The Reliants

Tamworth's first and Tamworth's last punk band.

The Reliants

Pic: The Reliants 1977. l to r: Edwardian Armchair, Vince Watts, John Higgins, Sam Norchi.

1977. The choice for local music lovers ranged from progressive rock to digressive country and western. Ice, Brewster, Flash Harry, Quill, The Armpit Jug Band!!!! - what thrills. The local club band playing 'Needles and Pins-A!!' either side of the bingo, was the weekend treat. Things changed when the Armchair and Vince Watts met on a breezy autumn evening in 1977. Read on...

Part 1 - Punks out of the woodwork >

Part 2 - First punk gig in Tamworth >

Part 3 - Guildhall Massacre >

Part 4 - The Arts Centre >

Part 5 - Arts Centre - Photo Story >

Read the lyrics of The Reliants here >