Zhain

(Leeds / London / Hull 73 – 78)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Zhain

Various Artists – Raw Deal! LP (Raw, RAWL-1) released 77
Tracks: Get ready

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

“Qyl”

Demo recorded May 75 Holyground studios
Tracks: I feel I’m down, The dawning of another age, Curious

 

Further Information;

http://www.johnmilner.me.uk/

Line ups:

Zhain #1
Feb – Jul 73
John Milner (gtr/voc)
Rocky Norton (bass)
Tony Carter (drms)

#2
Oct 73 – 74
Keith Jordan (voc)
John Milner (gtr/voc)
Tony Carter (drms)
Rocky Norton (bass)

Qyl
75 – 76
John Milner (gtr/voc)
Ken Gadd (gtr/voc)
Tom Boyle (bass)
Andy Thornton (drms)

Zhain #3
Jul 77 – Sep 78
Keith Jordan (voc)
John Milner (gtr/voc)
Rocky Norton (bass)
John Morrow (drms)

Hots
78 – Oct 79
John Milner (gtr/voc)
Martin Atkins (drms)
Phil Hardy (gtr)
Geoff Smyth (gtr)
Pete Jones (bass)

Martin Atkins is ex-Pigface, Blonde, Mynd, later in PiL
John Milner later in Stolen Pets, Pete Jones is ex-Bogart
John Milner, Rocky Norton, Tony Carter are ex-Bone
Rock Norton & Tony Carter are also in Dead Fingers Talk

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
Qyl
15/10/75 Black Swan, Sheffield
16/10/75 Manchester Hotel, Hull
17/10/75 Arts Centre, Kandal
18/10/75 Leeds Polytechnic
19/10/75 Scott Hall Tavern, Leeds
20/10/75 City Tavern, Bradford
24/10/75 Plough, Peterborough
25/10/75 Staging Post, Leeds
27/10/75 Lion Hotel, Warrington
30/10/75 Seven Stars, Heywood
03/11/75 Brannigans, Leeds
04/11/75 Fforde Grene Hotel, Leeds
08/11/75 Rose & Crown, Dewsbury
10/11/75 Norman Hotel, Normanton
14/11/75 Shoulder of Mutton, Halifax
15/11/75 Staging Post, Leeds
16/11/75 Bold Street Club, Accrington
21/11/75 Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton
23/11/75 Sacha’s, Filey
29/11/75 Plaza, St Helens
30/11/75 Golden Bowl, Eckington
13/01/76 Mardi Gras, Blackpool
17/01/76 Greyhound, Cromform
18/01/76 Seven Stars, Heywood
20/01/76 Tiffany’s, Hull
22/01/76 Shaftsbury Hotel, Leeds
23/01/76 Manchester Hotel, Hull
24/01/76 Ocean Club, Hornsea
25/01/76 Staging Post, Leeds
26/01/76 Tavern in the Town, Bradford
12/03/76 Newcastle Polytechnic
Zhain
15/06/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
10/08/74 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
29/07/77 Vikings Hotel, Goole
02/08/77 Bridge House, Canning Town, London
03/08/77 Brecknock, Camden Rd, London
04/08/77 Crown Hotel, Eastleigh
05/08/77 Royal Hotel, Luton
06/08/77 Greyhound, Fulham Palace Road, London
07/08/77 Bluebell, Bolsover
09/08/77 Coach House, Huddersfield
11/08/77 Maxim’s, Barrow-In-Furness
14/08/77 Boat Club, Nottingham
15/08/77 Dixieland Showbar, Colwyn Bay
19/08/77 Electric Circus, Manchester
22/08/77 Tiffany’s, Hull
22/01/78 Duke of Lancaster, New Barnet, London
23/02/78 Strathclyde University, Glasgow
24/02/78 Aberdeen Technical College
28/04/78 Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh
29/04/78 Kirkaldy College of Technology
08/06/78 United Club, Kormforth
10/06/78 Golden Eagle, Blythe
30/06/78 Manor Hotel, Bridgewater
01/07/78 Tavern Club, Dorchester
07/07/78 Traveller’s Rest, Macclesfield
20/07/78 Tidal Basin Tavern, Canning Town, London
20/07/78 Tiffany’s, Halesowen (?)
21/07/78 Ipswich
22/07/78 Tam O’Shanter, Chatham
23/07/78 Griffin, Bury St Edmunds
24/07/78 Club, Thornley
25/07/78 Cottage Theatre, Cumbernauld
27/07/78 Glasgow
08/08/78 Triad Leisure Centre, Bishop’s Stortford
10/08/78 Gaiety Bar, Hanley
12/08/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
13/08/78 City Tavern, Chelmsford
18/08/78 Winning Post, York
22/08/78 Limit Club, Sheffield
24/08/78 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
25/08/78 Porterhouse, Retford
26/08/78 Oldham
27/08/78 Bank Hall Club, Burnley
28/08/78 Tracey’s, Redditch
30/08/78 Pegasus, Stoke Newington
(?) = 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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