The original Quay Club situated on Side, Newcastle opened on 17th December 1965 and ran for around two and a half years until July 1969. For the first two weeks, music for dancing was provided by a DJ. The first band advertised as playing at the Quay Club was on New Years Eve 1965. After that ‘live’ bands regularly appeared at the club throughout its lifetime.

Unlike the Club a’Gogo, in its first couple of years the Quay Club booked mainly local bands with just the occasional well known national act.

This gig listing covering the period 1965 to 1967, which has been compiled from adverts the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, is a good indication of the most popular northeast bands on the local gig circuit during that era.

For the 1968/1969 gig listing click here

1965

December 1965

Date Act appearing
Friday 31/12/1965 Seldom Scene

1966

January 1966

Saturday 01/01/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Friday 14/01/1966 Some Other Guys
Saturday 15/01/1966 Invaders
Friday 21/01/1966 Jazz Board
Saturday 22/01/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Friday 28/01/1966 Seldom Scene
Saturday 29/01/1966 Outlines
Monday 31/01/1966 Chosen Few

February 1966

Friday 04/02/1966 Vondykes
Saturday 05/02/1966 Junco Partners
Monday 07/02/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 11/02/1966 Pieces of Five
Saturday 12/02/1966 Some Other Guys
Monday 14/02/1966 Chosen Few
Thursday 17/02/1966 Gas Board
Friday 18/02/1966 Shades of Blue
Saturday 19/02/1966 Jazz Board
Monday 21/02/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 25/02/1966 Gas Board
Saturday 26/02/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 28/02/1966 Chosen Few

March 1966

Friday 04/03/1966 Primitive Sect
Sunday 06/03/1966 Powerhouse Six
Monday 07/03/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 11/03/1966 Body Snatchers
Saturday 12/03/1966 Outlines
Monday 14/03/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 18/03/1966 Why and Where Four
Saturday 19/03/1966 Vondykes
Monday 21/03/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 25/03/1966 Elcort
Saturday 26/03/1966 Seldom Scene
Monday 28/03/1966 Urge
Tuesday 29/03/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 30/03/1966 Vondykes
Thursday 31/03/1966 Elcort

April 1966

Friday 01/04/1966 Chosen Few
Saturday 02/04/1966 Jazz Board
Monday 04/04/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 05/04/1966 Primitive Sect
Wednesday 06/04/1966 Urge
Thursday 07/04/1966 Jazz Board
Saturday 09/04/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 11/04/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 12/04/1966 Outlines
Wednesday 13/04/1966 Vondykes
Thursday 14/04/1966 Fables
Friday 15/04/1966 Rhythm and Blues Incorporated
Saturday 16/04/1966 Sect
Monday 18/04/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 19/04/1966 Midnights
Wednesday 20/04/1966 Image
Thursday 21/04/1966 Morton Sound
Friday 22/04/1966 Jub Jub Clique Band
Saturday 23/04/1966 Primitive Sect
Tuesday 26/04/1966 Urge
Wednesday 27/04/1966 Elcort
Thursday 28/04/1966 Short Blues Line
Friday 29/04/1966 Chosen Few
Saturday 30/04/1966 Heatwave

May 1966

Monday 02/05/1966 Cave Dwellers
Tuesday 03/05/1966 Outer Limits
Wednesday 04/05/1966 Minge
Thursday 05/05/1966 Elcort
Friday 06/05/1966 Chosen Few
Saturday 07/05/1966 Gas Board
Monday 09/05/1966 Elcort
Tuesday 10/05/1966 Sticks and Stones
Wednesday 11/05/1966 Vondykes
Thursday 12/05/1966 Jerome
Friday 13/05/1966 Primitive Sect
Saturday 14/05/1966 Jazz Board
Monday 16/05/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 17/05/1966 Consolidated Sounds
Wednesday 18/05/1966 Heatwave
Thursday 19/05/1966 Body Snatchers
Friday 20/05/1966 Colts
Saturday 21/05/1966 Outlines
Monday 23/05/1966 Warriors
Tuesday 24/05/1966 Movement
Wednesday 25/05/1966 Hylton K’s
Thursday 26/05/1966 Lectrons
Friday 27/05/1966 Score
Saturday 28/05/1966 Pieces of Five

The Quay Club was closed between 29th May 1966 and 3rd August 1966 due to damage caused by a fire at the premises.

