Tony and Alan had both left the group, and George introduce us to a workmate of his called Terry McGeoch who fancied himself as a singer.
We auditioned him in the toilets(always the best acoustics) of some pub in Mersey Square Stockport, and two hours later we had our lead singer and the Belmonts were born. Later we changed our name because of a slight conflict with the American Group Dion & The Belmonts, and became The Boydells.
Stew, George, Terry and Eric toured the cabaret clubs of the north, and worked for a while with the Harry Gunn agency that also had the Karl Denver Trio on their books.
We did everything from stag nights at the Domino Club with an unknown Jimmy Tarbuck, and headlined at the same club with Ben E King.
We had regular work around the club circuit with the likes of Joe Brown, The Mindbenders, Sid & Eddie, and all the other regular club favourites.