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Subject: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 11 Nov 99 - 03:26 AM

I se Roaring Jelly's name keeps on cropping up in threads lately. Are they still going? They've been around longer than I have, individually, at least.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 03:27 AM

Refresh ... come on, you guys!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 06:08 PM

If you're talking about the Roaring Jelly that's been playing dances in the Boston area for at least the past 25 years, yes they're still around. Go to the NEFFA site & search performers you find an update of their current members. Barry


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Bugsy
Date: 16 Nov 99 - 08:00 PM

Barry, Unless you are talking about the Boston in Linconshire, England, I think you are talking about the wrong Roaring Jelly.

Cheers

Bugsy.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 03:44 AM

Sorry Barry - Bugsy's right! Er, about my question ...


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Roger the skiffler
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 05:24 AM

Sorry, Steve can't help, did have a friend who was a drummer in various bands including a 50s R&R band called Juggling with Jelly, but that was in Surrey and he's now exiled to Geelong in Australia (we sent them convicts, and now we send them drummers, and we wonder why they want to dump the Queen!).


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:24 PM

I remember them Steve but that was early eighties - I've just done a search (trying to stay up late enough to see the meteorite thingy) and came up with a lot of hits for the Boston band, which is not at all the same thing as that bostin' band (correct usage?!) to which you refer, who seem to have completely disappeared... I bet you didn't know that there is a Siberian Iris called Roaring Jelly!
Jo xx


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From:
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 07:36 PM

"Roaring Jelly" is the title of a tune in one of the books of Gow's 'Complete Repository'. Elsewhere the tune is called "Smash the Windows".


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Bugsy
Date: 17 Nov 99 - 08:03 PM

Don't look like you're going to get much joy here Steve. Shame 'cos they were a great band.

Cheers

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 03:26 AM

Sure were, Bugsy

Jo, nice to see you back! Siberian Iris - sounds like part of a line from Keats! I suspect it loses something in the translation, am I right?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Jo Taylor
Date: 18 Nov 99 - 07:11 PM

Um, no, I wasn't being at all obtuse (unusual!) - my search hit on an iris identification page, there were lots of pretty pictures of flowers and one of them was called Roaring Jelly... and then it was p'ing down & cloudy and I couldn't see the sky show. Was one of them called Derek? (band not iris).
Jo xxx
PS Haven't been away, just haven't felt the need to put fingers to keyboard recently!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Steve Parkes
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 03:32 AM

Ah, Uncle Derek, the kiddies' Friend? I don't suppose he calls himself that now! Derek What's-his-name, the melodeon player and vocalist; then there was a tallish(?) chap who played the guitar; and a rather Barry-Gibb-like young man (only good-looking with it), who played acoustic bass guitar. They sang 'Quenn Victoria, riding a motorbike/Upa and down the cobbled streets of Mansfield Town', and an hilarious Mum-dad-and-son version of Lord Randall: 'Where the 'ell 'ave you been, Lord Randall my son?'. Am them 'em?

Steve


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Melbert
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 05:07 PM

That's them! We used to have them play gig's a the kids' school when they were younger and I was on the PTA. Their version of "my old man's a dustman" was a hoot, as was "Big Valerie Wilkins". I have their album "Golden Grates" - it's one of my favourites.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: roopoo
Date: 20 Nov 99 - 02:10 AM

Never saw 'em, only heard 'em now and again on the radio. I thought they disbanded in the late eighties. Just something I remember hearing, but I moved in '87 to the rarified atmosphere of Yorkshire from North Notts. Try South Riding Folk Network (deals with N.Midlands and S. Yorks) on www.folk-network.com and see if there's a contact in there who might know something.

mouldy


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Martin Underwood
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 12:39 AM

I have a recording (from a badly-tuned radio, unfortunately) of several songs that they sang at Towersey Festival in the late 70s or early 80s. Their version of "My Old Man's A Dustman" (including a West Indian version!) is delightfully irreverant, and "Big Valerie Wilkins" is great - it brings back memories of being "just six years old". There was another song about what happens when love goes bad, featuring the memorable line "I can see how the plot has been planned / It's as plain as the nose on your hand"!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Martin Underwood
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 12:57 AM

I've dug out the recording. Roaring Jelly are described as coming from Derbyshire and consist of Derek Pearce, Clive Harvey and "Master" Michael Hennessey. It is Michael Hennessey who puts so much passion into "Big Valerie Wilkins".