August 1966

Thursday 04/08/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 05/08/1966 Gamblers
Saturday 06/08/1966 Worrying Kynde
Monday 08/08/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 09/08/1966 Some Other Guys
Wednesday 10/08/1966 Heatwave
Thursday 11/08/1966 Vondykes
Friday 12/08/1966 Transit
Friday 12/08/1966 Blues Review
Saturday 13/08/1966 Chosen Few
Monday 15/08/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 16/08/1966 Some Other Guys
Wednesday 17/08/1966 Outlines
Thursday 18/08/1966 Pieces of Five
Friday 19/08/1966 Vondykes
Saturday 20/08/1966 Jazz Board
Monday 22/08/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 23/08/1966 Shades of Blue
Wednesday 24/08/1966 Pieces of Five
Thursday 25/08/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Friday 26/08/1966 Urge
Saturday 27/08/1966 Gas Board
Monday 29/08/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 30/08/1966 Syn
Wednesday 31/08/1966 Georgia Quintet

September 1966

Thursday 01/09/1966 Lectrons
Friday 02/09/1966 Chosen Few
Saturday 03/09/1966 Outlines
Monday 05/09/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 07/09/1966 Some Other Guys
Thursday 08/09/1966 Heatwave
Friday 09/09/1966 Roll Movement
Saturday 10/09/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 12/09/1966 Gas Board
Wednesday 14/09/1966 Miles Grover Group
Thursday 15/09/1966 Colts
Friday 16/09/1966 Score
Saturday 17/09/1966 Image
Monday 19/09/1966 Warriors
Tuesday 20/09/1966 Mr Poobahs Chicago Line
Wednesday 21/09/1966 Fables
Thursday 22/09/1966 Facts Of Life
Friday 23/09/1966 Warriors
Saturday 24/09/1966 Chosen Few
Monday 26/09/1966 Chosen Few
Tuesday 27/09/1966 Blackjacks
Wednesday 28/09/1966 Lectrons
Thursday 29/09/1966 Jazz Board
Friday 30/09/1966 Questions

October 1966

Saturday 01/10/1966 Sect
Monday 03/10/1966 Gas Board
Wednesday 05/10/1966 Syn
Thursday 06/10/1966 Georgia Quintet
Friday 07/10/1966 Rhythm and Blues Incorporated
Saturday 08/10/1966 Vondykes
Monday 10/10/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 12/10/1966 Jub Jub Clique Band
Thursday 13/10/1966 Shades of Blue
Friday 14/10/1966 Blue Chips
Saturday 15/10/1966 Jimmy Williams and West Coast Promotions
Monday 17/10/1966 Transit
Wednesday 19/10/1966 Outlines
Thursday 20/10/1966 Jazz Board
Friday 21/10/1966 Roll Movement
Saturday 22/10/1966 Chosen Few
Monday 24/10/1966 Gas Board
Tuesday 25/10/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 26/10/1966 New Blues Review
Thursday 27/10/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 28/10/1966 Gas Board
Saturday 29/10/1966 Junco Partners
Monday 31/10/1966 Elcort

November 1966

Wednesday 02/11/1966 Jub Jub Clique Band
Thursday 03/11/1966 Square Checks
Friday 04/11/1966 Syn
Saturday 05/11/1966 Elastic Band
Monday 07/11/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 09/11/1966 Lectrons
Thursday 10/11/1966 Nashville Teens
Friday 11/11/1966 Chuckles
Saturday 12/11/1966 New Blues Review
Monday 14/11/1966 Dimples
Wednesday 16/11/1966 Soul Concern
Thursday 17/11/1966 Chosen Few
Friday 18/11/1966 Jub Jub Clique Band
Saturday 19/11/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 21/11/1966 Victor Brox Blues Train
Wednesday 23/11/1966 New Blues Review
Thursday 24/11/1966 Lectrons
Saturday 26/11/1966 Elcort
Monday 28/11/1966 Koobas
Wednesday 30/11/1966 Cheswicks

