Putting the fun back into live music!
July 3rd — 4pm Sunday Afternoon gig at the Cherry Tree, Wood Lane, Dagenham, Essex. RM8 3LJ
November 13th — 9pm at the Grinning Rat, 66 – 68 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich IP4 2LA, Facebook
October 31st — 9pm at The Woodman, Hallowe’en Night! 106 East Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 1SB. Facebook
October 30th — 9pm, Played at BARTS BAR. 14 Southchurch Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS1 2NE. Facebook
October 3rd — We played at 9pm at the Charlton Liberal Club, 59 Charlton Church Lane, Charlton, London SE7 7AE Facebook
August 30th — We played at 9pm at a Charity gig, Summer Festival at The Spa, 60 Southend Road, Hockley, Essex SS5 4QH. Tel. 01702 204118 — Proceeds went to Brainstrust. Check for details on Facebook event page.
August 28th — 9pm at The Blue Boar, 177 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS2 6EL Facebook
August 15th — 9pm at The Woodman, 106 East Hill, Dartford, Kent DA1 1SB. Facebook
July 26th — We played for about an hour, at The Robin, Ongar Road, Brentwood Essex CM15 9EB. This is part of a longer event, in memory of Mark Bryan, a scooterist taken from us at the age of 42. Facebook
July 18th — 9.30pm at the Hornchurch Social Club, 168 Station Lane, Hornchurch, RM12 6LS. East London Scooterist Night. We play about an hour, then the DJs will keep the party going from 8pm until 2am! £5 admittance. Read about it here. Facebook
May 23rd — We started later than planned, at 9:20pm, due to The Spread Eagle showing the Southend vs Wycombe play-off final, on TVs around the pub. Great gig, the crowd liked us! The Spread Eagle, 267 Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6NE Facebook
May 3rd — We played from about 4:10-5:20pm, at The Royal Oak, 66 Mount Road, Bexleyheath, DA6 8JS. The event was from noon until 11pm, £3 was paid on the door, proceeds to Lylah’s Legacy. We know that £1500 was taken on the door, there were expenses but then again there were raffles and sales, so we will know the total raised soon. Facebook
March 27th — We were the opening band at the Skamouth event in Great Yarmouth, playing on Friday afternoon, in the V-lounge at 2pm. WebSite. 2pm on Friday. Yet there were plenty of people there to see us, and we enjoyed it!
March 14th — 8pm at The Plough, 426-428 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS4 09LA. 01702 338038. Facebook — our first gig for 6 months! We had to finally stop doing encores, when our bass player, Dave, who’d had a heavy cold during the week, couldn’t physically go on. We still gave ’em at least 5 encores though. The old body might have not been up to it, but such a reception makes it all worthwhile.
September 12th – 9pm at The Miley, Rochford, Union Lane, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1AP. 01702 544229: Free admission. Facebook Event
August 15th – 9:00pm at The Woodman, Halstead, Colchester Rd, Halstead, Essex, CO9 2DY. 01787 476218. THIS WENT AHEAD as the pub does not close until later in August. Facebook Event
July 19th – 8:30pm at Hornchurch Social Club, next door to Hornchurch Underground Station. Turn left outside the station and there it is! The address is: 168 Station Ln, Town Centre, Hornchurch RM12 6LS. £5 admission. Facebook Event
July 4th –9pm at The Miley, Rochford, Union Lane, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1AP. 01702 544229: Free admission. Facebook Event
June 1st – Welcome Back Chris! We played in the afternoon at the Britannia pub, 6 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, starting at 3pm. This was Chris’s comeback gig after over 6 months out following the surgery on his hand! Facebook Event – As always, we got a great reception at the Britannia. We love playing there. Soon? Thanks to the Deputy guitarists who covered for Chris in his absence, but it’s nice to have the regular guy back!
February 1st: We played at the Fenlands Club, East Tilbury, see Poster!
December 7th: We played at the Egham & District Social Club, 132a High Street, Egham, TW20 9HL – Ian Salmon played guitar in the continuing absence of Chris following his hand operation.
November 30th: For the Charity Cancer is a C***. We played at the Charlton Liberal Club, 59 Charlton Church Lane, London SE7 7AE. Following the operation to Chris Gladstone’s hand, he was unable to play at the present time, and Ian Salmon was our deputy guitarist.
