The guitarist of recently reformed 60s Motown and Soul band All Night Workers, Doug Ayris, has shared an insight into the band’s illustrious history.
Mr Ayris, 74, joined the band in 1966, after one of the band members left to run a bar, and told him Mr Ayris would be playing bass that night.
Over the next ten years, the band played with some of the biggest names of their time, including the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Ike & Tina Turner.
After a 35 year hiatus, the band reformed when journalist Nick Warburton managed to find all the band members and get them together, along with some new musicians.
But the pandemic has meant that now, the old band haven’t been able to play together for well over a year – and Doug says as a result his life has been “quiet.”
Hopefully soon the All Night Workers will be able to return to the stage, and keep the party going.
All pictures, footage from the Half Moon Pub and music used with permission from The All Night Workers.