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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Dave Caswell (trumpet)


BANDS:
  • Keef Hartley Band [?-Dec 70]
  • Galliard
  • Ashton Gardner & Dyke [1971]
  • Roy Young Band [1972]
  • Ramshackle [1972]
  • Les Humphries Singers [1973]
  • Jimmy Ruffin Band [1974]
      • Ashton & Lord [Sep 74] (Casual band - 1 gig)
  • Les Humphries Singers [1975]
  • Elkie Brooks Band [1977]
  • Paice Ashton & Lord [Mar 78-Apr 78]
  • Rick Wakeman Band [1979]
  • The Who [May 79-Jul 80]
  • Randy Crawford Band [1980]
  • The Slobs [1983-1986]
  • Ici-La [1986]
  • Max Temp And The Fahrenheits
  • The Agency [1987-1993]
      • The Recliners (Casual band - a few gigs)
  • Herbie Klinger Group [1992-2006]
  • Pentagon [1996]
  • Howie Casey Band
  • The Slobs

BIOGRAPHY:

Fantastic trumpet player, Dave Caswell was born in Birmingham on March 1, 1942. He studied classical trumpet at Birmingham School Of Music, but soon started working with rock and blues band, as we´re going to read.

Dave Caswell (while in Galliard)



GALLIARD


Galliard


Fantastic band from Birmingham, powered by a horn section.

I´m not completely sure of the lineups, but I think this was the original one:

GALLIARD #?
1968-1969
Geoff Brown
vocals, guitar, keyboards
Richard Pannell
guitar
Andrew Abbott
bass
John Smith
sax
Leslie Podraza
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me.

I don´t know if John Morton, Tommy Thomas, Harry Beckett, John Hughes and Tony Roberts were members of the band, or just played in a session basis.

They released their first album, Strange pleasure.

Around 1969, Lyle Jenkins replaced John Smith:

GALLIARD #?
1969-1970
Geoff Brown
vocals, guitar
Richard Pannell
guitar
Andrew Abbott
bass
Leslie Podraza
drums
+ maybe others, unknown to me.

They released their second album, New dawn.

But Caswell and Jenkins left a bit later. The band carried on for a while, but it soon folded.

Other info on members of Galliard (I know up to 8 members)
Already covered (1): Lyle Jenkins
To be covered (6): Andrew Abbott, Geoff Brown, Les Marshall, Richard Pannell, Leslie Podraza, John Smith


KEEF HARTLEY BAND


When they were recording their third album, The time is near, Lowther and Jewell leave the band:

KEEF HARTLEY BAND #6
?
Miller Anderson
guitar, vocals
Gary Thain
bass
Mick Weaver
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

Dino Dines comes back to the band for a while:

KEEF HARTLEY BAND #7
?-Dec 70
Miller Anderson
guitar, vocals
Gary Thain
bass
Dino Dines
keyboards
Keef Hartley
drums

But the new members don't stay long time in the band, and they leave the band in December 1970, after recording some superb sessions for BBC Radio 1.

Dave still appears in their forthcoming album, Overdog.

Other info on members of Keef Hartley Band (I know up to 29 members)
Already covered (7): Harry Beckett, Ian Cruickshank, Dino Dines, Keef Hartley, Lyle Jenkins, Chris Mercer, Nick Newell
Old pages (5): Miller Anderson, Derek Austin, Jimmy Jewell, Junior Marvin, Mick Weaver
To be covered (16): Danny Allmark, Mike Davis, Lyn Dobson, Martin Drover, Owen Finnegan, Sam Holland, Henry Lowther, Terry Noonan, Michael Rosen, Gary Thain, Ingrid Thomas, Barbara Thompson, Roger Wade, Derek Wadsworth, Pete Wingfield, Pete York


ASHTON GARDNER & DYKE


Ashton Gardner & Dyke


Although the name indicates the band is a trio, they were augmented up to a septet for live concerts, with a fantastic horn section and Mick Liber on guitar:

ASHTON GARDNER & DYKE #?
1971
êGalliard
Tony Ashton
vocals, keyboards
Kim Gardner
bass
Roy Dyke
drums
+
Mick Liber
guitar
êGalliard
John Mumford
trombone

In 2001, a live album was released Let it roll - Live 1971.

Dave Caswell (while in Ashton Gardner & Dyke)


Since then, Dave Caswell has played many more times with Tony Ashton, as we´re going to read.

Other info on members of Ashton Gardner & Dyke (I know up to 7 members)
Already covered (1): Lyle Jenkins
To be covered (5): Tony Ashton, Roy Dyke, Kim Gardner, Mick Liber, John Mumford


ROY YOUNG BAND


Around 1972, Dave Caswell played in Roy Young Band along with his mate Howie Casey, but need to find info about their lineups:

ROY YOUNG BAND #?
1972?
Roy Young
vocals, keyboards
Howie Casey
sax
+ others, unknown to me. Help!


RAMSHACKLE


Around 1972, drummer Phil Little formed a new band, loosely called Ramshackle. This was the core of the band:

RAMSHACKLE #?
1972
Dennis Cowan
bass
Phil Little
drums

After a short period, they augmented the band to a sextet.

