SO-ON & SO-FORTH (Burnley) 


  • Dave Hayhurst - lead vocals
  • Tony Carter - lead guitar/backing vocal
  • John O' Hara - rhythm guitar/backing vocals
  • Terry (Tex) Comer - bass guitar/backing vocal
  • Dave Pepper - drums 

Like many other bands from this area, we appeared quite a lot at the Nelson Imperial throughout the 60's.We were fortunate to play support to many "big names" of the era, such as Jimi Hendrix, The Small Faces, The Who, Manfred Mann etc, to name but a few.

For a while we also worked as the backing band for "The Chants". later to become "The Real Thing" and also with "Ritchie Rutledge" formerly with "The Cryin' Shames". Both Liverpool based "outfits".

The band split up towards the end of the 60's "Tex" Comer (bass player) and Dave Pepper (Drums), teamed up with another Burnley musician Les Walker, formerly with Burnley band "The Hurt" and went on to form "Warm Dust" with the one and only "Paul Carrack".

They had quite a lot of success with this band in both England and Europe.Touring extensively and recording.

When "Warm Dust" disbanded, "Tex" Comer and Paul Carrack, emerged again as "Ace" scoring a no-1 hit in England and America with the song "How Long"(has this been going on), penned by Paul Carrack.

As for myself, I went on to form "Country band" "Western-Union", reaching the no-1 slot in England with a song called "Backtrackin" and no-24 in the European "Hot Disc" independant charts.

The band later became known as "Bob Morgans Western Re-Union" but sad to say, disbanded just recently in October 2011 due to the current economic climate and the fact that venues can no longer afford to pay for "live bands."

I am currently pursuing my career as a session player on "pedal steel guitar".

Tony Carter - 14/1/12

Great bunch of lads. I grew up with Dave, we lived on the same street. The other lads I knew in my early teens. Tex was a bit younger but I knew the family. Great to see them on here.

Catherine Roberts (Bradshaw) - 6/4/12

Tony if you are on here again would love to know if you remember me. My maiden name was Bradshaw, I lived on Olympia St. We used to hang out when we were young teenagers. I would love to hear from you.

Catherine Roberts (Bradshaw) - 30/1/13
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