Clarence's - 15-17 Crown Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire

Gig list 1980
Between 1967 and 1980 Clarence's, Paul Mountain's superb little club in Halifax, played host, in its various guises, to some of the finest and hardest working musicians in the country. Many of these are still recording and performing live gigs today.
Whilst 1980 saw the appearances of Quartz, the Mo-dettes, Diamond Head, Vardis, and Heaven 17, the club seemed to have become a bit schizophrenic trying to catch both the heavy metal and mod/new wave audiences. Later in the year the club finally closed for good with Paul moving to Seahouses in Northumberland to start his second career in the woodworking business.
The gig lists for these years provide a fascinating diary and insight into the changing musical tastes during the period. Blank dates will be filled in as more information comes to light. Dates and listings have been compiled using press adverts, contracts, Paul's personal notes and memories from many helpful contributors. Bands and artists may have cancelled, pulled out, or even disbanded at the last minute so the listings may not be completely accurate. Some roadies did actually turn up, took a look at the fire escape they had to haul the gear up to the second floor and simply drove away again. Luckily they were very much in the minority.

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Saturday 05/01/1980
Saturday 12/01/1980
Friday 18/01/1980 Jebediah Strutt 60p before 10:30
Saturday 19/01/1980 Disco 60p before 10:30
Friday 25/01/1980 Disco 40p before 10:30
Saturday 26/01/1980 Killermeters 80p before 10:30
Friday 01/02/1980 Quartz
  Advertised as 'Heavy metal band from Birmingham. With Lights'.
Saturday 02/02/1980 Bogey Boys
  Advertised as 'New wave R & B'.
Friday 08/02/1980 Disco 30p before 10:30
Saturday 09/02/1980 The Fly's
Friday 15/02/1980 Stormtrooper 60p before 10:30
Saturday 16/02/1980 Electrotunes 60p before 10:30
  Possibly cancelled as this date is also advertised as a Disco.
Friday 22/02/1980 Jebediah Strutt 60p before 10:30
Saturday 23/02/1980 Mo-dettes
Friday 29/02/1980 Charlie Parkas £1.50
  Advertised as 'Special guests - The Smirks'.
Saturday 01/03/1980 Disco
Friday 07/03/1980 UHB
  Advertised as 'plus support'.
Saturday 08/03/1980 Deadringer
Friday 14/03/1980 White Heat
  From Newcastle. Advertised as 'Heavy Rock'.
Saturday 15/03/1980 Salford Jets £1 before 10:30
  Advertised as 'New Wave'.
Friday 21/03/1980 Disco
Saturday 22/03/1980 The Circles
  Advertised as ' Voted No 1 Mod Band'. Presumably not by fans of The Jam.
Friday 28/03/1980 Knife Edge 60p before 10:30
  Heavy metal band
Saturday 29/03/1980 Killermeters
Friday 04/04/1980 Closed
  Good Friday
Saturday 05/04/1980 Disco 70p before 10:30
Friday 11/04/1980 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 12/04/1980 Electrotunes £1 before 10:30
Friday 18/04/1980 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 19/04/1980 Purple Hearts £1 before 10:30
Saturday 26/04/1980 Mo-dettes
Friday 02/05/1980 Luigi Ana Da Boys 50p before 10:30
Saturday 03/05/1980 Deadringer £1 before 10:30
  With light show
Friday 09/05/1980 Jebediah Strutt
Saturday 10/05/1980 Andy Lloyd's Wedge
Friday 16/05/1980 Diamond Head
Saturday 17/05/1980 Ricky Cool & the Rialto's
Friday 23/05/1980 Vardis
Saturday 24/05/1980
Friday 30/05/1980 Wilful Damage
Saturday 31/05/1980 Hots
Friday 06/06/1980 The Guests
Saturday 07/06/1980 The Last Chicken in the Shop 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Medium wave rock band'.
Friday 13/06/1980 Mike King Band Free before 10:30
Saturday 14/06/1980 Salford Jets £1 before 10:30
Friday 20/06/1980 Jebediah Strutt Free before 10:30
Saturday 21/06/1980 The Jerks £1 before 10:30
Friday 27/06/1980 Wilful Damage
Saturday 28/06/1980 Sassafras
Friday 04/07/1980 Disco
Saturday 05/07/1980 Cadillacs
  Ex Racing Cars
Friday 11/07/1980 Deny's Delight 50p before 10:30
  Advertised as 'Heavy rock band'.
Saturday 12/07/1980 Disco 50p before 10:30
Friday 18/07/1980 Disco
Saturday 19/07/1980 The Guests
Friday 25/07/1980 Mike King
Saturday 26/07/1980 Mysterious Footsteps
Friday 01/08/1980 Disco Free before 10:30
Saturday 02/08/1980 Turbo
Saturday 09/08/1980 Ricky Cool & the Rialto's
Saturday 16/08/1980 Salford Jets
Friday 22/08/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 23/08/1980 Rhabstallion
Friday 29/08/1980 Disco
Saturday 30/08/1980 Dedringer
Saturday 06/09/1980 Running Dogs of Imperialism
Friday 12/09/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 13/09/1980 Nosferatu
  Advertised as 'Heavy metal band'.
Friday 19/09/1980 Warlord
Saturday 20/09/1980
Friday 26/09/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 27/09/1980 Satanic Rites
  Advertised as 'Heavy rock band'.
Friday 03/10/1980 Disco
Saturday 04/10/1980 Turbo
Friday 10/10/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 11/10/1980 Mysterious Footsteps
Friday 17/10/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 18/10/1980 Rhabstallion
Saturday 25/10/1980 Strutt
  Formerly known as Jebediah Strutt
Friday 31/10/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 01/11/1980 Heaven 17
Friday 07/11/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 08/11/1980 Jets
Saturday 15/11/1980 Last Chicken in the Shop
Saturday 22/11/1980 Rhabstallion
Friday 28/11/1980 Disco Free
Saturday 29/11/1980 Last Night at The Mood - Club closes


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1980 Gig list for Clarence's, Good Mood and The Mood club in Halifax West Yorkshire.