“I was hanging around the market street…” isn’t that how the Clash song goes, from “All the Young Punks”. Well, I was not hanging around Caldewgate (an area of Carlisle if you don’t know where that is) exactly, I was pushing my bicycle home in the rain, with 4 pints of milk strapped to it, when a car pulled up and inside was (a dry) Swanny.
He said that he had just spoken to Ellie, and that there could possibly be a Red Aligatorz reunion gig in March 2018. I say “possibly” as getting the Red Aligatorz in one room is a bit like herding cats. We are spread around the country, or in my case, countries.
But Swanny has been doing a DJ slot in the Old Fire Station venue once a month, and he says that he is thinking to combine the event with a gig of the Aligatorz, to play a few songs and to get people together.
He spoke with Ellie (double bass) and he will be up for doing it. Ellie was last seen somewhere south of Preston, and occasionally shows up at Rock-a-billy weekender’s. Wotto (drummer) is still around Carlisle and I will be around for sure until I decide to leave again…
The date quoted was March 10th Saturday. It would be nice to make it an event, not so much to hear the music again, but to all get together and have a “chin wag”. I hope to confirm the date later on.0