Schoolboy band is to perform again


MUSICIANS who formed a band during their schooldays are set to get together again for another charity gig.

Flashback, which formed when its members were pupils at English Martyrs School, in Hartlepool, in the late 1970s and performed in many North East clubs and venues, is holding another reunion concert, this time for Against Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer UK.

The Mail reported last year that the lads reformed for a sell-out gig at the Camerons Club and raised £492 for Hartlepool & District Hospice in January - the first time they had officially performed together in 31 years - and later boosted the coffers of Parkins UK and Hartlepool Day Services.

The event will run from 7.30pm on Saturday, June 8, at the Corporation Club, in Whitby Street, Hartlepool.

Flashback consisted of singer Les Calvert, Mick Larkin on drums, guitarists Tony Stamp and Neil Trufitt, lead guitarists Mick Lilley and Dave Bell and Rob Ryan on bass.

This time round, the group are performing as a six-piece, minus Mick Lilley, and special guests will be The Passion Killers, made up of Phil Dunn, Graeme and Peter Aves, Gavin Bell and John Drennan.

Mick Larkin, 51, of Naisberry Park, said: “The last gig was a sell-out and everybody’s really looking forward to this one.
“Getting back together with our old schoolmates was the best thing we ever did. Our gigs also bring people together, like an audience reunion.”

Tickets for the event are £5 Call Mick on 07733990142 or (01429) 421149.