27th Jan, 2020

New band hitting the right notes for older Redditch gents

Ross Crawford 28th Aug, 2017

OLDER guys rule at the Sticky Wicket, where a brand new band are turning back the clock and rocking the night away, to the delight of fans.

Last Stand have been brought together by rookie drummer Dean Glover and, although they are all pushing on in years, the sound they come out with is nothing but evergreen.

“I fell ill last year and while I was recovering I bought myself a drum kit for £20 to give myself something to do,” said Dean, 66.

“I had myself a few lessons down at Courtyard Music at Tardebigge and the rest of the lads all drink down at the Sticky Wicket and we got together.”

The ‘lads’ in question – Brian Collingwood, aged 76 on bass, Steve Hitchmough, 64, guitar, Pat O’Neill, 67, guitar, and Malcolm Cunningham, 60, guitar, have all tasted success on the music circuit in the past and belie their years with their top-notch playing.

“We’re playing hits from the 60s and we seem to be going down really well as everyone loves that era,” said Dean.

The band are based at the Sticky Wicket but are available for gigs by calling drummer Dean on 07713 219995.

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