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Issue No. 71 [Back Issues]
22nd November 2005

This Week - [Lance Corporal Steven Sherwood - Gorsley Goffs]
[The Wyenot News Hall of Fame, Paul Randell and the Zebras - Potters Bar Reunion 2005]
[Children In Need Day - Rugby]
[Nature Watch - Bears for Burundi - Archive Ross-on-Wye, Floods]
[Classified Advertisements] [What's On?] [A to Z Site Map]
[Property]

The Wyenot News Hall of Fame - Paul Randell and the Zebras!

Friday night's performance by the Zebras was truly sensational, drawing the largest and happiest crowd I have seen at a Hope & Anchor live music gig since it became a regular music venue. Paul's 'Zebras' line-up on Friday included Paul James, who performed brilliantly on Drums after just two practise sessions. Paul James, who originally used to play with Paul and Steve Randell, Tina and the late and very much missed John Henderson as 'Silverfish' stood in at the last minute as the Zebras are currently looking for a new drummer. Paul would love to play with the Zebras more but has a regular commitment now as front man for local band, 'Eclipse'.

If you are a drummer and would like to join a dedicated group of brilliant musicians, I am sure that Paul of the Zebras would be keen to hear from you: 01989 564112 or 07812 564112.

Something which recent fans of the Zebras, who did not see 'Silverfish' or 'Roadworks' in the earlier days might not know is that Paul Randell is also a brilliant songwriter. With Paul's kind permission, here are a couple of MP3 tracks to listen to. Both are copyright © Paul Randell. 'Sign of the Times' was recorded at Two Rivers Studio in 1998 and 'Action' was recorded at home in 2005. Click the yellow links to listen. More photos here.

Continued.


The Zebras on Friday Night. Ref: DSC_2873

Well done chaps - you were fantastic. Not being a regular drinker, I did something totally out of character and indulged on Friday (I was practising for next week's Potters Bar event). I struggled home at 1:30 am having to carry Tina, who spoke to God at length on the porcelain telephone when we eventually arrived back at Wyenot HQ.

The following morning I struggled out of bed at 7:00 am with the hangover from Hell as I had to take a photo for the Ross Gazette. I went out into the icy, foggy morning only to find that the job was cancelled as a truck driver had not turned up. 'That's a blasted nuisance!' I said (or words to that effect).

It was all very well worth it though. Paul - you provided everybody in that room on Friday, myself included with a fantastic evening of entertainment and, as I write this three days later, lots of complimentary remarks about the evening are still filtering through!


Paul James - last minute drummer. Ref: DSC_2904

Paul Randell - Singer / Songwriter. Ref: DSC_2875

Dancing to the Zebras on Friday. Ref: DSC_2939

In the company of friends - Happy Birthday Glynis and Tina! Ref: DSC_2948

Potters Bar Reunion - 8:00 pm Saturday, 26th November 2005!

I can see a bare bottomed mandrill,
Boldly eyeing my upper nostril;
If he jumps inside there too,
I really don't know what to do,
I'll be the proud possessor of a kind of nasal zoo.

I've got a ferret sticking up my nose . . .

Wyenot.com and the Hope & Anchor would like to invite you to the 2005 Potters Bar Reunion, incorporating Po's Birthday Party. Whether you were a regular frequenter of Ross-on-Wye's most famous (or should that be infamous?) venue between the years of 1972 and 1984, a casual visitor or just interested to find out what it would have been like to be verbally abused on a regular basis whilst ordering your beer, a winky-woo or a creme de coconut shandy with a stick of celery and three maraschino cherries, please feel free to leave the horseless conveyance at home and come along.

Last year the Potters Bar Requiem Mass (partaking of alcoholic fluids) was a fantastic success and, with at least 150 old Potters Bar frequenters turning up for the occasion, will probably go down in the annals of local history! The music was loud, the beer, 'like making love in a punt' (you know - close to water) but you all drank enough of it and it worked just the same. The usual crowd gathered around the football table and others brought along old photograph albums whilst we all enjoyed the music of Pink Floyd, Mott the Hoople, Hawkwind, The Bonzo Dog Band and John Cleese to name but a few, at true 'Potters Bar' volume. Everybody had a fantastic time! Photographs of last year's event can still be seen in the back issues of 'Wyenot News' - here.

This year we are doing it again, with music taken from the original Potters Bar juke box records, complete with original vinyl cracks and pops. A football table has been definitely arranged, courtesy of Tina, Ben and Recaf.

Dress is optional - and with the current spate of cold weather, advisable.

PLEASE CLICK THE TICKET BELOW FOR A VERSION TO PRINT OR EMAIL TO ANY OLD POTTERS BAR FREQUENTERS YOU KNOW!

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