INDIAN SUMMER

INDIAN SUMMER 
circa 1968-72 Sources - Broadgate Gnome http://www.broadgategnome.co.uk/bands-i.htm / Rex Brough / Hobo

Stop Press - NEW article by Pete Clemons in Coventry Telegraph now on the Hobo - Coventry gigs site here 
http://coventrygigs.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/indian-summer-coventry-band.html

Progressive band 

Malcom Harker - bass, vibes 
Paul Hooper - drums 
Bob Jackson - organ, lead vocals 
Colin  Williams - guitar, vocals

Early band included: Bob Jackson (keyboards), Al Hatton (bass), Steve Cottrel (guitar), Malc Harker (drums). Also Paul HooperRoy Butterfield and Col Williams

Album:

INDIAN SUMMER (NEON 1971 NE3)

From Rex Brough
A keyboard-driven progressive band. Formed in the summer of 1969, they toured the local universities and colleges in their native Midlands before being spotted by manager Jim Simpson who also looked after Black Sabbath and Bakerloo amongst others. Olav Wyper signed the band after witnessing them go down a storm at Henry's Blues House in Birmingham. Teaming them with producer Rodger Bain, who'd produced Black Sabbath's self titled debut album, he put them into London's legendary Trident Studios to record their debut album. "Indian Summer" was released in early 1971 (NE3) though a proposed single "Walking On Water" failed to see the light of day. Immediately after the album's release, Harker left to take over his father's engineering firm (he currently lives in America). His replacement was Wez Price, ex-The Sorrows, who undertook the promotional duties required of the band, including dates in Switzerland. However, in early 1972 the band felt things weren't working and decided to call it a day.

Colin Williams retired totally from the music industry to take up employment in the motor industry.


Indian Summer - RCA Neon 1971  (NEON 1971 NE3)

God Is The Dog / Emotions Of Men / Glimpse / Half Changed Again / Black Sunshine / From The Film Of The Same Name  / Secrets Reflected / Another Tree Will Grow

Click highlighted tracks to hear on You Tube. Also Visit Indian Summer on My Space - includes (besides those on You Tube - Half Changed Again / 



YouTube Video


















YouTube Video


From Indian Summer My Space
Indian Summer were formed in the summer of 1969 by keyboardist Bob Jackson, guitarist/vocalist Colin Williams, drummer
Paul Hooper and bassist Malcolm Harker. Based in Coventry they toured the local universities and colleges in their native Midlands before being spotted by manager Jim Simpson who also looked after Black Sabbath and Bakerloo amongst others. In fact, they often filled in for Sabbath when they were too poor to be able to afford to get to the gigs they were booked to play! Ex-Vertigo Records manager Olav Wyper had been employed by RCA to head its progressive Neon Records label and, after a recommendation from Simpson, he signed the band after witnessing them go down a storm at Henry's Blues House in Birmingham. Teaming them with producer Rodger Bain, who'd produced Black Sabbath's self titled debut album, he put them into London's legendary Trident Studios to record their debut album.Indian Summerwas released in early 1971 (NE3) though a proposed single "Walking On Water" failed to see the light of day.

Immediately after the album's release, Harker left to take over his father's engineering firm (he currently lives in America). His replacement was Wez Price, ex-The Sorrows, who undertook the promotional duties required of the band, including dates in Switzerland. However, on returning from a gig in early 1972 with no money (and a bag of chips between them!) the band felt that something was wrong and decided to call it a day.

Colin Williams retired totally from the music industry to take up employment in the motor industry. Paul Hooper played in various Midlands based bands before teaming up with Bob Jackson in The Dodgers for 1978's Love On The Rebound album, and is currently a member of The Fortunes. After extracting himself from his contract with Jim Simpson, Bob Jackson teamed up with ex-John Entwhistle vocalist Alan Ross for two LPs and numerous tours. He then joined Moon on their Too Close For Comfort LP of 1976 before passing an audition for Badfinger who he stayed with for nearly three years. He then formed the Dodgers with Paul Hooper before joining ex-Uriah Heep vocalist David Byron for theOn The RocksLP. Since then he's played with the likes of The Motors, The Searchers, Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce and Pete Brown and still plays in local bands as well as teaching music.