Ramshackle was augmented with two new members:

RAMSHACKLE #?
1972
Mick O´Donnell
guitar
Dennis Cowan
bass
John Malam
sax, trumpet
Phil Little
drums
+
Christine Green
vocals, sometimes

The band rehearsed for six months, also recording four songs, but Dave Caswell left before the band played their only gig.

Other info on members of Ramshackle (I know up to 10 members)
Already covered (2): Lyle Jenkins, Noel Norris
To be covered (2): Dennis Cowan, Phil Little
Not enough info (5): Steve De Ville, Christine Green, John Malam, Mick O´Donnell, Pat Valentine


LES HUMPHRIES SINGERS


From 1973 to 1975, Dave Caswell toured and played with Les Humphries Singers, a good band that had great singers. By that time, they included the magnificent John Lawton (later to join Uriah Heep). This is part of one of the lineups

LES HUMPHRIES SINGERS #?
?
Les Humphries
vocals
John Lawton
vocals
Barry St John
vocals
Mick Clarke
guitar
Dick Parry
sax
Howie Casey
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Caswell appears in their live album Live in Europe, but don´t know the other musicians involved, as I don´t own the album. Can someone help here, please?

Other info on members of Les Humphries Singers (I know up to 34 members)
Already covered (1): Sheila McKinley
Old pages (1): Dick Parry
To be covered (4): Howie Casey, Mick Clarke, John Lawton, Barry St John
Not enough info (27): Don Adams, Judy Archer, Jimmy Bilsbury, Dave Brian, Enry David, Myrna David, Jurgen Drews, Dornee Edwards, Peggy Evers, Elvira Herbert, Peter Hesslein, Henner Hoier, Les Humphries, Barbara Johnson, Earl Jordan, Goldy Kloent, Malcolm Magaron, Liz Mitchell, Claudia Schwarz, Victor Scott, Gail Steavens, Maddy Thielmans, Linda G Thompson, Liz Walker, Tina Werner,... up to 27 musicians.


JIMMY RUFFIN BAND


In 1974, Jimmy Ruffin tours with this great horn section:

JIMMY RUFFIN BAND #?
1974
Jimmy Ruffin
vocals
Howie Casey
sax
John Mumford
trombone
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone help me with additional info, please?

Other info on members of Jimmy Ruffin Band (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (4): Howie Casey, Simon Eyre, John Mumford, Godfrey Wang
Not enough info (1): Jimmy Ruffin


ASHTON & LORD


After leaving Family, Tony Ashton teamed with his mate Jon Lord. They recorded an album with lots of friends and guests, First of the big bands. Some guests in the album are: Jim Cregan (guitar), Jerry Donahue (guitar), Peter Frampton (guitar), Pat Donaldson (bass), Dick Parry (sax), Howie Casey (horns), Dave Caswell (trumpet), Mike Davies (trumpet), John Mumford (trombone), Frank Ricotti (percussion), Carmine Appice (drums), Terry Cox (drums), Ian Paice (drums), and backing vocals by Madeline Bell, Tony Ferguson, Jimmy Helms, Kenny Rowe, Graham White, Joanne Williams, Roger Willis.

The album was released in March 1974, but some months later, Ashton & Lord wanted to play a live concert to promote it. That's when they assemble an all-star lineup:

ASHTON & LORD #1
Sep 74
Tony Ashton
vocals, keyboards
Jon Lord
keyboards
Jim Cregan
guitar
Ray Fenwick
guitar
Pat Donaldson
bass
Mike Davis
trumpet
John Mumford
trombone
Howie Casey
sax
Dick Parry
sax
Frank Ricotti
percussion, vibes
Ian Paice
drums
Carmine Appice
drums
Grahame White
vocals
Jimmy Helms
vocals
Kenny Rowe
vocals
Tony Ferguson
vocals
Joanne Williams
vocals
Roger Willis
vocals

The concert was held on September 15th, 1974. A live album from those concerts was released almost 20 years later. It's BBC Radio One Live in concert.

Other sessions with Ashton were albums by John Entwistle or Paice Ashton & Lord, as we can read below.

Other info on members of Ashton & Lord (I know up to 18 members)
Already covered (3): Madeline Bell, Jon Lord, Joanne Williams
Old pages (2): Pat Donaldson, Dick Parry
To be covered (12): Carmine Appice, Tony Ashton, Howie Casey, Mike Davis, Ray Fenwick, Tony Ferguson, Jimmy Helms, Max Middleton, John Mumford, Kenny Rowe, Grahame White, Roger Willis


ELKIE BROOKS BAND


In 1977 (or was 1975 maybe?), Elkie appears at German TV show Musiklanden with this superb, massive lineup:

ELKIE BROOKS BAND #?
1977
Elkie Brooks
vocals
Pete Gage
guitar
Tim Hinkley
keyboards
Ken Freeman
keyboards
Steve Gregory
sax
John Mumford
trombone
Frank ?
percussion, maybe Arnaud Frank?
Trevor Morais
drums
Jimmy Chambers
backing vocals
Ruby James
backing vocals
Tony Jackson
backing vocals

Don´t know if the tour was made with all these musicians or a shortened lineup. Does anybody know?
Other info on members of Elkie Brooks Band (I know up to 56 members)
Already covered (4): Stretch, Geoff Whitehorn, Steve York, Ivan Zagni
Old pages (1): Tim Hinkley
To be covered (50): Rosa Avila, Brian Badhams, Pete Baron, Elkie Brooks, Mike Cahen, Simon Carter, Jimmy Chambers, Zal Cleminson, Gerry Conway, Tom Dostel, Melvyn Duffy, Paul Dunne, Johnny Dyke, Brandon Fownes, Arnaud Frank, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, John Giblin, Steve Gregory, Isaac Guillory, Martin Harryman, Al Hodge, Gary Hutchins, Roger Inniss, Tony Jackson,... up to 50 musicians.


