Chants R&B

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Chants R&B circa 1964 (King Bee)
Trevor Courtney (Drums)  Wees 'n Poohs, Jim Thomlin (Lead Guitar), Mike Rudd (Rhythm Guitar) and Peter Hansen (Bass).
The original line-up had included Compton Tohill (Bass) and Stan Major (Sax)

The group were victorious in the Big Beat Dance Band Contest held in February 1965 in Canterbury Court, Christchurch.  Peter, Paul and The Pursuers were runners-up, with Timaru's Beat Unlimited in third place, and another Timaru band The Kor-Tels in 4th place out of the six finalists.


Chants R&B circa 1965 (Stage Door)
Trevor Courtney (Drums), Jim Thomlin (Lead Guitar), Martin Forrer (Bass) and Mike Rudd (Rhythm Guitar)