STACK WADDY (Timperley)

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Line-ups included


Formed in 1965 as a wild R&B band from the New Religion. You couldn't ignore Timperley band Stack Waddy, when they played it was a thunderous cacophony of sound that forced you off your seat.

Legendary BBC DJ John Peel discovered them and immediately signed them to his new label "Dandelion Records".

Their first album titled "Stack Waddy" was recorded at Londons CBS studios, production was by Clive Selwood and John Peel with Mike Ross as engineer. They later recorded a second album titled "Bugger Off". Both were re-released in 1994 on CD on "See For Miles" Records.

Barnham reformed the band in 1973 which lasted until 1976.

Line-up included:

  • Stewart Banham (lead guitar)
  • Mike Sweeney (vocals) 

A further Stackwaddy appeared in 1995

  • John Knail (vocals)
  • Stewart Banham (lead guitar)
  • John Groom (drums)
  • Tony Lingard (bass) 

They have reconvened several times with the second line up of John Knail, Mick Stott, Stuart Banham and John Groom- the last get together was for a dvd shoot and recording session in July 2007

Local gigs included: 

  • Cheadle Grammar School.
  • West Cheshire College.
  • Worsley College.
  • Spectrum Stockport.
  • Stretford Tech.
  • North Cheshire College.
  • "Complex" (The Boddington Arms), Wilmslow.
  • Mr Smiths Manchester.
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