Disciples of Spess : Gigography
"Live" is a four-letter word.
DateVenueLine-upSet ListNotes
21/4/1983 Alun High School, Mold John Speed - vox
Mathew Seamarks - bass
Edward Bowen - gtr
Richard Austin - kbd, gtr
Nick Chapman - drums
Trumpton
A Forest
Transmission
Ceremony
She's Lost Control
Waiting For The Man
Disorder
Boredom
Encore
Transmission
Ceremony
Billed as "Johnny Pox and the FAB Four"
 
1/12/1983 Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold Mathew Searmarks - bass, vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - kbd, vox, gtr
Richard Austin - gtr, bass, kbd
A Forest
Always The Same
Transmission
Ceremony
Anna
 
24/5/1984 Alun High School, Mold Mathew Searmarks - bass, vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - kbd, vox, gtr
Richard Austin - gtr, bass, kbd
Nick Chapman - drums
The Love Between Me And Her
Big After Christmas
She's Lost Control
Always In Dub
Anna
A Forest
John (You're Not Wrong)
Billed as "Chigley 452"
 
29/1/1985 Cartrefle College, Wrexham Mathew Seamarks - bass, vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr, kbd, bass
Charles Stanley - gtr, kbd
Huw Jones - kbd
Big After Christmas
A Forest
John (You're Not Wrong)
Always The Same
Anna
Another New Iceland
Smalltown Boy
Encore
Blue Monday
Joined by Simon (Strange) Hughes for Smalltown Boy
 
5/3/1985 Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold Mathew Seamarks - bass, vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr, kbd
Charles Stanley - gtr, kbd
Huw Jones - kbd
Anybody's guess! Part of a 24-hour music marathon for charity and not the best Spess gig ever!
 
31/8/1985 Deeside High School, Connah's Quay Mathew Seamarks - bass, vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr, kbd, bass
Charles Stanley - gtr, kbd
Huw Jones - kbd
Big After Christmas
Descending Together
Always The Same
Another New Iceland
John (You're Not Wrong)
Sunrise/Hard Times/Planet Claire
An open air gig playing on the back of a truck. The full bill consisted of us, Colliding Circles, Abstracht, Electric Druids and, I think, Tokyo. We were originally supposed to go on last but lots of jiggery pokery by the Deeside contingent meant that we ended up opening. The event was rained off just after Colliding Circles played... nice.
 
18/4/1986 Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold Mathew Seamarks - bass, vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr
Charles Stanley - gtr, bass
Huw Jones - kbd
Another New Iceland
Descending Together
The Child With the Mirror
Here
Chaos...
Again, not one of our better performances! A run in with Wrexham/Wales goalkeeper Dai Davies and countless other incidents led to the plug being pulled prematurely, (or not soon enough, depending on your point of view!)
 
2/1/1987 Theatr Clwyd, Mold The classic line-up Anna
What Little Girls Are Made Of
Everyday
Always The Same
Big After Christmas
Child With the Mirror
Here
The Walk
John
Another New Iceland
Descending Together
 
20/2/1987 Cartrefle College, Wrexham The classic line-up Everyday
Desecration Situation
Anna
Big After Christmas
Here
The Walk
Another New Iceland
What Little Girls Are Made Of
Descending Together
Always The Same
 
3/4/1987 Rugby Club, Mold The classic line-up Bethan "Tush" Wilson's 21st birthday party and in fancy dress to boot!
 
?/?/1987 Cloud 9, Manchester The classic line-up Group 6 Heat 1 of the Greater Manchester Original Band of the Year Promotion
 
?/?/1987 Cloud 9, Manchester The classic line-up Group 6 Heat 2
 
29/4/1987 Cloud 9, Manchester The classic line-up Group 6 Semi-final
 
?/?/1987 Cloud 9, Manchester The classic line-up Group 6 final
 
22/9/1987 Theatr Clwyd, Mold The classic line-up Plinky Plonky (inst.)
Ocean
Desecration Situation
What Little Girls Are Made Of
Anna
Still Waiting
Love Song
Big After Christmas
Another New Iceland
Encore
Here
Descending Together
Uncharacteristically tight by Spess standards and met largely with indifference by a crowd who'd been spoilt in our busiest year to date!
 
1988 Coming soon...
 
1989 Coming soon...
 
  Then a 13 year hiatus.
 
26/10/2002 Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold Mathew Seamarks - vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr
Huw Jones - kbd
Mike Tunney - bass
Always the same 2002 (Inst.)
Jesus in football boots
This song will get me over you
Valentine
Still waiting
Young poet loses his fringe
Big after Christmas
Ocean
Tequila cottage
If I can't have you I'll have somebody else
Encore
Tequila cottage
Big after Christmas
If I can't have you...
The big comeback:) Featuring the new four-piece Spess and a very polished performance indeed, (honestly.)
 
11/07/2003 Ex-Servicemen's Club, Mold Mathew Seamarks - vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr
Huw Jones - kbd
Mike Tunney - bass
 
04/06/2004 Irish Association Social Club, Chorlton Mathew Seamarks - vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr
Huw Jones - kbd
Mike Tunney - bass
This song will get me over you
Jesus in football boots
10 Places (to make love in Mold)
Last night a cleaner saved my life
I was a teenage disciple of spess
Big after Christmas
If I can't have you I'll have somebody else
Tequila cottage
Teenage kicks
Special guests at Gareth Jones' 40th birthday bash. A little inebriated but still quite together in places!
 
18/11/2006 Cricket Club, Buckley Mathew Seamarks - vox, gtr
Edward Bowen - gtr
Huw Jones - kbd
Mike Tunney - bass
Andy Williams - drums
Big after Christmas
This song will get me over you
I was a teenage disciple of spess
Here
10 Places (to make love in Mold)
Tequila cottage
Another New Iceland
Dave Kelly's 40th birthday bash. No keyboard for much of the set and a pitiful attempt by Dave to perform A.N.I. although, to be fair, we didn't actually tell him about it until a minute before we started playing it.
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