Smirks

(Manchester late 76 – 80)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

Ok-UK 7” (Beserkley, BZZ-17) released Jun 78
Tracks: OK-UK, Streets

 

 

Rosemary 7” (Beserkley, BZZ-23) released Nov 78
Tracks: Rosemary, Up Eh Up

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Peter Baker Show session? Recorded 16-4-78 (Tracks unknown)

BBC John Peel session recorded 19-4-78
Tracks: Fool, Ok-UK, Banking with the banker, The island sea

BBC Kid Jensen session recorded 78? not transmitted?
Tracks: Rosemary, Up eh up, Julie Julie, Streets

Demos recorded Nov 78 unrelased LP “Andrew Jasper presents the Smirks” (Beserkley, BSERK-19)
Tracks: So happy, Falling out of love, Fool, Julie Julie, Little lady, Pro pro, Razzie snazzie lassie, Space city or, The devil inside, The island sea, Wasted passion

Get it Together TV Show recorded 5-12-78
Tracks: Rosemary, Up Eh Up

 

Further Information;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Smirks
http://thesmirks.com/index.shtml
http://lostbands.blogspot.co.uk/2006/10/smirks.html
http://www.classicrockmagazine.com/news/cult-heroes-no-40-the-smirks/

Line up:

Crabs
75 – late 76
Simon Miller (voc/gtr)
Neil Fitzpatrick (gtr)
Ian Morris (bass)

Smirks
late 76 – 80
Simon Miller (voc/gtr)
Neil Fitzpatrick (gtr)
Ian Morris (bass)
Mike Doherty (drms)
John Scott (gtr/sax)

Mike Doherty is ex-One Way Street, later in The Freshies.  Ian Morris also in Brownsville Banned
John Scott is ex-Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias & John Cooper Clarke

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
10/12/77 Globe, Salford (1st gig)
23/12/77 Rafters, Manchester
05/01/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
07/01/78 Eric’s, Liverpool (Stiff / Chiswick Challenge)
08/01/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
16/01/78 Band on The Wall, Manchester
08/02/78 Spurley Hey High School, Manchester
15/02/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
15/02/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
18/02/78 Farnborough Technical College
18/02/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London (?)
19/02/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
20/02/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
21/02/78 Tiffany’s, Shrewsbury
22/02/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
02/03/78 Castaways Club, Plymouth
03/03/78 Bristol University
04/03/78 Leicester University
07/03/78 York University
08/03/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
09/03/78 Preston Polytechnic
10/03/78 Aston University, Birmingham
11/03/78 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
12/03/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
12/03/78 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
14/03/78 Slough College
15/03/78 Cardiff University
17/03/78 Reading University
18/03/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
19/03/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
21/03/78 100 Club, Oxford Street, London
22/03/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
23/03/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
25/03/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
31/03/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
01/04/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
03/04/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
06/04/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
15/04/78 Good Mood, Halifax
16/04/78 Pete Baker Show (?)
20/04/78 Rock Garden, Covent Garden, London
21/04/78 Rafters, Manchester
24/04/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
25/04/78 Digby Stewart College, Roehampton
29/04/78 Loughborough University
01/05/78 West Cumbria College, Workington
03/05/78 Spurley Hey High School, Manchester
05/05/78 North Staffs Polytechnic, Stoke-on-Trent
11/05/78 York
12/05/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
22/05/78 Ritz, Manchester
23/05/78 Town Hall, Birmingham
24/05/78 Sherwood Rooms, Nottingham
25/05/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
27/05/78 Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
28/05/78 Mayfly Festival, Oxford
31/05/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
01/06/78 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
02/06/78 City Hall, Sheffield
02/06/78 JB’s Club, Dudley (?)
03/06/78 Hexagon Theatre, Reading
04/06/78 Locarno, Bristol
06/06/78 Garden, Penzance
10/06/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
15/06/78 F Club (Roots), Leeds
16/06/78 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
17/06/78 University of London (UCL)
19/06/78 Phoenix Theatre, Leicester
20/06/78 Plough Inn, Cheltenham
21/06/78 Porterhouse, Retford
22/06/78 York University
23/06/78 Leicester University
27/06/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
29/06/78 Worcester
30/06/78 Rafters, Manchester (Rabid Records Show)
06/07/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
15/07/78 Strangeways, Manchester
20/07/78 Nag’s Head, High Wycombe
21/07/78 JB’s Club, Dudley
22/07/78 Civic Hall, Middleton
23/07/78 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
24/07/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
25/07/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
27/07/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
29/07/78 Corn Exchange, Devizes
30/07/78 Regents Park Theatre, London
27/08/78 Groningen Festival, Holland
10/09/78 New Pop Festival, Rotterdam
28/09/78 Liverpool Polytechnic
29/09/78 Sheffield Polytechnic
30/09/78 Warwick University, Coventry
01/10/78 Manchester University
04/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
06/10/78 Lafayette Club, Wolverhampton
06/10/78 Plymouth Polytechnic (?)
07/10/78 Reading University
11/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
12/10/78 Leeds Polytechnic
13/10/78 Newcastle University, Canteen
14/10/78 Manchester University
15/10/78 Royal Standard, Bradford (*)
16/10/78 Carlton Club, Warrington
18/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
19/10/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
21/10/78 Portsmouth Polytechnic
26/10/78 Boogie Place, Norwich
27/10/78 Bristol University
28/10/78 University of London (LSE)
30/10/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
31/10/78 Aston University, Birmingham
01/11/78 Huddersfield Polytechnic
02/11/78 Russell Club, Manchester
03/11/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
04/11/78 Good Mood, Halifax
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date, venue or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear, gig cancelled and/or date moved
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