Staircase (Newton Heath)

  • Steve Bolton (S) - guitar
  • Jack Gibson - bass/vocals
  • Paul Smith - tenor sax
  • John Wrigley - drums

Based in Newton Heath this was a Pro band working the university circuit. After a few members coming and going, the band eventually moved to London. 

At that time we were managed and financed in part by Rupert Hayes of Harvey and Rupert fame, trendy Hairdressers in Mancester.

I don't have any pictures of Staircase but we did have some publicity shots done unfortunately they have been lost or thrown away. It would be good if anyone has anything on Staircase.

John Wrigley 

I was Paul Smith’s girlfriend for a time in the late 60’s. In 1971 Steve Bolton (left, seated) left the band to join Atomic Rooster and Jack Gibson also decided to leave so I’m guessing it was the end of Staircase. Paul Smith was considering heading to London to pursue his music career.

Linda V Jones - March 2023

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