School for Scumbags by Danny KingHabitual teenage delinquent Wayne Banstead is expelled from yet another school for sticking up the tuck shop and finds himself hauled off to Gafin School for Misdirected Boys: a ‘special school’ for ‘special children’. It plays host to the worst of the worst, the cream of teenage offending – thieves, bullies, arsonists and flashers. The teachers should have their work cut out, but things aren’t quite what they seem at Gafin School. Far from rehabilitating the boys, the teachers seem intent on instructing them in how to get away with things. The pros, the cons and the downfalls are all set out like an algebra equation. Even the school motto is a bit dodgy: Heliarnos Eto Umminass, or Help Yourselves Boys.
With careful tutoring, Wayne Banstead and his classmates are about to take a step up into the big leagues. But in the big leagues, the big boys play for keeps. With scores of dead arms, a playgrounds worth of F words and a slam-bam robbery at its heart, this tale is definitely not for kids.
Danny King and The Mayfair Set
He started singing rock 'n' roll songs and playing guitar at an early age. Trevor was leading his own young group called "The Everglades" by although at that time he was still a student at Upper Thomas Street School. They had the idea to re-name the group as "The Mayfair Set" which included a suitably posh new image to include top hats complete with capes and canes that the band wore for their first gig at The Belfry in Wishaw. Pete Allen left the group to be replaced by bass guitarist Dennis "Denny" Ball. Denny came from Sutton Coldfield and had grown up in a musical family. Another brother Dave was guitarist in a band called The Madding Crowd. Danny King still retained a recording contract with Columbia Records and his next single recorded with the Mayfair Set and entitled 'Pretty Things' , was released in January
The Move was one of the finest and most contradictory groups of the sixties. A successful string of memorable hit singles were set against a brutal, dynamic and musically thrilling live act that featured heavier, West Coast-style material, usually by other writers and bands that were strong influences on the group. Initially influenced by Motown and Soul music, their stage show was delivered with 4 and sometimes 5-part vocal harmonies, immediately setting them apart from all other live groups and establishing a fervent following amongst the Mod scene. In fact many, including Wood, felt The Move were at their greatest as a live act before any singles were released, a fact underlined by The Move's late lead singer and front man, Carl Wayne. Carl Wayne: "We were, because it was a new, fresh energetic band in which there was no disharmony - on a personal level. Before the singles we were a good, solid five-part harmony group playing a lot of West-Coast stuff. After the singles, we were then labelled as a pop band with a good image and that psychologically took its toll - but we were always a formidable live band.
Trevor Burton was born in Aston, Birmingham. He started playing guitar at a young age and by was leading his own group called The Everglades. When he left in he stayed down south with his close friend Steve Winwood; Steve had just formed the band Traffic. Trevor Trevor decided to chill for a while, but soon got the urge to play live again, this has always been his first love. After the split with Balls in , Trevor spent the next few years as one of the top session musicians with Island Records. At the request of Raymond Froggatt, Trevor returned to his hometown of Birmingham where he worked with Ray until Trevor teamed up once again with his close friend Steve Gibbons to enjoy chart success and top 10 hits with the Steve Gibbons Band.
Danny King and The Mayfair Set 1960s Record Releases