Monday, September 28, 2009

Ye Olde Windsor Castle Beer Festival, Little Bookham, September 26th

This was one of our best gigs at the Windsor Castle. A good crowd all determined to have a good time. We should be back for another gig before Christmas.

John and Dinah, two friendly local musicians who liked the band.

Peter, the landlord with Barbara the bar manageress.

From the left: Tommy O'Donnell (drums), Steve Bennett (guitar/vocals), Chris Belshaw (bass). Iain Fidler was on keyboards.

This man was convinced he was my brother and wanted a photo to prove it.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Anchor & Horseshoes, Guildford, Saturday 5th September.

Eddie and his wife Mica, the landlords of the Anchor & Horseshoes. Eddie and Mica are genuine music lovers and love to have live bands at the Anchor. Hopefully they'll continue at the pub for years to come.
John Scott ( left ) played bass for us at very short notice. John usually plays bass with the Sharpees band. Thanks to him for helping us out and I'm sure he'll be playing with us again.

The Woodcock Inn, Felbridge, 4th September

Here's a picture of the band with Tony, the landlord of the Woodcock Inn, after the gig. Seen on the far right is Fox who has played some fine bass for us many times. The rest of the line up is from the left : Iain Fidler, Darryl West, Tony, Tommy O'Donnell and Chris Snook. We'll be back sometime in October for another gig.
Tommy with Aaron, Fox's son, a budding bass player.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


The band is now also listed on the 'Lemonrock' site. Click on the 'Lemonrock' logo to enter site.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Fluke Family, 28th, 29th, 30th August.

A busy weekend for the band, three gigs and three different line ups. On Friday 28th we played at the Royal Oak in Hampton, always a good gig. Darryl West fronted the band, with Russell Chaney on drums, Iain Fidler on keyboards and because Chris Belshaw our regular bass player had to unavoidably cancel at the last moment ( 30 minutes before the gig start time) we managed to recruit Bill Meads from the Sharpees band to cover on bass. Thanks to Bill for standing in at such short notice. On Saturday we played at the Astolat in Guildford. There seemed to be some sort of mix up as the landlord seemed to think we hadn't been booked for that night ( nothing new there) As I took the original booking I was one hundred percent sure we were booked, so we played to a less than full pub. John Parry fronted the band on guitar and vocals. Saturday saw us playing for the first time at the Compasses Inn in Gomshall, Surrey. It was their annual 'Gomstock Festival' to raise funds for charity. With upwards of two hundred people packed into the beer garden it created a great atmosphere. About ten bands played during the day. We played at 7.30 and did a rousing forty five minute set and got a great reception from the crowd. The band looks forward to another gig at the Compasses soon. The line up for the festival gig was: Steve Bennett on lead guitar and vocals, Chris Belshaw on bass, Russell Chaney on drums, Peter Terry on keyboards and me, Chris Snook on guitar and vocals.
Steve and Pete in the shadows.

From the left: Chris Belshaw, Russell Chaney, Peter Terry.

From the left: Chris Belshaw (bass), Steve Bennett ( lead gutar/vocals), Chris Snook (guitar/voals), Russell Chaney (drums), Peter Terry (keyboards).

The Gomshall Festival crowd

About the band

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London, Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Fluke are a four piece band playing mostly material from the 60's to the present day including numbers by The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Canned Heat, Steeley Dan, Elvis Costello, Spencer Davis, The Small Faces, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Eagles, Steve Miller Band, The Doors, The Kings Of Leon, The Stereophonics and many more. The band performs at pubs clubs and private functions.