The Karilion


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Here are photos of ''The Karilion'' band, based in E17 - 1960s.
Here a link to their story: The Karilion

Photo of The Karilion Band
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Photo of The Karilion
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Photo of The Karilion
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Photo of The Karilion
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Hi,
My name is John Powell I was the drummer in "The Karilion" for about one year. I am in the photos shown here. I would like to get in touch with anyone from the band. I was out of the country from 1974 to 2010 and now live in Chingford. Just for the record, I was the drummer for Brian Ford and the Fairlanes and the lead guitarist was Roger Crooks.

John POWELL

Hi Daniel,
Firstly - A Happy New Year to you.

Secondly - Trawling through my memorabilia I have found a few more photographs which I would like to share with you and your website:

The Karilion
1 -The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)

The Karilion
2 -The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)

The Karilion
3 -The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)

The Karilion
4 - The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)

The Karilion
5 - The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)

The Karilion
6 - The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)

The Karilion
7 - The Karilion ca. 1970/71? - (click to enlarge)


I believe they were taken at a gig we played at the Seaman's Mission - Canning Town - Circa 1970 - 1971 ?

The band line up was:
Paul Gittings - Tenor Sax - Leyton.
Brian McCarthy - Lead Guitar - Leyton.
Norman Moore - Vocals - Walthamstow.
Geoff Nash - Bass Guitar - Walthamstow.
Barry Raven - Keyboard - Walthamstow.
Roy Wallis - Baritone Sax - Leyton.
Drummer - Details Unknown.

I am also attaching an early photograph of The Karilion - Circa 1965 - 1966 - (Early Karilion).

The (Early) Karilion
The (Early) Karilion ca. 1965/66? - (click to enlarge)


This was before we all started to wear the Silk Frilly Shirts of different colours. Venue Unknown.

Geoff Castle - Keyboard - Stoke Newington - Not in Picture - I have no idea if he was present at this gig. Sometimes he was absent due to commitments with The London Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Paul Gittings - 1st Tenor Sax - Leyton.
Geoff Hammond - Drums - Leyton.
Brian McCarthy - Lead Guitar - Leyton.
Norman Moore - Vocals - Walthamstow.
Geoff Nash - Bass Guitar - Walthamstow.
Roy Wallis - 2nd Tenor Sax - Leyton.

This additional information and photographs may help jog some peoples memories.
Best regards,

Norman MOORE


My name is Norman Moore and I was the lead singer with the band. We were a semi-pro White Soul Band.
Our greatest achievement which has been a secret since it happened was on Saturday 13th May 1967 we supported The Jimi Hendrix Experience on the same stage at Imperial College, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AZ.
The gig originally scheduled for a group called 1984, who's lead guitarist was a young Brian May.
We got the prime spot by default as we were the first band to arrive.
I am now 74 and suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
I am trying to put together a History of the band together from Start to Finish but my memory is not as good as it use to be.
Band Members I can recall are:

   Brian McCarthy - Lead Guitarist - I am still in contact with him
   Fred Field - Original Drummer
   Roy Wallis - Rhythm Guitar - Switched to Baritone Sax - Sadly Deceased
   Geoff Nash - Bass
   Paul Gittings - Multi-Instrumentalist
   Geoff Castle - Principle Keyboard Player with LYJO
   Barry Raven - Keyboard - Formally - Vandals Blues
   Geoff Hammond - Drums

Any input would be gratefully received.
Best regards,

Norman MOORE



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