Home Brew

Steve Bayfield, Mick Marsh, Malcolm Marsh

By the end of the 1970s more pubs were having live music and the opportunity to get gigs greatly improved. In October 1979 I did a one off gig with Alan Shipgood, Mick and Malcolm Marsh and Tony Wright. Malcolm and Tony were already working as a duo in the East Hampshire area and were interested in developing a rock/pub band to run in parallel.

In March 1980 we started up again under the name Home Brew (quite amusing to see on the events boards in public houses!). We gigged from March to November, Mick Marsh and Nigel Watts-Plumkin played drums, Alan Shipgood on bass, I played second lead and rhythm guitar behind Malcolm's excellent lead guitar and backing vocal. Tony fronted the band as lead vocalist. The material we played were all cover versions, ranging from Dire Straits to Joe Cocker. The Hell's Angels regulars at the Coach & Horses in Farnham, Surrey seemed to like it !!!

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