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: alanabit
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 03:08 AM

"Where the Hell 'ave you been Lord Randall our son..." They were a hoot. I saw them in the mid seventies and again sometime in the early eighties. I think one of them doubled in the excellent guitar trio, Six Hands in Tempo.
Certainly not BS. They were goood players, singers, writers and entertainers.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Leadfingers
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:30 AM

I remember them doing a Hilarious comedy routine at Bracknell Festival back in the Good Old Days -The Inflatable Folkie - Absolutely brilliant .


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Blowzabella
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 05:39 AM

They were actually the very first band I saw at a folk club - my bi brother took me, cos he felt sorry for me being in the house on a Friday night! That was only the start....

I remember seeing RJ on Tiswas - singng their 'cajun' ditty 'A Bucketful of Mud' - you can probably guess what happened....!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 06:14 AM

Oh.. Memories!!!

What an absoloute delight they were. @chistmas in Australia was always one of my favouriotes!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: PennyBlack
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 07:57 AM

Don't mention "Christmas in Australia" - we released it on a CD a few years ago (2001) and as a CD single.

Jim Bowen (Radio Lancashire at the time) decided to have an early Christmas so it was decided that he would play our version of CiA, however we weren't allowed to say "Bloody" on daytime Radio so we had to re-record it as "Blooming" Not quite the same!

The original chorus(for them whot ain't heard it):-

Christmas in Australia is Christmas in Paradise
Christmas in Australia is Basically Bloody Nice
Bruce goes steady with Sheila, Sheila goes steady with Bruce
If you don't have a Christmas suntan, Your a Pommie and you ain't no use.


We still do the song, needless to say the Bloody's back.

remains of deleted CD cover

PB


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: R. Padgett
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 08:38 AM

Roaring Jelly ~ Derbyshire based were brilliant live band
saw em at Wath and Redcar folk festivals that I can remember

Kenneth Johnson from Chesterfield ~ Derbyshire folkie still sings 'Valerie'lovely joining in song!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: The Badger
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 11:54 AM

A really great band. I had the pleasure of presenting them several times when I was running the Sun Inn FC at Doncaster in the late 70's early 80's. Always a full house night. They split at the top after a final performance at Stainsby Folk Festival - should have been 45mins - lasted 2 hours! They marquee was that packed we wouldn't let them off as we knew it was the last chance to see them on stage - marvellous concert.

Derek had been having increasing hearing problems and performing was becoming more and more difficult for him, so they set a date to call it a day. The 'chemistry' between them was such that it would have been impossible for one member to leave and be replaced and the band still be "Roaring Jelly". They left behind a legacy of many hours of great entertainment for thousands of people at festivals and in folk clubs.

The band was Clive Harvey, Derek Pearce and Mick Hennessy.

Recordings : Golden Grates - Free Reed FRR013. This includes the "Mansfield Royal Visit" and the advice to play it at 78rpm "It'll be over quicker".

             In the Roar - with the tasteful nude cover photo. This includes "Valerie Wilkins", "Christmas in Australia" and "Not for the Soul" - the song about love going bad.

Six Hands in Tempo - another great band I had the pleasure of presenting - was Steve Bailey, Alan Harris, and Dave Proctor.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 01:26 PM

After Roaring Jelly closed, at least one of the members performed with a group named the Beverley Brothers.
Don't know what happened to them either...
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Blowzabella
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 01:58 PM

I know that, for a time, Clive was with R Cajun & the Zydeco Brothers - but that was a while ago....

Oh, for a reunion!!!!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Bainbo
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 04:19 PM

Yeah, I remember Clive playing with R Cajun. He'd been introducing some "faux cajun" into Roaring Jelly anyway - "Donnez-moi le Cajun gumbo, il est froid ce soir, ce soir".

My abiding memory of is them at Durham Folk Festival, at a concert in the ancient town hall. Called back for an encore, they dashed off the stage and into the massive old stone fireplace (it was big enough to take all three of them) to harmonise an acapella version of I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire. Treasured memories.

Don't remember any of them being with Six Hands In Tempo, though. That was three teachers who only toured during the school holidays, wasn't it?


