The Road Show – Discophonic Disco’s
|Years of involvement: 1967 – 1984|
|Alias: Steve T & Mr H|
|Home Location: Hadleigh & Stanford-le-hope Essex|
|Types of involvement: DJ’s|
|Comment / History:|
| The Radio kaleidoscope road show, better known as “Discophonic Discotheques” was based at Hadleigh and Stanford-le-Hope , Essex.
The two main DJ’s were ” Mr H” and “Steve T” who teamed up in 1968 and soon established a string of clients who regularly booked them for a variety of functions from weddings, anniversaries to social clubs, Bar Mitzvah to Masonic Halls. Night clubs to Irish clubs everyone was catered for both young and old.
The original Twin DJ record deck-consoles used by Discophonic Discotheques were always specially ordered usually in red cloth from “Sound Electronics” London, the record decks were Garrard SP25 MkIII supporting Ceramic pick-up cartridges, the microphone was a Sure Unidyne II
In the seventies Simon Stanway of Hadleigh Marching Militaire joined in providing set up assistance and background music.
|Pictures & Documents:|
Eurosound Electronics, Leigh-on-Sea, receipt for ALPHA 120 twin disco decks and speakers – 1979
Booking Diary – Extracts:-
Hadleigh Youth Centre
— Hadleigh Essex – Contacts: Dave Britt
Hadleigh Town Football club
— Hadleigh, Essex – Contacts: Dave Townsend
— Functions at “John Burrows hall”, Hadleigh and “Runnymede Hall”, Benfleet
Bishop Stortford Football Club
— Bishop Stortford – Herts – Contacts Coleen & Barry Halls
Teachers Training College
— Stately Home Sawbridgeworth
East Thurrock Karate Club
–- Stanford-le-Hope & Canvey Island – Contacts Dave & Peter Waterhouse.
— Canvey Island sports club, Pegasus Club Corringham.
– Hadleigh – Contacts: John Wilson, Sheila Yates & The Downing family
— Functions at Hollywood Restaurant & Runnymede Hall Benfleet
CBA (Canvey Breakers Association)
– Benfleet – Contact: Dave Hoggarth
— Functions at Hollywood Restaurant, Benfleet & various night clubs around Southend-on-Sea.
– Canvey Island – Contacts: Chris Hill & Dave Howard
– Southend-on-Sea – Contacts: David Keddie & Dave Hoggarth
— Functions at Southend-on-Sea night clubs & The Lawns, Rochford (Keddies family home)
Pegasus Sports & Social club
– Corringham – Contacts: Chris Trelawny & Stephen Acock
Catcracker Public House
– Corringham – Contacts: Chris Hill & Dave Howard
The Joker Public House
– Laindon – Contacts Chris Hill & Dave Howard
Romford Ball Room
– Romford High Street – Contact Norman Anderson
South Woodham Ferrers social club
– Contact Ron Chesney
— Functions at South Woodham Ferrers, Ladies nights, London, Chelmsford often with Jimmy Jones comedian
HMS Belfast – London –
– Inc the Captains daughters wedding, plus a lot of sailors to help carry the equipment aboard.
Rayleigh Lawn Tennis Club
– Rayleigh, Essex-
Southend-on-Sea Post office
– Southend, Essex – Contact: Lilly Downing
Leigh Cocklers – Leigh-on-Sea
The Old Vienna
Zero Six Night Club
— Southend Airport Contact: Mr Barnfather