"My life from the age of thirteen has been with a kit of drums, playing in groups, clubs, session work, etc. From working in social clubs I got involved with Hamilton Brown & the Great Expectations. The line-up was Michael 'Mitch' Mitchinson on lead guitar, Gary 'Gaz' Hughes on bass guitar - two great musicians.
Having met Mitch and Colin - The Two Of Us duo - on the local social club scene - I knew they were a top act - so when I was asked to join them with Gaz - plus Eric Lawrenson - ex Grass Roots - and form a band. I jumped at the chance: The best decision I have ever made -musically speaking.
On to Pokie..
My memories of my time in Pokie was just fun and enjoyment - although taking the music seriously - we had a great time. This easily transferred from the stage to the audience with Colin Ashton being a terrific front man - he could work his true magic. This, together with a solid, tight musical backing and a good light show; it was a complete show. I am proud and privileged to have been part of Pokie and we all still remain good friends to this day.
Roy 'Thunderfoot' Davies: May 2010