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Rock Shop cassette cover 1983 Blurb: On the 15th April 1983 something very special happened at Wetherby High School. Six young bands and two dance groups were brought together to make - THE ROCKSHOP.
The youngest performers were around thirteen and the oldest around nineteen, and apart from their skills as performers what they had in common was that at least one member of each band and all the dancers were members of the school. A bubble of talent gathered around the town. Previously the separate groups had played at youth clubs and parties and school events with whatever equipment they could muster. Tonight they would share their stage and their equipment - and a professional public address system. Tonight they would be heard properly, and seen properly thanks to the elaborate lighting designed by the school's lighting students. Together they would sweat their way through the tension and exhilaration of three hours of rock performance. This was to be no second-rate emulation of a rock concert. Through the sheer enthusiasm and talent of the performers, helped by a technical crew who obviously knew their stuff, the ROCKSHOP had all the atmosphere and electricity of a real gig!

SIDE ONE
The Night - Electric Hernia
Power of the Media - Act Natural
City Tension - Screaming Blue Murder
Red Funk - Europa and the Pirate Twinz
Footprints in the Sand - Wheat Stone Bridge
Burnt Bodies - Screaming Blue Murder
No Man's Land - Act Natural
Mirage - Electric Hernia
SIDE TWO
Day One - Act Natural
Voice of the Future - Europa and the Pirate Twinz
Brutal Boppers - Screaming Blue Murder
The Devil - Creation
Extrication Blues - Electric Hernia
Sunlight - Europa and the Pirate Twinz
Bobby Dazzler - Screaming Blue Murder
Crucifix - Act Natural

WSPANE banner Wetherby High School ROCK SHOP cassette cover 1983

Band members :
CREATION
vocals - Ian Blakely guitar - Kevin Papworth bass - David Dwan drums - Stephen Papworth
EUROPA AND THE PIRATE TWINZ
vocals - Cath Whitelock and Dave Mauchline keyboards - Steve Ramdoo drums - Mick Bolton bass - Andrew Simm
WHEAT STONE BRIDGE
guitar and vocals - Michael Westmoreland keyboards and vocals - Clare Johnston drums - Michael Larbalestier (with a little help from Electric Hernia)
ELECTRIC HERNIA
vocals - Ian Longstaff lead guitar - Andy Brooks guitar and keyboards - Wash Westmoreland bass - Ricky Davies drums - Graham Hollings
SCREAMING BLUE MURDER
vocals - Peter Whitelock drums - Paul Widdowfield guitar - Matthew Fisher
ACT NATURAL
vocals - Rufus Thom guitar and vocals - Jim Bower bass - Mark Hubbard drums - Steve Potter

The Rockshop was held together by Martin (Ziggy) Cheek. The dancers at the Rockshop were…TRANSMISSION (Emma Potter, Diane Tinker, Sarah Gascoigne, Sarah Holloway, Ruth Toddington, Frances Higgins, Alison Westmacott, Philippa Westmacott - choreographed by Barbara Lowe) and NUT AND BOLT (Stefan Cheung, Michael Smith). Lighting was by…Giles Bradley, Kevin Herbert, David Brown and David Wilson. Sound was by…Rod Holt and Robin (sorry I don't know your last name). Recording was mixed by Rod through the P.A. desk and the tape deck levels were supervised by Michael Rollason. The Rockshop Tapes were edited by Malcolm Arnold.
ALL TRACKS WRITTEN BY THE PERFORMERS AND © BY THE PERFORMERS / M. ARNOLD / ROCKSHOP TAPES AT WETHERBY HIGH SCHOOL 1983

Submitted by Susie Rowlands (now Susannah Villacci) 20th March 2001
pictures from Rockshop 1981-82
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