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Johnny Velox and The Vauxhalls  —  Martin Archbold (Drums) - replacing Finlay Calderwood, Scott Brooks (Bass), Mark Brooks (Guitar)

The Vauxhalls supported The Police in Christchurch Town Hall on 29th Feb and 1st March 1980.  By the end of the 1978 all the early Christchurch punk bands were playing at Mollett Street. Johnny Velox and The Vauxhalls were a teenage four piece from Burnside High comprising vocalist Johnny Velox (real name Mike Williams), guitarist Kid Buick (Mark Brooks), bass player Eugene Dipstick (Scott Brooks), and Dick Distant (Finlay Calderwood) on drums.  They played songs by The Velvet Underground and The Who, with Mark Brooks turning out an ever-increasing number of originals.

 

Mark Brooks, Martin Archbold and Scott Brooks


The Vauxhalls at The Gladstone (not 100% sure this is in fact The Vauxhalls)