Whenever we perform, the first thing our audiences want to know is how long we’ve been playing together. As it happens we have a photographic record of our first joint gig as THE TICKETS on the 3rd of July 1982, 40 years ago this year!

We’re delighted that someone in the audience went to the trouble of taking photos, having copies printed and sharing them with us.

We were both already active as teenagers in the Sixties music scene, which probably explains why to this day it remains our favourite era and the foundation for the music we perform.

The pictures below show Dave on drums and Nigel on bass in their respective bands of the day.