Lew Lewis Band

(Southend, Essex 76 – 79)
Pub Rock, later known as Lew Lewis Reformer


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Boogie on the Street 7” (Stiff, BUY-5) released Oct 76
Tracks: Boogie on the Street, Caravan Man

Out for a lark 7” (United Artists, UP-36217) released Feb 77
Tracks: Out for a lark, Watch Yourself

Various Artists – Hits Greatest Stiffs LP (Stiff, FIST-1) released Sep 77
Tracks: Caravan Man

Lucky Seven 7” (Stiff, LEW-1) released Dec 78
Tracks: Lucky Seven, Night Talk

Various Artists – Stiff Records Box Set No. 1 10 x 7” (Stiff, BUY 1-10) released Nov 78
Tracks: Boogie on the street, Caravan Man


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Out For A Lark 7″ Acetate (United Artists) released/recorded 25-2-77
Tracks: Out For A Lark

Live 11-6-77 (Venue unknown)
Tracks: Boogie on the street, Do just what you want, High temperature, Messin’ with the kid, Night talk, One step town, Out for a lark, Watch yourself


Further Information;


Line ups:

Lew Lewis Band
Lew Lewis (voc)
John Sparks (bass)
Lee Brilleaux (gtr)

Lew Lewis Reformer #1
Lew Lewis (voc/harm)
Lee Green (gtr)
Pete Zear (gtr)
Johnny Ocean (bass)

Lew Lewis (voc/harm)
Rick Taylor (gtr)
Johnny Squirrel (bass)
Buzz Barwell (drms)
Bob Clouter (drms)

Pete Zear is also in The Jukes, Mickey Jupp‘s band, later solo
Lew Lewis is ex-Eddie & the Hot Rods
John Sparks & Lee Brilleaux are also in Dr Feelgood.
Buzz Barwell is ex-Deeno’s Marvels.  Bob Clouter is also in Mickey Jupp‘s band


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
19/12/76 Hammersmith Odeon, London
24/12/76 Kursaal Ballroom, Southend
24/01/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
30/01/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
18/02/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
25/02/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
27/03/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
31/03/77 Red Cow, Hammersmith Rd, London
25/04/77 Hammersmith Odeon, London
05/05/77 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
06/05/77 76 Club, Burton-on-Trent
07/05/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
13/05/77 Sports Centre, Bracknell
15/05/77 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
16/05/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
17/05/77 St Andrews Hall, Norwich
18/05/77 Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich
19/05/77 Hammersmith Odeon, London
20/05/77 Winter Gardens, Malvern
21/05/77 Salford University, Manchester
22/05/77 Theatre, Coventry
23/05/77 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
24/05/77 Queensway (Civic) Hall, Dunstable
25/05/77 Cinema, Grays
03/06/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
10/06/77 Paddocks, Canvey Island
11/06/77 (unknown)
23/06/77 Rebecca’s, Birmingham
25/06/77 JB’s Club, Dudley
15/07/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
28/07/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
17/08/77 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
25/08/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
17/09/77 Chelmsford Stadium
23/09/77 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
29/09/77 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
02/10/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
13/10/77 Bardots, Canvey Island
22/10/77 Bulmershe College of Further Education, Reading
23/10/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
20/04/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
22/10/78 Shrimpers Club, Southend
01/11/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
12/11/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
27/11/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved