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1980s support slots/co-headliners include:



Joy Division (New Osborne Club, Manchester 1980 + ACR,  West Hampstead Moonlight club, London 1980 - the night they recorded ‘Sister Ray')

New Order (Princess Cinema, Blackpool 1982 -+ Section 25)

Durutti Column (Glasgow Nite Moves 1981 & 1982, Edinburgh Nite Club 1981 & 1982, Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki,1981, Old Students house, Helsinki 1981, Scala, London 1980, Lesser Free trade Hall Manchester 1981, UMIST, Manchester 1981, Rock garden 1981/2 Leicester Uni 1981)

Section 25 (1980: New Osborne Club, Manchester + Joy Division + ACR; London Scala + ACR + Durutti Column;ICA, London + ACR.

1982:Princess Cinema,Blackpool + New Order)

A Certain Ratio (ICA London 1980 and many of the above)

Roy Harper (Leicester University (Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd joined Harper for this one), Leeds University (Where some of my "FactoryQuartet" side was taped), University of Essex, Colchester; UMIST, Manchester; Town Hall, Birmingham; London Dominion, all 1980)

The Fall (Manchester Poly with John Peel as DJ, 1981)

Ben Watt (Croydon Warehouse theatre 1982)

Tracey Thorne / Marine Girls (Kingston Poly 1983)

The Monochrome set (Kingston Polytechnic 1983)

Attilla the Stockbroker (Kingston Polytechnic 1983)

The Sound (with whom I did a 12" EP) (Kingston Poly 1983)

Felt (The Fosseway, Leicester 1982)

Eyeless in Gaza (Fighting cocks, Birmingham, Spectrum, Leicester, Sheffield Leadmill - all 1983.)

In Embrace (Leics, Northampton, Chelsea 1982/83)

Showaddywaddy (De Montfort Hall, Leicester- AA show held for the Olympians competing in the Special Olympics at Leicester in 1989. I was compere- I also performed- and I got to say-no shout- something about "Rock'n'Roll and "Showaddywaddy" to a wild screaming 2,000+)


"Well - surely there's no one else who can have supported both Joy Division and Showaddywaddy !!..and, if nothing else I've had the honour of sharing bills with true greats like Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, Jackie Leven and Doll by Doll." Kevin Hewick, 1996.

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