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The Rude Boys 1978-79

The Perth Rude Boys started their journey in 1978 when Stu started looking for members for the band ,Tony De Winton- Pullar was already working on a few projects with Stu the vocalist at the time,so he was right up for it.   We brought on board Mark Bell on bass and Blue (Graeme Stewart) on backing vocals .  A keyboard player and a drummer was added and rehearsals started.   We played our first gig to a packed club In the Charterhouse Perth – The Two Tone movement was well on its way with the Specials, Beat, Selecter and The Bodysnatchers – who The Rude Boys played along side in 82.

1978-79

The Rude Boys 1979-82

Early 79 The band took on another change.  Tony on guitar ,Blue on backing vocals and Stu on vocals was joined with Grant Santino on trumpet and Davey Armstrong on drums…

Gigs and rehearsals we’re going great but yet another change was about to happen. As the year went on we were pleased to add Eddie Jordan on keys, Kevin Patterson on bass and Chic Medley on trombone – some of these guys went on to form Fiction Factory late 82.

The Rude Boys were on the road.  One of our first big gigs was supporting Bad Manners.  Later Davey was replaced by Gordon McQuillan on drums.

1981 we released our first single Explain.  We got a lot of airplay and we started gigging away like mad.
It was now 1982, record deal etc etc.  We brought out the second single Uruguay which the BBC radio decided not to play as it coincided  at the time of the Falklands conflict. No luck …
We supported disco funk giants Rose Royce and also The Bodysnatchers.  Rhoda of The Bodysnatchers asked if we would support them on their last and final gig in London.   They were splitting up.  We were soon to follow 

The Album, “Waiting For A Dog Year” was  released in 82

The band took on a few changes with Chic and Kevin leaving the band. – The Rude Boys part three was then born.  Joining Stu was Eddie, Tony and Gordon from the original line up. We then recruited John Manby on bass and the Weir brothers on brass, who later went on to work with the proclaimers and OMD

We did a very successful European tour to promote the band.   
All good things come to an end.  Half the band went on to form Fiction Factory Stu, Tony and Gordon went on to form Combo Vitto with Helicopter Girl.

The Rude Boys 1979-82

Early 79 The band took on another change.  Tony on guitar, Blue on backing vocals and Stu on vocals was joined with Grant Santino on trumpet and Davey Armstrong on drums…

Gigs and rehearsals we’re going great but yet another change was about to happen. As the year went on we were pleased to add Eddie Jordan on keys, Kevin Patterson on bass and Chic Medley on trombone – some of these guys went on to form Fiction Factory late 82.

The Rude Boys were on the road.  One of our first big gigs was supporting Bad Manners.  Later Davey was replaced by Gordon McQuillan on drums.

1981 we released our first single Explain.  We got a lot of airplay and we started gigging away like mad.
It was now 1982, record deal etc etc.  We brought out the second single Uruguay which the BBC radio decided not to play as it coincided  at the time of the Falklands conflict. No luck …
We supported disco funk giants Rose Royce and also The Bodysnatchers.  Rhoda of The Bodysnatchers asked if we would support them on their last and final gig in London.   They were splitting up.  We were soon to follow 

The Album, “Waiting For A Dog Year” was  released in 82

The band took on a few changes with Chic and Kevin leaving the band. – The Rude Boys part three was then born.  Joining Stu was Eddie, Tony and Gordon from the original line up. We then recruited John Manby on bass and the Weir brothers on brass, who later went on to work with the proclaimers and OMD

We did a very successful European tour to promote the band.   
All good things come to an end.  Half the band went on to form Fiction Factory Stu, Tony and Gordon went on to form Combo Vitto with Helicopter Girl.

1979-82

The Rude Boys 2018-19

In 2018 Stu was approached by his friend Gav Monro who asked if he would be interested in reforming for a festival in August , Stu agreed to it on the proviso he could get Red Pines brass section on board, to which Gav agreed. So Stu , Eddie, Gordon and Grant the four originals from 1982 line up brought on board Pete Nicol on bass and Allan Hunt on guitar , as well as Chris Small on trombone Timo Henderson on trumpet and Neil Jonathan Ewen on sax. Rehearsals started in April.  We headlined The Craigie Hill Music Festival in August 2018 to a sell out crowd. In December we decided to perform again , this time the same venue The Rude Boys first played all these years ago in “78”. We were greatly received at yet another sell out gig.
Allan had other commitments and was replaced with a well known musician Owen Nicholson on guitar for that gig. So that’s the tale of The Rude Boys. We do hope if you get the chance to come along and see us playing in your area you will ✊🏼

2018-19

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