MEATLOAF AT MARYS ROX BOGNOR.

BOGNOR ROX-SUNDAYS LINE-UP

SUNDAY 13.00 – 22.30 ARENA.SEPTEMBER 19TH.
THE PENNY BLACK CHOIR
CAPTURED
SAMTANA
THE SOUL SUSPECTS
THE GIRLS
MULATONES
MEATLOAF AT MARYS
THE MOVE-ONS
SARAH SAVILLE & Band
MURDOCHS CRAZY EYES
THE FABULOUS FUG BAND
TALES OF GEORGE
FROM THE JAM

SUNDAY 13.00 – 18.45 U STAGE
KIM SLADE
THE MICK KOUMIS PROJECT
JOHNNY RAM
SONYA
RUFUS
SOUNDITIONS
MAL SIMMS
DAKOTA VI
FEVER KING
GO BANANAS

SUNDAY 13.00 – 18.45 ROX GARDENS
SYDNEY TULLETT
McMURDO SOUND
ALAN & STEWART
ROBYN JOYCE
NYODEMA DRUMMERS
RELUCTANT BODHRAN
PETE ENGLISH & MAGDA TAYLOR
& more TBA

THIS WAS THE LINE UP ON THE MAIN STAGE FOR A FREE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL WHICH TOOK PLACE ON THE 18TH AND 19TH OF SEPTEMBER.IT WAS BACK IN 1989 THAT THE FIRST EVER ROX TOOK PLACE ON BOGNOR REGIS SEAFRONT WHICH FEATURED A HALF A DOZEN LOCAL BANDS AND WHICH WAS ATTENDED BY AROUND 150 PEOPLE.THE IMPROMPTU STAGE HAD BEEN ERECTED ON THE PROMENADE AS A DIRECT PROTEST AT THE LACK OF VENUES FOR LIVE MUSIC IN THE AREA-PARTICULARLY FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE.
THE BAND I HAD TRAVELLED TO SEE ARE LOCAL TO SHOREHAM-BY-SEA AND BRIGHTON AND PERFORM REGULARLY IN AND AROUND THE AREA.
MEATLOAF AT MARYS ARE NOT YOUR REGULAR BAND SET-UP.THE MIXTURE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND ARE FROM DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE MUSICAL SPECTRUM,CULMINATING TO MAKE A FABULOUS ROCK/SKA SOUND WHICH CATCHES YOU BY SURPRISE,BUT IT WORKS AND WORKS WELL.
SO THE STAGE WAS SET TO WHAT ENDED UP BEING A GREAT DAY AND NIGHT OUT.
THE BAND AND ITS ENTOURAGE HEADED FOR BOGNOR REGIS,EARLY,AS THERE WAS SOME TRAVELLING INVOLVED,AND NEEDED TO BE THERE FOR SOUNDCHECK AND READY TO ROCK FOR 16:50.ARRIVING IN BOGNOR LOADED DOWN WITH SUPPLIES AND FX PEDDLES WE MADE OUR WAY TO THE SEAFRONT AND THE GIG.
THE ROX ARENA STAGE WAS IN A HOTELS GARDENS AND HOUSED ABOUT 5,000 PEOPLE.
MEATLOAF AT MARYS TAKE TO THE STAGE.THE LEAD GUITARIST,THE SAXOPHONIST,THE BASS PLAYER,THE TRUMPET PLAYER,THE DRUMMER AND THE OTHER TRUMPET PLAYER,MINUS “ROB PRICE”,(WHO I WILL LATER STEAL HIS IDENTITY GET BACKSTAGE AND EVENTUALLY MEET THE GREATEST BASSIST OF ALL TIME,BRUCE FOXTON),ALL COMING TOGETHER FOR WHAT WAS AN ENERGETIC AND TIGHT PERFORMANCE,WHICH HAD THE CROWD IN RAPTURES.FOR A BAND THAT HAVE BEEN PERFORMING FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS THEY HAVE PRETTY MUCH NAILED IT.GREAT SET.
IM NOT SO SURE ABOUT THE AUTOGRAPH HUNTERS,DID IT HAPPEN, DIDN’T IT HAPPEN?WHO KNOWS.X
IT WAS THEN AFTER THE SET THAT THE DAY EXPLODED INTO PARTY CITY CENTRAL,WITH THE BAND TAKING THE LEAD.

MEETING BRUCE,BACKSTAGE CAPPED OFF WHAT HAD BEEN A GREAT DAY,SEEING AND HEARING BANDS FROM ALL ACROSS SUSSEX.

SO I JUST LIKE TO SAY A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO ANDY BEARCROFT,DAVE WILL AND DAN BROOKS FROM MEATLOAF AT MARYS FOR A GREAT DAY.NICE ONE BOYS.

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Meatloaf at mary’s @ the crab tree inn, Shoreham-by-sea

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