Les Dodd (band leader) first got into music when he was about 5 or 6 years old and his brother Joe had returned from completing his national service. He brought home a battered old acoustic guitar and it was then Les knew he wanted to be a guitar player.
As the years went by Les was in school bands and was always looking for like-minded people. Eventually he joined a band called 'Deep Freeze', who later became 'Glider'. They played extensively in clubs in the north east of England.
“You could work most nights in those days so this served as a good apprenticeship playing to audiences who could be hard to please. Nevertheless these were happy days, having great fun.”
There were quite a few other bands Les belonged to and he also did club residencies and sessions for other people.
During these times however Les was always writing songs.
“It's a love that's stayed with with me all my life.”
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BRIAN & IRENE HUME
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