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: The Badger
Date: 12 Nov 05 - 06:39 PM

Six Hands in Tempo were available all year round. Noteable for tremendous three piece guitar work and harmony they did a lot of songs from the 20's and 30's. They were not involved with Roaring Jelly.
Two LPs - well worth a play if you come across them - All in Good Time(Burlington-BURL006 and Desperate Digits (Plant Life - PLR054}.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: MC Fat
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 06:41 AM

Did have a conversation (through a third party) with one of Six Hands as part of an idea to do a reunion at Sheffield Folk Festival. I think one of Six Hands joined R Cajun which is where that mix up came from


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Diva
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 08:07 AM

I remember them at Girvan festival, they were fantastic, complete mayhem and somewhere in my collection I have a recording of their set..........ahhhh everybody sing, Marracas in Carracas......


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Fantum
Date: 13 Nov 05 - 09:21 AM

I have 3 songs of Roaring Jelly Christmas in Oz , Marracas and Valerie Wilkins are the lyrics for any more of their songs out there.

Fantum


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Larkin
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 11:33 AM

Derek pearce is a good friend of mine - He's still playing a bit and writing occasionally but most of his time he is either a very talented sculptor or he's re-moddelling houses for himself or clients - he dida great job on my kitchen.

LARKIN


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 14 Nov 05 - 07:16 PM

Am I right in thinking they had a song about married sky-divers who drifted apart? And Mazzawattee tea break?

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: SqueezeMe
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 03:23 AM

Derek was also a member of Umps & Dumps, one of the earlier bands presenting English (underlined) dance music, along with John and Sue Kirkpatrick, Tufty Swift and Alan Harris. It was Alan who went on to join Six Hands In Tempo iirc.
MC


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 15 Nov 05 - 05:05 PM

I just missed, but was immediately told about their performance on the main stage at Sidmouth one year, where they impersonated an eastern european group and released a "dove of peace" as part of the act. It was, of course, one of Sidmouth's resident pigeons.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: sandyandy
Date: 16 Nov 05 - 10:44 AM

I saw them at Sidmouth that year.They did a song to the tune of the banana boat song about getting arrested for exposing yer bum to a policeman "I fall on me bum and bruise de bone"

Great stuff

SA


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 21 Oct 06 - 02:07 PM

Fans of Roaring Jelly will be pleased to learn that two of the members (Clive and Derek) have formed a trio with a new bass player.
They are called Omega 3


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Surreysinger
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 05:50 PM

And Omega 3 are booked at the Electric Theatre in Guildford,Surrey on February 20th 2007 as part of the Electric Voices series of events. As soon as tickets become available, I'll post something here - no point in trying the box office at the moment as there aren't any available yet (or unlikely to be before December)....so watch this space!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 07:08 PM

Who is the new bass player?

kitty


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 22 Oct 06 - 08:24 PM


Apologies, the full title of the new trio is The Omega 3

The new bass player is Da'aboth.

From the organ grinders themselves:

Back in the 70s and 80s a band called Roaring Jelly worked their socks off,
on the folk scene and beyond, proving you could make a living specialising
in utterly bizarre songs (and long sentences). The Guinness Who's Who of
Folk Music described them as "pioneers of alternative comedy before the term
became fashionable." Twenty years on - reupholstered, revitalised, fortified
with vitamins and fish oils and now calling themselves The Omega 3 - they're
back with a new bag of quirky, genre-busting songs plus some old favourites,
in a fresh bid to seduce the world with ridiculousness.

The Omega 3 are: Derek Pearce (vocal/mandolin/guitar/fiddle/banjo), Clive
Harvey (vocal/guitar/ukulele/banjulele) and Da'aboth (vocal/fretless bass
guitar).


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Dave Lewis
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:22 AM

Anybody got the words of Christmas in Australia.Where can I buy any of Roaring Jellys records?


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: BanjoRay
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:38 AM

Dave Proctor who was in "Six Hands In Tempo" is a member of R Cajun. A superb left handed fiddle (and everything else) player on right-handed instruments, is one of the best Old Time and Cajun fiddlers in the UK.
Ray


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Paul Burke
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 07:55 AM

Is roaring jelly related to growling jam, squealing haggis, susurrating celery, mumbling marmalade?