PAICE ASHTON & LORD


Being a quintet, the band expanded to an 11-piece for 5 concerts in England during March and April 1978:

PAICE ASHTON & LORD #?
Mar 78-Apr 78
Tony Ashton
vocals, keyboards
Bernie Marsden
guitar
Paul Martinez
bass
Jon Lord
keyboards
Ian Paice
drums
+
Howie Casey
sax
Reg Brooks
trombone
Gilbert Dall´Ense
horns
Sheila McKinley
backing vocals
Jeanette McKinley
backing vocals

Other info on members of Paice Ashton & Lord (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (2): Jon Lord, Sheila McKinley
Old pages (2): Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez
To be covered (5): Tony Ashton, Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Jeanette McKinley, Ian Paice
Not enough info (1): Gilbert Dall´Ense


RICK WAKEMAN BAND


In 1979, this was the new lineup for Rick Wakeman & His Band:

RICK WAKEMAN BAND #?
1979
Rick Wakeman
keyboards
Ashley Holt
vocals
Jon Anderson
guitar
Reg Brooks
trombone
Frank Gibson Jr
drums

Other info on members of Rick Wakeman Band (I know up to 44 members)
Already covered (5): Denny Ball, Barry De Souza, Stevie Lange, Bruce Lynch, Gary Pickford-Hopkins
To be covered (38): Jon Anderson, Steve Barnacle, Reg Brooks, Vicki Brown, Dave Colquhoun, Dave Cousins, Jeff Crampton, Chas Cronk, Dr Doom, John Dunsterville, Mike Egan, Rick Fenn, Tony Fernandez, Barry Flather, Frank Gibson Jr, Anthony Glynne, Chrissie Hammond, John Hodgson, Ashley Holt, Rick Hudson, Barney James, Sonia Jones, Cori Josias, Dave Lambert, Phil Laughlin,... up to 38 musicians.


THE WHO


In May 1979, The Who, with their new drummer Kenny Jones, started touring with an added brass section:

THE WHO #?
May 79-Jul 80
Roger Daltrey
vocals
Pete Townshend
guitar
John Entwistle
bass
Kenny Jones
drums
+
John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick
keyboards
Dick Parry
sax
Reg Brooks
trombone

They played several tours:
- Europe (from May to September 1979)
- USA (September 1979)
- UK (November to December 1979)
- Germany (March to April 1980)
- USA (April to July 1980)

They also played in the Concert for Kampuchea concert in December 1979, organized by Paul McCartney, thus appearing in the live 2LP recorded from those concerts.

Dave played on Paul McCartney´s promo video for Back to the egg.

He also appears in the 30 years of maximum R&B video, along with Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Simon Gardner, Dick Parry, Neil Sidwell and Roddy Lorimer, so I guess it contains material from different lineups and tours (sorry, I don´t have the video).

Other info on members of The Who (I know up to 40 members)
Already covered (1): Geoff Whitehorn
Old pages (4): Jon Carin, Tim Gorman, Keith Murrell, Chris Stainton
To be covered (34): Steve Bolton, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Chyna, Simon Clarke, John Corey, Roger Daltrey, Phil Daniels, John Entwistle, Andy Fawbert, Simon Gardner, Loren Gold, Reggie Grisham, Peter Howith, Kenny Jones, Sonia Jones, Jody Linscott, Roddy Lorimer, J Greg Miller, Damon Minchella, Keith Moon, Billy Nicholls, Pino Palladino, Simon Phillips, Tim Sanders, Neil Sidwell,... up to 34 musicians.


RANDY CRAWFORD BAND


Around 1980, Dave Caswell toured and made live recordings with Randy Crawford for the tour that had the Yellowjackets as backing band:

RANDY CRAWFORD BAND #?
1980
Randy Crawford
vocals
+ others unknown to me. Help!

I think they recorded one single. Can someone help me with more info, please?

Other info on members of Randy Crawford Band (I know up to 11 members)
Already covered (2): John ´Irish´ Earle, Enzo Todesco
To be covered (6): Gary Bias, Randy Crawford, Chris Gower, Eythor Gunnarsson, Allen Hinds, Roberto Vally
Not enough info (2): Leon Bisquera, Boney James


JOHN MILES BAND


Dave Caswell made TV appearances and a tour with John Miles, but don´t know when or the other musicians involved:

JOHN MILES BAND #?
?
John Miles
vocals, guitar
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of John Miles Band (I know up to 17 members)
Already covered (4): Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Brian Chatton, Gary Moberley
To be covered (5): Barriemore Barlow, Barry Black, Brendan Healy, John Miles, Laurie Wisefield
Not enough info (7): Dion, Mick Donnelly, Simon Ferry, Fred Hill, Bob Marshall, John Miles Jr, Sara Murray


THE SLOBS


This was the original lineup for Bournemouth band The Slobs, band founded by piano player Mick Tobias with local musicians, in order to play their own gigs between their tours and sessions:

THE SLOBS #1
?
Sheila McKinley
vocals
Martin Jenner
guitar
Pat Davey
bass
Mick Tobias
piano
Howie Casey
sax
Malcolm Smith
drums, vocals

There were different lineups while Dave Caswell played with them (from 1983 to 1986), but don´t know more details. Help, please!


