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The Sound Of Real Music

Hi Everyone,  they say all good things must come to an end,  and unfortunately RECALL will be playing their last gig on Saturday October 14th 2006, at the Royal Naval Club, Welwyn Garden City. As you know, I was diagnosed with cancer earlier in the year, and I have found it increasingly difficult to manage the gigs, and indeed have had to cancel quite a few.
I am currently undergoing therapy at Mount Vernon, and the good news is I should be fighting fit in 2007, so maybe I'll look around for a local band to join next year.
Anyway,  the main purpose of this message is if any local musicians / friends want to come along on Oct 14th to see RECALL's last gig, and say hello / goodbye!, you're more than welcome. (Just let the R.N.A. club know in advance, as it's gonna be a full house!)
Best wishes,  Chris.
Chris Gillies - Guitar / Vocals
Colin Faye - Guitar / Vocals
Dave Mew - Bass Guitar
Steve Barfoot - Drums
01707 335363
0780 323 2876
0771 814 9170
Sat Jan 14th RNA, Welwyn Gdn City
Sat Jan 29th Hatfield Social Club,  Hatfield
Sat Feb 12th Peartree Pub, Hollybush Lane, WGC
Sat Apr 29th Hatfield Social Club,  Hatfield
Sun May 14th Peartree Pub, Hollybush Lane, WGC
Sat May 20th RNA, Welwyn Gdn City
  Haldens Residents' Association, Welwyn Gdn City
Sat Aug 19th Hatfield Social Club,  Hatfield
Sat Oct 14th RNA, Welwyn Gdn City - - RECALL'S VERY LAST GIG - -

Steve Barfoot, Colin Faye, Dave Mew & Chris Gillies

Recall is a four piece band made up of highly experienced musicians with backgrounds in Rock, Pop, Folk, Blues, Country and Jazz. We have developed from chance meetings into a 'Functions' band playing a wide variety of music, recalling the great sounds of the 60's and 70's rock through to modern contemporary music. A rich blend of vocals and styles, from flat-out rock to smooth ballads, close harmonies and professional musicianship gives Recall a unique sound and versatility - a refreshing change today, when Discos, tape and computers have become a common substitute for the real thing!

Chris Gillies

Steve Barfoot

Colin Faye

Steve Barfoot and Dave Mew

Colin Faye, Brian Haynes and Dave Mew

Brian Haynes and Dave Mew


It had been a cloudy grey day when Recall entertained at the Haldens Residents Association Club, Margery Wood, Welwyn Garden City, so I was looking forward to be transported back to sunny days of the fifties and sixties. Recall didn't disappoint, performing many songs and instrumentals from these eras.

When I arrived at the venue, the first thing that I noticed was how small the audience was. How disappointing when a fine live group was entertaining. How sad that nationwide falling audience numbers are resulting in less and less venues having live music. In Welwyn Garden City alone The Trades & Labour Club, Polycell Club, Nabisco Club and Avdel S & S Club have all shut. If we want to continue to see music performed live, then we need to support it!

Having purchased a beer at the bar I sat down to enjoy the band.

Recall are Chris Gillies - Guitar / Vocals, Colin Faye - Guitar / Vocals, Brian Haynes - Keyboard / Vocals, Dave Mew - Bass Guitar and Steve Barfoot - Drums. They are all experienced musicians and it is obvious that, individually, they have many years of playing live behind them.

The first set was opened with a fine version of The Shadows' "Apache". Lead guitarist Chris Gillies had clearly spent time listening to the original Shadows' recording of the track and copied the 'Hank Marvin sound' exactly. Next up was another instrumental, The Ventures' "Walk Don't Run". A vocal number followed, with Chris Gillies singing lead vocal, The Monkees' "Daydream Believer" that ran nicely into Patsy Cline's popular "Crazy". These were followed by another instrumental Santo & Johnny's "Sleep Walk" (covered in the UK by The Shadows) with Brian Haynes selecting an "Ooo" keyboard patch that nicely enhanced  the song.

After the slow tempo numbers it was time to speed things up. And, as if they had heard my thoughts, they duly obliged with a rock and roll medley comprising of two Elvis Presley rockers "Blue Suede Shoes" and "Jailhouse Rock" with Brian Haynes singing the lead vocal. Two more Shadows instumentals followed, "Man Of Mystery" and "Kon Tiki", then Chris took the lead vocal on Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover", Johnny Burnette's "Dreamin", Buddy Holly & The Crickets' "That'll Be The Day" and "Think It Over".

To finish off the first set Recall performed Cliff Richard & The Shadows' "The Young Ones", a Shadows' instumental "Find Me A Golden Street" and The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody".

After a short break the group started the second set that included  "Please Don't Tease" - Cliff Richard, "The Stranger" [instrumental] - The Shadows, "Save The Last Dance For Me" - The Drifters, "A Voice In The Wilderness" - Cliff Richard, "Blanket On The Ground" / " '57 Chevolet" - Billie Jo Spears, "Dance The Night Away" - The Mavericks, "Every Time We Say Goodbye" - Ella Fitzgerald, "Lessons In Love" - Cliff Richard, "Spring Is Nearly Here" [instrumental] - The Shadows, "Move It" - Cliff Richard, "The Savage" [instrumental] - The Shadows, "I Saw Her Standing There" - The Beatles ("Funny", joked Chris introducing the song, "I thought she was at home looking after the kids."), "Come On Over To My Place" / "Saturday Night At The Movies" - The Drifters, "Great Balls Of Fire" / "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" - Jerry Lee Lewis, "Can't Help Falling In Love" - Elvis Presley.

After another short break, included in the third set were, "C'mon Everybody" - Eddie Cochran, "Do You Want To Dance" - Cliff Richard, "Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry, "Blue Hotel" - Chris Isaak, "Love Is All Around" - The Troggs, "Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton. Recall's final song was "All I Have To Do Is Dream" - Everly Brothers, however the audience wouldn't let the group finish there, so they performed one more Shadows' instrumental for an encore.

It had been a good entertaining evening. Recall had played well, and their sound balance had been good in a Club renown for it poor acoustics.

Dave Barber

Special Day coming up? Need Music?

Nothing compares to the full sound and musical presence of a live band, for celebrations of every kind. Whether it's a special day, a once-in-a-lifetime occasion or just a great party then look no further.

Want to hear more? Request our sample CD. (Contact information at the top and bottom of the page.) It will give you an idea of the range and sound of the band

Playing classic hits from the 50s to the present, a perfect blend of vocals, smooth instrumentals and professional musicianship.

Whether you rock till you drop, sway with the smoothies or just soak up the sounds of the 60s, Recall will give you an evening to remember

Recall the sound of Real Music!


If there's any musicians, or fans of live music out there who'd like to get in touch,  I'd be delighted to hear from them.   I could chat about music 'till the cows come home......................

Although the band is fairly busy, I still find myself with spare weekends,
so if anyone is looking for a guitarist &vocalist, give me a call on
01707 335363, or send me an email. If I'm free,
I'd be happy to help out!
Best Wishes,  Chris.


Phone.......01707 601151.
Mobile.......0780 32 32 876.


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