#19. The Fighting Cocks Pub,
With our aged
guitarist, the new Bionic Man (or is that Moronic Man?), surviving his
recent lobotomy it was gig No.3 in the 'Cock Pit' for the
Phantoms. 95 eager 'Phans' gathered (a new personal best for us at the
venue!) to initially see another fantastic support slot from the Bigg
Man & his surprise mystery guest, Mark 'Woodcutter' on the drums.
Their well planned encore (Swing Low) was slightly ruined by the fact
that England had just lost the rugby that afternoon, but everyone still
joined in anyway. They were so good, one of the crowd actually combusted during the set!
He was eventually put out & the Phantoms then took to the stage. The
steaming masses were then treated to a whole 2 hours of Phantom magic
crammed full of new stuff, old stuff and a couple of extended reworked
12" versions of some of our more popular songs (which nearly caused
our bass player to combust!). If you were unfortunate enough to miss
this entertaining evening, don't worry as we will be doing it all over
again in 6 days!...
The Phantoms were: Mark Gibson (lead
vocals), Paul Castle (bass & vocals), Simon
White (guitar), Brian Spencer
(guitar & vocals), Jon Novice (keyboards) & Alun Westoll (drums