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The Movies rehearsing

Here we have The Movies rehearsing in the Ayre Mills in 1981, at a time when there was talk of opening it as a venue.

From L-R Ian Tait, Andy Walker and Simon Chirgwin

Anyone forthcoming with a band history of the new wave maestros?
Picture added on 02 April 2004
I remember spending very jolly evenings dancing to the sound of the movies in the st magnus hall.
Added by Moira Cross (Nee Linklater) on 03 April 2004
As a young, impressionable Boys Brigade member I remember the Movies practising in the BB hall in George Street circa 1979-81.
They obviously made such a big impact on me that I forgot they had even existed!!
I do seem to remember Alan Croy playing the drums though.
Added by Private Benjamen on 04 April 2004
I remeber their first evr gig at the st magnus hall and I was the bouncer and I was only 14, there was also various other members of the band not just those 3, alan rendall was one, sure roger robson did a stint with them too.
Added by shr00m on 06 April 2004
Alan Croy was the original drummer with Dave Leslie on bass and Alan Rendall on lead guitar. Andy Tait played keyboards with the pictured lineup for a while too and Les Burgher was manager. We had a few excellent nights in the early to mid 80's (esp at the old Albert and in Hoy). When you see what's been done at Fusion, developing the Ayre Mills doesn't seem so far fetched now!
Added by Andy Walker on 22 April 2004
I remember my movies days vividly! Yes I was the original drummer, and the original line-up was as Andy Walker mentioned. Many a good night was had practising in the BB hall (along with the occasional outburst!). nice to know that somebody remembers us!
Added by Alan Croy on 29 January 2005
In my pre-Movie days, my band Kaleidoscope aka Simple Solution used to jam at The Ayre Mills also, which was operated by a gentleman who went by the dubious monicker "Smelly".
The Movies actually continued to gig occasionally in Hoy and Glasgow through to 1986, the line-up at that time being Chirgy, Yanto, The Flying Vandies (Andy Tait and Andy Walker) and guitar-hero Sean Groundwater.
Added by Andy Tait on 01 April 2008
When the Ayre Mills was being done up as flats I was in there to put phones in and on the pillars that you can see was grafitti left by the soldiers who were billeted there in the war.
Added by William Watters on 01 April 2008
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