Roy D. Spencer and Associates

Roy pictured on left with Geoff Wilson
(Rumble Fat Band) at Strawberry Studios

 



Whilst managing the Uptown Line, Roy became associated with Kevin Lane who was resident DJ at the newly opened Majestic Club on Deansgate, Manchester . As a result they became responsible for booking the groups for the Majestic.

The agency developed representing The Rumble Fat Band and The Phoenix City Smash. A significant event was having both bands on the same bill at the prestigious New Century Hall on a Saturday night, (usually featuring the current chart topper of the time).

RDSA also arranged the UK tour of a top Irish folk group of the time, The Go Lucky Four, who had a No 1 in Ireland with "Up Went Nelson".

Roy also promoted a number of disco's in conjunction with DJ Kenny Edmunds, including Handforth Civic Hall and Worsley Court House. A weekly folk club in a Cheshire pub was another activity.

As a result of providing support groups to Kennedy Street Artistes, Roy established a working relationship with Barry Perkins.

When Barry left Kennedy Street to set up his own agency - Barry Perkins Organisation - he invited Roy to join him.

When Barry moved away from the area Roy went to work for Mecca . He was then approached by Pleasurama to manage the Raith Ballroom in Kirkaldy, Fife , which at the time was reputed to be the largest ballroom in Scotland .

After returning to England Roy worked for a publicity company specialising in the entertainment sector for 5 years, before moving out of the industry.

Sample RDSA commission note for Phoenix City Smash Band - click to view

Arystes roster for Roy D Spencer and Associates - click to view


   

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