October 4th: We played at The Railway Tavern, Kings Street, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex at 8:30pm. Dave was on holiday and we introduced Ian Salmon as deputy bassist.
September 14th: We played at Barleylands Social Club, Barleylands Road, Basildon, SS15 4BG – Facebook Event
August 25th: We played at Only Fools and Scooters – at the Charlton Liberal Club, 59 Charlton Church Lane, London SE7 7AE. We went down very well, despite PA problems! Facebook Event
August 3rd: We played in the afternoon at the Britannia pub, 6 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER, starting at 3pm – then in the evening, at 8pm, in aid of “Specialized – The Teenage Cancer Trust”, at the EKCO Sports and Social Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6PU. REPORT
July 25th: We played at the barbecue for the final shift at the body plant in Fords Dagenham, for the redundant workers. Mark, our singer, is one of them. Any time, lads!
July 20th: We played for BATS Scooter Club, 60th Anniversary Rally, Essex Sports Village, Purfleet Road, Aveley, Essex. RM15 4DT. We had a great time! The hall was on the large side, with no PA except for the microphones, but Dave’s new bass amp was up to the task. It’s always guesswork until you get to use it for the first time.
June 30th: We played an afternoon gig at the Cherry Tree, Wood Lane, at 4:30pm for a couple of hours. This was a send off to Vespaholics Club Member Kevin, being called away on active duty with the army. There were a couple of staff from the recently-demised Lord Napier present who said they’d have loved to have us when that pub was open! Many thanks to Jeff’s dad, Vince, for the loan of a bass amp without which we may have had problems. Report
June 29th: We played in the Beer Garden in the afternoon , 2:30pm until 5:30pm at the Britannia pub, 6 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2ER. We got several encores – the only downside being that Dave’s bass amp burnt out during the 2nd encore and he had to plug into Chris’s amp. It was a great gig though. We did a set later from 8:00pm at the Billericay Beer Festival, Billericay Town Football Club, New Lodge, Blunts Wall Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9SA – fortunately they had other bands on so supplied the PA and back line – we only needed guitar, bass and snare drum – just as well because we didn’t have a bass amp!! Report
June 14th: we played a gig for Specialized – the Teenage Cancer Trust – in Southend, at the Ekco Sports and Social Club, Thornford Gardens, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6PU. Facebook event
May 11th: we played Chelmsford (Broomfield) British Legion, Royal British Legion, Saxon Way, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7YA REPORT
February 23rd at 4pm: We played at Cancer is a C***, Rainham Mark Social Club, 56 London Rd, Gillingham, ME8 6YX
February 9th: We celebreated Mark’s 50th birthday, by playing a short set at the Cherry Tree, Wood Lane, Dagenham before handing over to The Astronauts — it was a great night!
February 2nd: We played at Bridgehouse2 in Canning Town – Bidder Street, London, E16 4ST — it was a great experience, really enjoyed it.
January 12th: The Jolly Miller, 1 East Hill, South Darenth, Dartford, Kent, DA4 9AN
November 24th: The Cherry Tree, Wood Lane, Dagenham, Essex. REPORT
November 11th: The Cherry Tree, Wood Lane, Dagenham, Essex. REPORT
This is a Sunday Afternoon gig, from 2:30pm, welcoming the Vespaholics and Scooter Clubs back from their Remembrance Day Rideout.
November 10th: The Fiddler’s Elbow, 1 Malden Road, Camden, London, NW5 3HS REPORT
We’ll be first on, around 8pm. At the door they will ask you who you’ve come to see and we are paid accordingly, so please mention Collibosher.
October 20th: The Welcome Club, 1 Victoria Road, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 0JF REPORT
September 15th: We’re playing at 9pm at The Huffler’s Arms, 110, Lower Hythe St, Dartford, Kent DA1 1BN REPORT
August 18th: Collibosher appears at The Cricketers Inn, 228 London Road, Westcliff-On-Sea, Southend, Essex. SS0 7JG REPORT
July 7th: We will be appearing at The Cherry Tree, Wood Lane, Dagenham, at 8pm. The event starts at 7.30pm and later, The Snare, a great ska band, will be playing after us. Tickets are £3, £4 on the door, and the money is going to the charity SANDS, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity.REPORT