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Date of Publication -06 June 2016
Submitted by: alleycats
Category: Modern Bands
Country: United Kingdom
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The Alleycats are a 50's style rock'n'roll/rockabilly band based in SE London. They were formed in 1998, but have had quite a few changes since then. Only surviving member of the original four piece line-up, Drew Spikes, seems to have accumulated a motley collection of old mates from previous bands to make up the current six piece line-up.

Johnny, Drew & Butch all used to be in Yakety Yak together back through the 70's
Drew & Mick used to be in Sonny King & the Sons Of Swing in the early 80's,
Paul Kent took over on drums from Jerry (Gerard Barte) in 2014. Sometimes, however, if Paul is unavailable, we still borrow ex-member Eddie Gentry. Likewise we call on ex-member Pete Farrugia to cover lead guitar if Mick is on holiday.
We haven't had a permanent piano player since Rusty first went to join the Kingcats, but have had several great players take it in turns to give us that extra dimension.
Biggest change recently has been the return of lead vocalist, Sonny King, to front us as Johnny has had one or two slight health problems (well, Johnny is the same age as Cliff Richard !)

Band Members

Current band is:
Johnny Valentino (vocals/guitar)
Sonny King (vocals/guitar)
Drew Spikes (vocals/bass)
Mick 'Guitar' Murphy (vocals/lead guitar)
Butch Evarts (tenor sax/vocals)
Paul Kent (drums)
and a guest pianist who might be one of:-
Claire Hamlin (ex Alabama Slammers, Slammers Maximum Jive Band)
Jamie Rowan (lately part of The Stargazers)
Rusty Lupton (Kingcats)
Dan Edwards (ex Extraordinaires, now Big Boy Bloater)


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Tornado Alleycats
Album: Rockin' Up A Storm
Song: Shake (like A Rattlesnake)


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