Our west country heroes have had more than their fair share of adventures during their musical endeavors over the past thirty odd years, here's a little insight into the places, people and situations the lads have encountered in their various guises through the decades.
Soon after meeting in the very late seventies the band played Universities and Poly's from the tip of Cornwall to the black country and also venturing up the welsh valleys before it was off to West Germany in the summer of 1981 on a tour promoting their first self made vinyl single. Recorded at Crescent Studios in Bath, home of Tears for Fears and the Corgi's and frequented by the likes of Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, who on his way out from a session gave the lads a cheery good morning as they arrived.The single was engineered and co-
After a safe return there was more recording and touring of Great Britain including lots of support slots with the likes of The Cuban Heels, Adam and The Ants and a very memorable night at Weymouth art college supporting The Steve Gibbons Band, who at the time were riding high in the charts with 'Tulane'. Mr Gibbons stood in the wings for the whole of the lad’s set and encouraged them on to a third encore! What a great guy and not something you see a chart topping act doing for an up and coming band of teenage rebel rousers !!.
In the autumn of 1985 our band of merry men were asked to perform at Ashton court mansion for the cast and crew of the HTV produced hit series 'Robin of Sherwood', lots of which was filmed on location in Leigh Woods on the edge of Bristol.
This was the second season end of filming wrap party, a charity ball and blow out for the new 'Robin', Jason Connery, son of the legendary Sean Connery, who had replaced Michael Praed as Robin in series one, along with many other fine actors including Phil Rose (Friar Tuck), Judi Trott (Maid Marion), Clive Mantle (Little John) and big screen hard man Ray Winstone who played Will Scarlet, Robin's rebellious brother.
Connery was the life and soul of the party, always the first on the dance floor when the band struck up, and in their breaks the band were more than happy to spend time at the bar with Ray Winstone , having a pint and enjoying anecdotes from the quietly spoken tough nut, soon to become one of England's finest character actors.
It proved to be a most successful and enjoyable evening for both the band and audience and led to the band being booked for another fantastic knees-
This took place at Mr Dromgoole's private estate, just outside of Bristol, yet again the lads enjoyed the company of some up and coming and already known thespians and in typical 'Twerzels' style ended up in the swimming pool fully attired, with the rest of the somewhat tiddly entourage! Another great night had by all, Oooh Ahh!!
In the early hours of the morning after a riotous evening at a young farmers college near Gloucester the lads were on their way back home on the M5. Tired and rather hungry it was deemed a good idea to stop off at the services for breakfast. When entering the cafeteria the place seemed berefit of customers apart from three very attractive ladies standing at the hot food counter with trays in hand.This very stylish trio happened to be The Three Degrees, a very popular TV and recording vocal act at the time. As the boys approached it was all beaming smiles from the dusky beauties until rather abruptly the atmosphere turned rather more chilly, on reaching the counter one of our hapless heroes pipes up "look boys, its The Supreme's!" Well, needless to say the grand announcement didn't go down too well and was followed by lots of red faces and shuffling of feet from the other band members at this rather large faux pas !!.
Both parties then retired to opposite ends of the room to enjoy their fry-
After a good feed it was deemed yet another good idea to try and make a mends for the earlier 'foot in mouth' mistake.
As the ladies had to pass the band again on their way out it was decided that offering them one of the bands latest singles would be a nice gesture, the record was graciously excepted but with much gritting of the teeth, not so much a smile especially when the offer of signing it for them came around!.
Ah well, it just goes to show, you can't please all the people all the time, even though the welly boot should have been on the other foot !!.
THE METEORIC RISE OF THE TWERZELS