South Shields bands and musical visitors

Hebburn skiffle group, The Sinners
Hebburn skiffle group, The Sinners

From jazz to skiffle and pop to rock, this week’s picture selection features a broad spectrum of musicians, whose sounds over the years have changed as dramatically as their dress.

Who remembers The Sinners, a skiffle group from Hebburn? They must have been pretty good, for here they are appearing on the BBC’s 6.5 Special.

The Saints Band.

The Saints Band.

Or what about The Wanderers, who back in April 1962, were “five talented young men” who were pictured prior to playing a gig at a local club. But which one?

During the 1980s, locals would have been entertained by The Rumours and Cagesplay, the latter being responsible for an independently issued single, featuring Midnight To Katowicwe and Abstraction.

What are the local bands you recall? Remember Mythra, we have an article on them coming up soon.

The Wanderers band.

The Wanderers band.