December 1966

Thursday 01/12/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Friday 02/12/1966 Roll Movement
Saturday 03/12/1966 Lectrons
Monday 05/12/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 07/12/1966 Chosen Few
Thursday 08/12/1966 Score
Friday 09/12/1966 Elastic Band
Saturday 10/12/1966 Jazz Board
Sunday 11/12/1966 Wynder K Frog
Wednesday 14/12/1966 Chosen Few
Thursday 15/12/1966 Consolidated Sounds
Friday 16/12/1966 Hedgehoppers Anonymous
Gregg Burman Soul Band
Saturday 17/12/1966 Voids
Monday 19/12/1966 Gas Board
Tuesday 20/12/1966 Victor Brox Blues Train
Wednesday 21/12/1966 Outlines
Thursday 22/12/1966 Victor Brox Blues Train
Friday 23/12/1966 Chosen Few
Saturday 24/12/1966 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Saturday 24/12/1966 Jazz Board
Monday 26/12/1966 Chosen Few
Wednesday 28/12/1966 Image
Thursday 29/12/1966 Jub Jub Clique Band
Friday 30/12/1966 Real McCoy
Saturday 31/12/1966 Elcort
Vondykes
Lusika State Group

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1967

January 1967

Monday 02/01/1967 Chosen Few
Wednesday 04/01/1967 Lusika State Group
Thursday 05/01/1967 Tricity Klan
Friday 06/01/1967 Gas Board
Monday 09/01/1967 Chosen Few
Wednesday 11/01/1967 Dying Race
Thursday 12/01/1967 Elcort
Friday 13/01/1967 Roll Movement
Saturday 14/01/1967 Blue Chips
Monday 16/01/1967 Chosen Few
Wednesday 18/01/1967 Transit
Thursday 19/01/1967 Trend
Friday 20/01/1967 Toggerry Five
Saturday 21/01/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Sunday 22/01/1967 Questions
Monday 23/01/1967 Junco Partners
Wednesday 25/01/1967 Dying Race
Thursday 26/01/1967 Lectrons
Friday 27/01/1967 Kirbys
Saturday 28/01/1967 Outlines
Sunday 29/01/1967 Questions
Monday 30/01/1967 Questions

February 1967

Wednesday 01/02/1967 Lusika State Group
Thursday 02/02/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Friday 03/02/1967 Junco Partners
Sunday 05/02/1967 Chosen Few
Monday 06/02/1967 Vondykes
Thursday 09/02/1967 Hylton K’s
Friday 10/02/1967 Real McCoy
Saturday 11/02/1967 Elcort
Sunday 12/02/1967 Screen
Monday 13/02/1967 Chosen Few
Thursday 16/02/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Saturday 18/02/1967 Sect
Sunday 19/02/1967 Screen
Monday 20/02/1967 Herd
Thursday 23/02/1967 Big Invention
Friday 24/02/1967 Vondykes
Saturday 25/02/1967 Junco Partners
Sunday 26/02/1967 Frame

March 1967

Thursday 02/03/1967 Outlines
Friday 03/03/1967 New Blues Review
Saturday 04/03/1967 Skip Bifferty
Roll Movement
Thursday 09/03/1967 Lusika State Group
Friday 10/03/1967 Junco Partners
Saturday 11/03/1967 Elastic Band
Sunday 12/03/1967 Elcort
Monday 13/03/1967 10th Avenue All Stars
Thursday 16/03/1967 Skip Bifferty
Friday 17/03/1967 Carl King and the Projection
Saturday 18/03/1967 Jimmy Williams and West Coast Promotions
Sunday 19/03/1967 Tad Coffee House
Monday 20/03/1967 Blue Chips
Wednesday 22/03/1967 22nd Street People
Saturday 25/03/1967 22nd Street People
Sunday 26/03/1967 Skip Bifferty
Monday 27/03/1967 Blue Chips
Tuesday 28/03/1967 VIPs
Friday 31/03/1967 Score

