The Strays


info about a band called the Strays supplied by Greg

they cut an E.P. on a private label (Excel recs) in Shipley, Yorkshire called 'There Are Wrong People' dunno what year, my guess is around 65 or 66? members were: Benjie, Steve, Trev, Sam and Ron.
I'll continue digging!

Fantastic Piece Of Archive Material From Steve Plus a Magnificent Photo


Hi Pete, I've just stumbled across your Roll Back the Years site and WOW!
What a load of fabulous memories.

I was in various bands around the Ossett/Wakefield area in the 60's spending time with Mo and the Rock-its, The Strays, The Victors, The Amberwoods etc., etc.

I've attached a photo of The Strays and your (Greg's) info is correct
Back row left to Right is Sam (Bass) Trevor (Rhythm) me Steve (Lead) and front row left to right, Benge (vocals) and Ronnie (Drums)

Mo Pickles (ed. see Mo and the Rock-its) was also part of the band for a time. The disc we did was called 'The Wrong People' written by Mo and myself and it was recorded at Matt Mathias's (MATAMP) studio in Hudderfield. Please keep up the good work.

Best Regards
Steve Mounsey


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