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Bill Stickers

Band

Musical Genre/Type:
Formed: 1982

Band Members:
Pete Chetwynd - Drums
{Also in: Dirty Bird,
Martin Heames - Guitar
Andy Heath - Bass Guitar

Gigs:
09/01/82
Bill Stickers
The Chequers

06/03/82
Bill Stickers
The Chequers

Tamworth Herald Features

Tamworth Herald – 29/01/82
Musicbox – Bill Stickers Welcome
AFTER a six-year break away from the sound of guitars and the crackle of amps, three Tamworth musicians are making a come-back.

In the heady days of the early and mid-Seventies, Dirty Bird forged a considerable reputation for themselves gigging around the semi-legendary hard rock pub venues of the West Midlands.

Now after that lengthy lay-off, Pete Chetwynd, drums, Martin Heames, guitar and Andy Heath, bass, have chosen a new name for themselves – Bill Stickers – and are all ready to hit the boards again in those same venues.

Bill Stickers have already played two warm-up gigs at the Chequers at Hopwas and have put together a set of new material.

In among the self-penned numbers, Bill Stickers will be playing their own versions of the Sex Pistols’ “My Way” and the Moody Blues’ “Ride My See-Saw.”

They will also be performing a couple of numbers from the repertoire of that other noted Tamworth band of the mid-Seventies – Paradox.

At the moment, the band are considering adding a permanent vocalist to their line-up and hope to be playing live regularly again in a few months’ time.

Tamworth Herald – 29/01/82
Musicbox – Bill Stickers Welcome
AFTER a six-year break away from the sound of guitars and the crackle of amps, three Tamworth musicians are making a come-back.

In the heady days of the early and mid-Seventies, Dirty Bird forged a considerable reputation for themselves gigging around the semi-legendary hard rock pub venues of the West Midlands.

Now after that lengthy lay-off, Pete Chetwynd, drums, Martin Heames, guitar and Andy Heath, bass, have chosen a new name for themselves – Bill Stickers – and are all ready to hit the boards again in those same venues.

Bill Stickers have already played two warm-up gigs at the Chequers at Hopwas and have put together a set of new material.

In among the self-penned numbers, Bill Stickers will be playing their own versions of the Sex Pistols’ “My Way” and the Moody Blues’ “Ride My See-Saw.”

They will also be performing a couple of numbers from the repertoire of that other noted Tamworth band of the mid-Seventies – Paradox.

At the moment, the band are considering adding a permanent vocalist to their line-up and hope to be playing live regularly again in a few months’ time.

Tamworth Herald – 05/03/82
Musicbox – Stick around for Bill Stickers gig
FANS of hard rock in the classic early-seventies mould could do a lot worse than make their way down to the Chequers tomorrow night.

For Bill Stickers – the recently re-formed outfit spotlighted in Musicbox a few weeks back – are returning to the Hopwas venue.

Readers with short memories may need reminding that Bill Stickers were formed by the three members of Dirty Bird, a band who gigged all over the Midlands in the middle of the last decade.

Tonight BS are part of a rock package at The Greet pub in Birmingham which will be a useful work-out for the Chequers gig.

Next weekend the band move into Steve Adams’ busy Birchmoor studio to lay down four tracks – Bill Stickers, Timelord, Last Armada and Lucifer – for a tape.

The band are hoping to cut some singles from the best two tracks and there is a possibility that the disc might appear on a few local pub jukeboxes.

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