Mark Brennan - Special thanks to Bob Jackson

Taken from the Repertoire reissue ofIndian Summer, 1993, REP 4357-WP

Earlier Version of Indian Summer with Al Hatton and Roy Butterfield











Read more:http://www.myspace.com/indiansummerglimpse#ixzz14cSKsERz


The Complete List of Indian Summer Gigs from when Colin Williams Joined the Band in 1970 - Thanks Colin.
The list of I.S. gigs from when I joined the band.
1970. July.
11th, Colin Campbell,                   Coventry.
12th, Antelope Club.                         ~
17th, The Plough.                             ~
19th, Sportsmans Arms.                   ~
21st. Henry's Blues House,       Birmingham.
August.
7th, The Plough,                         Coventry.
16th, Antelope Club,                         ~
22nd, Colin Campbell,                      ~
23rd, Sportsmans Arms,                   ~
29th, Cathedral, Diggers Fest,          ~
September.
1st, Henry's Blues House,           Birmingham
4th, The Woolpack,                       Rugby
5th, Kennedy house, Cathedral Gardens, Coventry.
11th, Umbrella Club,                    Coventry.
12th, The Woolpack,                     Rugby.
13th, Antelope Club,                     Coventry.
15th, The Walsgrave,                         ~
25th, Colin Campbell,                         ~ 
27th, Mothers,                               Birmingham.
October.
2nd, Lanchester Poly,                   Coventry. ( support, "Free" ).
8th, U.M.I.S.T.,                             Manchester. ( support, "Yes" ).
9th, The Plough,                            Coventry.
11th, Antelope Club,                            ~
13th, The Walsgrave,                          ~
14th,       ?                                     Brownhills.
17th, Breston Hall, Wakefield College,        Wakefield.
22nd Bluecoates School,                  Coventry.
23rd, Dunsmore School,                    Rugby.  ( With " Wandering John").
25th, Sportsmans Arms,                       Coventry.
November.
3rd, Henry's Blues House,                   Birmingham.
10th The Walsgrave,                             Coventry.
18th, Foxford School,                                  ~ 
27th, Aston University,                         Birmingham.
30th, The Swan,                                          ~
December.
3rd, The Mercers Arms,                        Coventry.
8th, The Swan,                                     Birmingham.
12th, Tiffany's,                                    Newcastle Under Lyme.
16th, Binley Park School,                      Coventry.
18th, T+G.W.U. Building.                            ~
22nd, The Walsgrave,                                 ~
24th, The Mercers Arms,                            ~
1971. January.                      
3rd, Trident Studios, St. Anne's Court London. 10.00am - 9.00pm. Recording Album.
4th,      ~          ~                ~                    ~          7.00pm - 10.00pm.     ~              ~
6th,      ~          ~                ~                    ~          6.00pm - 9.00pm.       ~              ~
8th,      ~          ~                ~                    ~          1.00am - 4.00am.       ~              ~
8th,      ~          ~                ~                    ~          4.00pm - 8.00pm.       ~              ~
9th,      ~          ~                ~                    ~           Mixing and reduction process.
9th, Lanchester Poly,                                   Coventry.
14th, Warwick University,                                  ~
15th, Salford Tech',                                      Manchester.
19th, Town Hall,                                           West Brom'.
29th, Nicholas Chamberlain School,            Bedworth.
February.
3rd, Lanchester Poly, Arts Fest'                    Coventry.
9th, The Walsgrave,                                            ~
11th, Bluecoats School,                                      ~
17th, Imperial College,                                    London.  Launch of "Neon Label" and  Press Reception.
18th, Kinetic Circus,                                      Birmingham. (Support Johnny Winter)
25th, Town Hall,                                             West Brom'.
28th, Lime- Light Club,                                   Birmingham.
March.
5th, Warwick University,                                  Coventry.
8th, The Swan,                                                Birmingham.
9th, The Walsgrave,                                         Coventry.
10th, The New Inn,                                                 ~
11th Town Hall,                                                 Loughborough.
13th, Cheylesmore  Community Centre,           Coventry.
19th, Newport Institute,                                     Newport.
20th, Social Centre,                                           Macclesfield.
23rd, Big Bear Folly,                                           Tamworth.
April.
4th, The George,                                                  Burslem.
8th, Manor Park School,                                       Nuneaton.
13th, Cosmo Ballroom,                                          Carlisle.
16th, Plaza Ballroom,                                            Cradley Heath.
18th, Henry's Blues House,                                   Birmingham.
21st, Bumpers,                                                       London.
23rd, Town Hall,                                                     Penrith, Wales.
24th, Pagent Rooms,                                             Penarth, Wales.
28th, Lanchester Poly',                                           Coventry.
May.
1st, Lady Mable College,                                        Rotherham.
7th, Kinetic Circus,                                                  Birmingham.
8th, Festival,                                                           Lincoln Race Course.
16th, Kinetic Cellar, Chesford Grange,                   Nr' Kenilworth.      
19th, Coppertops,                                                   Worcester.
23rd, U.M.I.S.T.                                                       Manchester.
29th, Tofts,                                                              Folkestone.    
June.
2nd, The Winning Post, Twickenham,                     Nr London.
July.
2nd, The Guildhall,                                                   Portsmouth.
10th, Colin Campbell,                                               Coventry.
August. 
1st, The Lyceum,                                                      London. Last gig in the U.K.
 
Mini Tour in Switzerland comprising of just 6 bookings. Left U.K. 25th August and returned 7th September













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