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 28 Nov 06 - 10:57 AM

Dave Lewis

John Dalton at Little Pot Stove Records had 2 of their records (vinyl) available on the last list I got from him:


Golden Grates: ­ Free Reed - £5
In the Roar:   ­ Topic ­    - £4

He can be contacted at JohnDaltonATlittlepotstoveDOTcom


Mick


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Girl Friday
Date: 03 Dec 06 - 07:05 PM

Until last Friday I'd never heard of Roaring Jelly, apparently they've reformed under another name.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Scrump
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 04:53 AM

Seems daft to me - reforming under a different name, I mean. Why not use the name that made 'em (sort of) famous? What is the new name, anyway? I'll have to look out for them.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Blowzabella
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 05:15 AM

Scrump - the details are up above.....


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Scrump
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 05:21 AM

Oops, sorry - I'd forgotten that (well it was over a month ago) :-)


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 05:50 AM

OMG!!!

Just spoke to Guildford...no tickets yet...

I cant wait...much of my mis-spent teenage years was sspent listening to the Jellies...I was a soldier married to a Nurse, both of us folkies! Valerie Wilkins lives!

Simon Loake (Folkie Loakie) had a Radio Northampton sunday show in those days, and he used to play concerts from the locale...RJ was one of them-from the Old Sun Nether Heyford if I remember right-I had the tape until a few years ago...It was in the car when it got nicked! Lost forever boo hoo!!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 03:22 PM

There is a picture of The Omega 3 here: http://www.dartfordfolk.org.uk/omega3.htm


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Blowzabella
Date: 04 Dec 06 - 03:44 PM

I have to say, Roaring jelly were my first introduction to the 'folk club scene' when i was just a gel of very tender years. If i see a snifter of Clive Harvey and Derek Pearce within travelling distance....

Does anybody know, is there any suggestion that they are going to be different but simmilar???

Or is Omega 3 a completely different animal????

And was Mick Hennessey not to be persuaded or is he otherwise engaged???

Those three have got a lot to answer for....(all good)


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: old girl
Date: 05 Dec 06 - 05:29 PM

We had some great nights with them at the Islwyn folk club in Ynysddu S/Wales I'v still got their records somewere I must dig them out, Thinking about it I think they performed their last gig at Ynysddu.
Rose


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 02:03 PM

Islwyn folk club in Ynysddu S/Wales

What excellent folk festivals they held at Ynysddu. I stayed in the hotel several times. Memories of Tundra, The Battlefield Band, Downes & Beer and a virtually unknown duo called Huw & Tony Williams ;-) :-) What great days!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: old girl
Date: 07 Dec 06 - 06:21 PM

those were the days,we still see some of the old gang at newport folk club.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Bugsy
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 01:26 AM

'Ello Rog'.

Bugsy


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 12:37 PM

Which one had the long bendy legs?


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Blowzabella
Date: 08 Dec 06 - 05:03 PM

Think that was Clive...


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Clive (The Omega 3)
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 09:11 AM

This is a new experience for me - replying to a thread, instead of hanging by one. Hi to all on this thread. I'm Clive Harvey, ex-Roaring Jelly and now one of The Omega 3. From the ashes of Roaring Jelly, Derek Pearce and I have risen, still wobbling a bit, to re-gel extremely recently as The Omega 3. We have a new bass player, the mysterious Da'aboth. We have new silly songs. We have old silly songs. We have a website: www.theomega3.co.uk. Hope to see you!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Surreysinger
Date: 28 Dec 06 - 01:47 PM

Guest of 4th December - the tickets for The Omega 3 performance at the Electric Theatre in Guildford on 16th February (note date change from my original posting) are now available from the box office on 01483 444789. (£11 in advance - £13 on the day, if any are left by then that is!!)

Looking forward to hearing you in action Clive!!


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 01:41 PM

I remember a 7" record of Roaring Jelly that my dad had. I'm not too sure but I think it had a double B side of 'Christmas in Australia' and 'I'm Only A Poor Little Turkey' which me and my sisters kinda sing every Christmas.

I was trying to find it a couple of years ago to no-avail.

Glad they are coming back on the scene as Omega 3... Will they disappear for another 20 years and come back as Omega 6?