April 1967

Saturday 01/04/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Sunday 02/04/1967 Skip Bifferty
Monday 03/04/1967 VIPs
Thursday 06/04/1967 Lusika State Group
Friday 07/04/1967 Sect
Saturday 08/04/1967 Elcort
Thursday 13/04/1967 Dying Race
Saturday 15/04/1967 Sect
Sunday 16/04/1967 Skip Bifferty
Wednesday 19/04/1967 John Lewis Blues Band
Thursday 20/04/1967 Outlines
Friday 21/04/1967 Skip Bifferty
Saturday 22/04/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Sunday 23/04/1967 Gas Board
Wednesday 26/04/1967 Skip Bifferty
Thursday 27/04/1967 Tricity Klan
Friday 28/04/1967 Skip Bifferty
Saturday 29/04/1967 Gas Board
Sunday 30/04/1967 Mr Poobahs Chicago Line

May 1967

Tuesday 02/05/1967 Pretty Things
Wednesday 03/05/1967 Koobas
Thursday 04/05/1967 Outlines
Friday 05/05/1967 Outlines
Saturday 06/05/1967 22nd Street People
Monday 08/05/1967 Pretty Things
Wednesday 10/05/1967 Reivers
Friday 12/05/1967 Cock-A-Hoop
Saturday 13/05/1967 John Lewis Blues Band
Wednesday 17/05/1967 Reivers
Friday 19/05/1967 Real McCoy
Saturday 20/05/1967 Junco Partners
Wednesday 24/05/1967 Reivers
Thursday 25/05/1967 Autumn States
Friday 26/05/1967 Skip Bifferty
Saturday 27/05/1967 Urge

June 1967

Thursday 01/06/1967 Habit
Friday 02/06/1967 Just Bent
Dimples
Saturday 03/06/1967 Jazz Board
Wednesday 07/06/1967 Reivers
Friday 09/06/1967 Jimmy Williams and West Coast Promotions
Saturday 10/06/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Tuesday 13/06/1967 Chuckles
Wednesday 14/06/1967 Vermen
Thursday 15/06/1967 Moving Target
Friday 16/06/1967 Chuckles
Saturday 17/06/1967 John Lewis Blues Band
Saturday 24/06/1967 Schye
Gas Board
Monday 26/06/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Friday 30/06/1967 Cock-A-Hoop

July 1967

Saturday 01/07/1967 Kylastron
Vermen
Monday 03/07/1967 Gas Board
Wednesday 05/07/1967 Reivers
Thursday 06/07/1967 Funny Farm
Saturday 08/07/1967 Roll Movement
Saturday 08/07/1967 Urge
Monday 10/07/1967 T D Bacus and the Powerhouse
Wednesday 12/07/1967 Reivers
Thursday 13/07/1967 Tricity Klan
Friday 14/07/1967 Gas Board
Saturday 15/07/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 17/07/1967 Family
Thursday 20/07/1967 Funny Farm
Friday 21/07/1967 Junco Partners
Saturday 22/07/1967 Funny Farm
Monday 24/07/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Wednesday 26/07/1967 Reivers
Thursday 27/07/1967 Gas Board
Friday 28/07/1967 Real McCoy
Saturday 29/07/1967 Barabus
Monday 31/07/1967 Gas Board

August 1967

Tuesday 01/08/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Wednesday 02/08/1967 Reivers
Thursday 03/08/1967 Funny Farm
Friday 04/08/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Saturday 05/08/1967 Bluzz Injection
Monday 07/08/1967 Gas Board
Tuesday 08/08/1967 Gas Board
Thursday 10/08/1967 Florence Collection
Friday 11/08/1967 Gas Board
Saturday 12/08/1967 Florence Collection
Monday 14/08/1967 Harlem Shuffle
Monday 14/08/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Tuesday 15/08/1967 Urge
Wednesday 16/08/1967 Reivers
Thursday 17/08/1967 Florence Collection
Friday 18/08/1967 Urge
Saturday 19/08/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Monday 21/08/1967 Gas Board
Tuesday 22/08/1967 10th Avenue All Stars
Wednesday 23/08/1967 Country Gentlemen
Thursday 24/08/1967 Gas Board
Friday 25/08/1967 10th Avenue All Stars
Saturday 26/08/1967 Florence Collection
Monday 28/08/1967 Habit
Tuesday 29/08/1967 Dimples
Thursday 31/08/1967 Harlem Shuffle

