We had to be at the NBT ballroom very early as I remember for a band call. Two stages were set up with the main stage and another one directly underneath. The stage under the main stage would be the one that the finalist would play on. The main one for The Rolling stones.
We had the sound check every group going through a set of disciplines when we were about to finish The Rolling Stones walked across the ballroom floor. They stopped and had a chat to us and a few of the groups we got autographs and a bottle of beer from Charlie Watts.
The night was unbelievable the place was packed to the rafters you couldnt hear nothing for screams I never knew who won the competition. Jimmy Saville compered the night. Our ten minute set consisted of My Babe by Bo Diddley and Only Make Believe. I can't remember the other one or was three the set.
We really enjoyed our night win lose or draw. We picked up a lot of bookings after the New Brighton Tower gig having been support to the The Rolling Stones."
Mick Hannan: June 2010 - March 2012 - January 2013