ICI-LA


In 1986, Dave Caswell played local gigs with Ici-La, a rock & soul band from Bournemouth, featuring sax player Rob Kempton:

ICI-LA #?
?
Rob Kempton
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Ici-La (I know up to 3 members)
Not enough info (2): Rob Kempton, Alan Leese


THE AGENCY


Dave Caswell would often appear with the Agency over a large period of time, depending on his work load, he would appear in many line ups with Howie Casey including the Slobs, and Howie Caseys All Stars.

The Agency is a soul band formed in 1985. In 1987, they change their trombonist, and Dave Caswell is also added to the band.

THE AGENCY #?
1987-1990
Sandy Murray
vocals
Tim Holt
guitar, vocals
Bobby Pendrey
guitar, vocals
Richard Furter
bass
Graham Millman
trumpet, vocals
Martin Bradford
sax
Mike Wheatley
trombone
Nick Buckle
percussion, vocals
Melvin Carter
drums

In 1990, The Agency changes lead vocalist, arriving Andy Wilkinson:

THE AGENCY #?
1990-?
Andy Wilkinson
vocals
Tim Holt
guitar, vocals
Bobby Pendrey
guitar, vocals
Richard Furter
bass
Graham Millman
trumpet, vocals
Martin Bradford
sax
Mike Wheatley
trombone
Nick Buckle
percussion, vocals
Melvin Carter
drums

Sometime between 1990 and 1993, Bobby Pendrey leaves the band

THE AGENCY #?
?-1993
Andy Wilkinson
vocals
Tim Holt
guitar, vocals
Richard Furter
bass
Graham Millman
trumpet, vocals
Martin Bradford
sax
Mike Wheatley
trombone
Nick Buckle
percussion, vocals
Melvin Carter
drums

In 1993, Dave Caswell left the band.

Other info on members of The Agency (I know up to 14 members)
To be covered (1): Martin Kitcher
Not enough info (12): Martin Bradford, Nick Buckle, Melvin Carter, Richard Furter, Simon Holt, Tim Holt, Dave Hutton, Graham Millman, Sandy Murray, Bobby Pendrey, Mike Wheatley, Andy Wilkinson


MAX TEMP AND THE FAHRENHEITS


Dave Caswell depped lots of times around Bournemouth and played with the band Max Temp and The Fahrenheits in the Bournemouth and Poole area on many occasions. I don´t know other members except drummer Tony Lloyd:

MAX TEMP AND THE FAHRENHEITS #?
?
Tony Lloyd
drums
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Max Temp And The Fahrenheits (I know up to 2 members)
Not enough info (1): Tony Lloyd


AND THEN...


Then, Dave moved to Kent, also playing live jazz gigs in Germany, Kent and at the Brecon Jazz Festival.


HERBIE KLINGER GROUP


From 1992 to 2006, Herbie Klinger had this great sextet that included Dave Caswell when he travelled to Germany:

HERBIE KLINGER GROUP #
1992-2006
Herbie Klinger
guitar
Stefan Werni
bass
Heinz Oelmann
keyboards
Ernst Dittke
sax
Lothar Wantia
drums

Sadly, Ernst Dittke passed away in 2006.

Other info on members of Herbie Klinger Group (I know up to 6 members)
To be covered (1): Herbie Klinger
Not enough info (4): Ernst Dittke, Heinz Oelmann, Lothar Wantia, Stefan Werni


ROY YOUNG BAND (again)


In 1999, Roy Young reunited with his old mates Howie Casey and Dave Caswell for some gigs:

ROY YOUNG BAND #?
1999
Roy Young
vocals, keyboards
Martin Kitcher
bass
Tony Waller
trumpet
Howie Casey
sax
Steve Hayes
trombone
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Other info on members of Roy Young Band (I know up to 31 members)
Already covered (2): Rod Coombes, Nick South
Old pages (3): Keith Gemmell, Chas Hodges, Dave Wendells
To be covered (25): Mick Burt, Howie Casey, Mick Clarke, Pat Davey, Alan Davies, Cliff Davies, Ricky Dodd, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, John Golden, Moss Groves, Steve Hayes, Harvey Hinsley, Robin Jones, Martin Kitcher, Jon Lee, Ron MacDonald, John Marter, Onnie McIntyre, Nic Potter, Paul Simmons, Eddie Thornton, Alan Townsend, Tony Waller, Roy Young


AND THEN...


Dave was back in Dorset in 2001. He played occasional gigs with The Agency or The Recliners.


PENTAGON


In the nineties (probably around 1996), he shared a band called Pentagon, with another great horn player, Dave Quincy:

PENTAGON #?
?
Dave Quincy
sax
+ others unknown to me. Help!

Can someone give me more info about them, please? They never played live gigs while with Caswell. Instead, Dave Caswell played live jazz gigs with Dave Quincy in Kent, in the late 90s.