September 1967

Friday 01/09/1967 Dimples
Saturday 02/09/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 04/09/1967 Gas Board
Thursday 07/09/1967 Florence Collection
Saturday 09/09/1967 Barabus
Monday 11/09/1967 Florence Collection
Tuesday 12/09/1967 Gas Board
Thursday 14/09/1967 Barabus
Friday 15/09/1967 Gas Board
Saturday 16/09/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 18/09/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Tuesday 19/09/1967 Reivers
Wednesday 20/09/1967 Reivers
Friday 22/09/1967 Junco Partners
Saturday 23/09/1967 Junco Partners
Wednesday 27/09/1967 Reivers
Friday 29/09/1967 Tricity Klan
Saturday 30/09/1967 Berts Apple Crumble

October 1967

Monday 02/10/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Clare
Wednesday 04/10/1967 Reivers
Thursday 05/10/1967 Pleasure Machine
Friday 06/10/1967 Dimples
Saturday 07/10/1967 Roll Movement
Monday 09/10/1967 Just Bent
Tuesday 10/10/1967 New Blues Review
Wednesday 11/10/1967 Reivers
Thursday 12/10/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Friday 13/10/1967 New Blues Review
Monday 16/10/1967 Barabus
Friday 20/10/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Saturday 21/10/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Monday 23/10/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Wednesday 25/10/1967 Reivers
Thursday 26/10/1967 Just Bent
Friday 27/10/1967 Turm
Saturday 28/10/1967 John Lewis Blues Band
Monday 30/10/1967 Berts Apple Crumble

November 1967

Wednesday 01/11/1967 Applejacks
Friday 03/11/1967 James South Set
Monday 06/11/1967 Junco Partners
Wednesday 08/11/1967 Los Phoenix
Thursday 09/11/1967 Turm
Friday 10/11/1967 Soul Concern
Saturday 11/11/1967 Soul Concern
Monday 13/11/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Tuesday 14/11/1967 Junco Partners
Wednesday 15/11/1967 Surf Board
Friday 17/11/1967 Sect
Saturday 18/11/1967 Junco Partners
Thursday 23/11/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Friday 24/11/1967 Gregg Burman Soul Band
Saturday 25/11/1967 Surf Board
Thursday 30/11/1967 Berts Apple Crumble

December 1967

Friday 01/12/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Saturday 02/12/1967 Junco Partners
Thursday 07/12/1967 Mr Poobahs Chicago Line
Friday 08/12/1967 Junco Partners
Soul Set
Saturday 09/12/1967 Technique
Monday 11/12/1967 Berts Apple Crumble
Thursday 14/12/1967 Alexis Korner
Technique
Friday 15/12/1967 Downtown Faction
Saturday 16/12/1967 Junco Partners
Friday 22/12/1967 Loot
Saturday 23/12/1967 John Lewis Blues Band
Friday 29/12/1967 Junco Partners

  1. BILL RICHARDSON

    November 30, 2020 •

    Rhythm and Blues Incorporated Great band, always a Q when they were on at the Maj. Thought they would have went on to bigger things but it didn't happen.

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  2. Alan Robinson

    November 30, 2020 •

    I take it that Greg Burman, of the Greg Burman Soul Band, is the same geezer who set up Burman Amplifiers in Newcastle. They used to have a workshop and store in the Handyside Arcade. I own a Burman Guitar Amplifier from the late seventies, and I can honestly say not only is it extremely LOUD, it is one of the best sounding amps ever. They're a bit of a cult favourite. Geordie, guitarist from Killing Joke used them.

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  3. Roger

    November 30, 2020 •

    Yes Alan - it's the same guy. Gregg Burman was his stage name. I believe his real name was Norman Sewell.

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