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Dangerous Age

 
 
 

Years active:

 

 
 

Location:

Wadebridge

 
 

Band Members:                                         

Colin Pryce-Jones (Lead)
Graham Burt (Bass)
Don Carthew (Rhythm)
Chris Parkin (Vocals)      
       

Graham Hicks (Lead)      

Paul Carrick (Bass)                         

 
     
 

Both Patrick and Don had played with Rick and The Hayseeds, while Colin had a long pedigree of playing in numerous Cornish bands. Graham Hicks would later join the band for a short period, replacing Colin. Don would also be replaced by Paul Carrick.

The band modelled themselves on the very popular Newquay based Coconut Grove. Both bands played the same sort of Harmony/surf material that was popular throughout Cornwall. Dangerous Age would also regularly play Newquay’s Doublestiles, which was also a regular gig for the Grove. On occasion they would share the bill, such as gig at Fraddon Village Hall where the punters were treated to two very similar set lists from both of the bands!

They would also play Rosehill Country Club in St Issey alongside Rick Stein’s ‘Purple Tiger Discothèque’. Colin’s family owned Perran Sands, so the band would also regular play the summer season at the venue. Colin had (and still has) a Shadows obsession and as Colin’s family owned the venue as well as provided some of the equipment the band were somewhat obliged to include a number of Shadows songs in their set, which was not always popular with band members! During the bands season at Perran Sands and organist called Tony played with the band.

 

Hush (live, most likely in Padstow)

With thanks to Graham Hicks

After leaving the band Patrick played in the St Austell Silver Band, which won several competitions, including a high profile gig at Royal Albert Hall. He eventually sold his drum kit to the band and left for Canada in 1972. He returned to Scotland in 1982, where he has lived since.

For more on the band check out Graham Hick's website here

Thanks to Chris Parkin for the photo

 
     
 

Links to other bands:

Paddy Phillips also played with Electrons and Rick and the Hayseeds

Don played with Rick and the Hayseeds

Colin played with Reflection, Explanation, Jet Black and Apollo Sound

Graham played with Hairy Magpie, Safron, Lynn and The Travellers, Shivering Sands, Western Union and Coconut Grove

 
     
     
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