Other info on members of Pentagon (I know up to 2 members)
To be covered (1): Dave Quincy


THE SLOBS (again)


This was one of the lineups for The Slobs in 2001:

THE SLOBS #?
2001
Sheila McKinley
vocals
Richard Walker
guitar
Jim Cobb
bass
Howie Casey
sax
Tony Myers
sax, vocals
James Walker
drums
+ a keyboardist, unknown to me

As far as I know, this is the latest incarnation of The Slobs, probably around 2009:

THE SLOBS #?
?
Sheila McKinley
vocals
Malcolm Smith
vocals
Ritchie Lund
guitar
Pat Davey
bass
Steve Smith
keyboards
Tony Waller
trumpet
Howie Casey
sax
Steve Hayes
trombone
Paul Gill
drums

Other info on members of The Slobs (I know up to 19 members)
Already covered (2): Martin Jenner, Sheila McKinley
To be covered (7): Tony Ashton, Howie Casey, Pat Davey, Steve Hayes, Ritchie Lund, Steve Smith, Tony Waller
Not enough info (9): Jim Cobb, Paul Gill, Tony Myers, Frank Slob, Malcolm Smith, Mick Tobias, James Walker, Richard Walker, Simon Wood

DISCOGRAPHY: (33 albums known to me - Status: Quite advanced)

ALBUMS AS A BAND MEMBER (18 credits)
  • Strange pleasure - Galliard (1969)

    • Members: Andrew Abbott, Geoff Brown, Dave Caswell, Richard Pannell, Leslie Podraza, John Smith
    • Producer: Phil Wainman
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
  • New dawn - Galliard (1970)

    • Members: Andrew Abbott, Geoff Brown, Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins, Richard Pannell, Leslie Podraza, John Smith
    • Guests: (RIP: Harry Beckett, Tommy Thomas)
    • Producer: Phil Wainman
    • Technical: Paschal Byrne
  • The Time is near... - Keef Hartley Band (August 1970)

  • Overdog - Keef Hartley Band (April 1971)

    • Members: Miller Anderson, Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins, Ingrid Thomas, Mick Weaver (RIP: Keef Hartley + Dino Dines, Gary Thain)
    • Guests: Jon Hiseman (RIP: Johnny Almond)
    • Producer: Neil Slaven
    • Technical: Roy Thomas Baker, Robin Black, John Punter
    • Comments: Recorded during October 1970 to January 1971. The tracks from 1970 contain ex-members Dave Caswell, Lyle Jenkins and Dino Dines, who left the band in December, but the new band is Hartley, Anderson, Thain and Weaver.
  • What a bloody long day it´s been - Ashton Gardner Dyke & Co (1972)

  • The Last rebel - Ashton Gardner & Dyke (1973)

  • First of the big bands - Tony Ashton & Jon Lord (August 1974)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Dave Caswell (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord)
    • Guests: Roy Dyke, Mick Liber, Ian Paice + Mick Clarke, B J Cole, Gerry Conway, Terry Cox, Dennis Elliott, George Ford, Peter Frampton, Sue Glover, Mick Grabham, Sunny Leslie, Caleb Quaye, Frank Ricotti, Ron Wood (RIP: Cozy Powell + Doris Troy)
    • Technical: Geoff Emerick
    • Comments: Recorded on and off during a long period, from 1971 to 1974, with different musicians (most of them remained uncredited). The CD reissue from 2004 contains 1 bonus track.
  • Malice in wonderland - Paice Ashton & Lord (March 1977)

    • Members: Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Bernie Marsden, Paul Martinez, Jeanette McKinley, Ian Paice (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Sheila McKinley)
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Comments: Recorded during September and October 1976. Some CD reissues contains 3 live bonus tracks, while others (2001 reissue) contain 8 bonus tracks taken from the sessions for their unreleased second album.
  • Pearls - Elkie Brooks (1981)

    • Members: Elkie Brooks + Dave Caswell, John Giblin, Geoff Whitehorn (RIP: Graham Jarvis)
    • Guests: Steve Holley, Jeremy Meek, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Martin Jenner)
    • Producer: (RIP: Gus Dudgeon)
    • Comments: Reissued on CD as a twofer with Two days away.
  • BBC Radio 1 live in concert - Paice Ashton & Lord (1992) (LIVE)

  • BBC live in concert 1974 - Ashton & Lord (1993) (LIVE)

    • Members: Carmine Appice, Madeline Bell, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Jim Cregan, Jeff Daly, Mike Davis, Pat Donaldson, Ray Fenwick, Tony Ferguson, Jimmy Helms, Max Middleton, John Mumford, Ian Paice, Dick Parry, Frank Ricotti, Kenny Rowe, Roger Willis (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jon Lord, Grahame White, Joanne Williams)
    • Producer: Jeff Griffin
  • Thirty years of maximum r&b - The Who (1994)

    • Members: Steve Bolton, Reg Brooks, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Chyna, Roger Daltrey, Simon Gardner, Tim Gorman, Kenny Jones, Jody Linscott, Roddy Lorimer, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry, Simon Phillips, Tim Sanders, Neil Sidwell, Pete Townshend, Cleveland Watkiss (RIP: John Entwistle, Keith Moon)
    • Comments: Originally a VHS tape, it was reissued in 2009 with the new title Thirty years of maximum r&b live, now as a double DVD, with the original content plus 3 more songs, and a second disc with a 1981 Rockpalast concert.
  • Not foolish, not wise - Keef Hartley Band (1999) (LIVE)

