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The Informers
(Sound Advice)

'The Informers' (later to become 'Sound Advice') were a Christian group which started some time after the crossBeaTs, and the two groups became good friends.

Click on this blue box for a pdf file of the Informers' history


The Informers c 1965
Left to Right: Maurice Lee, Lew Eccleshall, Harry Reynolds and Phil Young

The pdf file (obtained from above) contains lots of information and pictures that Lew Eccleshall has assembled, including this (somewhat incomplete) list of their bookings for 1969:

January 3rd - Caribou Coffee Bar, Eastham
January 4th - (Afternoon) - Sunday School Anniversary Ash Street, Bootle
January 4th - (Evening) - 'AD'69' coffee bar, St Helens
January 19th - St Leonards' Church, Bootle (Home Church of The Crossbeats)
February 14th - Caribou Coffee Bar, Eastham
February 15th - Baptist Church, Bootle
February 16th - St Peters Woolton, Liverpool
February 20th - Signpost Coffee Bar Culcheth Warrington
February 22nd - Church of Burnage Coffee Bar, Manchester
February 23rd - Croxteth Baptist Church, Liverpool

(Records not available for March)

April 4th - St Benedict's Youth Club
April 5th - Catacombs, Manchester
April 11th - Saturday Club - Everton
April 17th - Kids Youth Club - Leigh
April 20th - Aintree Youth Centre, Liverpool - Disco
April 25th - Gospel Disco No1 - Ralph Chambers - Manchester
May 2nd - Catacombs, Manchester
May 17th - Caravanning Club, Macclesfield (open-air concert)
May 23rd - Crossroads Coffee Bar, Wrexham (College Christian Union)
June 6th - BBQ, Eccles, Manchester
June 27th - Gospel Fete & BBQ, Shipley


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