||Brothers in Music
|Dedicated to Chris Long & Dave James||Biography||Bands covered here|
To tell the story of the members of these bands whom were all at one time or another members of, or depping with Exit is to have a whole new area, this page is dedicate to one and all of them. May be one day in the future all that will be done.
It all started with The Vikings (1963-1965) at that time the equipment was supplied by Watkins Music and oh those Rapier guitars. The members comprised:
Allan Collings - rhythm/vocals
Martin Kirby - bass
Ray Smith - lead/vocals
Dave Makepeace - drums
In 1964 the group cut an extended play (E.P.) vinyl disc for demo purposes, which has now be digitally remastered.
Ray Smith went on to become a professional musician in the groups Hackensack, Mott and a later version of the Yard birds.
the group cut a single (7"demo) containing two self penned songs by
Chris Long, to our knowledge only 4 copies exist. This has also
Inner Circle band morphed into Stormy Monday (1970-1972) then Dry Ice (1972-1973) and mainly did mid-week pub gigs!
note: Chris had been prolific song writer during his short life and
recordings have come to light of some of the early rehearsals, this
material B-S is currently undertaking the restoration of, one of Chris Longs songs can be heard in the sample sounds area.
||Inner Circle (2)|
Dedication "There are places I remember....."
|Copyright © All rights reserved. (G.Gillam)||Data compiled by Allan Collings. rev. 1.1|
Bonanza Studios -
Essex - UK