    • Members: Danny Allmark, Miller Anderson, Derek Austin, Dave Caswell, Ian Cruickshank, Mike Davis, Lyn Dobson, Martin Drover, Henry Lowther, Junior Marvin, Chris Mercer, Nick Newell, Terry Noonan, Michael Rosen, Ingrid Thomas, Barbara Thompson, Roger Wade, Pete Wingfield, Pete York (RIP: Keef Hartley + Harry Beckett, Dino Dines, Gary Thain, Derek Wadsworth)
    • Producer: Neil Slaven
    • Comments: In 1999 it has been released a new live album by the band. Not foolish, not wise comprises old live recordings, plus some studio tracks, recorded from 1968 to 1972. Sadly, it doesn't include any info about the musicians involved, so we just can´t but guess who appears there.
  • Let it roll - Live 1971 - Ashton Gardner & Dyke (May 2001) (LIVE)

    • Members: Dave Caswell, Roy Dyke, Lyle Jenkins, Mick Liber, John Mumford (RIP: Tony Ashton, Kim Gardner)
    • Comments: Recorded live in 1971 (as the title suggests), but first released in 2001.
  • Thirty years of maximum r&b live - The Who (March 2009)

    • Members: Steve Bolton, Reg Brooks, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Chyna, Roger Daltrey, Simon Gardner, Tim Gorman, Kenny Jones, Jody Linscott, Roddy Lorimer, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry, Simon Phillips, Tim Sanders, Neil Sidwell, Pete Townshend, Cleveland Watkiss (RIP: John Entwistle, Keith Moon)
    • Comments: Originally a VHS tape released under the title Thirty years of maximum r&b, it was reissued in 2009 with the new title Thirty years of maximum r&b live, now as a double DVD, with the original content plus 3 more songs, and a second disc with a 1981 Rockpalast concert. It features live track dating from 1965, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1989, plus the complete concert from March 1981.
  • Live 1971-1975 - The Les Humphries Singers (August 2012)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, John Lawton, Dick Parry, Barry St John (RIP: Les Humphries + Jimmy Bilsbury, Elvira Herbert, Sheila McKinley)
    • Guests: Reg Brooks, Gibson Kemp, Norman Leppard, John Mumford, Arthur Ramm
    • Comments: 2CD containing different live concerts from November 1971 and April 1973.
  • Sala mi wanida - Herbie Klinger (October 2014)

    • Members: Herbie Klinger + Dave Caswell
    • My opinion: Great and soulful Latin rock album, with fantastic performances by Herbie Klinger on guitar (and other instruments), Andi Birke on keyboards, and the rest of players. My favourite tracks are ´Let it roll´, ´Boca do inferno´, ´Voodoo smile´. It features Dave Caswell guesting with a trumpet solo in one track.
  • Live in Europe - Les Humphries Singers ( - ) (LIVE)

COMPILATIONS AS A BAND MEMBER (1 credit) ALBUMS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Mad dog - John Entwistle´s Ox (March 1975)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Graham Deacon, Jim Ryan (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Dick Parry + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Juanita Franklin, Eddie Jobson, John Mealing, John Mumford, Mike Wedgwood (RIP: Tony Ashton)
    • Technical: Bobby Pridden
  • It´s only a movie - Family (September 1983)

    • Members: Roger Chapman, Jim Cregan, Rob Townsend, Charlie Whitney (RIP: Tony Ashton)
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Roy Dyke, Charlie McCracken + Peter Hope Evans, Del Newman
    • Technical: George Chkiantz
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
COMPILATIONS WITH BANDMATES AND FRIENDS (2 credits)
  • Thunderfingers - the best of John Entwistle - John Entwistle (October 1996)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Graham Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry + Doreen Chanter, Irene Chanter, Peter Frampton, Juanita Franklin, Eddie Jobson, John Mumford, Jerry Shirley, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, Mike Wedgwood (RIP: Tony Ashton, Jimmy McCulloch)
    • Technical: Richard Dodd, Bill Inglot
  • So who´s the bass player: the Ox anthology - John Entwistle (March 2005)

    • Members: Howie Casey, Jeff Daly, Graham Deacon, Mike Deacon, Alan Ross, Jim Ryan, Alan St John, Godfrey Townsend (RIP: John Entwistle)
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Kenny Jones, Billy Nicholls, Dick Parry, Zak Starkey + Carmine Appice, Bill Bruford, Chick Churchill, Rod Coombes, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Mick Grabham, Justin Hayward, John Mumford, Joe Vitale, Joe Walsh, John Weider, Leslie West (RIP: Jimmy McCulloch + Tony Ashton, Nicky Hopkins)
COLLECTIVE ALBUMS (1 credit)
  • Concerts for the people of Kampuchea - VVAA (1981) (LIVE)

