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‘The Volumes’ - Great Wakering Boy Band in the 60s

Article by Dave Lee

The Volumes - Great Wakering Boy Band in the 60s

Back Row (left to right)

Vic Lee (roady), John Glen (drummer and vocalist), Trevor Williams (bass guitar and vocalist)

Dave Lee (manager)

Front Row (left to right)

Terry Galley (lead guitar, organist and lead vocalist), Colin Belton (rhythm guitar)

The photograph above is of 'The Volumes' pop group taken in the mid-sixties when they performed on stage at the Kursaal Ballroom. Unfortunately, they never found the fame they were searching for like so many pop groups of their time. However, they did cut their teeth on playing at local venues. e.g. Great Wakering Secondary School and Shoeburyness High School dances and Southend Co-operative Society Club events. Their pinnacle to fame was when they performed on the stage at Seymour Hall, London W1 at a New Year’s Eve function in 1966, when for the first time they were paid relatively loads of money. The group was so popular at this event they were invited back the following year.

Now when I ask people do they remember ' The Volumes', the majority of them respond by saying "Who?" and I say "No that's another pop group."