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Wildkats, The
Date of Publication -06 September 2007
Submitted by: kitti
Copyrights: The Wildkats
Category: Modern Bands
Country: UK
Contacts & Booking E-mail: wildkats@wildkatsnorthwest.com

The band started in 1999, when Alan and his band (which was called Breathless) split up. It had also a bass player Dave who used to stand in for Johnny Kid & the pirates in the 60's, a drummer Steve who was a college lecturer but was more of a 70's style drummer and Bob - singer and rhythm guitar player. The guys rocked around Liverpool a lot in the early days and started to get a good name but as all good things come to the end the lead singer and the drummer did not see eye to eye and the band decided to call it a day.
Within three weeks and lots of itchy fingers later, the Wildkats reformed with a new line up and ended up with Pete Barsdle from Manchester on lead guitar, Graham Brand from Ribchester (now in Vendettas) on Double Bass and Paul the Drummer from the Rhythmaires.
The band rocked around for twelve months having a good time. Until Paul the Drummer decided he wanted to leave to start his own project and in came Wayne our present Rock n Roll Drummer. Eventually the band split up "again". But Bob would not let it die again and his quiff started to fall out with the lack of Rock n Roll. So a phone call later and Big Al after a 12 month break returned to the band as lead guitarist and Dave his mate the Bass player came to. So nearly the original line up apart from the drummer. So the band played again for quite a long while and unfortunately Dave the Bass playe had rheumatism in his fingers had to hang up his bass after playing for 40 years "wot a guy". The band still had gigs booked in for the coming months so they needed a bass player very soon and in stepped Geoff who played with the Winchesters for the last ten years with the nick name of "Horace". Some time later he is not with band any more and the new bass player has joined it, Mr Graham Brand.
But after a while he decided to go full time as a bass player to the Swing Commanders and the bass player from the Swing Commanders didn't want to do full time so they did a swap and now they have Ray Walmsley on bass, not much of a change as the sound is just as good.
Soon after, as it happend, the drummer Wayne Rogers has broken his leg Paintballing. And his place took Paul Ryder the ex Rythamaires drummer.

The Wildkats has been rockin' around for the last seven years, every type of venue from weddings, birthdays, all types of clubs and some pubs that are big enough, the band can basically cater for any venue.

The Wildkats are

Bob "Boogie Boy" Mayson - Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar
Alan the "Fingers" Wilson - Lead guitar and Vocals
Carl Gunther - Bass and Vocals
Paul Ryder - Percussion and Backing Vocals


Discography

Foot Tapping Records
Rippin' Rockin' & Rollin'(2002)
Demo CD
Tear It Up Live
The first demo CD

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Submitted by kitti (30 September 2007)
The band started in 1999, when Alan and his band (which was called Breathless) split up. It had also a bass player Dave who used to stand in for Johnny Kid & the pirates in the 60's, a drummer Steve who was a college lecturer but was more of a 70's style drummer and Bob -...

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