A popular local band that played mostly R&B influenced material, very much in the Rolling Stones mould. Covers included Chuck Berry, Animals, Bo Diddley, Rolling Stones, etc. Bobby Chantelle had previously sung in the early 60s Camborne based band The Boys.
The Artizans were managed by John Chapman who had previously played with The Staggerlees. John was highly professional and expected the same of the boys in the band.
Although Mike liked The Shadows Vaughn thought that the music of Chuck Berry & Bo Diddly was the way to go. With John’s direction the group eventually went on the road with a much tighter sound and professional presentation.
One memorable gig took place at an outside BBQ at Maenporth, Falmouth where the whole band had to take their electricity supply from a two pin light socket!
Both dangerous & creates a hum on amplification so Mike provided an earth by connecting the earth wire to a stone and threw it in the river behind the band.
The band split after Vaughan went away to train with SWEB and Bobby joined the police force.
If anybody has a photograph of Bobby Chantelle can they please get in touch!