    • Guests: Billy Bremner, Gary Brooker, Reg Brooks, John ´Rabbit´ Bundrick, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Elvis Costello, Roger Daltrey, Tony Dorsey, Dave Edmunds, Topper Headon, Steve Holley, Steve Howard, Chrissie Hynde, John Paul Jones, Kenny Jones, Laurence Juber, Denny Laine, Nick Lowe, Brian May, Paul McCartney, Dick Parry, Robert Plant, Thadeus Richard, Roger Taylor, Bruce Thomas, Pete Townshend, Terry Williams (RIP: John Bonham, Ian Dury, John Entwistle, James Honeyman Scott, Ronnie Lane, Linda McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Joe Strummer)
    • Comments: 4 days of concerts organized by Paul McCartney, to raise money for Kampuchean people, held from 26 to 29 December 1979. Featuring: The Who, Pretenders, Elvis Costello & The Attractions, Rockpile with Robert Plant, Queen, The Clash, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Specials, Paul McCartney & Wings, Matumbi (not appearing in the album, though), and a special edition of the Rockestra with lots of famous musicians. A portion of the concerts were released as a double LP in 1981.
SESSIONS (8 credits)
  • And a cast of thousands - Leigh Stephens (June 1970)

    • Members: Leigh Stephens
    • Guests: Pete Sears + Bob Andrews, Aliki Ashman, Dave Caswell, Roy Dyke, David Jackson, Lyle Jenkins, Noel Norris, Geoff Peach, Dave Quincy, Peter Ross (RIP: Micky Waller + Tony Ashton, Glenn Cornick, Kim Gardner, Dick Morrissey, Kevin Westlake)
  • Silverhead - Silverhead (1972)

    • Members: Rod Davies, Michael Des Barres, Stevie Forest, Pete Thompson
    • Guests: Dave Caswell, Mick Hodgkinson, Lyle Jenkins, John Mumford
    • Producer: Martin Birch
    • Comments: CD reissue contains 2 bonus tracks.
  • Unfinished picture - Rupert Hine (1973)

    • Members: Rupert Hine
    • Guests: John G Perry + Dave Caswell, Ray Cooper, Martyn Ford, Mike Giles, John Mumford, Steve Nye, John Punter (RIP: Simon Jeffes, Micky Waller)
  • Bananamour - Kevin Ayers (May 1973)

    • Members: Steve Hillage, Mike Ratledge, Eddie Sparrow, Robert Wyatt (RIP: Kevin Ayers + David Bedford, Archie Legget)
    • Guests: Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Tristan Fry, Lyle Jenkins, Barry St John, Liza Strike (RIP: Doris Troy)
  • City child - Chris Youlden (1974)

    • Members: Chris Youlden
    • Guests: John Beecham, Dave Caswell, Mike Cotton, Rosko Gee, Derek Griffiths, Suzanne Lynch, Jack Mills, Nick Newell, Anna Peacock, Terry Stannard, Pete Wingfield, Joy Yates (RIP: Bruce Rowland)
  • Hollies sing Holly - The Hollies (1980)

    • Members: Peter Arnesen, Tony Hicks, Pete Wingfield
    • Guests: Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell (RIP: Ron Aspery)
  • Golden mile - Hereward Kaye (1980)

    • Guests: Tom Robinson + Howie Casey, Dave Caswell, Mel Collins, Carol Grimes, Preston Heyman, Chas Hodges, Rick Kemp, Dave Mattacks, Phil Palmer, Dave Peacock, Nigel Pegrum, Pete Wingfield (RIP: Pete Zorn)
    • Producer: David Hentschel
  • Buddy Holly - The Hollies (October 1980)

    • Members: Peter Arnesen, Bernie Calvert, Allan Clarke, Bobby Elliott, Tony Hicks, Terry Sylvester, Pete Wingfield
    • Guests: Reg Brooks, Howie Casey, Dave Caswell (RIP: Ron Aspery)
COMPILATIONS (SESSIONS) (1 credit)
  • A British blues legend - Chris Youlden (1979)

    • Members: Chris Youlden + Roger Earl, Bob Hall, Tony Stevens (RIP: ´Lonesome´ Dave Peverett)
    • Guests: Roy Babbington, John Beecham, Dave Caswell, Mike Cotton, Rosko Gee, Sue Glover, Derek Griffiths, Danny Kirwan, Sunny Leslie, Suzanne Lynch, Jack Mills, Nick Newell, Terry Noonan, Anna Peacock, Andy Silvester, Kim Simmonds, Chris Spedding, Terry Stannard, Pete Wingfield, Joy Yates (RIP: Foggy Lyttle, Bruce Rowland)
    • Producer: Mike Vernon
    • Technical: David Grinsted
    • Comments: Compilation by Chris Youlden, including one track by Savoy Brown.

QUESTIONS:

01. Can someone provide additional info about some of the bands mentioned? Ici-La, The Recliners, etc.

02. Dave Caswell played in an album by Ray Davies (from The Kinks), but don´t know which one.

03. Does Dave play in the live album Not foolish, not wise by Keef Hartley Band?

04. Did Dave also tour with Elkie Brooks in 1975, apart than playing with her in 1977?

05. Dave Caswell played in an album by Thin Lizzy, probably around 1979. Can someone tell me which is the album, please?

06. Dave Caswell played in an album by Peter Frampton, but don´t know which one.

07. NOTE: I still have to change the credits for The last rebel. Dave Caswell doesn´t play there (it´s Alex Mulder on trumpet).


