Al Kirtley, The Artist Formerly Known as Eddie Evans (Ed Roberts), Michael Giles, Brockstock 2000
Brockstock 2000 L-R John Wetton, Michael Giles, Ed Roberts
Brockstock 2000. John Wetton, Michael Giles, Ed Roberts, after our beer had been resupplied.
Poseidon, Longboat Key, Florida 2000. I was so drunk I don't remember playing, but apparently I did Route 66.
My grandson, Josh, aged 5, helping the BBC crew filming "A Song for Europe" 2001. My son Pete's song didn't win, but soon after he had a double platinum hit with "Pure and Simple".
Ivor Novello Awards, 2002, Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Highest selling single of 2001. My son, Pete Kirtley, (right) with his co-writers of "Pure and Simple", Alison Clarkson (Betty Boo), Tim Hawes.
The Tweenies album 2002. (I played on track 2 of "Everybody Dance" and track 6 of "Greatest Hits", plagiarising Herbie Hancock's piano lick from Cantaloupe Island - apparently Simon Cowell was impressed)
Zoot Money's 60th birthday 2002 Bull's Head, Barnes. L-R Paul MacCallum, Leo Sayer, Zoot Money, unknown bassist, Bobby Tench
Zoot Money's Egg Roll Band, Dormy Hotel, Ferndown 2002 L-R Chris Ferguson, Paul MacCallum, Zoot Money, Ed Roberts, Al Kirtley
Ferndown 2002 L-R Al Kirtley, Ed Roberts, Andy Summers, heroically struggling to play Ed Roberts's left-strung guitar
Invoice from Chris Ferguson Enterprises for the Ferndown gig
Dormy Hotel 2002 Chris Ferguson, Al Kirtley
My 60th birthday 2002 (considerably later than Zoot's). L-R Zoot Money, Paul MacCallum, Al Kirtley, Ed Roberts
My 60th birthday, The Brickmakers, Windlesham 2002. L-R Michael Giles, Al Kirtley, Peter Giles
Colin Saunders, Rog Collis, Zoot Money at my 60th birthday, 2002
My wife, Rig, adding the bass part to Track 1 of my "Pure & Simple" album, 2003. She did it in 2 takes.
"pure & simple" album 2003, remixed 2009
Hare and Hounds, Waytown, near Bridport, Dorset 2003 L-R Al Kirtley, Zoot Money, Paul MacCallum, Dave Mayne, Mornington Lockett, Rog Collis, out of shot Ronnie Johnson
The morning after the Bridport gig, on board MV ‘Blue Bossa’, Cobbs Quay, Poole, Dorset 2003 L-R John O’Shea, Zoot Money and Captain Birdseye aka Al Kirtley holding a Big Roll Band CD
Five Way Split, The Brickmakers jazz day, September 2003. L-R Al Kirtley, Des James, Mick Kirby, Phil Berry, Terry McAvoy
Des James, The Brickmakers Jazz Day 2003
Bluebird Club, Dorset 2003 L-R Zoot Money, Pete Balham, Al Kirtley, Mick Kirby, Howie Casey, Ed Roberts. Note the zimmer frame for Al Kirtley and the commode (the best seat in the house) for Zoot Money.
Bluebird Club, Parley Cross, Dorset 2003. L-R Howard "Eddie" Parsons, Tony Head ("Dave Anthony")
Musicians' Reunion, Bluebird Club 2003.
Another view of the musicians, Bluebird Club 2003. Are you there? If so, let me know, so I can add a decent caption.
Green Valley Restaurant, Almancil, Portugal c2005 Kevin Adams with Al Kirtley
Bournemouth Echo article 6 October 2006. Report of the death of Tony Head (Dave Anthony)
BBC Radio 4 recording for ‘Tracing Your Roots’ 2007 L-R John (‘Kav’) Kavanagh, my 2nd cousin, Al Kirtley, Sally Magnusson
The Giles Brothers 1962-1967, released 2009 (tracks 7,8,16,17,18,19 & 22)