c mid 77's Source - Rex Brough
Photo of Bung by Lin Goodwin - I think this is at Studio 51 in Spon End, Coventry with Bill Keller in the forefront.
Paul Sampson - Guitar
Bill Keller - Bass
Dave Budd (saxophone)
Gary Kirton (drums)
Jazz-rock. "Guitarist Paul Sampson used a drum stick against the strings to make etherial noises. Paul Sampson Joined Ens." Rex Brough
" Paul Sampson played the Hobo Workshop at the Holyhead Youth Centre - Lower Holyhead Rd. with Jazz Rock band Trigon in 1974 a few times. Analog played there too. The two bands supplied members to the Reluctant Stereotypes through earlier formations like Bung. Paul and Gary were in Trigon." Trev Teasdel
Memories from Bill Keller (From Rex Brough site)
"I was the bass guitarist in Bung. Paul Sampson and I were mates at primary school, and went on to form a number of bands in Coventry in the 1970s and (very early) eighties. Along with Clive Layton (absolutely fantastic keyboard player --his father Archie Layton was a well known pianist and composer in Coventry) we performed as Temple (very prog-rock). Later, I formed Bung as a Jazz-Rock combo with Dave Budd (saxophone), Paul Sampson (guitar) and Gary Kirton (drums). Later line-ups involved an alternative sax player called Ed (can't remember his surname), and Amanda Pask on flute. We played regularly at the Lady Godiva (the Dive) and the City Centre pub (alas, no more).
Photo of Bill keller - Lin Goodwin.
Memories from Dave Gilbert (Again from from Rex Brough site)
"I was a big fan of Bung at the time, (still am). I was at college with Paul Sampson. I remember Bill played an old Burns Jazz Bass, quite valuable even then. I must have seen them over 20 times. They were all absolutely stunning musicians, Bill not playing anymore is a tragedy. They did an instrumental "Flight of the Waterboatman in 21/8", Thats the time signature! Try counting it out, god knows how they did it! I've got a tape of them playing at The Walsgrave pub, late '77 i think, (maybe'78?). Vocals are poor, but the rest is stunning! Paul wrote the set-list out for me, which i've still got, "Boatman" is on it too! Cheers, Dave"
Pete Chambers has supplied a live tape now on mp3 by Bung (it may well be the Walsgrave one) - I'll add it here soon.