BLUE STAR COMBO
The Blue Diamonds Skiffle Group: Jamie & Co
Pete Reidy: Lead Guitar - Vocal - Keyboard. John Hall: Rhythm Guitar Vocal.
Paul Feeley: Drums. Barry Barnes: Bass Guitar. Big George Baron
Terry Walsh: Rhythm & Bass Guitars.
I was the lead guitarist with The Blue Star Combo for a short while, I then went on to join The Papermates who where the backing band for The Paper Dolls, fronted by Susie Mathis. They had a hit with 'Something Here In My Heart'. The Paper Dolls where from Manchester but I have no photo's from my time with their backing band The Papermates as they where lost.
When this band came to its end I joined a group by the name of Jamie & Co, formed by Jamie Costello front man and lead singer.
I can't remember the last names of the drummer, bass player and front man George, but someone may be able to help and refresh my memory..
I'm still involved with music but mainly write and perform my own songs these days, I've also been a background actor on the soap Coronation Street for over 30 years.
Pete Holroyed (Skip): Bass and Vocals. Centre; Jamie Costello: Lead Vocal
Steve Owen: Drums - Vocal. Pete Reidy: Lead Guitar - Vocal - Teapot.
Pete Reidy: January 2012
The Blue Star Combo resident band at the Ace of Spades Club Whalley and
The Top Hat Club Blackburn, El Tropicano Nelson and The Barracuda Club, Darwen plus many local pubs working mens clubs before starting work in the night clubs.
The Broadway Four & Tony, got its name from its first booking at the British Legion Club Broadway Accrington and had a big following in Yorkshire and once a month played at Medworth Hill American Army Base and R.A.F. Acklington passing-out parades and clubs throughout the north. The Starlight Club. Little Harwood and The Empire Cabaret Club, Rose Grove, Burnley.
The Blue Star Combo at the Sportsman Club Darwen Sunday Lunch Stag
The Blue Star Combo at The Sportsman Club, Darwen's Sunday Lunch Stag Show -striptease - Men Only.
John Hall, Eric Treweek, Go-Go Girl Pauline, Barry Barnes, Paul Feely.
Eric; a well known Lead Gutarist on the circuit played with top bands Weather, Tiger, Copper Kettle and Dutch duo Mouth & McNiel. Eric is a partner at The Music Box, Whalley Road, Accrington and still plays and keeps busy in the well stocked
Barry Barnes: February 2012
Preston & District Working Men's clubs
command show winners 1982.