Tom Bliss, Taz Alexander (sitting), Sally Austin (behind), Maisie Herivel, Steve Knightley, Eric Pie, Becky Cooper at the Island Hall, Alderney 2001.
It was during the after-show party that Tom and Steve (on cuatro) gave 'The Silverlode of Sark' its first ever 'public' airing.
Behind The Wall - Otley Festival 1997
L-R Diane King (fiddle), Pete Earle (keys; see Vandals n Africa below - now drums for Bayou Gumbo), Tom Bliss, Jon Rust (drums; ex Agony Column), Steve Fairholme (melodeon, mandola, now in Duncan McFarlane Band), John Layton (bass, later in Belladonna and Slide with TB), Phil Cockerham (lead guitar, formerly in Luigi Ana Da Boys with Duncan McFarlane, later in Belladonna with Tom and Dave Bowie)
Vandals in Africa circa 84
Tom, Pam McF and Dunc McF, with Dave (drums) and Simon (bass) Albone. Bonfire night 1985
Dab Hand mk 2
Shades of Shades
Left: Bliss with Pearl Divers (and Strat Elite) circa 89 and no that's not bleached hair, it's a spotlight
Right: and Napper needs his cos of his shirt! (South Shields FC with Tony Wilson)
Tony Wilson and TN at South Shields. A picture does exist in which BOTH of them are playing tenor banjo. At the same time. Two Banjos. At Once. And nothing else (maybe best not to go there).
TB and his kite feature heavily in Alderney's promo material!
Alderney Week 2009: The Torchlight Procession, the Wicker Man gets it (not really), Ned Darlington and Tom perform Four Foot Track, and Tom joins Ronnie Cairnduff and Friends (yes, hoards of teenage girls are indeed invading the stage and heading straight for Tom)! Below right, Ronnie Cairnduff, Alex Birch and Lee Flewitt join Tom for Homecoming Day.
Proof of the Melodeon
Pic Allan McMillan
The 6-piece Slide line-up - Open Door Festival
Tom, John, Rod, Derek, Neil, Tom
"The Sin of Mary Prout"
Chester Festival 2009
Farnham Maltings 2006
Gainsborough 2011 with Ciaran Boyle
(last ever gig?)
BB+C Cleckheaton 2010