Line-up

  • Bob Jenner - Guitars
  • Criag Pinkney (aka Craig Stevens) - Vocals (currently a member of highly regarded folk band "Pink and White Bridge" in Australia)
  • Nick Parsons - Joined The Rainkings after Alkatrazz (The Rainkings played their final gig at the Beacon Court back in February 2005,)
  • Gary Bevan - Bass (currently works in Bali ) 

Formed in 1980 and based in Maidstone, the band recorded two albums for RCA records, Youngblood-1981 and Radio 5-1982, part of the British New Wave of Heavy Metal. A 30 date UK tour began in 198In 1981 we played Maidstone College and attracted an audience of 700, with subsequent support slots with Magnum and The Tygers Of Pangtang, playing Hammersmith Odeon and all the major venues across the UK. We also did a radio session for the late great Tommy Vance on the Friday Rock show. We also headlined The Marquee twice and supported Budgie at The Hammersmith Odeon upon release of Radio 5 in 1982. Then we toured with Samson whom RCA had just signed, so they were our label mates.

Albums: Youngblood - RCA Records RCA LP 5023 -1981 Radio 5 - RCA Records RCA LP 3066 -1982

Singles: Rocking High You And The Night Think It Over

You can hear Alkatrazz by going to http://retrospectrecords.com/Band/Alkatrazz.htm

Since we last communicated I have met up with Phil Butler, a member of "Just Us "quite by accident and he told me that they changed their name to " Fingles Cave" some time ago. They have reformed with all the original members and we went to see them at Goudhurst Ex Servicemens Club in the Autumn.They were very good indeed and Jaffa played " Hey Joe " just for me, as he saw Jimi Hendrix on Hastings Pier at the same time as I did.If you need any other information please contact me. Jimi Hendrix and The Experience signatures are attached.I just hope they are genuine! Also attached my Group Card from The Late 60's.

Peter Horton

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