Come on lads... get the original recordings of Roaring Jelly put them on digital format so as we can all buy them to reminisce.   :-)

Houston


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 09 Jan 07 - 01:56 PM

BTW... Checked out the website Clive... Very funny and glad your at Sidmouth this year... Looking forward to that (I might even sneak out to see you at Cecil Sharp House).

Do you not have a MySpace account? if you do can you add me on your friends list?
My MySpace Account


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 06:08 AM

Who were the Six Hands in Tempo people who were in the Etchingham steam band with Ashley Hutchings?


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Scrump
Date: 10 Jan 07 - 06:12 AM

I remember a 7" record of Roaring Jelly that my dad had. I'm not too sure but I think it had a double B side of 'Christmas in Australia' and 'I'm Only A Poor Little Turkey' which me and my sisters kinda sing every Christmas.

I think the other side was "Family Christmas" IIRC (?). I can't remember for sure (I think that track might also have been on one of the albums In The Roar or Golden Grates, but again I can't remember for certain).


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Houston_Diamond
Date: 13 Jan 07 - 07:11 AM

Thanks Scrump,

I think you maybe right, it certainly rings a bell. It'll be nice if the single ever turns up (mind you, I doubt it cos my mum was notorious for throwing things out that annoy her, which isn't hard!!!)

Just hoping and waiting to see if their website gets a mp3 download section that sells those kinda tracks (or a CD selling area!)


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Dartford Warbler
Date: 09 Mar 07 - 12:57 PM

Roaring Jelly's reincarnation, The Omega 3 are at Dartford Folk Club on Tuesday 13 March 2007.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 10 Mar 07 - 10:48 AM

Six Hands In Tempo (or SHIT) were three Nottingham lads who all played guitar with close arrangement all are still involved in various ways in the folk scene


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Blowzabella
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 05:04 PM

Just catching up with this .... has anybody seen The Omega 3??? I am so desperate to see them I may be bullying people into booking em, if they don't venture north soon ....


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 02 Oct 07 - 07:47 PM

Omega 3 are booked for Haddenham festival on 1 December.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: BS: How old are we all?
From: GUEST,Raring for roaring jelly
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 04:20 PM

hi, im a 34 year old fan of roaring jelly. my mum and dad used to play their lbum in the roar on every car journey we took. if you have any lyrics or guitar music or any info on how to get it i'd be very happy and you would be making my four year old daughter very happy. She has already had the pleasure of Valerie Wilkins and laughs her little socks off at the chorus.
Cheers for taking the time to read this.

Iain Matta

Ps my folks were part of Wildenrath folk club about 30 years ago. Dont know if you have any other references to it.


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Subject: RE: BS: How old are we all?
From: GUEST,Raring for roaring jelly
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 04:22 PM

Sorry. My email is adasdaddy@hotmail.co.uk
Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Surreysinger
Date: 29 Jan 11 - 10:43 PM

Iain ..I'm assuming that you had checked out the website for Omega 3 which was mentioned above ? You could always try contacting Clive at the email address shown on the site. There is also information about Roaring Jelly available on Clive Harvey's own website , where you can find details of a compilation of Roaring Jelly tracks which he has available for sale.


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: Valmai Goodyear
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:06 AM

Clive Harvey of Roaring Jelly and The Omega Three is doing an all-day ukulele workshop and evening performance at the Lewes Saturday Folk Club on Saturday 19th. Febraury. Full details, with a booking form, are on this thread. and also on the club's website.

Valmai (Lewes)


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Ian Gill
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 08:01 AM

They used to do 'Why do all the thickies do woodwork?' didn't they ?
Great song. Didn't they call it a day because of hearing problems?


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Subject: RE: Roaring Jelly (not quite BS!)
From: GUEST,Susie
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 05:24 PM

Dear Clive and Derek,
If you're reding this, thanks very much - rather belatedly! for coming to see me early eveing, before you played my club , Folk At the Malt" in Altrincham in March 1981, when I was in bed with pleurisy and double pneumonia [from burning the candle at both ends and in the middle with a blowtorch, setting up the first PERFORM conference at C Sharp House the weekend of Feb 28th 1981].
I never got to say how much I appreciated it. I hope I didn't fall asleep!
I'll look out for Omega 3 down yer in Powys / Hereford!
with love x
Susie


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