'Lost' band returns to Weston

PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 May 2011

Roger's Trout Farm

Roger's Trout Farm

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ONE of Weston's 'great lost' bands will return to play in the town for one night only.

Roger’s Trout Farm was a five-piece band brought up and educated in Weston, and played regular concerts in the town’s pubs and nightclubs.

For its entire life-span as a working band from 1989-1993 its members rehearsed in the caravan shop Davans in St Georges.

So, when the five former members of the band - James Agnew, Paul Davies, Steve Davies, Fraser McAlpine and James Parsons - decided to get together to revisit their past, it was only natural that they would want to play in Weston, one last time.

Fraser said: “We had two saxophones and five singers, we played everything too fast and very loud, and all of our songs were odd.

“That’s a big part of why we wanted to play together again, to try and figure out what the hell we thought we were doing.”

Fraser added: “With three of the band approaching 40, we were talking about just getting together in private, but as all of our formative musical experiences were in Weston, and we’ve lost touch with a fair few of the people that used to come and see us, we decided to put on a proper gig, and hopefully flush some of them out of their hideyholes.”

Roger’s Trout Farm will play at Back Bar in High Street on Saturday from 7pm.

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