Zak Starkey's appearances with:
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Zak's early bands did quite a bit of playing in the local pub circuit If you caught any of the incarnations, please let us know!
line up - Geoff Seaton, Graham Seaton, Kerry Benford and Zak Starkey - were
able to occasionally make use of 'The Lodge' at Tittenhurst for rehearsals.
The band often appeared at The Bridge House, in Bracknell, performing original
rock tunes, and some covers
The Next changed their name to Dead Meat in 1980, as well as adding a second
guitarist - Roger Lewis. Again, their regular haunt was The Bridge House in
Bracknell. band details
Late in 1980, Zak, Kerry and Roger left Dead Meat and went back to temporarily calling themselves The Next. They also added keyboardist Martin Jowers. In April of 1981, they finally found their lead singer, Ian Parry.
this line up was able to rehearse most of the time at 'The Lodge' on the grounds
of Tittenhurst. The band's regular gig venue again was The Bridge House in Bracknell,
but they did venture to other pubs, band showcases and even a benefit concert
in Morocco for The Moroccan Cancer Fund. Other locations included The Electric
Stadium - Chadwell Heath; The Cannon - Ascot; The Wagon & Horses - Ickenham;
The Horse & Groom - Ascot; Marquee - Wardour St; Dingwalls - London; Charters
School - Ascot. Again they performed mostly originals, but a few covers like
Hey Joe, Crossroads, Redhouse and "a brilliant version of Summertime"
(all usually sung by Roger) made their way into the sets. Over the years, not
too many press photos of Zak playing live with Monopacific seem to exist. Maybe
that's because when photographers concentrated too much on his presence, and
tried to get a closer shot, he'd let a stick fly from the high hat. He is said
to have been a prolific shot!!!
Thanks to former roadie "Bolder" (Mick Holder) we have a few pics from that charity trip to Morocco that Mono Pacific did in '83! THANKS!!
The trip involved three gigs for a cancer research charity - 2 nights in Cassablanca and one in Rabat.
Zak and Roger backstage with guitars
Some of the band and the rented kit - Casablanca
Ian and Zak
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Created: Sept 1999
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