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LEW DAY

Last updated: 13-01-2015

Lead Vocals: Sandra Gooch am

Guitar: Lew Day

Keys: Ken Southey

Bass: Nick Day (2)Kenny Kent

Sax: Dave Cossey

Trumpet: Ian Brighton

Vocals, Drums: Pete Allen

 

unplaced musicians: George Wortley / Alan Denis / Derek Standley / Pete Oxborough / Pat Lawson / Lionel Black

 

Many line-ups have been found for Lew Day and this is because in part he operated anything from a trio to a seven piece band to fullfil engagements, sometimes more.

 

London born guitarist Lew got his first taste of Norwich back in 1948 when The Stardusters sat in residence at The Samson & Hurcules. He returned to join The Brian Green Orchestra in 1957 and takes over the leadership of the band when Brian becomes ill a year later.

 

Lew goes on the join the well known Ken Steven's Band but leaves in April 1968 to form his own band.

 

The Lew Day Set were resident at the Dorothy Ballroom Cambridge from 1969 -1971 and gigged all over Cambridge and East Anglia - Gooch/Day/Southey/Kent/Cossey/Brighton/Allen - source Dave Cossey