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The Badger Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!) (73* d) RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!) 12 Nov 05


A really great band. I had the pleasure of presenting them several times when I was running the Sun Inn FC at Doncaster in the late 70's early 80's. Always a full house night. They split at the top after a final performance at Stainsby Folk Festival - should have been 45mins - lasted 2 hours! They marquee was that packed we wouldn't let them off as we knew it was the last chance to see them on stage - marvellous concert.

Derek had been having increasing hearing problems and performing was becoming more and more difficult for him, so they set a date to call it a day. The 'chemistry' between them was such that it would have been impossible for one member to leave and be replaced and the band still be "Roaring Jelly". They left behind a legacy of many hours of great entertainment for thousands of people at festivals and in folk clubs.

The band was Clive Harvey, Derek Pearce and Mick Hennessy.

Recordings : Golden Grates - Free Reed FRR013. This includes the "Mansfield Royal Visit" and the advice to play it at 78rpm "It'll be over quicker".

             In the Roar - with the tasteful nude cover photo. This includes "Valerie Wilkins", "Christmas in Australia" and "Not for the Soul" - the song about love going bad.

Six Hands in Tempo - another great band I had the pleasure of presenting - was Steve Bailey, Alan Harris, and Dave Proctor.


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