Dave Waite & Marian Segal gig history, 1968-70

This list is only a sample of a period of time that Dave & Marian worked together as a duo booked by Sandy Glennon. The archives have been lost except for some contracts found with the following dates. The duo worked constantly. This list will give you a feel for the travelling they did ...

1968

In late 1967 Dave Waite turned up at The Anglers, Teddington where Marian was doing a solo booking that evening. They talked and decided to form a duo, going into rehearsals in the New Year of 1968 and also joining each other at their respective gigs. They recorded some television slots on June 18th 1968 for Border Television, Carlisle, for the programme Look Around and also did some radio work on the BBC Radio show, Country Meets Folk, on July 20th 1968. They were accompanied on bass for these bookings by Brian Brocklehurst. Also on the bill were The Johnny Young Four & The Grehan Sisters. Later in 1968 Sandy Glennon became their booking agent and by 1969 they had become a well-established and well-loved duo on the folk circuit.

The notes from David's diaries for this period mention:
"Played majority of folk clubs around the country with various provincial concerts including major universities. Cabaret stints at: Troubadour / La Rondo in Bristol / Cafe Royal in Stockton / Grosvenor House / Best Cellar Club in London / Fairfield Halls, Croydon. TV Carlisle, Border Television / Tyne Tees / series of TV slots for a week for a show, Walk Right In."

Marianne can remember playing at Bunjies Coffee House Folk Cellar in Litchfield Street, London in 1968. Also, a concert in Bristol, either the summer of 1969 or 1970, with Al Stewart.

1969

January until October

No actual dates found for these gigs. The list was taken from their agent's billing charges which were overdue!

  • Three Horseshoes Folk Club at The Sols Arms, Hampstead, London
  • Hammersmith Folk Club, London
  • Hitchin Folk Club, Herts.
  • Battle Folk Club, Hastings
  • The Nag's Head, Battersea, London
  • The Hanging Lamp, Bristol
  • Guildford

January

  • 4th - BBC Radio show, Country Meets Folk

June

  • Best Keller residency in London for six weeks

July / August

  • Scarborough Floral Halls - six weeks with The Barron Knights & Frank Ifield

October

  • Tyne Tees TV show Sing Out - with The Strawbs and Wally Whyton (Two bookings for this show)
  • 21st - Hatfield Technical College, Herts.

November

  • 17th - Hatfield Technical College, Herts
  • 20th - The Admiral, Codrington, Coventry
  • 25th - Sincerity Hall, Plymouth, Devon
  • 26th - Bishop Lonsdale College of Education, Derby
  • 29th - BBC Radio show, Country Meets Folk - recorded at The Playhouse
  • 30th - Ritz Hotel, Bournemouth

December

  • 1st - The Bournemouth College Folk Club at Portman Hotel, Boscombe, Bournemouth
  • 3rd - University of Surrey Union Folk Club, Senate House, Guildford (Thanks to Cliff Brown for correcting these details)
  • West Byfleet - Ministry Of Defence Christmas Party

1970

January / February

Rehearsals begin with Rod Edwards for album recording in March. In the meantime Marian and Dave continue gigs as a duo.

March

  • 2nd - Colchester
  • 3rd - Cardinal
  • 5th - Hammersmith
  • 6th - Redbridge Technical College
  • 7th - Gravesend
  • 8th - Wolverhampton

The Jade album Fly On Strangewings was recorded this month.

June

July

  • 4th - BBC Radio show, Folk On Friday, at The Playhouse Theatre; Producer - Francis Line

August

  • 10th - Hammersmith Folk Centre, London

From this point on Dave, Marian & Rod Edwards are Jade. Having released the single and album in June & August respectively, rehearsals for live work begin for Jade. Jade gigs start almost immediately in September 1970.

Gig history of Jade, 1970-71

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