Left to Right..... Bob Wilson, Davy Knight, Alan McCartney,
Barry Woods and George Jones
Irelandís premier comedy showband! Clubsound were part of the Ulster heartbeat,
they played all through the troubles and made people forget their worries
until their final split in 1995
Comedy became an important element in Clubsound's success.
With comic songs like their hit, Belfast,
Clubsound were one of the more successful showband
groups from Northern Ireland during the 1960s and 1970s.The original line
of the band featured George Jones and drummer Tommy Thomas who wrote all
the comedy material They started as a backing band and evolved into a comedy
cabaret, with a few locally successful singles, including Belfast, Belfast
and Shankill Airways.
The later line up featured Dave McKnight, Barry Woods and Alan McCartney
The original line-up featured George Jones,
Barry Woods, Alan McCartney and Dave McKnight.
Practice sessions would take place outside Jones' house and Van Morrison, then a part-time saxophone player, would often join these sessions. Indeed a band called The Monarchs was formed prior to Clubsound that included Van Morrison. After the Monarchs disbanded, and Morrison went on to lead the band Them, the other members of the Monarchs would form the band Clubsound.
Played with the Dave Glover Band, Sihouettes and The Professionals.
Alan McCartney (Plattermen)
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