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Mr Bonx on the 101
Sunday 7 May 2006
Local musician 'Mr Bonx' has written a short piece on East Grinstead's 101 Club in his usual unique style over at his website. The photo of the stage shows the typical Steerpike set up (they're the band I played bass in), and the story of the ceiling bowing from the dancing and jumping was at one of our gigs. When I was involved with the local entertainments guide '5D', we worked closely with the two chaps who were setting up the 101... it was all rather exciting. You can see from the gig list below (and here) how often we played there.
Embarrassing moment no.327: while working as a porter at a Gatwick hotel, I asked one of the chambermaids if she wanted a pass to this new venue called the 101 Club (I was in promotion mode, not flirting - at least I don't think I was). It was quite noisy in the canteen and she was horrified to (mis)hear I was asking her to go to something called the One-on-one club! I don't think she ever looked me in the eye again.

And a little story about Bonx and his old band, Pump. When 5D organised a birthday bash at Clair Hall in Haywards Heath in 1992, we had 5 or 6 bands play. Someone had to go on first, and the band we felt were the least well-known of the bunch (and they were all top local bands) was chosen. Upon hearing this, the band refused to participate, as they felt it was too early in the evening and the crowd would not be large enough yet. So we had to get a new band in quickly, and asked Pump. They were professional to the hilt - it is true the crowd was small that early, and mostly round the corner in the bar, but Bonx didn't even mention it and played one of the best and tightest sets of the night.

posted 07.05.06 at 11:47 am in Music | permalink |


mouseywoo, on Sunday 7 May 2006 at 2:46 pm, says:

How long were you in a band?

prince_pie, on Sunday 7 May 2006 at 4:05 pm, says:

I noticed Steelpike's playlists included covers of songs by The Cure; I love 'In-Between Days' (my other favorite by them is 'Friday I'm in Love').

Garen, on Sunday 7 May 2006 at 4:31 pm, says:

Inbetween Days was one of the songs we covered (I might get an MP3 together). As for how long, only a few years, and as it got more serious I enjoyed it less! But looking back, it was excellent fun. More info here.

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