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It might have been the June 1985 show at the Belgrade Theatre..

I was very interested in your comment about the Amsterdam, Paradiso gig in May 1983. I was the drummer for Well Brian who was support that night. I lost touch with the band when I left for Scotland in 1982. Would you by any chance have any info about the singers name or a way to contact them again? The singer/ writer was Bas Ebble though that's probably not how it was spelled. As I am Scottish, you will understand Dutch wasn't my fist language.


Hi Gavin, being a fan of John Martyn I came across your comment by accident. I was a guitar pupil of the Well Brian guitarist Rob van Duuren in those early 80s days and saw the band perform quite a few times. Also still have the single, Miracle Of Love. I do remember them having a Scottish drummer at the time so that must have been you! I once took some pictures at a show in the open air theatre in Bloemendaal: Rob and also the singer, who is called Bas Eblé, are on Facebook, the latter as "Bastien Eble".


Hi, I'm curious about a gig which I saw in Canterbury - circa 1978/79? I'm very sure about the gig as I hitched down there from Lincoln Art College with a friend and stayed with my brother (who was at Kent/Canterbury Uni). What made the gig so special was that he'd invited Steve Tilston to play the first set, someone I'd just discovered a few months earlier - he'd just brought out Songs From The Dress Rehearsal I think? After Steve Tilston, John played a first set solo and then brought on a band to play a few tunes 'from a forthcoming album'! I don't know the members of the band, but it was -I think- just bass, guitar and drums, although I may have forgotten someone I'm almost sure there was no keyboards.
Thanks in advance for any info.


One entry in the giglist looks interesting: 1977-02-11 UK, Canterbury, Kent University. "Kent Ents '77 presents | John Martyn | + Guest support | at the Odeon, Friars, Canterbury | Friday February 11 at 8pm." This ties in well with the release year of Songs From The Dress Rehearsal (1977). And the upcoming album must have been One World of course.

I have never seen so much passion, or feeling put into music by any other performer, I still cry when I see him singing in his wheel chair.

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