I was invited to join Harbour Lights in the early 1970's.
We were the resident band at Bredbury Hall Country Club. The line up consisted of highly talented Brian Higham on lead vocals and guitar, the equally talented Brian Lewis also lead voacals and guitar, the infamous Griff Bailey on bass and Rick Henshaw on drums.
Later brother Steve Henshaw who had played with Shane Fenton and the Fentones and Les Bluesettes, shared the gigs with me on alternate weeks.
The club had seven bars and often during our spot, we'd hear over the tannoy, " Pound Notes to Bar One, Pound Notes to Bar One".
They used to have the "Stockings and Suspenders Contest", for young or occasionally older ladies willing to give a flash, with a bottle of Bubbly as the prize. Needless to say the lads packed in.
Other line up's included Bill on Bass when Griff moved on and Glynn on Keyboards when Brian Lewis went on the Cliff Richard Tour of Japan.
Brian H now lives on Anglesey and we are again in touch.
I was chuffed to receive this photo from Brian proving I was with the Harbour Lights and proud to have been so.
Here is a pic of Brian and myself taken at Bredbury Hall probably in 1975.
We also gigged as The Country Gentlemen and Gentle Pulse.
Brian H got myself and Brian Lewis on the Big Jim Sullivan Roadshow. We were as a trio and went down really well. See BJS section on my site.
One gig we did at Manchester Airport rusulted in us meeting Tommy Cooper who had us in stitches.
Pictured right: Rick Henshaw, Brian Higham, Griff Bayley. Looks like Brian is about to "invest" the groups wages!