Geoff Kitson (drums) Derek Trim (bass) Dave Ryan (guitar)
Marilyn Trim (Vocals) Mary Smith (vocals)
Ian Lucas (guitar / vocals) Geoff (guitar)
I had a break from playing in bands, but through a friend called Trevor Lawrence
met a singer guitarist called Ian Lucas. They were writing a song together but wanted
another guitarist to record it with and maybe put in a few fresh ideas. The song
had been worked on for a number of weeks and wasn’t gelling. We had a weekly session
with it over a couple of months and soon got the recording done.
Ian and I got on really well, both musically and personally. Our families met and
being of similar ages, both the wives and the children also had a bond. Ian was the
guitarist singer in a band called “Destiny” which had been formed several years previously
by married couple Derek and Marilyn Trim. They were known on the local circuit as
a club band and had a lot of work in the area. Ian asked them if I could join them
on stage for a few songs at a local club. They agreed and at one of their bookings
after about six or eight songs they invited me up to have a go. I left their stage
about four years later!!!
It was apparent to them that I gave them a bit more drive as an additional rhythm
player, and added more vocals. We had a change of drummer and the quality of the
work we got was getting better and the whole performance of the band was lifted.
New songs were learnt and chart hits were slotted in. Marilyn was a great singer
but not always suited for songs so Ian would do these. We were very versatile but
experienced enough to know what to play at what time.
Ian suddenly got restless as he was very creative and loved singing but felt after
about eight years working with the same people he needed something more so he left.
We then got in another singer, Mary Smith, and guitarist Dave Ryan. Mary was a versatile
singer who complimented Marilyn’s style to form a fantastic front line. Dave Ryan
was a great rock guitarist, but although he played the slower styles when with us,
it was not his genre what so ever. Much of our better work was for Balls and Shows,
and we needed to have that quality there for these numbers and all of a sudden it
We had had this new line up for six months when I met Ian for the first time in ages.
He said he wasn’t doing much music and was missing the scene, so we decided to form
a duo together to help pass the time. I left Destiny and a replacement was found
and they carried on for a short time with many changes in personel.