NWOBHM Band Chevy Reunite
Chevy are the latest band to re-form. The NWOBHM veterans will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a charity show in September.
“I can’t believe I’m talking about a reunion,” laughs bassist Bob Poole. “I suppose it’s my fault, really. I lived in Germany for 18 years, playing and producing. I was quite well. I travelled around a lot as a solo acoustic performer, doing corporate events. But I moved back to the UK a couple of years ago, because I got bored!”
Poole hooked up with former Chevy bandmates Ted Duggan (drums) and Baz Eardley (guitar), starting a covers band called The Motorvators.
“We do Jimi Hendrix and Cream songs – stuff like that.”
And it was he who came up with the idea of doing a one-off gig, persuading guitarists Paul Shanahan and Steve Walwyn and vocalist Martin Cure to come on board.
“We’re doing it at the Spa Centre in Leamington Spa, where we did so many gigs way back. It happens on September 22, and is in aid of the MacMillan Nurses charity.”
Inevitably, the band will concentrate on songs from their 1980 album The Taker. And this may not be a one-off.
“It depends how it goes. Right now we’re not thinking of doing any more shows. But who knows? We’ve also got songs which were written for a second album. Maybe now we can get that out?”
While Poole, Duggan and Eardley have their own band, Shanahan is now a marketing director for a chemical company, Cure has his own PA company and Walwyn is a member of Dr Feelgood.
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