Nine Piece Memphis Soul band who have withstood the test of time
Throughout the sixties, they played many a worthy venue including: Bag O’Nails; the Starlight Ballroom in Greenford; Tiles, London; Ram Jam, Brixton; Flamingo, Soho; California Ballroom, Dunstable; Upper Cut, Forest Gate; The Hop, Welwyn Garden City; Starlight Ballroom, Crawley; Parke Davis Social Club, Hounslow; Uncle’s, Ashford; Wallington Public Hall; Civic Hall, Dunstable; Dorking Halls, Surrey.
The All Night Workers shared bills with other known bands including: Herbie Goins & The Night Timers; The Jimi Hendrix Experience; The Pretty Things; Diane Ferraz with The Checkmates; Chris Farlowe & The Thunderbirds; Savoy Brown Blues Band; The Carl Douglas Set; Amen Corner; Jo Jo Gunne; Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band; Marmalade; The Temptations; Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers; The Crazy World of Arthur Brown; Ike & Tina Turner; Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band; Elton John; Long John Baldry; Bluesology; Freedom; Small Faces; Wilson Pickett; Grapefruit; David Essex; The Easybeats...
...to name but a few!
For a more full history and further details click here or go to the history links on the navigation panel at the top.
The original All Night Workers in 1968. From left to right: Doug Ayris, Malcolm "Doc" Randall; Ian Pitwell; Mick Wheeler; Brian Mansell; Johnny Baker; and Geoff Glover.
All Night Workers 2015, from left to right:
Dave Mumford, Bruno Penrose, Bob Hodges, Colin Docketty, Geoff Glover, Doug Ayris, Clyde Barrow, Adam Colwell, Mel Wayne and Brian Hosking
Photo: Elliot Burgess
You can find a comprehensive version of the entire All Night Workers family tree at The Strange Brew Podcast
with many thanks to Nick Warburton for his tireless and tenacious work in pulling all of this information together from out of the mists of time.
Originally established in Twickenham in May 1966, the All Night Workers have gone through many line-ups and recently some of the original members regrouped in May 2012. A stretch of half a century!!
The reunited All Night Workers playing at The Bull's Head in Barnes, May 2012
From left to right: Dave Mumford, guitar; Pete Bower, Saxophone; Mel Wayne, sax and harmonica;John “Sarge” Sergeant, drums; Clive “Clyde” Barrow, vocals; Brian Hosking, base; Doug Ayris, guitar.
Tenor & Baritone Sax / Harmonica
Occasional Tenor Saxophone
Adam Colwell / John Sergeant