC-6117) recorded Jan 78, released Apr 78
Tracks: Mixed-up Shock-up Girl, Take-away love

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demos recorded Nov 75 – Sep 77
Tracks: Walking to School (Nov 75), The questionnaire (Apr 77), Everything but a heartbeat (Sep 77), Girlfriend kinda guy (Sep 77), Girls that don’t exist (Sep 77)

Paris Theatre, London, 75
Tracks: Now I’m back, Yellow sox, Fall like the rain, Palais de dance, Hit records, Speedway, Cross country

Reading Festival 24-8-75 (Tracks unknown)

Robert Gordon College Aberdeen 21-11-75 (Tracks unknown)

BBC TV documentary aired 21-2-76, ‘So you want to be a rock and roll star?’ included footage from a number of gigs.

Supersonic TV Show Nov 76
Tracks: Little does she know

Supersonic TV Show Mar 77
Tracks: Little does she know, Radio Romance

Musikladen TV Show Feb 77
Tracks: Little does she know

So it Goes Concert Series, broadcast 15-5-77, Live
Tracks: One arm bandit, Pocket money, Yellow sox, Street of the music, Radio Romance, Speedway, Little does she know

Paul Shuttleworth

Unreleased 7″ EPIC records, recorded summer 78, Wessex studios
Tracks: Just one smile, Say hello

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kursaal_Flyers
http://www.kursaalflyers.net (now defunct)
http://www.willbirch.com
http://www.graemedouglas.co.uk
http://www.southendpunk.com/html/kursaalf.html

Line ups:

#1
Oct 73 – 74
Paul Shuttleworth (voc)
Richie Bull (banjo)
Will Birch (drms)
Graeme Douglas (gtr)
Dave Hatfield (bass)

#2
74 – early 77
Paul Shuttleworth (voc)
Richie Bull (banjo)
Will Birch (drms)
Graeme Douglas (gtr)
Vic Collins (gtr)
Chris Underhill (drms)

#3
early – late 77
Paul Shuttleworth (voc)
Richie Bull (bass)
Will Birch (drms)
John Wicks (gtr)
Barry Martin (gtr)

Graeme Douglas, Paul Shuttleworth & Will Birch are ex-Surly Bird
Graeme Douglas is also ex-Eddie & the Blizzards, later in Eddie & the Hot Rods.
Will Birch & John Wicks joined The Records.
Barry Martin is ex-Hamsters
Chris Underhill later in Warsaw Pakt

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
02/74      Blue Boar, Southend (1st gig)
12/10/74 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
02/11/74 Clarences, Halifax
11/11/74 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
18/11/74 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
22/11/74 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
07/12/74 North East London Polytechnic
11/12/74 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
15/12/74 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
18/12/74 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
28/12/74 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury
28/12/74 Friars (Assembly Hall), Aylesbury
09/01/75 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
13/01/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington
17/01/75 Southend College of Technology
21/01/75 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
25/01/75 JB’s Club, Dudley
03/02/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
10/02/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
17/02/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
24/02/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
04/03/75 Golden Lion, Fulham, London
07/03/75 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
09/03/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
10/03/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
29/03/75 Clarences, Halifax
14/04/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
15/04/75 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
09/05/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
09/05/75 New Victoria Theatre, Wilton Rd, London
09/06/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
12/07/75 Village Roundhouse, Dagenham
13/07/75 Winning Post, Whitton, Twickenham
14/07/75 Corby
18/07/75 Penthouse, Scarborough
21/08/75 Queen’s Hotel, Southend
23/08/75 Reading Festival
05/09/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
04/10/75 University of Essex, Colchester
16/10/75 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
16/10/75 Town Hall, Stourbridge
01/11/75 Ewell Technical College, Epsom
02/12/75 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
07/12/75 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
11/01/76 Kingston Polytechnic, London
13/01/76 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
21/01/76 University of East Anglia, Norwich
11/02/76 Leeds University
14/02/76 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend
14/03/76 Auditorium Paul Emile Janson, Isxelles, Belgium
21/08/76 Arenes du Plumaçon, Mont-de-Marsan
05/09/76 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
21/10/76 Town Hall, Cheltenham
22/10/76 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
23/10/76 Kingston Polytechnic, London
25/10/76 Oxford Polytechnic
26/10/76 Town Hall, Hove
29/10/76 Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry
30/10/76 University of East Anglia, Norwich
02/11/76 Colston Hall, Bristol
03/11/76 Johnson Hall, Yeovil
04/11/76 Festival Theatre, Paignton
05/11/76 Plymouth College of St Mark & St John
06/11/76 Brunel University, Uxbridge
10/11/76 Town Hall, Birmingham
11/11/76 New Victoria Theatre, Wilton Rd, London
12/11/76 Pavilion, West Runton
13/11/76 Loughborough University
14/11/76 Theatre, Harrogate
16/11/76 Civic Hall, Guildford
17/11/76 Liverpool, University
18/11/76 City Hall, Newcastle
19/11/76 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
20/11/76 Manchester University
23/11/76 Music Hall, Aberdeen
24/11/76 City Hall, Glasgow
26/11/76 Leeds Polytechnic
27/11/76 City Hall, St Albans
28/11/76 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
03/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
04/05/77 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
07/05/77 Leicester
08/05/77 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
09/05/77 Middlesbrough
11/05/77 Basildon
12/05/77 Cardiff
13/05/77 Salford
14/05/77 Bolton
25/06/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
26/06/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
05/07/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
12/07/77 Royal Spa, Bridlington
04/08/77 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
05/08/77 Pavilion, West Runton
18/08/77 Garden, Penzance
30/09/77 Southampton University
01/10/77 Chequers, Barnstaple
02/10/77 Fiesta Club, Plymouth
03/10/77 Bath University
05/10/77 Unity Hall, Wakefield
06/10/77 St Andrew’s University, Fife
07/10/77 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
08/10/77 Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
09/10/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
14/10/77 Aberystwyth University
15/10/77 Birmingham University
16/10/77 Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London (*)
19/10/77 Keele University, Newcastle under Lyme
20/10/77 Leeds Polytechnic
21/10/77 Penthouse, Scarborough
22/10/77 Bangor University
23/10/77 Top Rank, Sheffield
24/10/77 Civic Hall, Guildford
26/10/77 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
27/10/77 Warwick University, Coventry
28/10/77 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
29/10/77 Manchester University (UMIST)
31/10/77 Outlook Club, Doncaster
04/11/77 Bristol University
06/11/77 Night Spot, Bedford
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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