REAL BY REEL
ROCK
GALLERY AND JUKEBOX

Real By Reel were formed after Playground Heroes were disbanded. The first line-up was Murray Torkildsen, guitar/vocals, Tim Boulton, drums, Mark Adnitt, guitar and vocals and Peter Noone on bass. Austin Stack replaced Peter on bass soon after first demo was made. Version three was to become the "classic" Real By Reel line-up. Austin, Murray and Tim were to become one of the biggest bands in Harlow at the time. They were often to be joined by Matt Randall on keyboards. Drummers, Grant Bowden, Jim Kimberly and Andy Maxwell were in later line-ups. Split at the end of the 80's

The Classic Realies...Austin, Murray and Tim
SEE ALSO CARTE BLANCHE/TOPAZ/PLAYGROUND HEROES/REDWOODS/AUSTINS SHIRTS/DAS AND CHAVE/JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND
Real By Reel demo tape

 

RED EXPRESS
BLUES SOUL ROCK
GALLERY

1970's soul/blues band. Originally consisted of Bill Sharpe, keyboards, Jumbo Barker, bass, Brian Wren, drums, Larraine Odell, vocals, Malcolm Tagg-Randall, saxaphone and Mark Jackson on guitars.

Various members went on to start Shakatak (who had a couple of hits) or join bands such as Between The Lines whilst Brian Wren had come from the recently disbanded White Mule.

They still play the occasional gig together.

Red Express circa '78
SEE ALSO WHITE MULE/BETWEEN THE LINES/SNOWY WOOD/THREE BLOCKS WEST
First line-up. 1974

 

RESPECT
SOUL ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Respect were Clifford Page, bass, Andy Cleall, guitar and vocals, Jo Sullivan, vocals, BB Weston, percussion, Keith Brown, drums and Matt Randall on keys. They recruited Neil McLeay on second guitar and Alan Mead on drums after Matt and Keith left the band. Alan was then replaced by Keith again before Alan replaced Keith. Again.

The final line-up saw Rod Lambert on vocal duties.

 

Respect at Miners Benefit gig at Square
SEE ALSO THE PHAROAHS/ONE TO ONE/TRIPLE X/WILD WEST/REAL BY REEL/HEARTLAND/BLUE MURDER/OPM
Respect demo cover

 

RETRAPHONE
INDIE PSYCHEDELIC ROCK
JUKEBOX AND GALLERY

Retraphone formed in August '07 when Dan Thomas and Chris Rouxel began writing music together. Soon after that, they recruited Rob McCabe and Elliot Tooley to complete the lineup.

The band recorded a 2-track EP and started building a local following in 2008.

Retraphone are, Sam Jalabadi, guitar, Matt East, drums, Rob McCabe, bass, Chris Rouxel, guitar and Dan Thomas on vocals.

They are currently in 2009 Rock Contest.

Retraphone live at The Square
SEE ALSO ANARCHAOS/ANARKAOS
Retraphone at Quatroz

 

REVOLVER
ROCK
GALLERY

Revolvers members were David Walsh on guitar, Haaris Ali, on guitar, Dom McCrindle on drums and Greg Williams on vocals.

David and Haaris would later go on to form WorldOnFire

The young Mr Walsh
SEE ALSO WORLDONFIRE/POGOSTICK DRIVEBY/NEUROTICS/THE SEMINALS
and young Mr Haaris

 

RIOTOUS ASSEMBLY
MELODIC ROCK
GALLERY

Riotous Assembly were formed between The Wild West and Austins Shirts sometime in the early 80's.

They were Gary Noone, guitar and vocals, Richard Holgarth on guitars and vocals, Nick French on drums, Martin Wheeldon on bass and Mark Thomas on guitar.

This was essentially the line-up of the first Austins Shirts.

Richard and Gary in harmony at Tree Launch
SEE ALSO JOHN OTWAY BIG BAND/GO NO GO/DEVIANT AMPS/SNOWY WOOD/AUSTINS SHIRTS/DEVIANT AMPS
Martin Wheeldon at Wattsfest 2008

 

RISQUE
POP ROCK
GALLERY

Risque were Billy Holmes on guitar and vocals, Charlie Hanrahan on drums, Gary Drake on guitar and Steve Lawrie on bass.

Charlie left to be replaced by Alan Mead in 1986/7

They entered the 1986 Rock competition and reached the finals. They entered in 1987 but this time around they failed to reach finals.

Billy Holmes
SEE ALSO ACID QUEAN/HEARTLAND/BLUE MURDER/RESPECT
Alan Mead (we think)

 

ROADWORKS
ROCK
LINE UP DEL PRIEST, GUTAR AND VOCALS/NEIL MCDONALD, DRUMS/MIKE SMITH, KEYBOARDS/JOHN RICHARDSON, BASS/GARY SPENCER, GUITAR AND VOCALS
SEE ALSO MAD CHATEAUX/BEDROCK STATION

 

ROMAN HOLLIDAY
POP
GALLERY

Roman Holliday were a mid 80's Harlow band that charted a couple of times.

Roman Holliday were Brian Bonhomme, guitar and vocals, Simon Cohen on drums, Robert Lambert on saxaphone, Steve Lambert on guitar and vocals and Peter Noone on bass.

Their single "Don't Try To Stop It" reached number 14 in the charts in 1983. It reached 63 in the US charts.

Still big in Japan they still do the odd gig.

Roman Holliday circa 1983
SEE ALSO BLUE MURDER/HEARTLAND/REAL BY REEL/X EFFEX/WILD WEST
That chart topping cover

 

ROMAN WILDERNESS
ROCK
JUKEBOX
LINE UP MARK SIMMONS, BASS/PAUL BARWELL, GUITAR/JASON GRACE, GUITAR/KARIL WATSON, KEYBOARDS/RICHARD WOOD, DRUMS/ROB BARWELL, VOCALS