The band was a regular at:
Top Twenty Hollinwood
Candy Club Newton Heath
G.P.O Club Manchester
Browns Dance Clubs Levenshulme, Stretford,
Sutton Social Club Gorton
Beat City Manchester.
Kevin Butterworth & Les Marsden
The Gorton and Openshaw Reporter May 7th 1965
Hi, it's Ray, former bass player with the Confederates.
When I joined the group in 1964/5 the main string of music was Beatles, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Swinging Blue Jeans, etc, we were difinitely into the '60s scene and not the Shadows.
The band changed it's name about 1965 to "Him & Us" - him being Roy.
I left the band to join the forces and played in a band called Random Selection in 1969/70. Alas this band only played out in the Persion Gulf, Sharjah & Dubai. Sorry to hear about Roy passing away. He was a great guy! Would like to hear from Les if he's still around.
Good luck to the Manchesterbeat