RELATED WEBSITE LINKS: 37


Official site(s) - tell them you saw the link here:

From the always interesting Alex's Picks (by Alex Gitlin), we have:

From the superb site Knights in Blue Denim: The British Blues Scene '68 - '70 (by Christer Fridhammar & Vanja), we have:

From the great site DME (by Dmitry M. Epstein), we have fantastic interviews:

From the fantastic The British Sound blog (by Bruno Ceriotti), we have rock family trees about:

Wikipedia doesn´t want to include links to this website, but I won´t do the same with them. So, from the great Wikipedia, we have:

Assorted links:

RELATED VIDEO LINKS: 3
Disclaimer: I don´t own or upload any of the videos linked here. I just include links to live videos that are already available, in order to show the work of this musician. Anyway, if someone feels that some link shouldn't be included, please write me at the email address shown below. And if you know of more videos featuring Dave Caswell, please, also write me with the link.
  • Elkie Brooks - Mojo Hannah (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on TV in 1977. Fantastic. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Dave Caswell, Jimmy Chambers, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, Steve Gregory, Tim Hinkley, Tony Jackson, Ruby James, Trevor Morais, John Mumford, Steve York. Percussionist (Arnaud Frank?) unknown to me.

  • Elkie Brooks - Love Potion Number Nine (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on TV Sight and Sound in 1977. (Resolution: 360)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Dave Caswell, Jimmy Chambers, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, Steve Gregory, Tim Hinkley, Tony Jackson, Ruby James, Trevor Morais, John Mumford, Steve York.

  • Elkie Brooks - I´m Gonna Make You Love Me (1977)
  • Elkie Brooks live on TV in 1977. Fantastic. (Resolution: 240)
    Featuring: Elkie Brooks, Dave Caswell, Jimmy Chambers, Ken Freeman, Pete Gage, Steve Gregory, Tim Hinkley, Tony Jackson, Ruby James, Trevor Morais, John Mumford, Steve York. Percussionist (Arnaud Frank?) unknown to me.


THANKS:

Very Special Thanks to:
  • Dave Caswell and Cliff: for sending so much info about the missing periods.
  • Mick Liber: for info on Ashton Gardner & Dyke.
  • Paul Simmons: for info on Roy Young Band (2004).
  • Leslie Podraza: for info on Galliard.
  • Martin Kitcher: for info on Roy Young Band, The Agency, Slobs and Howie Casey (2006).
  • Tony Myers: for info on The Agency.
  • Tony Lloyd: for info on The Agency.
  • Phil Little: for info on Ramshackle.
  • Herbie Klinger: for his kindness and help with info and more things (2016).

  • Special Thanks to:
  • Debbie Jenkins: for writing.
  • Judi James: for writing me.
  • Pete Clarke: for info on Roy Young Band (2005).

  • Thanks to:
  • Alex Gitlin: for accepting Galliard as a candidate for his fantastic Picks, as well as for scans.
  • Richard Powell: for info on Galliard.
  • David Hunter: for his memories of a Keef Hartley Band gig (2004).

  • WHAT'S NEW:

    11/July/2016 - Added info about a new album (Sala mi wanida by Herbie Klinger).
    20/July/2010 - Page added to the blog.
    04/April/2002 - Original page written by me (in the old site).

    RELATED MUSICIANS:

    Dave Caswell mostly worked with these musicians: (name + number of credits)
    Howie Casey (15)
    Tony Ashton (12)
    Lyle Jenkins (10)
    John Mumford (10)
    Reg Brooks (8)
    Dick Parry (8)
    Pete Wingfield (8)
    Roy Dyke (6)
    John Entwistle (6)
    Jon Lord (5)

    Page created by Miguel Terol on: 04/April/2002 - Last modified on: 28/October/2016. If you want to contribute with info, please write to: molympus1@gmail.com

    Please, note than you can check the indexes (musicians, bands, obituaries) at the top of this page.

    7 comments:

    1. Remember watching Ici La at the musician's workshop at Madison Joe's circa 84/85 on a Monday night. Great band. 'The Ghost walks in. She takes your breath away.......'

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    2. Someone told me that the trumpet player had also done session work for Paul McCartney. True?

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    3. You've forgotten Mark Wellbeloved who played trumpet for both The Agency and Max Temp. Some of the guys I remember from Max Temp are Ray Foster (vocals), Slowhand Martin (guitar), Geoff (sax), Patrick (drums), Art (keyboards), Chris Preston (guitar or bass - can't quite remember). They played at our wedding in 1988....hope this helps.

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      1. Thanks for your info, Anonymous; of course it helps!

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      2. You're welcome.....both great bands :-)

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    4. What about that amazing guitarist Tris Stevens, how could anyone forget him !! He played with many bands in Bournemouth and Dorset in the 70`s and 80`s including The Slobs and was one of the founder members of The Outsiders ( later The Agency ) His last band was rock/ covers band `Lucky` which he left in 2000 and retired to Spain where he still gigs in the sunshine.

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    5. Yes, you are right. The first band before `The Slobs` was `Frank Slob and the Slobettes` and Tris Stevens was the guitarist and also original guitarist for `The Slobs`. Pete Ballam was the original bass player. Martin Jenner played with the band when he wasn`t playing with Cliff Richard and also played bass with The Slobs in South Africa when Pete Ballam left !

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