Patrick Phillips (Drums)
Colin Pryce-Jones (Lead)
Graham Birt (Bass)
Don Carthew (Rhythm)
Chris Parkin (Vocals)
Paul Carrick (Rhythm Guitar, then lead)
Graham Hicks (Lead)
Both Patrick and Don had played with Rick and The Hayseeds, while Colin had a long pedigree of playing in numerous Cornish bands. The band were originallyt formed with Colin and Don, who subsequently left leaving Paul, Graham Birt, Patrick and Chris.
After Colin left Paul moved from Rhythm to Lead Guitar. Graham Hicks would later join the band for a short period.
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